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Twins turnaround indefinitely postponed

Twins turnaround indefinitely postponed

Oct. 4 |  After the annual media pre-season luncheon, Minnesota Twins GM Terry Ryan told the two MSR beat writers that the team had to turn things around this season. As it turned out, Ryan appears to have been directionally challenged. The 2013 Twins season...

Twins outdo Wolves as Whitest  pro team in Minnesota

Twins outdo Wolves as Whitest pro team in Minnesota

Dec. 12 |   Unless things change, the Minnesota Twins won’t have a single African American player on its opening day roster for the 2013 season. In the span of a week — no pun intended — the team unloaded its last two Black players, outfielders Denard...

Minnesota suits Puerto Rican native   just fine, weather and all

Minnesota suits Puerto Rican native just fine, weather and all

Oct. 10 |   It’s been almost a year since Daly Santana’s first-ever experience of Minnesota. “It was real cold,” she quickly recalled of her visit here last December. The cold weather didn’t discourage the Puerto Rico native from signing with...

For Twins’ only Black pitcher, wild can be good

For Twins’ only Black pitcher, wild can be good

Aug. 22 |   After the Minnesota Twins traded left-hander Francisco Liriano to Chicago last month, right-hander Samuel Deduno becomes the club’s only Black pitcher. Deduno is one of 21 Dominican-born players and the ninth Dominican pitcher to play for...

Span says he’s ready to go

Span says he’s ready to go

Feb. 22 |   The Minnesota Twins start spring training Thursday, and Denard Span couldn’t be happier. He played only 70 games in 2011 and suffered from a concussion and migraine symptoms in an injury-marred campaign. The previous season, Span became...

Black History Month: It’s not just for White folks

Black History Month: It’s not just for White folks

Feb. 8 | Michaella Riche Photo by Charles Hallman   There are some who are suggesting that Black History Month is no longer needed. This includes, sadly, some of us Black folk who don’t see this yearly February observance as necessary. On the contrary,...