The Minnesota Twins Actually Do Have a Pulse

Minnesota Twins Designated Hitter Jim Thome

Minnesota sports fans only had the Twins on the horizon this spring. The Vikings had a horrible NFL draft again; the Timberwolves are on the verge of contraction, and the Wild missed the playoffs. The Twins rewarded this total attention with a start that had them buried twenty games under .500.

Fans were shocked when they opened the Star Tribune or the Pioneer Press in the morning to find that their team was miserably in last place while the Indians and Royals were on the other end of the AL Central. Now, the public can breathe a sigh of relief with the recent play of the club.

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A Tribute to Harmon “Killer” Killebrew (R.I.P.)

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I feel compelled to say something about Harmon Killebrew, the 74 year-old ex-Twins slugger who announced a few days ago that he is no longer going to keep his fight up with cancer and instead will go into a hospice situation so he can be with his family in his last days.

Killebrew died today, Tuesday May 17th, 2011 from esophageal cancer.

I remember Killebrew when I was a kid in the ’60s as he was always putting up big home run numbers. He still stands at #11 all-time with his 576 bombs. “Killer” Killebrew was the AL MVP in 1969 with 49 homers and 140 RBIs, but his Twins went on to lose to Baltimore in the ALCS that year.

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Minnesota Twins are a Complete Disaster

Twins fans have recently heard some very sad news concerning the deteriorating health of the prodigious slugger Harmon Killebrew. He has checked into a hospice to start the final phase of his life. This obviously is more important than what is currently taking place on the field, but that action is not going to put a smile on anyone’s face either. “Whatever can go wrong will,” is a fatalistic view, but it is certainly the case with the Twins thus far this season.

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