Second-year Batting Coach James Rowson and first-year Pitching Coach Garvin Alston both told the MSR in separate interviews during the team’s last homestand last month that the remaining three and half weeks of games will serve as foundation-building opportunities for 2019.
Conclusion a two-part column Despite its overall paucity of Blacks on the field, baseball has shown a significant increase in racial hiring off the field. According to the 2018 MLB Racial and Gender Report Card by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES), nearly 34 percent of MLB Central Office professional staff are […]
MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred, Jr. was in town last week as part of the Minnesota Twins’ “Diversity Week.” He first spoke to a small group of reporters, including the MSR, then later before a reported 600 people who’d RSVP’d to the “Imagine if . . .” Diversity Celebration at the Twins Stadium’s Carew Atrium.
The Twins have truly struggled to this point despite winning nine of 11 at home going into the All-Star break hot.
At a recent Friday night at the Minnesota Twins ballpark, a Black father and his son attended their first ball game of the summer.
What is the true cost of attending a game for the average baseball fan? New research shows that attending an MLB game these days is not as reasonably priced as once believed.
“No regrets,” Alston continued. “The only regret honestly is not being around my family as much. My son [Garvin Jr.] is in college right now, and my daughter [Jayla] is about to go to college. And not around my wife as much, that’s the only regret.”
This year’s Jackie Robinson Day (April 15), annually celebrated with each MLB player, coach and manager wearing Robinson’s number 42, was snowed out locally. However, the fact is, baseball doesn’t look that much different now than when Robinson played over seven decades ago, and that remains a concern. Nine days before his death in October […]
It’s the Fall Classic with a rare match-up in the World Series. Houston vs. Los Angeles sound like two National League teams, but we are reminded that Major League Baseball (MLB) years ago moved the Astros to the American League to balance the Divisions. As recently as 2005, the Astros were in the World Series as […]
The two people I first met who made me feel welcomed when I became a Minnesota Twins beat writer in 2001 were Ray Cook, a longtime guard outside the home team’s clubhouse, and Margaret Imhoff, who worked in the press box. Cook retired a few years ago shortly after the team moved into its present […]