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.
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.
“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 […]
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 […]
Is this the beginning of greater team diversity? A non-shopping “Black Friday” took place at the Minnesota Twins ballpark last week when it was announced that three of four new hires are Black. This comes on the heels of our criticism of the Twins’ on-field and off-field diversity efforts, or lack thereof, a couple of […]
Diversity, as far as the Minnesota Twins are concerned, remains like a haystack needle. We are not social scientists, but we are eye-test experts. We easily recognize diversity or the lack thereof when we see it There is one non-U.S.-born Black player (Miguel Sano) and one Black coach (Butch Davis) on the team. Out of […]