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Patrick Reusse


Reusse: Rocco's Road Warriors uphold Twins' tradition of crumbling vs. Yankees

Twins achieve longest losing streak in postseason history. It was well-earned with lousy fielding and futile relief pitching.


Reusse: Comparison to final home game in 1987 was temporary Sunday

Bert Blyleven threw a pitch against the Royals on Sept. 27, 1987, when the Twins won their final regular-season home game to clinch a share of their f

Bert Blyleven pitched a complete game to beat Royals and send Twins on division-clinching road trip in 1987. Martin Perez ... well, he didn't.


Reusse: Gibson's poor pitching leaves Twins' rotation an emaciated mess

Kyle Gibson yelled into his glove as teammates and manager Rocco Baldelli approached the mound to pull Gibson from the game following two walks with b

Even Rocco Baldelli, the eternally positive manager, seemed to support the 'nibbler' theory on Gibson after Thursday's abomination.


Gibby drops out of picture and leaves Twins' rotation an emaciated mess

Even Rocco Baldelli, the eternally positive manager, seemed to support the 'nibbler' theory on Gibson after Thursday's abomination.


Reusse: Twins need Rosario to answer 'Eddie' chants with hot streak

Minnesota Twins' Eddie Rosario bats against the Tampa Bay Rays in a baseball game Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Minneapolis.

Right now, it's time for Eddie to return to being Big Moment Man, the best hitter in the Twins' employ when he's swinging at pitches in the same zip code.


Reusse: Twins continue to offer poorer brand of play in their home yard

Twins right fielder LaMonte Wade Jr. dives for a ball that went for an RBI triple by Cleveland's Oscar Mercado

The best road team in the major leagues has now lost 9 of its last 13 in Target Field after Friday's loss to Cleveland.


Reusse: South Dakota State's 'Coach Stig' turns uncertainty into success

John Stiegelmeier

Coach John Stiegelmeier, who brings his SDSU team to face the Gophers on Thursday, has turned his program from a mediocre football presence in Division II to a national contender in FCS.


Reusse: Bennetts' deaths will have Cobbers filled with sadness for a long time

Football coach Terry Horan: Barry Bennett, a gentle giant, and Concordia's all-time greatest athlete.


Reusse: Two bad days have earned coach Diaz place in Twins history

Twins third base coach Tony Diaz talked with Eddie Rosario at Target Field earlier this season.

Red Sox and Cubs fans have Wavin' Wendell Kim to remember. And now the Twins have a third base coach on the way to becoming a legend of the wrong kind.


Reusse: After decade of travels, Swarzak has World Series shot with Atlanta

Cleveland Indians' Anthony Swarzak follows through on a pitch against the Chicago White Sox in the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 14,

It was a decade ago that Anthony Swarzak made his debut for the Twins: the starting pitcher against the Brewers. There have been many stops since.


Reusse: Another improbable minor league pitcher could help Twins

Randy Dobnak

With Michael Pineda on the injured list and Martin Perez reeling, there's an opening for Devin Smeltzer ... and perhaps 24-year-old Randy Dobnak, who has also made an odd baseball journey.


Reusse: Handsome Harley could not afford to be well-liked by wrestling fans

Reusse: Handsome Harley could not afford to be well-liked by wrestling fans

Harley Race, a legend in AWA wrestling in this area as half of a villainous tag team with Larry Hennig, died Thursday at 76.


Reusse: Five weeks of freedom from NFL ends in grand style

Reusse: Five weeks of freedom from NFL ends in grand style

We've just finished a five-week period, from pro football's off-season workouts until the start of training camp, when the manufactured drama of the NFL gives way to the true drama of sports.


Reusse: Arlington turns out to watch favored son Glieden throw a first pitch

Reusse: Arlington turns out to watch favored son Glieden throw a first pitch

Arlington A's were power of state amateur baseball from 1979 to 1985, and "Kimmer'' was the third baseman on three championship teams.


Reusse: Legendary St. Olaf swim coach 'Haucker' dies at 87

Dave Hauck died at 87 over the weekend in Northfield. He was among the Four Horsemen of St. Olaf coaches: Porter, Gelle, Dimick and Hauck.


Reusse: Bouton's Ball Four was revolutionary for fans -- and sports writers

Former major league pitcher Jim Bouton signs copies of his book, "Ball Four: The Final Pitch," on November 27, 2000, in Schaumburg, Ill.

When Jim Bouton told us about Dick Radatz and the crate or oranges in 1970, a whole new world of possibilities surfaced for covering sports.


Reusse: A young California dad is trying to grasp loss of 'best friend' Tyler Skaggs

Former Twin Trevor Plouffe has retired to being a dad in his home state of California.

Former Twin Trevor Plouffe and Skaggs first met working out at Pepperdine University. Skaggs quickly read that small room, as he did all that he entered.


Reusse: Scoop monsters mislead Wolves, Twins fans again

Breathless media reports led Timberwolves and Twins fans that those teams were in the running to sign guard D'Angelo Russell (left) and closer Craig K

D'Angelo Russell was on his way to the Wolves. The Twins were hot on the trail of Craig Kimbrel. Ya, you betcha.


Reusse: As young Twins, Koskie was Ortiz's mischievous brother

Twins teammates Corey Koskie (47) and David Ortiz in 2002.

David Ortiz was the 'Big O' in Minnesota, and he offered perfect reactions as a prank target: profane, steamed and non-violent.


Reusse: Gophers make sweet softball music despite their challenges

Gophers softball coach Jamie Trachsel watched from the dugout during a super regional game against LSU at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.

A northern climate is a big disadvantage for baseball and softball, but when you take on the challenge and reach the Women's College World Series, it's an amazing experience.