Patrick Reusse | Star Tribune
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Patrick Reusse is a sports columnist who writes two to three columns per week.

Reusse: Rosarios in Twins organization in close quarters, different worlds

Five years ago, Eddie was serving a suspension and Wilin was a starting catcher in the majors. Now Eddie might be the best player on the Twins while Wilin is trying to stick with them.

Reusse: 'Double S' was a thorn in Twins' side

Jim Essian hit 33 home runs in a 12-year big-league career with five teams. He hit four of those for the White Sox between June 24 and July 3, 1977, against the Twins

Reusse: 'July Seven' hold promise in Twins farm system

The Twins made three significant trades by the July 31 deadline last summer, and by one account the team "did well" in the players acquired.

Reusse: 1961 prep hoops debacle required common sense

For some, back-in-my-day is far enough back to remember when pompous bureaucrats and school administrators were devoted enemies of talent development.

Reusse: Baseball held to higher standard than other sports

There's much less tanking in baseball than in the NBA and NFL. And when things go awry around the diamond, we're outraged.

Reusse: Gardy's rebuild gets serious during second season with Detroit

There are few opposing managers that could show up at a opponents' ballpark and require only a nickname to be identified. Ron Gardenhire coming to Fort Myers is in that group.

Reusse: Cornbread, Bombo, Loooo have to get in line behind Astudillo as Twins folk hero

Based on former baseball boss Terry Ryan's 2-to-8 (best) scale for assessing talent, here were the other top candidates when making the Astudillo assessment.

Reusse: Baseball's latest partnership with gambling makes for strange bedfellows

It's an uneasy mix that raised some eyebrows among those at Twins camp.

Reusse: Tampa owner builds NHL powerhouse

Since 2015, Jeff Vinik's Lightning has been in the Stanley Cup Final, in the conference finals in two other seasons, and currently is the runaway leader as the NHL's most dominant team.

Former Twin Hughes basks in Lightning's glory

When Tampa Bay lights the lamp, former Twins pitcher Phil Hughes can't help but smile.