Celebration

The unlikely champion


When the Minnesota Twins stumbled at the start of the 2006 season, falling 10 games off the pace, few people -- except perhaps the Twins themselves -- thought a Central Division championship was possible. Now, the team and their fans are dreaming World Series dreams.

  • SweepTwins sweet season comes to bitter end
    The Twins' surge at the end of the regular season, giving them the A.L. Central Division championship, didn't last through the first round of the playoffs.October 6, 2006
  • Close, but not close enoughGame 2: Hunter misplays ball into Twins loss
    A Mark Kotsay blooper turned into a game-winning inside-the-park homerun at the Metrodome, where the Twins have now lost seven straight postseason games.October 4, 2006
  • High fives all aroundTwins stumble in series opener
    Johan Santana did something at the Metrodome on Tuesday he hasn't done since last year. He lost a game.October 3, 2006
  • Two reasons to celebrateWhat now, Twins?
    In a roundtable conversation, MPR's "Bleacher Bums" -- David Zingler, Ben Tesch, and Josh Lee -- talk with MPR producer Jim Bickal about the team's playoff prospects, and what the team has that other successful Twins teams didn't.October 2, 2006
  • CelebrationTwins fever on the rise
    Thousands of Minnesota Twins fans are expected to turn out for a rally this evening in downtown Minneapolis, to celebrate the team's division championship. The Twins open the playoffs against the Oakland A's Tuesday at the Metrodome.October 1, 2006
  • Morneau started the rallyTwins break out the champagne
    Cathy Wurzer and Morning Edition Sports Commentator Steve Rudolph discussed the Twins post-season prospects.September 26, 2006

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