From the Publisher
"I remember saying, `What are all these cars on the street?' And they bused us into the Dome and lifted that door about three-quarters of the way up. The power wasn't on entirely, and there were 50,000 people in there. And it was, like, goose bumps. Amazing." --Rick Stelmaszek on the 1987 AL championship celebration
"This has been creeping in and creeping in. It got to the point where I knew I had to step aside. I didn't like seeing the way I had become, the way I treated people.... I don't have it in me anymore." --General manager Terry Ryan upon his retirement in 2007
From the Inside Flap
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Minnesota Twins leaves no stone unturned in chronicling the highs and lows of the Twins. Go inside the boisterous clubhouse of the 1987 and 1991 World Series champions, then cringe as baseball commissioner Bud Selig threatens to contract the franchise in 2001. Follow Kirby Puckett as he becomes one of the game's most popular and unlikely superstars, then mourn as his career and life end prematurely. Get the inside story behind the late-season collapse of the '67 Twins, Rod Carew's quest to hit .400, the off-the-field struggles of Jim Eisenreich and Jeff Reardon, the recent departures of Torii Hunter and Terry Ryan, and everything in between.
In an entertaining and unsparing fashion, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Minnesota Twins recounts the best and worst Twins teams and players of all time, the clutch performances and biggest choke jobs, and all the fights, rivalries, and clubhouse antics that happened along the way. If you're a through-thick-and-thin Twins fan, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Minnesota Twins is your ultimate guide to the ugly truth!