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Twins bench coach dies

Mike Bell, who was the bench coach for the Twins, died of kidney cancer Friday at the age of 46. Baldelli had not been with the team this spring while being treated. Bell joined the team last year as its bench coach after having served as vice president of player development with the ...

Red Sox silence Rays, doubters with bats

The second inning Friday between the Red Sox and Rays at Fenway South, reminded Boston fans that their 2018 world championship Killer B's outfield of Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi and Jackie Bradley Jr. was gone forever. As former Celtics coach Rick Pitino would say, those players aren't ...

Another Maeda masterpiece

After a season in which he posted the second-lowest WHIP on record by a qualified starting pitcher, Minnesota Twins ace Kenta Maeda is not resting on his accomplishments. On Sunday, he threw a masterpiece, tossing four hitless innings against the Boston Red Sox in a 5-5 tie, while extending ...

Twins, Pineda getting into stride

While the games don't technically count yet, the efforts say something about the mindset of a team as the Florida heat turns up and spring training hits the midpoint. For the Minnesota Twins, there are still a lot of questions to be answered as they chase their first American League pennant in ...

Twins, Thorpe clicking

No other team sport is about development as much as baseball. A perfect example was on the mound for the Minnesota Twins to start against the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers. Lewis Thorpe, who has been in the Twins system since 2013 seeking to establish himself as a ...

Tarpon Hunters Club to hold free clinic

The Fort Myers Beach Tarpon Hunters Club is excited to announce its annual FREE Tarpon fishing and tackle clinic. Our guest speaker this year will be Captain Matt Mitchell, Local Captain, Fishing Guide and 2016 winning team captain of the Ding Darling Tarpon Tournament. Joining Captain Matt ...

Fort Myers Beach Tarpon Hunters Club to hold fishing clinic

The Fort Myers Beach Tarpon Hunters Club is excited to announce its annual FREE Tarpon fishing and tackle clinic. Our guest speaker this year will be Captain Matt Mitchell, Local Captain, Fishing Guide and 2016 winning team captain of the Ding Darling Tarpon Tournament. Joining Captain Matt ...

Fan access to Twins will be limited to gamedays this spring

The Minnesota Twins begin their 2021 season with a return to Fort Myers Thursday following last year's run as American League Central Division winners. This year's spring training will be unlike any other. Pitchers and catchers began reporting Thursday though the public will not be allowed ...

Annual children’s fishing tournament this Saturday

More than 100 children will be expected at this Saturday's annual fishing tournament on the public fishing pier and docks outside Bonita Bill's Waterfront Cafe and Tiki Bar.The tournament, which goes back decades to when it was a Fourth of July fishing contest, has been presented the past 28 ...

Captain Dave’s Fishing Tips

Captain Dave's Fishing Tip #1: Catching crevalle jacks is always fun. Pound for pound, they are one of the toughest fighters. Their strength has earned them the title of, "bulldogs of the bay." Large schools of jacks roam the beaches, passes, rivers and creeks, and they will eat most anything. ...