Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Twins Player

Glen Perkins

Let's face it: Between injury-plagued underperformance and a handful of integral players lost to free agency, last season's 99-loss Twins squad might appear a bit short of strong nominees for this category. But Glen Perkins wasn't the best player by default — he earned it by being the only sure thing in a nightmarish bullpen. Perk put up excellent numbers, with a better ERA (2.48), ERA+ (162), and strikeout-per-nine-innings ratio (9.5) than any other pitcher on the roster. Being an upper-tier setup man might not sell a ton of jerseys or earn high-profile nods to the All-Star Game, but it's a role that teams can live or die on. If Perkins keeps this up, he'll be one of the crucial components that helps get the Twins back on track.

Best Twins Player (2013) Joe Mauer

Best Minnesota Twins Addition (2012) Corey Provus

Best Coach (2011) Ron Gardenhire

Best Twins Player (2011) Joe Mauer

Best Food at Target Field (2011) Vincent Burger

BEST TWINS PLAYER (2010) Joe Mauer

Best Bike Shop Penn Cycle & Fitness

Best Bike Trail Minnehaha Trail

Best Bowling Alley Flaherty's Arden Bowl

Best Boxer Caleb Truax

Best Coach Cheryl Reeve

Best College Athlete Nick Bjugstad

Best Day Trip Interstate State Park

Best Golfer Tom Lehman

Best Gym YWCA of Minneapolis

Best Heckler Michael "Sammy" Samuelson

Best Hike Superior Hiking Trail

Best Ice Skating The Depot Rink

Best Lynx Player Seimone Augustus

Best Minnesota Twins Addition Corey Provus

Best Park Como Park

Best Personal Trainer Damien Rochon-Washington

Best Picnic Spot Hidden Falls Regional Park

Best place to Run West River Parkway

Best Place to Watch a Meteor Shower Wesley Park

Best Pool Hall Shooters

Best Public Golf Course Willingers Golf Club

Best Race Big Gay Race

Best Sid Hartman Moment Joe Mauer's first press conference after 2011 return

Best Sledding College Park

Best Timberwolves Player Kevin Love

Best Unofficial Twins Souvenir Andy Sturdevant's "Minneapolis-Based Baseball Team" scorecards

Best Urban Hike Downtown St. Paul

Best Vikings Player Jared Allen

Best Weekend Getaway The Wisconsin Dells

Best Wild Player Dany Heatley

Best Yoga Studio Yoga Center of Minneapolis