Bill Smith

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Tsuyoshi Nishioka apologizes for sucking, leaves Twins

    So what was your favorite Tsuyoshi Nishioka Twins moment?SEE ALSO: Tsuyoshi Nishioka, new Twins infielder, spotted at Origami downtownWas it when he botched the first routine grounder he saw this season so badly it prompted fans to wonder whether he'd been drinking sake before the game? Or maybe it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Minnesota hospital brings newborn to wrong mother, baby breast fed by unfamiliar teat

    What if the mother wouldn't have realized the hospital's mistake?A newborn baby born at the Virginia Regional Medical Center a few weeks ago was brought to the wrong mother, who breast fed her for a few minutes before the error was identified. In other words, the baby's first nourishment came from a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Twins payroll: Why in Gardy's name is it being slashed?

    ​A year ago at this time, the Twins were coming off a rousingly successful inaugural year at Target Field, and the future looked bright.As the old saying goes, what a difference a last-place season makes. After 99 losses and more injuries than you can shake a Punto at, it appears the young-talent- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Joe Nathan leaving Twins for Texas

    ​Joe Nathan is officially heading for a warmer climate. Nathan, who turns 37 today, is signing with the Texas Rangers for a two-year, $14.5 million contract with a 2014 option. That brings to an end seven years of Nathan pitching, during which time he set the record for all-time most team saves. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw will co-headline first concert at Target Field

    ​Well, it's certainly no Paul McCartney.Target Field announced this morning that their first ever public concert in the new stadium will feature co-headlining country artists Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw on July 8, 2012, news that's being met with a resounding, harmonious grump-fest from Twin Citi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Southwest High School student transferred over "teabagging" incident

    WikipediaPictured: A slightly less disgusting teabag. ​A Minneapolis high school student admits to taking part in a wrestling match that led to one of his baseball teammates getting "teabagged." But, he says, he wasn't the teabagger, nor did he plan the teabagging, and he shouldn't be kicked out o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Bill Hinkley tribute concert set for July 7

    ​Longstanding folk scene staple Bill Hinkley, who passed away at the end of last month, will be honored with a tribute concert and fundraiser on July 7 at the Nicollet Pavillion. Organized by Hinkley's friends and collaborators, the memorial concert will include "some of the finest players from th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Time for Billy Smith to make it rain

    No General Manager in the history of the Twins has been given the pink slip.

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Sports Comedy Throwdown: Sports on a Stick vs. Spicer

    Local bards take on the home team in battle of sports comedy wit. Reader votes encouraged!

  • News

    October 4, 2000