The Wrong Man’s Story
As another baseball season begins, MLB faces an unstable future — and you're picking up the tab
SEE ALSO:-- Strangers at the Twins game: A blind don't-call-it-a-date in their own tweets-- Twins payroll: Why in Gardy's name is it being slashed?Don't let this season's on-field product fool you -- the past dozen years have been very good for the Minnesota Twins.According to a new study by Busines ... More >>
The Twins open their 2012 campaign this afternoon in Baltimore. Coming off last year's injury-plagued last-place finish, there's less optimism about the team's chances this year than any season since Ron Gardenhire took over as manager in 2002.Only two years removed from an AL Central-winning campai ... More >>
U of M and others spend millions while insiders profit
One of the Twins' biggest bats is about to return to their beleaguered lineup. Justin Morneau is set to join the team tomorrow in their opening game against the Cleveland Indians. According to the Star-Tribune's La Velle E. Neal III, Morneau's taking some cuts today at AAA Rochester before hopp ... More >>
There was a lot of fun at Target Field this weekend, from bizarre bobbleheads to championship reunions to kids running the bases on perhaps the nicest day of the summer. Too bad the game on the field was so damn bad. The Twins were swept by the formerly reeling Chicago White Sox, dropping the h ... More >>
Can the Twins erase their recent history against the Evil Empire?
TheYankees they're not: The Minnesota Twins are worth $356 million, according to some new numbers from Forbes magazine. That's up from $44 million when Carl Pohlad bought the team in 1984. Sound like a lot of money? Consider this: The Yankees top the Forbes rankings with a value of $1.6 bill ... More >>
Local boy makes real damn good, and saves Twins' faithful from enduring the unthinkable. Blissful analysis inside.
The surgery, named for the former L.A. Dodgers pitching great on whom it was first performed, will sideline Nathan for a year.
Counting down the 10 most interesting events in the last 10 years of athletics
The vet shortstop of 13 postseasons stated his presence with authority in New York's 7-2 win over the Twins.
Dome departure ceremonies prove premature as Detroit visits for game 163. Loser goes home; winner gets a playoff date in New York vs. the Yankees.
The Twins' final series at the Dome is inflated with more than nostalgia. Two down in the Central with three to play -- stranger things have happened.
A Dome baseball salute from troops in Afghanistan.
A conversation with baseball's Bill Werber shatters notion of hero worship
Walk softly. Carry a sweet stick. Keep the Red Sox away.
The publisher is a thousand miles from NYC but remains one of the best
Some have said the Pioneer Press' Bob Sansevere is crazy for proposing the trade of a player who is currently a free agent. I say it is the nex ... More >>
By now every Twins fan worth his salt (and any that come here for their news) should have read the Blotter post or heard that Torii Hunter spouted off to the New York Daily News about trade rumors. He added that he'd love to be in New York, or Boston, to play in what old friend David Ortiz ... More >>
The greatest moments of the hometown team's season (so far)
Snapshots of a long-shot season to come
THE LINEUP Shannon Stewart, LF: Like his new teammate Rondell White, he's a pretty good player on the downhill side of a career marked by extraordinary physical wear and tear. Stewart's 32 now, and last year he dropped 60 points apiece from his on-base (.380-.323) and slugging (.447-.388) percenta ... More >>
Remember this time last year when everyone was falling all over themselves predicting a World Series trip for the beloved Twinkies? Safe to say it's been a long year since then.
Bert Blyleven: Clown, color man -- and the best eligible pitcher who's not in the Hall of Fame
It's time for the resilient Twins to beat the Yankees
Can the up-and-down Twins deliver another division title?
Our teenage American alt-rock dream: The triumphant return of the Pixies
Another year, another playoff collapse
The Twins Are Playing Like Their Early Slump Is Behind Them. Maybe.
And save your bile for Major League Baseball
When it comes to luring fans out to the ballpark, the home team needs to get even more creative
He was instrumental in building the Vikings team that's now laying waste to the NFL. So why isn't anyone thanking Roger Headrick?
Whenever there is a historic baseball moment--a 3,000th hit, a pitcher's 300th win--St. Paul's Seth Hawkins, a.k.a. Dr. Fan, is there to see it
Baseball owners are trading away the game's storied traditions for boxes of Beanie Babies
A view from the cheap seats of baseball past, present, and future.