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 >>
For just $7,600, you can rub elbows with a self-styled man of the people.
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 >>
One major point seems to be lost while everyone waits for eminent domain proceedings to run their course: Namely, that as the clock ticks, the stadium costs creep upward on what is now almost a daily basis.
The game-within-the-game that is the major league arbitration process may be fascinating from an economics standpoint, but for casual fans and, I imagine, the players themselves, it's something you want to put behind you as quickly as possible. After all, is there any chore so tiresome for millionai ... More >>
The fact that sports moguls like Carl Pohlad and Zygi Wilf stand to benefit from getting the public to foot the bill for their stadiums is news to...well, no one. But there is another big winner in the stadium debate who doesn't get name checked nearly often enough. I speak here of the local media.
Stadium expert Neil deMause on the Twins ballpark: "Could go down as one of the great taxpayer muggings of all time"
Here is the final hour--save for a brief gap while the videotape was being replaced--of the Minnesota House testimony on the Twins stadium bill, after all the amendments had been considered.
There is hardly a shortage of speculation as to how the Minnesota Twins managed to convince so many lawmakers to finally grease the skids for a publicly funded ballpark. In one commonly held view, the Twins owe their success mainly to their freakish persistence.
Tim Pawlenty's false populism
The ballpark deal that wouldn't die: After a decade of threats, insults, and doomsday scenarios, how did the Twins get the most Pohlad-friendly stadium plan yet?
If stadium construction doesn't begin this week the Twins will move to Ogden, Utah by 2008The last decade of stadium shenanigans has brought all kinds of amusing extortion schemes cooked up by the local sports moguls and their allies at the daily newspapers. At one point or another the Twins have su ... More >>
What's wrong with Pawlenty's stadium push? Everything.
Let's all buy the Twins!
When it comes to luring fans out to the ballpark, the home team needs to get even more creative
Is there any way to keep Major League Baseball in Minnesota? Well, for starters we could get a judge to classify Carl Pohlad as a vulnerable adult...
What makes Sid Hartman cry?
The Minnesota Twins are convinced the public will eventually buy them a new $300 million stadium. They have reason to believe.
Minnesota's dead are only a click away
The Star Tribune's quixotic quest for a new Twins stadium
Maybe Diana Pierce's 1998 New Year's resolution ought to be to hire a psychic.
Let's say the stadium financing and the team sale work out just the way Pohlad and the legislators plan it. For those who envision a return to the glory days of 1987 and 1991, or even a decently competitive team in a beautiful facility on a warm summer ni
Sports columnists won't bite the hand that feeds them.
Columnists at the Twin Cities' newspaper of record just can't seem to ask tough questions about Twins owner Carl Pohlad's plans to sell.
Carl Pohlad's sudden announcement of "serious talks" with a potential buyer is the logical next gambit in the stadium game. But as Minnesota Business Partnership head Duane Benson notes, "It is a little late. He may have wanted to play that card before, g
Thirteen years after Calvin Griffith threw up his hands and sold the Twins to Carl Pohlad, his son Clark is back with a bid to buy the team and make sure it stays in Minnesota. Why? Because he figures that's the way it ought to be.
The Governor uses his bully pulpit to keep the Twins Ballpark Bill alive
Why the Star Tribune is cheerleading for a taxpayer-financed ballpark
Will anti-drug hysteria give way to the lust of profit?
Recovered memory Doc's license is suspended -- five years later.
The Twins deal: It's gotten more interesting, but it hasn't gotten any better.
FIRES! EARTHQUAKES! IMPROVED RATINGS FOR CHANNEL 5!
A look at the coming battle over public financing for a baseball-only park, and an immodest proposal.