Perhaps this shouldn't come as a surprise -- after all, his Yankees eliminated the Twins from the playoffs not once, not twice, not three times, but four times -- but according to Facebook, Minnesota has the least Derek Jeter fans of any state.The Facebook data team analyzed Jeter's 2.5 million Face ... More >>
Someone draped a "Love Water Not Oil" sign over the Target Field video board. #AllStarGame pic.twitter.com/xPlRaWM8pv-- Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 16, 2014 -- Update at bottom -- Despite extensive security preparations, during the third inning of last night's All-Star Game -- right before the reti ... More >>
When it was announced that Idina Menzel would be singing "Forever Young" before the All Star Game at Target Field on Tuesday night, I was a bit trepidatious. On the one hand, it was a nice gesture by Major League Baseball to pay homage to Minnesota's most famous local son, Bob Dylan. Still, it was w ... More >>
What a difference a week makes. Seven days ago this column was devoted to the notion that the Twins had too many outfielders, and that someone, particularly Josh Willingham, had to go. Well, Willingham is still out, the Twins are still waiting for Oswaldo Arcia, and while Aaron Hicks came back afte ... More >>
A couple of interviews with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon popped up this week, and both illuminate a guy overflowing with ideas. After the push for his side project Shouting Matches' debut album, Grownass Man, earlier this year -- and a couple of rollicking Minneapolis shows -- these conversations were t ... More >>
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Coming off a 2003 season where he posted an 18-8 record and a 3.00 ERA for the Florida Marlins, Carl Pavano opted to pitch in the City That Never Sleeps in December 2004, signing a four-year contract with the Yankees worth $39.95 million.He spent much of the next four seasons on the disabled list wi ... More >>
The Twins now try to become the fifth LDS team to come back from 0-2.
Time for The Franchise to open the store.
A role reversal is needed for the Twins to extend their season.
OuchA great, big Bronx Cheer for the New York Daily News today, where the back page of the sports section declares: "E-Z Pass." "Bad news: Yanks must go on the road for playoffs. Good news: They play the Twins."
Three reasons why the Twins' superb start will only gain momentum.
The vet shortstop of 13 postseasons stated his presence with authority in New York's 7-2 win over the Twins.
Our treasured backstop duels with the Tigers' Cabrera, and the Yanks' Teixeira & Jeter.
Only seven games, you tell yourself. Only seven games, and they're 4-3, still a winning record, bunched together in the middle of the Central Division, which means nothing so damned early. After all, it's April, and the season's long. You watch as the Yankees, the New York Yankees, who we fought ... More >>
...One of the great joys of this punishing sport is that you can fall backward and into the distant past when the present is a strong disappointment. And tonight's game was not a strong disappointment if only because it's tempered with the thought that the season is a long one and it is but one gam ... More >>
'Take Me Out' tackles big-league homophobia
The Twins patch together a strong start
The early woes of Ron Gardenhire's team are as explicable as they are maddening
Last Friday night's tilt against the Yankees was one for the ages, but not for the faint of heart
Twins manager Tom Kelly has done a better job of deflecting criticism than developing players
Handicapping the races in baseball's first full season since 1993.