The Baseball Project is a supergroup of four veterans of American underground rock and punk. Combining talents from R.E.M., the Dream Syndicate and Minneapolis's Zuzu's Petals, each member contributes 30 or more years of experience, and they are also huge baseball fans. The band features Steve ... More >>
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 >>
Harmon Killebrew's legacy lives on in these bottles. Who doesn't want to root for a hometown hero, especially when it's a root beer? Old Fashioned Killebrew sodas--root beer and cream soda--are part of famed Minnesota baseball player Harmon Killebrew's legacy. When Harmon's son brought the ... More >>
Carrying the team through good times and bad
John C. Calhoun. Can we find a better name for his namesake lake?Lake Calhoun is named after John C. Calhoun, once a U.S. senator, vice president of the United States, secretary of war under President James Monroe, and the force behind the construction of Fort Snelling. That's why the lake bears ... More >>
Target Field gates will open at 6 p.m. tonight for the 7:10 p.m. Harmon Killebrew memorial service. Admission is free, ballpark concessions will be open, and seating will be general admission, so come on downtown and pay your final respects to the late Twins great. And wear your No. 3 shirt, ... More >>
Justin Morneau invokes the Killer with this towering home run.As if to invoke the offensive fireworks of dearly departed Harmon Killebrew, the Twins scored in double digits for only the second time this season, unleashing an 11-1 onslaught against the nearly woeful A's. It was a great aftern ... More >>
Harmon Killebrew, the way we'll remember him.Harmon Killebrew, the former Twins great who announced just last week that he had entered hospice care in Arizona after a months-long battle with esophageal cancer, died today. He was 74 years old. "I have exhausted all options with respect to contro ... More >>
Watch some legends swing for the fences.While mourning the loss of Twins legend Harmon Killebrew today, we came across some classic Home Run Derby video clips from 1960 in which "Killer" Killebrew took on some of the biggest sluggers of the day, including Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle and others ... More >>
TPTHarmon Killebrew plans to spend his final days under hospice care.Baseball legend Harmon Killebrew believes he is nearing his final days. The former power hitter, Hall of Famer and Twin Cities icon has announced that his esophageal cancer has taken a turn for the worse, and he is checking ... More >>
Blyleven's official websiteThis is Blyleven's 14th time on the ballot.Welcome to Cooperstown, Bert Blyleven. The former Twins pitcher was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame today by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. He needed 75 percent of the vote to make it, and received just a h ... More >>
WikiHarmon Killebrew has been diagnosed with cancer.Sad news today for Twins fans, and baseball fans in general: Harmon Killebrew is battling esophageal cancer. In a statement, he called his condition serious, while remaining optimistic about his chances for recovery in the hands of Mayo Cl ... More >>
Fans of the Minnesota Twins are clearly flying high after our beloved local 9 clinched the Central Division title late Tuesday night (their 6th title in 9 years). And, perfectly timed to celebrate the occasion and to get all of us psyched for the postseason (as if we weren't, already), avid Twins ... More >>
Photo: Keith AlisonJoe Mauer has a lot to smile about.Last night in Chicago as his team was beating the White Sox 9-3, catcher Joe Mauer became only the 11th Minnesota Twin ever to reach a career-high 1,000 hits. Then he stroked in two more for good measure. It took him 827 games.
Sid Hartman: Picture this man bronzedSid Hartman, the 90-year-old eminence grise of Twin Cities sports scribbling, is about to gaze out on Target Field in perpetuity -- in bronze. The Minneapolis Arts Commission gave a green light to a statue of Hartman last night. All it needs now is forma ... More >>
Local boy makes real damn good, and saves Twins' faithful from enduring the unthinkable. Blissful analysis inside.
Twins catcher dominates MVP voting.
10 reasons to stick around for the rest of the season.
The Minnesota Twins treated a packed house to a rollicking opening day victory that saw each one of the pillars of last year's success (our newfound power, our piranhas, our pitching) contributing toward a 7-4 victor ... More >>
In honor of the great Justin Morneau
Rod Carew: Sometimes it's best not to swing for the fences
A new national villain of the hour: steroids Before Congress McGwire cries, takes the Fifth; Bud Selig pops out of the ground and sees his shadow; what's Curt Schilling running for? Random impressions from a misspent afternoon watching CSPAN on Thursday: The committee did not think much of baseball ... More >>
Around the horn at the All-Star break with a sports-writing legend
A few innings in the Metrodome's Rally Room
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...
Losing might be as compelling as winning