City Pages 10 Thousand Sounds Festival Featuring Poliça, Sylvan Esso, Allan Kingdom, Carroll, Frankie Teardrop, and Tree Blood Downtown Minneapolis Saturday, July 26, 2014 On a day that started out sweltering and gradually cooled comfortably in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, a talented cross-s ... More >>
Seasonal thaws and spring training starting up in Florida are plenty to get Minnesota Twins fans giddy for the sights and sounds at Target Field. Music plays a huge role in baseball, so events like Rock N Jock Expo can feed urges for all sorts of fans this weekend. The now-annual event brings togeth ... More >>
Yesterday, the Twins concluded their third-consecutive 95-losses-or-more season. Those disastrous results, combined with the fact manager that Ron Gardenhire's contract was expiring, fueled speculation Gardy might not be long for Minnesota.SEE ALSO: Dan Gladden trolls Atlanta Braves fans with Kent H ... More >>
On Saturday night, Twins closer Glen Perkins did something Andrew W.K. would be proud of.SEE ALSO: Glen Perkins hooks up Twins tickets for "screwed" fan Perkins bought a round of free drinks for a group of fans who were imbibing at Kent Hrbek's Target Field bar during a rain delay.
Grain Belt Premium was named the best cheap American beer by Deadspin today, confirming what Minnesotans had long suspected and vociferously argued.To capture the honor, Grain Belt beat out 35 other beers, including such notables as Milwaukee's Best, Yuengling, and that favorite of hipsters, P ... More >>
The Twins' big-league club may be struggling through a third consecutive mediocre-to-terrible season, but the future is bright.SEE ALSO: Dan Gladden trolls Atlanta Braves fans with Kent Hrbek jersey [PHOTO] [VIDEO]One of the biggest reasons for optimism is outfielder and mega-prospect Byron Buxton. ... More >>
Last night, with a blast to right field, Justin Morneau finally snapped a career-long 168-at-bat homerless streak that dated back to late April.SEE ALSO: Dan Gladden trolls Atlanta Braves fans with Kent Hrbek jersey [PHOTO] [VIDEO]But after he finished his trot and returned the dugout, he was surpri ... More >>
Today, the Twins wrap up their first series in Atlanta since 1991, when Kirby and the crew took down the Braves in one of the most exciting World Series of all time. (Apparently, at one point in time, Minnesota sports fans could really have nice things.)WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Ex-Twin Knoblauch is repor ... More >>
The rise, fall, and imminent rebirth of the zebra-striped wonderpants
DeadspinThe Minnesota Twins are partying like it's 1991 this weekend, celebrating that year's World Series champions in grand style. Hopefully, it will make fans forget that the current team will probably lose the game that follows. Without question, the acme of this weekend's fun is the Kent Hr ... More >>
What's your favorite name in sports?
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.
Foodstuffs from around the Twin Cities really step up to the plate
These folks did well in the Aughts, and you can't have them, Hollywood. At least not for keepsies.
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 >>
On the Occasion of its 25th Anniversary, We Offer a Requiem for the Much-Maligned Metrodome
Ballpark fixture Thomas Hodne on a season for the ages
The greatest moments of the hometown team's season (so far)
In honor of the great Justin Morneau
Rod Carew: Sometimes it's best not to swing for the fences
Many words of great eloquence, grace, and feeling have been uttered in memory of Kirby Puckett since his death on Monday. These are not among them. Less global warming, more global warmth "One of the last things I said before I walked out of the room, 'No matter the weather, it'll always be 34 deg ... More >>
Searchlights dazzled overhead. Champagne flowed in the streets. And it all started at the dome.
Does anyone really take the All-Star voting seriously anymore? Even fans who still profess to love the All-Star game itself (Where are you? There you are!) know that just about any starting line-up for either league is going to be too, too whack. Add to that the desperate marketing tool that was the ... More >>
The Twins can't lose, but their mascot is struggling down the stretch
A few innings in the Metrodome's Rally Room
The Twins, by the (dismal) numbers
For Twins hitting coach Scott Ullger, baseball is a contact sport
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.
Twins manager Tom Kelly believes in the simple things: a hard day's work and a steady hand at the wheel.
At 83, Angelo Giuliani is a talking book of Minnesota baseball lore.
Beneath his easy, cheerful veneer, Kirby Puckett has always been obsessed with learning the rules of the game--on and off the field