Thanks to the legend of Kirby Puckett, the Twins have a long history of being strong in the outfield -- particularly center field, where Puck passed the torch to Torii Hunter, whose absence still seems to be haunting the team. At 38, Hunter is still beating up on his old club long after they let him ... 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 >>
What do you think a 19-year-old Kirby Puckett candy bar tastes like? Like shit, you say? Bingo!SEE ALSO: Brett Favre pubes salesman shares most hilarious correspondence with would-be buyers But just to make sure, Deadspin's Tom Ley and Barry Petchesky recently went to the trouble of documenting the ... More >>
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The Metrodome roof gives way and snow pours into Mall of America Field.Fox has just released video of what the collapse of the Metrodome looked like from inside, and it is nothing short of amazing.It starts with water dripping in, then an ominous sagging, before a hole rips in the skylight and to ... More >>
Big city not required for big taste
Jim Thome and Target Field star on the new cover of Sports Illustrated.Jim Thome and Target Field are the stars of the latest Sports Illustrated cover, in a beautiful wide shot capturing the leftie DH downtown on his home turf. Now let's just hope the SI cover jinx doesn't hold true, as the ... 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.
Photo by Keith AllisonJoe Mauer got his moment in the spotlight this week... in The Onion. The just-for-laughs publication featured our much-loved Twins catcher in their Strongside/Weakside regular sports feature. We'd have to say their evaluation wasn't enough to sway our undying love for his ... More >>
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.
The local stories of the Aughts that made us saddest.
We look back at some tragic rising stars that fell too soon.
Where the Twins land in baseball's most unpredictable division.
So you're sitting in the torture chamber that is the Target Center. How do you make the time fly by? Check out the weirdos and hotties sitting in the seats.
Rooting returns to the Metrodome
The ambitious Q&A can't solve its unwieldy plot
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 >>
Prince went to Vegas. Smokers went to Maplewood. Tapes 'N Tapes went to the moon. And sometime after the last zombie dance party got busted, we wrote it all down for you.
Frist flies the friendly skies, talking God with lap dancers, Kirby's kidney, the Top 10 strangest Lego creations, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
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 >>
Women like monkey sex, the NSA wants to license its internet surveillance technology, Ford Bell's MySpace page, storyboards from Corpse Bride, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
1. Bench is a bust. 2. The Go-Go Wolves and solving the turnover riddle. 3. Bits and pieces
The Minnesota Twins announced plans to honor and celebrate the life of Kirby Puckett during a public memorial service slated for Sunday, March 12, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Metrodome.
Kirby Puckett RIP, campaigning on the death penalty for homosexuals platform, Bill Cosby sues the House of Cosbys, convicted nipple pinchers, Top 10 things Peter Griffin wants to tell America, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Several readers have sent along notes suggesting that we post one of Ann Bauleke's 1990s City Pages baseball columns about Kirby Puckett to commemorate his death yesterday. In going back through old bound volumes, it was pretty clear which piece to choose: Ann's 1991 pre-season feature about Kirby, ... More >>
The House hates warning labels, bleach battles cancer, puppy curling, the Winter Olympics on Hoth, Spongeback Mountain, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Kirby, We Hardly Knew Ye. (Lucky Ye.)
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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...
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The '96 Twins should win a few, lose (more than) a few, and put up higher scores than the Vikings along the way.
Beneath his easy, cheerful veneer, Kirby Puckett has always been obsessed with learning the rules of the game--on and off the field