Mark McGwire

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Steven Jensen sold bogus 'authentic' baseball memorabilia for four years

    Steven Jensen ripped off baseball fans.​If you bought a "game-worn" jersey from Vintage Sports Authentics, odds are you didn't get what you paid for. Steven Jensen, co-CEO of Plymouth-based Vintage Sports, was busted in Chicago yesterday afternoon for selling fake game-worn jerseys to sports memo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Mark Madsen barks at the CIA

    Steroids vs. Torture: Or why Jose Canseco needs to talk like Dick Cheney.

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2007

    Celebrating Strangers

    During today's exciting 4-1 Twins victory over the Indians, Burt Blyleven asked cohort Dick Bremer his opinion about Barry Bonds' breaking Hank Aaron's home-run record. "I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2007

    4/25 Morning Communiqué

    Astroglide consumers just had their information spread vigorously around the internet, a Maine woodworker builds caskets for pets, ... More >>

  • News

    September 20, 2006

    The Man at the Top

    General Manager Terry Ryan talks about the fall and rise of the 2006 Twins

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2006

    On to the Pale Hose

    The Twins hunt for October, while rumors trade fly about Alfonso Soriano heading to the White Sox. The rest of the season starts now.

  • Movies

    July 27, 2005

    Devils In The Outfield

    Everyone plays in Richard Linklater's 'Bad News Bears'

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2005

    Oh, horror: baseball and steroids

    And Prozac and Viagra and Red Bull... What exactly did Congress's recent baseball and steroids hearings (I wrote about them here) accomplish, besides wrecking Mark McGwire's chances at the Hall of Fame? All the hoohah about fairness and the American way (loose correlation, that) and the scourge of p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2005

    Congress on steroids

    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 >>

  • Sports

    October 9, 2002

    Every Unhappy Family is the Same

    Cards/Giants Game 2, plus notes on managers

  • News

    September 8, 1999
  • News

    August 4, 1999
  • Sports

    April 14, 1999

    When to Hold 'Em, When to Fold 'Em

    Losing might be as compelling as winning

  • Sports

    June 3, 1998

    Diamonds to Dust

    Baseball owners are trading away the game's storied traditions for boxes of Beanie Babies

  • News

    March 27, 1996

    No Asterisks, Please

    Handicapping the races in baseball's first full season since 1993.