When Michael "Sammy" Samuelson went into hospice care in mid-December, the move also meant involuntary retirement from heckling the Twins. At the time, I asked him to guess the number of games where he had been in the stands, lobbing his signature long, creative, elaborate taunts at the players. He ... More >>
It's 1961, and life is goodWe're mad about the Twin Cities. Why? Because it's 1961, and it's a great time to be living the American Dream.Like the TV series Mad Men, this year's Best of the Twin Cities issue takes you back 50 years: Two new sports teams--the Twins and Vikings--are playing at Metr ... More >>
The Metrodome is out of service, so the Vikes will move across the river.Are you ready for some outdoor football?
The Metrodome is still torn and frayed from the blizzard, so the Minnesota Vikings are going to host the Chicago Bears at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium on Monday ... More >>
That house-sized caricature of two guys in old-school duds shaking hands over the outfield seats at Target Field? Those guys are Minnie and Paul. Ray Barton drew them in 1961 for the Dixie cups at old Metropolitan Stadium when the team was born. For $15.
The next time you go to the fancy ne ... More >>