Bar Louie, a popular Uptown spot among bar-hopping 20-somethings, has enforced a strict dress code that some customers are calling overtly racist. The dress code prohibits entry to those wearing flat brim hats, sleeveless undershirts, excessively baggy clothing, large chains worn outside the shirt ... More >>
A new season of the Midwest Music Showcase will hit Target Field during Minnesota Twins games this year. Introduced last year, the format brought a range of local artists -- P.O.S., Trampled by Turtles, the 4onthefloor, and more -- out to the ball game to perform during pitching changes and between ... More >>
Most of the time we visit restaurants that specialize in something we wouldn't normally prepare at home: tacos al pastor, Thai boat noodles, grilled sweetbreads, tres leches cake, and coney dogs. Real, make-your own sauce coney dogs respect and honor Michigan's great culinary contribution to the Wes ... More >>
Last season, Carlos Gomez took a home run trot following a foul ball. Yesterday, the Atlanta Braves cried foul (and then some) for his trash talk-laden trot during the first inning of a game.SEE ALSO: Twins blogger uses barfing misadventure to demonstrate art of Twitter storytelling It's probably th ... More >>
When allegations that then-reigning National League MVP Ryan Braun used performance-enhancing drugs first came to light in February 2012, fellow Wisconsin sports superstar and California native Aaron Rodgers came to his buddy's defense. He even offered to bet his salary that Braun didn't use PEDs.TH ... More >>
The Twins keep slicing their payroll. On Tuesday, the organization drew tons of heat after unveiling a plan that would've charged fans $15 to watch batting practice. (They scrapped the idea later that day!) And after an ugly three-game sweep in Kansas City, the team's record is back in familiar terr ... More >>
As another baseball season begins, MLB faces an unstable future — and you're picking up the tab
Rene Tosoni -- a Milwaukee Brewers outfielder and a veteran of 60 unremarkable games with the Twins during the 2011 season -- finally gave baseball fans a reason to remember his career.SEE ALSO: Carlos Gomez, former Twin, blasts foul ball, takes home run trot [VIDEO] The 26-year-old Toronto native r ... More >>
Our long national nightmare is over -- Guido, the Klement's Racing Italian Sausage of Milwaukee Brewers fame, has been returned safe and sound a few days after he disappeared in a booze-fueled haze.THE BACKSTORY: Milwaukee Brewers' racing sausage goes missing after night of barhopping The $3,000 mis ... More >>
We've finally found it -- the quintessentially Wisconsin story.SEE ALSO: 350-pound Wisconsin man picketing restaurant after he's cut off during all-you-can-eat fish fry In a nutshell, the Italian sausage that races other sausages during Milwaukee Brewers' games has gone missing after a night of barh ... More >>
The star is convincing as a tough guy in a beat-'em-up action flick
SEE ALSO: Delmon Young allegedly yelled "F**king Jews!" at yarmulke-wearing panhandler before assault [UPDATE]Carlos Gomez has always been an exciting, albeit flawed, player.For example, in 2008, his first of two season with the Twins, Gomez utilized his blazing speed to the tune of an MLB-leading 3 ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Strangers at the Twins game: A blind date outing in their own tweets -- Minnesota Twins have increased in value more than any other pro sports franchise since 2000Two years from now Minnesotan baseball fans may be able to sing "Take me out to the All-Star game!"Target Field is reportedly ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Strangers at the Twins game: A blind don't-call-it-a-date in their own tweets-- Twins payroll: Why in Gardy's name is it being slashed?Don't let this season's on-field product fool you -- the past dozen years have been very good for the Minnesota Twins.According to a new study by Busines ... More >>
Chris Porterfield might be considered something of a late bloomer. Never regarding himself as anything more than a "background player" in DeYarmond Edison (the early '00's band he shared with Justin Vernon and Brad Cook, Phil Cook, and Paul Westerlund of Megafaun), Porterfield did what a lot of arti ... More >>
Related:Ten local songs the Minnesota Twins should play at Target FieldFor all those cool dads (and their cool offspring and spouses) out there, here's a chance to make the tradition of a baseball game on Father's Day a little more interactive. Certainly the music folks at the Minnesota Twins must h ... More >>
You'd be happy too if you got paid $23 million.The Minnesota Twins are the second worst team in Major League Baseball on value-per-dollar, according to a new Forbes Magazine study. The rankings, which compare payroll and success, put the Twins 29th out of 30 teams, ahead of only the Chicago Cubs. ... More >>
What might the Twins have in common with the San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, and Boston Red Sox? Obviously not their win-loss records (though with the Cubs, they're damn close.) No, these are the teams who have made, or are in the midst of making, an "It Gets Better" video. The It Gets B ... More >>
Save $$ on food/beverage before or after the game. Have you seen what Twins tickets are going for on StubHub these days? Thirty-some bucks to watch them play the Brewers...and that's standing room only. After a rough loss to the Royal's last night, the Twins are hitting the road. But here a ... More >>
Another dull history lesson
No teeth.The Timberwolves began the season with another revamped roster, promises of "progress," and early signs of hope. We figure that at this point, Kevin Love alone is worthy of being an All-Star. But the T-Wolves now own the NBA's second-worst record with the season more than a third g ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Nato ColesNato Coles has been involved in the Midwest DIY scene for several years, first gaining notoriety with Milwaukee's Modern Machines before moving to Brooklyn and recently settling in Minneapolis. In his first year in the Twin Cities, Coles has established the "borderline ... More >>
What history says of playoff clubs in new ballparks.
We should not forget the blast.
Screen grab via ESPN The MagazineThe Twins fancy new ballpark gets some ESPN loveWe know the food's great. We know it's growing a soul. It's a hit with wildlife. And now we know that the Twins' fancy new Target Field is the best stadium in the country -- not just for baseball, or football, or ... More >>
My top choice for the candidate to make it happen.
Home run balls aren't exactly flying out of Target Field . . . yet.
This logo coming to a midriff near you.
On the brink of what will likely be make-or-break matchups against Chicago and Detroit, a main question mark for the Twins is--surprise!--their starting rotation.
The Twins hunt for October, while rumors trade fly about Alfonso Soriano heading to the White Sox. The rest of the season starts now.
The Twins (finally) discover the youth movement
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 >>
Harriet Miers withdraws nomination, Sin City the TV series, Mario bloopers, the lack of racial diversity in baseball, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
This may be the strongest sign yet that the Twins ballpark deal is dead in the water: In the past several days, the ever-boosterish Star Tribune has run a number of stories that cast aspersions on the Pohlad/Hennepin County deal: Jay Weiner's piece totaling up the combined costs of the touted Twins ... More >>
Rain Man-ager Bissinger on La Russa: best bad baseball book ever? I'm reading the new and amply hyped Buzz Bissinger book about Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, 3 Nights in August--and yes, you can bet the cheesy echo of Seven Days in May is wholeheartedly and unironically intended. I haven't seen ... More >>
Bissinger on La Russa: best bad baseball book ever? I'm reading the new and amply hyped Buzz Bissinger book about Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, 3 Nights in August--and yes, you can bet the cheesy echo of Seven Days in May is wholeheartedly and unironically intended. I haven't seen any reviews b ... More >>