The talk among Major League Baseball fans tends to focus on two items: the win-loss column and fantasy league stats. Gimme Noise, however, takes other notes when watching the game. After hearing about Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Jared Burton's jam session with Pearl Jam icon Eddie Vedder earlier ... More >>
Vikings punter pries open the last closet in America: major league sports
Last week, reigning National League MVP Ryan Braun's 50-game steroid suspension was surprisingly overturned by an arbitration panel.The key vote on the three-arbitrator panel ruled Braun's October 2011 pee sample was unreliable because it was stored for two days in the sample collector's home bef ... More >>
Ryan Braun's "good name and reputation" was saved yesterday, in a roundabout way, by FedEx/Kinkos.In a controversial and surprising 2-1 vote, an arbitration panel voted to sustain a grievance Braun filed challenging his 50-game suspension by Major League Baseball. ESPN reported that the MLB "is l ... More >>
A year ago at this time, the Twins were coming off a rousingly successful inaugural year at Target Field, and the future looked bright.As the old saying goes, what a difference a last-place season makes. After 99 losses and more injuries than you can shake a Punto at, it appears the young-talent- ... More >>
Food Network host gets raw behind the scenes
One of the Twins' biggest bats is about to return to their beleaguered lineup. Justin Morneau is set to join the team tomorrow in their opening game against the Cleveland Indians. According to the Star-Tribune's La Velle E. Neal III, Morneau's taking some cuts today at AAA Rochester before hopp ... More >>
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 >>
Were the Twins just an arm away from beating the Yanks?
Time for The Franchise to open the store.