How a squad of self-appointed experts took over the billion-dollar autograph industry
And this time it almost makes a flesh-and-blood man of its hero
Team owner ready to move on from Midway
Hard at work on his eighth novel, Deadwood author still packs a punch
If Roy Acuff hadn't been born on this day 1903 in Maynardville, Tennessee, third of Ida Carr and Simon E. Neill Acuff's five children, Tennessee might not be the hillbilly capital of the world today. Least, if you ask former Tennessee Governor Prentice Cooper, that might be so. Not that you ... More >>
Can he snag a championship for the Vikings?
Jim Thome hit a pair of home runs to propel him into the magical 600 home run club, and is assured a place in baseball's Hall of Fame (albeit wearing a Cleveland Indians cap.) The blasts came in the sixth and seventh innings, and capped what might just be the craziest day the Twins have had all s ... More >>
Yes, the Twins have lost ten in a row to the first-place Detroit Tigers, dating back to last season. Numero ten came last night against perhaps the AL's best pitcher, Justin Verlander, who struck out nine Twins with his freaking 97-100 mph fastballs. Among other pitches. The Twins have to play t ... More >>
Target Field gates will open at 6 p.m. tonight for the 7:10 p.m. Harmon Killebrew memorial service. Admission is free, ballpark concessions will be open, and seating will be general admission, so come on downtown and pay your final respects to the late Twins great. And wear your No. 3 shirt, ... More >>
Watch some legends swing for the fences.While mourning the loss of Twins legend Harmon Killebrew today, we came across some classic Home Run Derby video clips from 1960 in which "Killer" Killebrew took on some of the biggest sluggers of the day, including Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle and others ... More >>
Blyleven's official websiteThis is Blyleven's 14th time on the ballot.Welcome to Cooperstown, Bert Blyleven. The former Twins pitcher was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame today by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. He needed 75 percent of the vote to make it, and received just a h ... More >>
TwitPicBert Blyleven, looking good.Bert Blyleven looked pretty good in his Twins ball cap for all those years he was was notching strikeouts and shutouts. But we have to admit, the new head gear from the Baseball Hall of Fame suits him pretty well. In case you missed it, he'll be officially ... More >>
At least one 40-year-old jock in this town is producing.
We should not forget the blast.
Play-by-play announcer opens up about his past and future
Well, Carlos Silva certainly shut me up yesterday. Here's his line: five full innings, five hits, one run, walk, strikeout. He wasn't brilliant or dominant and started off looking like a meltdown waitin ... More >>
Once again, the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Veterans Committee has banded together and voted to disallow anyone else from joining their club.
CA Nat'l Guard spying on grannies, The New Yorker ditches their Mardi Gras cover, Buck O'Neil snubbed by the Hall of Fame, build your own trebuchet, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
First woman elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Domino's Pizza founder's holy city, Hyatt takes heat for racist conference, sex and corruption in the U.N., the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
He's one of the best color broadcasters in baseball--and the best pitcher who's not in the Hall of Fame Britt Robson profiles the former Twins ace in next Wednesday's (4/6) City Pages. Here's an excerpt: ?What I loved about Bert was that he?d challenge any hitter at any time,? says former Twins pit ... More >>
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 >>