A 1987 Twins World Series ring that goes on sale Friday at Pawn America will sell for $7,499.Pawn America is vouching for the authenticity of the 10-carat ring -- a size 9.5 that includes 15 small diamonds to make up the Twins "M" logo. The name on the inside does not belong to a player, but rather ... 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 >>
Minnesota Daily was named to this year's Sports Illustrated 25 under 25 -- a diverse list of star performers and prodigies who toil in and out of the arena.Technically the student-run paper of the U of M is 113 years old, but who's counting? Its writers, of course, are all of college age. SEE ALSO: ... 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 >>
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 >>
Can he snag a championship for the Vikings?
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 >>
There was a lot of fun at Target Field this weekend, from bizarre bobbleheads to championship reunions to kids running the bases on perhaps the nicest day of the summer. Too bad the game on the field was so damn bad. The Twins were swept by the formerly reeling Chicago White Sox, dropping the h ... More >>
...at least for the month of June. With the sweep of the lowly San Diego Padres this weekend, the Twins have gone 14-3 for June, the best record in both leagues during that time. On May 31, we were 17-36 and a seemingly insurmountable 15.5 games behind. Today? Still 8 games under .500, but ... 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 >>
metstradamusAre the '11 Twins really the '62 Mets?As if someone from the Twins' PR department read yesterday's blog and saw the proverbial lightbulb shining overhead, our basement-dwelling team took a page from those beloved Mets of old and threw away a winnable game against the Detroit Tiger ... More >>
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 >>
Were the Twins just an arm away from beating the Yanks?
What history says of playoff clubs in new ballparks.
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 >>
This is not the first showdown between the two hot arms.
My top choice for the candidate to make it happen.
Home run balls aren't exactly flying out of Target Field . . . yet.
The southpaw looks to extend his 15 inning scoreless streak vs. Detroit tonight.
Local boy makes real damn good, and saves Twins' faithful from enduring the unthinkable. Blissful analysis inside.
This logo coming to a midriff near you.
Smoltz gave us hell back in 1991. Could he offer the same sizzle for our side 20 years later?
The Wild lose, the Gophers spoil what should have been an easy win, the Phillies play three innings to win the World Series.
As expected, it wasn't even close. If winning the major-league Triple Crown doesn't automatically qualify you as the unanimous Cy Young winner, nothing does. It shoulda been three in a row, but hey, who's complaining. In other Twins news: For the second time in his career, Terry Ryan is baseball's ... More >>
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 (finally) discover the youth movement
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...
Sam Smith at Undernews led us to a Philadelphia Inquirer story about going to a baseball game where a culture war broke out. For the past three years, the Phillies have sponsored Gay Day at Citizens Bank Park, this year featuring the Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus performing the National Anthem and C ... 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 >>
Hot tickets: casinos, Washington Nationals box seats In the Strib: Pretty in purple--deeply split Minnesota gets lots of attention from both national political parties; Minneapolis developer Hamoudi Sabri wants to buy his own political party; Arne Carlson blasts Pawlenty over casino plan; libraries ... More >>