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 >>
Seasonal thaws and spring training starting up in Florida are plenty to get Minnesota Twins fans giddy for the sights and sounds at Target Field. Music plays a huge role in baseball, so events like Rock N Jock Expo can feed urges for all sorts of fans this weekend. The now-annual event brings togeth ... 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 >>
Another rockin' week in the Twin Cities! Thursday, The Triple Rock will be hosting Rock the Link in order to raise awareness of homeless youth. Friday is Target Field's Skyline Music Festival and Saturday, the MN Zoo welcome's Beach Boy legend, Brian Wilson. Strange Names open for Yeasayer at First ... 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 >>
And this time it almost makes a flesh-and-blood man of its hero
The baseball play falls between drama and book report on stage
Delmon Young wasn't exactly known for his motivation or media savviness while with the Twins, but things have apparently reached new and hilarious lows in Philadelphia.SEE ALSO: Ex-Twin Knoblauch is reportedly drunkenly riding NYC subways, hitting on young chicksThis winter, the Phillies signed Delm ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Star Tribune Twins beat reporter La Velle E. Neal III has a piece out this morning headlined, "Twins putting out a call to arms." Seems our hometown heroes face "the daunting task of rebuilding its starting pitching," through the draft or whatever machinations General Manager Terry Ryan can impleme ... More >>
As the trade deadline came and went, the Twins chose to do... nothing. This lack of news has everyone talking, almost literally--nearly every blog, every paid scribe, ESPN, etc. have weighed in on the Twins failing to move. Or successfully avoiding a trade, if that's how you choose to spin the ... More >>
Five games under, five games back. On June 1, when they were 20 games under and 16.5 behind of the Cleveland Indians, would you have thought it possible the Twins could close the gap this much? I certainly didn't, though I was having a blast trying to figure out a way to conveniently pigeonhole ... More >>
YouTubeRiley Meester on the jumbotron.Most Americans don't even know all the words to the Star Spangled Banner, and once they open their mouths to try and span its octave and a half of perilous notes, they're stymied. [See Aguilera, Christina.] But it's not a problem for Riley Meester, a 14- ... More >>
WikiOzzie's pissed that the Twins 'midgets' beat his Sox again.It was a busy day in Twins Territory: our boys edged the White Sox in a 1-0 victory yesterday afternoon, their fourth in a row over the Chicago nine, and seven straight dating back to last season. The Japanese press was in full ... More >>
MLBLiriano's got the best bat on the team. Despite what the mainstream media will tell you, the Twins actually achieved a sort-of baseball rapture this weekend, dropping three in a row to a truly resurgent Arizona Diamondbacks club, and perhaps watching the world come to an end as they fell f ... 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
Photo: WikiRon GardenhireThis just in from the if-at-first-you-don't-succeed department: Gardi's finally been named the American League Manager of the Year by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. He's been the runner-up in five previous elections.
We should not forget the blast.
A sweep gives the Twins a six-game lead in the Central.
If the club gets healthy, don't look for any major moves.
TheYankees they're not: The Minnesota Twins are worth $356 million, according to some new numbers from Forbes magazine. That's up from $44 million when Carl Pohlad bought the team in 1984. Sound like a lot of money? Consider this: The Yankees top the Forbes rankings with a value of $1.6 bill ... More >>
Foodstuffs from around the Twin Cities really step up to the plate
Who's the top threat to unseat the Twins as Central Division champs? Welcome back to baseball!
The surgery, named for the former L.A. Dodgers pitching great on whom it was first performed, will sideline Nathan for a year.
Philip Humber's time as a Twin may prove brief.
The Wild introduced their first mascot the other day. It's a... thing that looks like it belongs on a box of sugary cereal. Let's take a look at other strange/bad/goofy mascots.
USA Today and ESPN are reporting that the Twins have agreed to trade two-time Cy Young award winner Johan Santana to the New York Mets.
Poor Bud Selig. Poor Tom Goldman. Goldman is a reporter with National Public Radio, and Selig, well, he's the Commissioner of the corporation known as Major League Baseball. This morning, on NPR's Weekend Edition, Goldman gave us a story about how Barry Bonds has been stuck on 754 home runs and the ... More >>
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 >>
The Twins hunt for October, while rumors trade fly about Alfonso Soriano heading to the White Sox. The rest of the season starts now.
Last night's 8-2 loss to Seattle pushed the total runs surrendered by the Twins to 41 in the past four games. Their year-to-date runs-allowed presently stand at 156--the most given up by any major league team through May 1. Only Tampa Bay is close, with 154 runs surrendered. Even the lowly Colorado ... More >>
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 >>
Why should you care? As the Twins enter a six-game homestand to finish up their tour of the National League West, you've got to ask yourself: What's the big deal? Aside from some revitalized rivalries and rare World Series rematches (does anyone really care about this, btw?), is a Giants match-up r ... 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 >>