National League (MLB)

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Is Bar Louie's new dress code racist?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Kent Hrbek: I had tears watching them blow the Metrodome up

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Ex-Twin Carlos Gomez gets into brawl during ill-fated home run trot [VIDEO]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 7/24-7/30

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    Ryan Braun's steroid suspension makes Aaron Rodgers look really bad

    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 >>

  • Movies

    April 9, 2013

    42 retells the Jackie Robinson story

    And this time it almost makes a flesh-and-blood man of its hero

  • Arts

    April 2, 2013

    Jackie and Me at the Children's Theatre

    The baseball play falls between drama and book report on stage

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    Delmon Young's first interview of the season was one for the ages

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Carlos Gomez, former Twin, blasts foul ball, takes home run trot [VIDEO]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Twins fans hope for 2014 All-Star game at Target Field

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Trampled by Turtles to play at Minnesota Twins game for Father's Day

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Star Tribune, sportswriters sure love their "call to arms" cliché

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Twins avoid trading; hope AL Central concedes

    ​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Twins now powering through weak AL Central

    ​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Riley Meester, with cerebral palsy and autism, rocks Nathional Anthem at Target Field

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Twins 'midgets' squeak out a victory

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Twins swept this weekend as world comes to an end

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Top food and drink deals for Twins fans

    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 >>

  • Movies

    April 13, 2011

    Robert Redford's The Conspirator

    Another dull history lesson

  • Calendar

    March 2, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Ron Gardenhire is the American League Manager of the Year

    Photo: WikiRon Gardenhire​This 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.

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Was Jim Thome's Labor Day shot a Twins omen?

    We should not forget the blast.

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Twins vs. ChiSox: A series for separation

    A sweep gives the Twins a six-game lead in the Central.

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Will Twins trade winds blow calm?

    If the club gets healthy, don't look for any major moves.

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Minnesota Twins are worth what?

    ​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 >>

  • Restaurants

    April 7, 2010

    Target Field concessions a home run for the Twins and fans

    Foodstuffs from around the Twin Cities really step up to the plate

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    American League Central handicap

    Who's the top threat to unseat the Twins as Central Division champs? Welcome back to baseball!

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Joe Nathan opts for "Tommy John surgery" and looks forward to 2011 season

    The surgery, named for the former L.A. Dodgers pitching great on whom it was first performed, will sideline Nathan for a year.

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Over, Humber?

    Philip Humber's time as a Twin may prove brief.

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2008

    Wild's new mascot in good, strange company

    Nordy.jpgThe 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.

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2008

    The Jo-Jo Equation: Final Edition

    A final analysis of the trade that sent away the game's best southpaw.

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2008

    Undoubtedly iffy, but we'd love to have Griffey

    One improbable scenario (and another slightly more realistic option) as the MLB ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 23, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 30, 2008

    Second that Emotion: Lauding the Twins' win streak

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    Stats aside for the day: positivity, emotion and passion have been fueling the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2008

    Air Fair? Rochester to Minneapolis

    What can I get for you today, sir? Peanuts, soda, 89-mph slider?

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2008

    So Long, Santana

    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.

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2007

    One Man's Nightmare; Most Men's Dream

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2007

    Let The Man Hit!

    Oh, so briefly: a preview of Michael Moore's Sicko< ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2007

    Bring on the Noise

    Once upon a time, in the era of old steel-and-concrete stadiums, there was a triumphant heckler who used to prowl the stands in Philad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2007

    Squeak! Squeak!

    According to a variety of sources (I did not travel to Seattle to watch these games, nor watch them on the cable I don't get), the T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2007

    Beautiful Silva, Enemy Piranhas & Other Random Observations

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2006

    Twins/A's preview: Hey, those aren't the Yankees!

    Subject: If you're only going to spend one day in first place, always pick the last day of the season From: Stev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2006

    7/28 Morning Communiqué

    Braves fans celebrate "Faith Day," astronomers learn more about Pluto, Cindy Sheehan buys property in Crawford, Ben Cohen uses cookies to explain the U.S. defense budget, the Justice League meets Mallrats, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2006

    On to the Pale Hose

    The Twins hunt for October, while rumors trade fly about Alfonso Soriano heading to the White Sox. The rest of the season starts now.

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2006

    Foul tip: 41 reminders why the Twins won't contend this year

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2006

    Puckett tributes: Please, you've already said enough...

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2005

    Wrath of Kahn: Strib won't publish Phyllis's anti-stadium op-ed

    State Representative Phyllis Kahn (DFL-59B) is a little torqued off that the Star Tribune's op-ed gatekeepers have turned away yet an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2005

    Interleague play comes to the Dome

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2005

    Rain Man-ager

    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 >>

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