Thanks to the legend of Kirby Puckett, the Twins have a long history of being strong in the outfield -- particularly center field, where Puck passed the torch to Torii Hunter, whose absence still seems to be haunting the team. At 38, Hunter is still beating up on his old club long after they let him ... 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 buzz surrounding Prissy Clerks has grown so steadily that this spring the Minneapolis indie rockers even played a show at Shea Stadium. Granted, it wasn't the same Shea Stadium that the Beatles and the '86 Mets made famous -- no, this was an underground club in Brooklyn that "borrows" its name w ... More >>
Matthew Hampton, contributor to something called the Carroll Gardens Patch (Carroll Gardens is a neighborhood in Brooklyn), considers NYC's second-place finish in The Trust for Public Land's ParkScore rankings to be "one of the greatest outrages of all time until we all forget about it tomorrow."SEE ... More >>
Anybody know what Barry Bonds and Chuck Knoblauch are up to these days? Terry Ryan should probably call them -- it's hard to imagine they'd hit any worse than the completely inept players Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is forced to trot out game after game.With a .278 winning percentage, the ... More >>
The formula works in numbers-heavy baseball flick
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 >>
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 >>
...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 >>
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 >>
A case can be made for the newcomer.
My top choice for the candidate to make it happen.
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
This logo coming to a midriff near you.
After Brett Favre complained about his ouchy-wouchy, we thought back on some sports fail of the past.
What the last decade says about a team's performance & spending when they move to a new ballpark.
Philip Humber's time as a Twin may prove brief.
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.
This hapless Devil Rays franchise, "celebrating" their tenth anniversary (and what memories those must be), must have some kid, somewhere in the bay area, cheering for 'em. But today, there's a brief burst of joy when his Rays split a four-game series against the heralded Twins, winning game four ... More >>
A dozen discerning film fest picks
What ever happened to Buddy Holly's fishing license?
It's time for the resilient Twins to beat the Yankees
The roots of Ron Gardenhire
The Twins have sucked since clinching the division, but that doesn't matter. Does it?
On the ball with first-year Twins pitching coach Rick Anderson
Why sports teams get away with blackmailing cities.
Handicapping the races in baseball's first full season since 1993.