When Joe Mauer finally announced in the off-season that he would no longer be manning the plate for the Minnesota Twins, fans and pundits alike who had been clamoring for such a move felt a sense of vindication. But then the next cleat dropped: Who the hell was going to catch? Mauer's natural athle ... 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 >>
Yesterday, for the 90th time this season, the Twins lost and another team won. That's not news. But Oakland's sweep of the visiting Twins meant the A's clinched the AL West, and following the game the party was on.SEE ALSO: Glen Perkins buys round of beers for Twins fans stuck at Target Field Like, ... More >>
A catch made during yesterday's Twins game was so good, it made SportsCenter's "Top Plays."SEE ALSO: A.J. Pierzynski calls Nick Blackburn a "piece of s**t" [VIDEO] But the snag wasn't the work of an actual ballplayer. Instead, it was made by ballboy Paul Neshek, who demonstrated some serious ups whi ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Twins' equipment staff mega-fails, misspells pitcher Jeff Manship's name on jersey-- T-Wolves to wear Minnesota Muskie throwbacks [PHOTOS]Did you know ESPN employs a uniform blogger? Well, now you do. His name is Paul Lukas, and this week he unveiled his ultimate project -- a ranked coun ... 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 >>
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 >>
Last Friday I wondered if the Minnesota Twins could possibly beat the Detroit Tigers over their remaining three games. They proved that yes, when facing the Tigers' mediocre Brad Penny, that they could, in fact, piece together enough runs to win Saturday's game. Unfortunately, that means that t ... 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 >>
After yesterday's commanding 6-1 victory over the Texas Rangers, our beleaguered Minnesota Twins have won three straight series, and are 9-3 thus far in June. This after taking only three series in the first two full months, and two of them were against a pair of the weakest-hitting clubs i ... More >>
What's your favorite name in sports?
Results without the first baseman over the last two years pose some interesting questions.
Three reasons why the Twins' superb start will only gain momentum.
Let's talk about the Yankees, shall we? Naw, just kiddin' - I really just wanna talk about Charley Pride.
Bad vibes in a 16-1 ass-whooping to the A's. Up next on the Coast: the first-place Angels.
A conversation with baseball's Bill Werber shatters notion of hero worship
Why are Twins fans so polite and reasonably sober?
What is it with Gardy's teams in the playoffs? They consistently churn out paralytic performances at the plate.
General Manager Terry Ryan talks about the fall and rise of the 2006 Twins
As crazy as it sounds, for the last few years I've felt like the Twins have the potential to be better than the Yankees, at least in head-to-head competition.
The Twins snapped the longest losing streak of their season last night, and they did it against the hottest team in baseball, the Oakland As. They also did it on Lutheran Night. Coincidence? Probably. Still, there was a moment last night, as Morneau rounded third, when I seriously considered convert ... More >>
Despite midseason doldrums, the twins reward the faithful with a second straight pennant
Stat love and baseball love
The Twins Are Playing Like Their Early Slump Is Behind Them. Maybe.
Cards/Giants Game 2, plus notes on managers
The Twins rookie manager deserves all the credit in the world
The Twins stack up just fine against the A's--if you ignore a few nagging details.
The Twins have sucked since clinching the division, but that doesn't matter. Does it?
Baseball: More like it used to be than ever before
This writer's season might be over. But what a season it was!
And save your bile for Major League Baseball
When it comes to luring fans out to the ballpark, the home team needs to get even more creative
Losing might be as compelling as winning
Baseball owners are trading away the game's storied traditions for boxes of Beanie Babies
Handicapping the races in baseball's first full season since 1993.