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 >>
The Walkmen kick off City Pages' inaugural music festival in the heart of downtown Minneapolis
Anyone who has been to a baseball game at Target Field knows that you can have a good time there no matter if the Twins are winning or losing -- though a victory by the hometown squad certainly helps make the experience even more memorable. Well, good times are going to be even easier to be had at ... 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
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 >>
No surprise that the first thing mentioned in each obituary for Reg Presley, the Troggs' lead singer who passed away on Monday, is "Wild Thing." Presley didn't write the song, but he popularized it and with the Troggs recorded it several times. Over 35 years "Wild Thing" transition from a rock and r ... More >>
The Baseball Project is a supergroup of four veterans of American underground rock and punk. Combining talents from R.E.M., the Dream Syndicate and Minneapolis's Zuzu's Petals, each member contributes 30 or more years of experience, and they are also huge baseball fans. The band features Steve ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Strangers at the Twins game: A blind don't-call-it-a-date in their own tweets-- Twins payroll: Why in Gardy's name is it being slashed?Don't let this season's on-field product fool you -- the past dozen years have been very good for the Minnesota Twins.According to a new study by Busines ... 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 >>
U of M and others spend millions while insiders profit
Can he snag a championship for the Vikings?
Were the Twins just an arm away from beating the Yanks?
What history says of playoff clubs in new ballparks.
How does your favorite Twin baller grade out at mid-season?
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 >>
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 >>
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The Vikings and the Saints are well-matched in talent, and empathy.
Let's talk about the Yankees, shall we? Naw, just kiddin' - I really just wanna talk about Charley Pride.
Concessions Contrast: ballpark prices from '82 and today.
How far away are we from running naked through the streets and flipping cars? A look at our sporting chances to stand atop an athletic zenith.
The Wild lose, the Gophers spoil what should have been an easy win, the Phillies play three innings to win the World Series.
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.
General Manager Terry Ryan talks about the fall and rise of the 2006 Twins
Stadium expert Neil deMause on the Twins ballpark: "Could go down as one of the great taxpayer muggings of all time"
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 >>
The Twins continue to defy conventional wisdom
Despite balky starting pitching and an infield that collectively swings a small stick, the Twins hang in there
Handicapping the races in baseball's first full season since 1993.
A view from the cheap seats of baseball past, present, and future.