The Minnesota Twins have done an amazing job this season integrating the fire of local musicians into the flow of their games. While it hasn't always translated into success on the playing field, the Midwest Music Showcase is a reminder that Target Field is only a few short steps from the downtown m ... More >>
Target Field gates will open at 6 p.m. tonight for the 7:10 p.m. Harmon Killebrew memorial service. Admission is free, ballpark concessions will be open, and seating will be general admission, so come on downtown and pay your final respects to the late Twins great. And wear your No. 3 shirt, ... More >>
Photo: Nick PintoSid Hartman is scheduled for disrobing this afternoon.Antediluvian sports-journalism relic Sid Hartman got his day in the sun this afternoon. The 90-year-old Star-Tribune columnist and WCCO reporter was recognized with the unveiling of a statue in his likeness at 4:30 p.m., shor ... More >>
Jim Thome and Target Field star on the new cover of Sports Illustrated.Jim Thome and Target Field are the stars of the latest Sports Illustrated cover, in a beautiful wide shot capturing the leftie DH downtown on his home turf. Now let's just hope the SI cover jinx doesn't hold true, as the ... More >>
Photo: Keith AlisonJoe Mauer has a lot to smile about.Last night in Chicago as his team was beating the White Sox 9-3, catcher Joe Mauer became only the 11th Minnesota Twin ever to reach a career-high 1,000 hits. Then he stroked in two more for good measure. It took him 827 games.
Sid Hartman: Picture this man bronzedSid Hartman, the 90-year-old eminence grise of Twin Cities sports scribbling, is about to gaze out on Target Field in perpetuity -- in bronze. The Minneapolis Arts Commission gave a green light to a statue of Hartman last night. All it needs now is forma ... More >>
After a career-high 28 bombs last year, our reigning MVP boasts just 2 in 2010.
Local boy makes real damn good, and saves Twins' faithful from enduring the unthinkable. Blissful analysis inside.
Twins catcher dominates MVP voting.
Appreciating Joe Mauer's return in both a present day - and historical - context. The legend grows.
Rod Carew: Sometimes it's best not to swing for the fences
Bert Blyleven: Clown, color man -- and the best eligible pitcher who's not in the Hall of Fame
Is there any way to keep Major League Baseball in Minnesota? Well, for starters we could get a judge to classify Carl Pohlad as a vulnerable adult...
The Minneapolis Police Department brings honor back to the trading-card business
Thirteen years after Calvin Griffith threw up his hands and sold the Twins to Carl Pohlad, his son Clark is back with a bid to buy the team and make sure it stays in Minnesota. Why? Because he figures that's the way it ought to be.
The life and times of blue-collar millionaire.
Handicapping the races in baseball's first full season since 1993.