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  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Jim Thome's fate remains in question as he powers Twins to victory

    ​ Jim Thome cranked yet another home run last night, as the Minnesota Twins took two of three from the first place Detroit Tigers in an exciting, 6-5 win, decided in the last inning. With the bases loaded in the ninth, Justin Morneau smacked a solid single off normally reliable closer Jose Valver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Jim Thome hits 600th home run in Twins victory

    ​Jim Thome hit a pair of home runs to propel him into the magical 600 home run club, and is assured a place in baseball's Hall of Fame (albeit wearing a Cleveland Indians cap.) The blasts came in the sixth and seventh innings, and capped what might just be the craziest day the Twins have had all s ... More >>

  • Movies

    October 15, 2008

    Oliver Stone got the W but missed T and F

    Famous director assigns motive to Bush's M.O., but at this point, who cares?

  • Movies

    January 30, 2008

    Heroes and Zeroes at Sundance

    Morgan Spurlock gives Americans a bad name, but (separate!) films on baseball and steroids shine

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2007

    To Trade or Not to Trade? It's Not Really a Question...

    By now every Twins fan worth his salt (and any that come here for their news) should have read the Blotter post or heard that Torii Hunter spouted off to the New York Daily News about trade rumors. He added that he'd love to be in New York, or Boston, to play in what old friend David Ortiz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2007
  • Arts

    April 13, 2005

    In the Dugout, Out of the Closet

    'Take Me Out' tackles big-league homophobia

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2005

    The Twins: unsteady as she goes

    Silva's one thing; how's Morneau going to hold up after his beaning? It's a little too early to fire up warning flares, but the Twins in week one didn't exactly look like the world-beaters that pre-season surveys made them out to be. The obvious item of concern is Carlos Silva's knee injury. Silva w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2005

    Congress on steroids

    A new national villain of the hour: steroids Before Congress McGwire cries, takes the Fifth; Bud Selig pops out of the ground and sees his shadow; what's Curt Schilling running for? Random impressions from a misspent afternoon watching CSPAN on Thursday: The committee did not think much of baseball ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 9, 2005

    Excuse Me While I Kiss the Sky

    Nothing says I (only pretend to) love you like the air kiss

  • Sports

    August 14, 2002

    From Father to Son

    How baseball forms forever memories and unbreakable bonds

  • News

    October 25, 2000

    Sick and Tired

    A tragic accident, underpaid, overworked personal-care attendants, and one pissed-off patient

  • News

    September 8, 1999
  • Sports

    April 14, 1999

    When to Hold 'Em, When to Fold 'Em

    Losing might be as compelling as winning