On the same day the San Francisco Giants closed out the World Series with a Game 7 victory against the Kansas City Royals, local baseball blogger Parker Hageman tweeted out a stat that pretty much sums up how sad the Minnesota Twins pitching staff was this season.Less than 24 hours later, it's been ... More >>
Another rockin' week in the Twin Cities! Thursday, The Triple Rock will be hosting Rock the Link in order to raise awareness of homeless youth. Friday is Target Field's Skyline Music Festival and Saturday, the MN Zoo welcome's Beach Boy legend, Brian Wilson. Strange Names open for Yeasayer at First ... 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
Six myths the mainstream media perpetuates
If Roy Acuff hadn't been born on this day 1903 in Maynardville, Tennessee, third of Ida Carr and Simon E. Neill Acuff's five children, Tennessee might not be the hillbilly capital of the world today. Least, if you ask former Tennessee Governor Prentice Cooper, that might be so. Not that you ... 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 >>
What might the Twins have in common with the San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, and Boston Red Sox? Obviously not their win-loss records (though with the Cubs, they're damn close.) No, these are the teams who have made, or are in the midst of making, an "It Gets Better" video. The It Gets B ... More >>
As if expecting their middle-infield problems to continue into the distant future, the Minnesota Twins signed University of North Carolina Tar Heels shortstop Levi Michael as the 30th overall selection in the first round of the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The man from ... More >>
Were the Twins just an arm away from beating the Yanks?
What history says of playoff clubs in new ballparks.
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 >>
Counting down the 10 most interesting events in the last 10 years of athletics
His manly but sensitive songs remind some of Bruce Springsteen
Poor Bud Selig. Poor Tom Goldman. Goldman is a reporter with National Public Radio, and Selig, well, he's the Commissioner of the corporation known as Major League Baseball. This morning, on NPR's Weekend Edition, Goldman gave us a story about how Barry Bonds has been stuck on 754 home runs and the ... More >>
Johan Santana throws the trickiest pitch in baseball. Does he have a third Cy Young up his sleeve?
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 >>
Well, Carlos Silva certainly shut me up yesterday. Here's his line: five full innings, five hits, one run, walk, strikeout. He wasn't brilliant or dominant and started off looking like a meltdown waitin ... More >>
Twins Director of Scouting Mike Radcliff herds the bird dogs and keeps the information flowing
Hurricanes, war, avian flu, locust plagues, that annoying song you couldn't get out of your head. It wasn't the greatest of all possible years. Nor was it halfway decent. But to prove that it wasn't all bad, we asked 29 writers to rave about the ar
The early woes of Ron Gardenhire's team are as explicable as they are maddening
Twins/Angels Game 1, Cards/Giants Game 1
Cards/Giants Game 2, plus notes on managers
Let's all buy the Twins!
Despite balky starting pitching and an infield that collectively swings a small stick, the Twins hang in there
The Minnesota Twins are convinced the public will eventually buy them a new $300 million stadium. They have reason to believe.
Whenever there is a historic baseball moment--a 3,000th hit, a pitcher's 300th win--St. Paul's Seth Hawkins, a.k.a. Dr. Fan, is there to see it
Why the Star Tribune is cheerleading for a taxpayer-financed ballpark
Robin Hood '96: hiring the poor to steal for the rich.
Handicapping the races in baseball's first full season since 1993.
A look at the coming battle over public financing for a baseball-only park, and an immodest proposal.