The forthcoming issue of ESPN the Magazine has a fascinating inside look at Minnesota Timberwolves legend Kevin Garnett and the things that make him tick. And, for once, we understand why the NBA fossil is so slow to retire. Read more →
Rod Carew is 70, a fact that’s a cold bucket of water in the face for baseball fans who idolized the Minnesota Twins and California Angels hitter, one of the best pure hitters in the history of baseball.
So perhaps it shouldn’t surprise us that his health is in peril, and yet it does. Read more →
The temperature was in the teens with heavy frost in the metro today. There’s a blanket of snow in southern sections. So what we need is the sight of green grass and baseball. The hiccups are a bonus. (h/t: Ben Chorn)
For people who don’t have cable TV, or who want to watch baseball games online even if they do, few rules were as frustrating as Major League Baseball’s blackout of local teams.
Fans could drop $120 for MLB’s streaming package, but if you tried to watch the Twins anywhere near the Twin Cities, the games were black out. It was a nod to Fox, which owns the local TV rights to half of MLB’s teams. It was a great deal if you followed out-of-market teams, but not so much if you were like most fans. Read more →
The Minnesota Vikings coaching staff is shocked by the mentality that delivered what they insist was a cheap shot against quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in yesterday’s game against the St. Louis Rams. Read more →