Joe Mauer doubled in his final at bat on Sunday, then gave every indication his career with the Twins is over when he caught a single pitch in the 9th inning before exiting to the cheers of a tearful hometown crowd. Read more →
A few weeks ago, I wrote in this space that I thought Joe Mauer would be back next season, at reduced pay, because why not? I don’t believe that anymore.
What makes the Cubs and Cubs fans distinctive? Nothing. That all disappeared with a World Series victory.
So it was up to a rat to bring that old vibe back to Wrigley Field last night and give the fans something new to cheer for. Read more →
With a bottomless bank account that puts them at an advantage over almost every other team but the dastardly and vile New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox and their fans are in no position to complain that someone’s trying to make a buck off their Eastern Division championship. Read more →
The Twins front office made a huge mistake decades ago not keeping franchise icon Harmon Killebrew with the team. It’s a mistake those running the 2018 Twins won’t make when it comes to Joe Mauer. Read more →
Look, if a Red Sox fan can give a baseball to a Yankees fan and find the joy in doing so, anything in the world is possible.
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A father missed his son’s major league debut and first hit on Wednesday night in Toronto because he was making connections in Minneapolis. Read more →
Dismiss the value of trivia if you wish, but we take some comfort in the fact that ‘Big Al’ Delia has risen above the daily nonsense to capture America’s attention. Read more →
Always give the baseball to a kid. Read more →
It’s Little League World Series season, the annual exercise in which kids provide regular lessons on sportsmanship to adults who don’t get it.
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When you play for an unaffiliated baseball team in an independent league, your methods of self-expression are apparently, uh, a little more flexible. Read more →
The Vietnam War isn’t over for a lot of people and the Rochester Post Bulletin’s lovely feature about Ray Winkels is proof of that.
Ray is in a wheelchair thanks to Vietnam. Read more →
The Minnesota Twins return to Target Field tonight after a disastrous road trip. Abandon all hope, ye who enter. It’s over. Division leader Cleveland has played mediocre baseball all season, and they now have a 12-game lead over the Twins. Read more →
Father’s Day is particularly poignant when your dad is slipping away into the fog of Alzheimer’s.
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The security show is in the spotlight in Milwaukee because of some pushback to the sight of cops toting assault rifles at Miller Park, the home of the Milwaukee Brewers. Read more →