Annual Ballpark Tour 2012 Is Set

Back by (my own) popular demand … My annual Major League Baseball stadium tour is starting to get planned for the 2012 season, and I’m excited for this one. A couple of friends and I have decided this summer to head out to big league parks in Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Toronto. That marks the most…
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Fielder’s Addition Separates AL Central Field

Prince Fielder finally was given his big free-agent contract. And from the looks of it, the deal was well worth the wait. Fielder and the Detroit Tigers agreed to a nine-year, $214 million deal on Tuesday, giving a boost to an offense that had recently lost the services of DH/catcher Victor Martinez for the season…
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Sano Heads List Of Top Twins Prospects

I dug up a little lunch-hour reading for those of you out there working hard on your last day before the weekend. Baseball America published Friday its list of the top 10 prospects in the Minnesota Twins system. The list is available here. It’s only another month before pitchers and catchers report to big league…
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At The Very Least, Wolves Are Exciting

I did something on my night off Monday that I hadn’t done in what seemed like years: Watch a Minnesota Timberwolves game … front to back. The Wolves pulled away late to beat the Sacramento Kings on Monday. I was at work tonight when they picked up another victory, rallying to defeat the Detroit Pistons.…
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My Hall Of Fame Ballot (if I Had A Vote)

We’re a couple hours away from the Baseball Hall of Fame vote being announced. Doesn’t it feel like the 2012 season is right around the corner? I put together a package in Monday’s Forum previewing today’s announcement. You can see it here, though it looks much better in print. Always hard to put something quick-hitting…
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Ten Years Of Gardy

Time certainly does fly, doesn’t it? Ten years ago today, the Minnesota Twins replaced longtime manager Tom Kelly with a former third-base coach who had no previous big league managerial experience. That man was Ron Gardenhire, and 10 years later, he is still at the helm of the Twins. For much of Gardenhire’s tenure, he…
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