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Like all teenagers, hanging with one’s peers is a simple pleasure. But for 18 girls from India, an outing to the Minnesota Zoo was both eye-opening and life-changing.
A pair of former Twins returned to Target Field as part of Tuesday’s All-Star game. Carlos Gomez came to the Twins in 2008 as part of a trade for ace left-hander Johan Santana. He quickly earned a reputation as an energetic – if quirky – young player.
So many of the players on the All-Star team are familiar to Minnesota fans. One of them is not only a former Twin, but he grew up here too. Pat Neshek cut his teeth as a middle reliever for the Minnesota Twins, with his strange and effective delivery.
Major League Baseball celebrates stars of the past and future during the All-Star Game. But the big leagues are moving beyond peanuts and Cracker Jacks, putting the spotlight on five up-and-coming Minnesota chefs.
As part of the All-Star Game legacy project, the Minnesota Twins and Major League Baseball are helping local veterans. On Tuesday morning, Twins and MBL officials were at the Advantage Services Center in St. Paul to dedicate a new housing complex for homeless veterans.
How’s this for an all-star experience? They ask you to pitch batting practice to the American League. That was the call for former Gopher and Twins player Brian Raabe, and it gave him an opportunity to forget about a baseball problem at Bethel University.
We’re used to a Twins catcher playing in the All-Star Game, but there’s a new one this time around.
An autographed glove that Lou Gehrig gave to a Connecticut man when he was a boy has sold for $287,500. Hunt Auctions said the glove sold Tuesday at its live auction in Minneapolis. It did not disclose the name of the buyer.
It’s hard to blame Neil Johnson, a retired high school teacher from Shakopee, if he’s a little numb and starry-eyed this week. Johnson is one of 30 educators from around the country who were chosen by Major League Baseball as “All-Star Teachers.”
Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says the Minnesota Vikings have backed down on their promise to release the results of an investigation into homophobia among the team’s coaching staff.
A former Twins slugger came home Monday night, while the man currently leading the Twins in home runs tried to show off his skills for a national audience. Justin Morneau returned to Target Field for the first time since being traded last August, and was greeted with a rousing ovation. Something he thought he was prepared for based on the number of Twins fans who were in Denver over the weekend for the series between the Rockies and Twins.
It’s not just the baseball stars who are going to get the chance to shine in both Monday and Tuesday night’s games.
Among the many other players in the game are the umpires and one happens to be a local. Jeff Nelson wanted this assignment.
Growing up in Minnesota, Glen Perkins knows just how special the All-Star Game is. “This was a pipe dream a long time ago,” he said.
After months of buildup and a weekend of smaller events, the excitement is really starting to pick up for the All-Star Game. The players were at Target Field Monday for their only practice, and the Home Run Derby is slated for later Monday night.