Tracy grew up Mendota Heights and graduated from Henry Sibley High School. That’s when Tracy got her first taste of what it was like to be a journalist through a mentorship with Darcy Pohland.
While attending the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk Jayhawk!), Tracy received a Society of Professional Journalists award for online sports reporting, and two first-place awards from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters for her newscasts. After graduation, she worked in Kansas City.
Sports have always been a big part of Tracy’s life. She started dance classes at age two and was on her first T-ball team at age five. She can’t remember when she attended her first Twins game, but regardless of their record, Twins games are on the agenda every summer.
Being a professional athlete comes with some perks. Some are more obvious than others: getting paid to play a sport, being a celebrity and becoming a role model to others. Another great benefit: being able to help the people who support you. Many athletes feel a great responsibility to pay it forward and don’t take that aspect of their job lightly.
Now that the Wild’s season is over, the players assumably have a lot of time on their hands. They took a few weeks off and are back in the grind of working out and preparing to condition for the next season.
This summer, the Minnesota Twins are making local music fans happy. At every Wednesday home game through August, a local band will perform during games in a series the team calls “The Midwest Music Showcase.” In the past, the Twins have fielded complaints that local music wasn’t played in the stadium.
Twenty years ago, we were introduced to characters like Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez, Smalls, Squints, Ham and Yeah-Yeah. They were far from a pack of superheroes; just neighborhood kids trying to stay out of trouble while playing baseball.
Monday should have marked the 10th home game for the Twins this season. Instead, it marks the third postponed game at Target Field in 2013.
They’re supposed to be the boys of summer. This season, they’re the boys of snowstorms.
42 is a reminder of how we’ve progressed as a sport and a nation. When it ended I felt moved and inspired, but a part of me was also a little sad.
Peter Nelson and I had the pleasure of eating our way through Target Field’s new food tasting event. In keeping with the baseball theme, here’s a line up of our favorites …
A 25-year-old woman is sharing her story after a suffering from a life-threatening condition that affects one in three women.
Pop quiz, Twins Blog readers! How many games are there in a full Major League Baseball season?
The Minnesota Twins spent the past week warming up their fans with the 53rd Winter Caravan. Friday kicks off the annual TwinsFest at the Metrodome. During a stop in St. Paul, pitchers Glen Perkins and Brian Duensing told me the caravan is more than a chance to meet the fans.
The Minnesota Twins are loading onto their buses this week for the annual winter caravan, crisscrossing Twins Territory to visit 50 communities.
Thousands of the big black birds are suddenly being spotted in the Twin Cities, perching on trees and blanketing the sky.
Between the Vikings and the Wild, Minnesota sports fans have had their fill of drama and celebration this weekend.
This week, we’re reminded to be thankful for the people and things we have in our lives. Two moms who are thankful for their own blessings are helping new families have a little easier time this holiday season.
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