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Local Umpire To Help Officiate All-Star Game

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.

07/14/2014

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Even With Cold Temperatures, ASG Activities Won’t Cool Down

Monday’s high temp of 64 is the coldest high temperature ever recorded on this date in the Twin Cities. And strong wind gusts along the streets of downtown Minneapolis really made the weather hard to ignore Monday morning.

07/14/2014

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Perkins, Suzuki Talk Inspiration Before All-Star Game

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.

07/14/2014

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10 Biggest MLB First-Half Surprises

Let’s look at the 10 biggest MLB first-half pleasant and unpleasant surprises.

07/14/2014

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Hundreds Of Tickets Left For Home Run Derby, All-Star Game

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.

07/14/2014

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10 Minnesota Words & Phrases ASG Visitors Should Know

As we’ve heard from the commercials, all eyes are on Minneapolis. And thousands of ears are here too as visitors have flocked from around the country to see the All-Star Game. While known to have a distinct accent, Minnesotans also have a bit of a native language that may be foreign to our ASG visitors. Thus, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to come up with a list of Minnesota terminology to help ease people in to the Land O’ Lakes.

07/14/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 29: A general view of signage at Target Field as MLB commissioner Bud Selig addresses the media as the announcement is made for the location 2014 All-Star Game on August 29, 2012 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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07/14/2014

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 13: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees warms up before their game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on June 13, 2014 in Oakland, California.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2014 MLB All-Star Game

The 2014 MLB All-Star Game will be played at Target Field in Minneapolis on July 15. Here are 5 things you need to know about the game.

07/14/2014

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Meet Minneapolis Creates Hashtag For Visitors With ASG Questions

Some are tucked away, others, out front, all working to roll out the welcome mat to baseball fans this week. “It’s just bringing our Minnesota Nice and spreading it to people who are here for the All Star Game,” Tara Olson Medina, of Spong, said.

07/13/2014

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Finding Minnesota: Target Field

Even with more than 90 losses for three straight seasons, the Minnesota Twins have averaged more than 30,000 fans a game since Target Field opened in 2010. The ballpark itself is clearly part of the draw. “I love the architecture,” Jessi Oeltjen of Spring Valley said. “I’m a design buff, so just the architecture, the design, the layout. Once you get inside, there is not a bad seat in the house.”

07/13/2014

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Top Safety Officials Keep Close Eye On Mpls. During ASG

Between the All-Star Game events and the thousands of spectators, it’s a lot to monitor. “It’s a big operation,” Minneapolis Police Commander Scott Gerlicher said. The security command post for the All-Star Game, which kept at an undisclosed location, houses around 30 of the top city, state and federal law enforcement officials who are working together this week.

07/13/2014

8. San Francisco Giants (5-2)

Hudson, Simon, Street, Clippard Join NL All-Stars

San Francisco’s Tim Hudson, Cincinnati’s Alfredo Simon, San Diego’s Huston Street and Washington’s Tyler Clippard have been added to the roster for Tuesday’s All-Star game at Target Field as the National League changed about one-third of its pitching staff. They replace a quartet of pitchers who started Sunday: the Giants’ Madison Bumgarner, the Reds’ Johnny Cueto, the Padres’ Tyson Ross and the Atlanta Braves’ Julio Teheran.

07/13/2014

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Twins Blog: Days of All-Star Game Past

Before I headed out to watch the All-Star Futures Game this afternoon, I wanted to take a glimpse into the past…

07/13/2014

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Commemorative Streets For Twins’ HOFers Get New Location

The Minnesota Twins and the city of Minneapolis found new locations for the two streets commemorating the Twins’ Hall of Famers, Kirby Puckett and Rod Carew. Kirby Puckett Place and Rod Carew Drive will be relocated next to Target Field.

07/13/2014

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Baseball Fans Celebrate The Game In The Twin Cities

The 85th annual All-Star Game is still a few days away, but already fans are flocking to the Minneapolis Convention Center to take in the sights and sounds of baseball. Twins spokesman Kevin Smith says there will be a chance for everyone to get into the spirit of the game, with a parade on Tuesday. And at Target Station, behind the field, they will be showing both the Home Run Derby on Monday and the game on Tuesday.

07/12/2014

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