All Star Game

American League All-Star Glen Perkins #15 of the Minnesota Twins pitches against the National League All-Stars during the  All-Star Game. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Perkins Closes Out All-Star Game, Right At Home

The bullpen door swung open, and Glen Perkins ran out on his way to the mound he’s made his ninth-inning home at Target Field.

07/16/2014

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Twins Blog: Former Twins In The All-Star Game

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.

07/16/2014

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Jeter, Trout Lead AL Over NL 5-3 In All-Star Game

Helping send Derek Jeter out a winner in his last All-Star game appearance, Mike Trout drove in two runs with a triple and a double to lead the American League past the National League 5-3 on Tuesday night.

07/15/2014

National League All-Star Andrew McCutchen #22 stands in the on deck circle during the All-Star Game.  (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Businesses, Baseball Fans Relish All-Star Experience

Baseball is referred to as America’s favorite past time, but for four days it’s been Minnesotans who’ve celebrated the game like no other.

07/15/2014

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AL Leads NL 5-3 After 6 Innings, As Jeter Jogs Off

Derek Jeter started his last All-Star game with a long ovation and a leadoff double, and Miguel Cabrera followed with a two-run homer to give the American League a strong start on the way to a 5-3 lead over the National League through six innings on Tuesday night.

07/15/2014

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All-Star Farewell: Jeter Takes Bow, Hits Double

Derek Jeter was a big hit from the start in his final All-Star game.

07/15/2014

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Local Food Trucks Enjoys All-Star Game Boost

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.

07/15/2014

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Twins, MLB Team Up To Help Homeless Minn. Vets

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.

07/15/2014

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Pitching To All-Stars Lets Bethel Coach Forget About Mudslide

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.

07/15/2014

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Minneapolis Rolls Out The Red Carpet For All-Stars

Tuesday was an amazing day to be in downtown Minneapolis. Even people who weren’t going to the All-Star Game Tuesday evening could still soak up some of the energy from it throughout the day. Including during the big All-Star Red Carpet parade that happened before the big game.

07/15/2014

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Here’s What Makes Kurt Suzuki An All-Star

We’re used to a Twins catcher playing in the All-Star Game, but there’s a new one this time around.

07/15/2014

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.

All Star Game….Take Dave Lee’s poll…..

Take 30 seconds to answer Dave Lee’s Morning Show Poll questions on tonight’s All Star game by clicking the link above.

07/15/2014

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Despite Wind, Rain Mpls Home Run Derby Was A Night To Remember

Fans at the Home Run Derby experienced a little wind, a little cold and even a little rain at one point, but very few people seemed to mind. Whether it was their first All-Star Home Run Derby experience or one of many, fans were excited to see it back in Minneapolis, at Target Field.

07/14/2014

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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.

PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 7-14-14

A busy ALL STAR show! Click the link to listen back to interviews from today.

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

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