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An Ode To The Hot Dog: Celebrating Baseball’s Favorite Food

On National Hot Dog Day, we celebrate by looking at the best hot dogs in baseball stadiums around the country.

07/23/2015

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The Top 5 Athletes-Turned-Actors

LeBron James is getting some good reviews for his performance (as himself) in the new Judd Apatow – Amy Schumer movie Trainwreck. Despite losing the championship this year, he has been able to dodge the […]

07/22/2015

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Burnsville Pitcher Finally Takes The Mound After Battle With Cancer

Sean Floersch hasn’t been able to pitch in quite a while, but he was determined to make it back on the mound.

07/18/2015

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Plouffe Grand Slam, Dozier Homer Lead Twins Past Athletics

Ervin Santana received the game ball from Joe Mauer after his first win with Minnesota, and he waited months to finally earn it. The Twins’ power hitters provided him plenty of support, too.

07/18/2015

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Twins’ Brian Dozier Homers In 1st All-Star At-Bat

Mike Trout flashed the skill that puts him at the front of baseball’s new generation, just moments after four of the all-time greats had just walked off the field. Trout became the first player in 38 years to homer leading off an All-Star game.

07/15/2015

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MN Politicians Call On USPS To Release Harmon Killebrew Stamp

Minnesota’s full congressional delegation has written a letter to get Twins great Harmon Killebrew immortalized on a postage stamp. The late Killebrew’s wife and the Minnesota Twins are asking for fans to send in letters of support.

07/14/2015

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4 Things To Know From July 14, 2015

From a historic agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear program to an equally history flyby of the dwarf planet Pluto, here are the four stories to know for Tuesday, July 14.

07/14/2015

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Baseball Managers Fistfight In Summer League Game

The benches clear after opposing managers got into it during an Alaska Baseball League game.

07/10/2015

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Brian Dozier Gets His Own Emoji When You Use #VoteDozier

It’s the final push for players hoping to make the All-Star Team. Public voting is open until 3 p.m. Friday, and players are pushing for those numbers. Prior to Friday, all voting has been taking place online or through text message.

07/10/2015

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5 Best Places To Eat Near The 2015 MLB All-Star Game

Visiting Cincinnati for the 2015 MLB All-Star game? Here are some can’t-miss food stops to add into your travel itinerary.

07/08/2015

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Twins Put Shane Robinson On Family Emergency Leave

The Minnesota Twins have placed outfielder Shane Robinson on family emergency leave. Robinson traveled to Boston after his infant daughter underwent emergency surgery. Manager Paul Molitor said Friday that Robinson would not return to the team before Sunday.

07/03/2015

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Even For ‘Electrifying’ Buxton, There’s A Lot To Learn

Byron Buxton finished his first homestand for Minnesota with quite the challenge in Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale, the three-time-and-counting All-Star left-hander who will likely appear on the schedule many times in the coming seasons as a division rival of the Twins.

06/25/2015

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Prep Blog: Spring State Champions At A Glance

School is out, the sun is out and summer is here. It officially starts on Father’s Day, but for high school athletes, the spring came to an end both late last week and on Monday as the state’s spring champions were crowned across various sports.

06/19/2015

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Twins Blog: ‘Damn Yankees!’

It’s fair to say there’s no love lost between the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees. However, that rivalry (and hatred) goes well beyond the Twins’ days at the Metrodome and even Met Stadium.

06/18/2015

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Your Baseball-Centric Travel Guide To Cooperstown

Travel guide to Cooperstown, New York, home of the world famous National Baseball Hall of Fame.

06/17/2015

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Buy Dad A Piece Of The Metrodome For Father’s Day

Year after year it can be hard to come up with exciting and new gifts for Father’s Day. As the annual holiday to celebrate dad is just around the corner, WCCO’s Ali Lucia is taking a look at unique gifts for dad.

06/15/2015

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Scoring Changes Wipes Out Crucial Twins Error Vs. Rangers

A game-deciding error against Minnesota Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks is now a two-run double for Mitch Moreland of the Texas Rangers. The Rangers announced before Saturday’s game that the official scorer had changed his ruling on the play Friday night.

06/13/2015

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Torii Hunter Drops Appeal Of Suspension

Minnesota outfielder Torii Hunter has dropped the appeal of his two-game suspension and will sit out the rest of the weekend series at Texas. Hunter was in the original lineup for Saturday’s game, but the outfielder’s decision was announced by the Twins about an hour before the scheduled first pitch.

06/13/2015

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Twins Reinstate Rookie Rosario From Paternity List

The Minnesota Twins have reinstated outfielder Eddie Rosario from the paternity list. The move was made before Friday’s game at Texas that opened a three-game series against the Rangers. The Twins announced that Rosario and his wife, Milany, had their third child, Lucas.

06/12/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Little League Field In Minnesota

There are movies made about stories like that of Russ and Ann Mann’s. “I really wanted to build something that nobody else had,” Russ said. There are two little league baseball fields, nestled in Isanti County, built from the sheer drive of two salt-of-the-earth people.

06/11/2015

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New Life, St. Cloud Cathedral, Mounds View Return To State

All three Minnesota high school baseball champions have returned to the state tournament to defend titles from last season. New Life Academy of Woodbury in Class 1A, St. Cloud Cathedral in Class 2A and Mounds View in Class 3A are back in their respective brackets, all as the top seed. This is the 16th year of the three-class format.

06/09/2015

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Miracle League Gives All Kids Opportunity To Play Ball

A Twin Cities baseball league is teaching kids more than just the fundamentals of the game. The West Metro Miracle League gives kids of all abilities the chance to play. Built off Highway 101 in Minnetonka nearly eight years ago, the modified field is specially designed for children with special needs.

06/06/2015

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5 Things To Know About Wine, Women And Baseball

Last Friday, the Twins took on the Toronto Blue Jays. The game may have ended in a loss, but for a large group of women attending the night was still a win. That’s because it was Wine, Women and Baseball.

06/03/2015

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Report: Saints Could Get Additional Tailgating Options

It looks like there will soon be more tailgating options at CHS Field in St. Paul. According to the Star Tribune, the Metropolitan Council has voted to negotiate with the Saints to develop another tailgating lot near Metro Transit’s Light Rail facility.

06/02/2015

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