Baseball fans hoping to be overwhelmed by memorabilia headed to the MLB All-Star Game FanFest, which opened Friday morning at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The doors opened at 9 a.m. The first day’s focus is on kids, with the first thousand kids through the door getting a free T.C. Bear bobblehead.
Baseball players know the difference between a hit and an error. The trouble is, their opinion doesn’t count in the score book. Former Twins slugger David “Big Papi” Ortiz has had his problems with the scorekeeper in Fenway Park.
Yohan Pino has the game ball to prove he belongs in the majors, even if he doesn’t have a big league job anymore. The Minnesota Twins rookie right-hander earned his first major league victory — beating the Seattle Mariners 4-2 Thursday night in his fifth big league appearance — and was told after the game that he’s being sent back to the minors to make room for LHP Kris Johnson to start Friday at Colorado.
Major League Baseball’s All Star game at Target Field is just five days away. But Friday, Fan Fest opens at the Minneapolis Convention Center – and the first day is dedicated to kids! Doors open at 9 a.m. with the first thousand kids through the door getting a free T.C. Bear bobblehead.
Minnesota fans who were hoping to get Justin Morneau back in action at Target Field during next week’s All-Star Game fell short in their efforts. On Thursday, the MLB announced that Morneau would not be joining the roster of players for next Tuesday’s game.
As part of the Twin Cities’ MLB All-Star Game festivities, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the Minnesota Twins are celebrating the dedication of two projects. One is an expansion and improvement of the youth baseball field in Northeast Park.
One of the underrated parts of the All-Star Game festivities is the Futures Game, which will take place this year on Sunday at Target Field at 4 p.m. The future of baseball will be on display. Doubt that statement? Consider this list.
We all know the All Star Game is coming and, of course, the tickets are really expensive. But you may not know that there are some free events and others that might just fit into your family budget.
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has never been on the losing side of an All-Star game, and with Target Field hosting this year’s festivities, he doesn’t plan on starting now. This will be the third time Gardenhire’s been a part of an American League All-Star staff.
Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco is being sent back to Minnesota because of a sore right elbow. Nolasco is scheduled to have his elbow examined on Tuesday and undergo an MRI. Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Nolasco (5-7) met with manager Ron Gardenhire on Monday before the series opener against the Seattle Mariners and told him he had felt pain all season.
The starting pitching matchup at the All-Star game — whatever it ends up being — could be one for the ages. Seattle’s Felix Hernandez looks like the front-runner in the American League, with a 10-2 record and a 2.11 ERA.
The Minnesota Twins will have at least two players representing them as they host the 2014 All-Star Game. Kurt Suzuki is getting his first shot at an appearance in the Midsummer Classic, and Glen Perkins can now call himself a two-time All-Star. Suzuki broke into the big leagues with Oakland in 2007.
Hours after trading Vidal Nuno to Arizona for Brandon McCarthy and cutting outfielder Alfonso Soriano, the New York Yankees took a nine-run lead by the fourth inning and seemed set for a laugher at Target Field. The game ended with the potential go-ahead run at the plate. Jacoby Ellsbury homered, doubled and drove in four runs as Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 9-7 Sunday after their roster shakeup and moved back above .500 at 44-43.
All-Star game appearances are special, as Minnesota native Terry Steinbach knows. In 1988 he was voted into his first All-Star game, and he was hitting just 217. But that night it didn’t matter for him or his home town of New Ulm, Minn. Steinbach remembers it well what it meant to be named to the All-Star team.
This weekend likely isn’t Derek Jeter’s last time playing in Minnesota — he’s nearly a lock to make his 14th All-Star team here in a little more than a week. But it will be his last time playing against the Twins, with the future Hall of Famer announcing that this will be his final season.