Getting you set for the All Star Game….click the link above to hear some of the best “stuff” from Tuesday’s Show.
The last time the All-Star Game was held in Minnesota in 1985, it featured just one Twins player. But it also had three St. Paul natives, giving the game a real hometown feel.
As the All-Star Game gets closer, Minneapolis’ twin city, St. Paul, is getting into the action. Surrounded by school children, the Minnesota Twins unveiled new All-Star lineup of jersey-wearing Peanuts characters suited up for the midsummer classic. St. Paul’s native M&M boys, Paul Molitor and Joe Mauer – both All-Star Ambassadors – were there to welcome two other St. Paul icons into the All-Star lineup: Snoopy and Charlie Brown.
Baseball has many players. I don’t mean just those on the field. There are coaches, hundreds of employees who work front office and dozens groom the field. There are also the people who work in the stadium, the vendors, reporters, TV crews, merchandise sellers, fans, reporters. You get the idea. One of those guys who’s “a part of the sport” is Gordy Jones. He’s worn many hats throughout his career: a newspaper writer, blogger, photographer and most recently, children’s author. “Baseball is my passion,” Jones said. “I love kids and I like to do as many things as I can. I’m having more fun now than I’ve ever had in my life.”
The land of 10,000 lakes is also home to just as many athletes — but which are the best all-time Minnesotan stars?
It’s difficult to argue that Dave Winfield is, by most accounts, the most gifted athlete to come out of Minnesota.