Twins Blog Podcast: Ep. 2Welcome back for the second edition of the WCCO.com Twins Blog Podcast! There’s plenty of great Twins talk and interviews on WCCO Radio, and each week we’ll bring you some of the highlights and tell you how to listen to all your favorite WCCO Radio shows.
Minnesota Orchestra Preps For Trip To CubaWednesday morning, a big group of Minnesotans will board a flight from Minneapolis and head to Havana, Cuba. The Minnesota Orchestra will be the first U.S. orchestra to perform in Cuba since President Obama announced plans to restore relations with the country in December.
What's The Most Iconic Minnesota Movie?Which movie shot in Minnesota is the most iconic? "Jingle All the Way"? "Grumpy Old Men"?
Kevin Smith To Stay On As Minnesota Orchestra CEOInterim Minnesota Orchestra president Kevin Smith has become the organization's permanent chief executive. The orchestra's board appointed Smith president and CEO by a unanimous vote.
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The Twins’ Honeymoon Period At Target Field Is OverIn their final home game of the 2014 season, the Minnesota Twins treated their fans to something rather uncommon: a victory. The team now has four games left in Detroit before the season ends. It's the fourth straight season that the Twins have lost at least 90 games.
All-Star Game A ‘Success’ For MinneapolisAbout 160,000 people are exiting the Twin Cities Wednesday on the heels of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game. And the preliminary consensus is it was a success. Target Field housed more people the past few days than it ever has before. Around 50,000 people watched baseball's best, and their families, roll down the Red Carpet in Tuesday's parade.
Good Question 'Reply All': Hiccups, Away Games & QWERTYToni asked: What causes hiccups? The diaphragm, the muscle just below the rib, gets irritated and starts to spasm. That causes a person to take in air quickly. When that air hits our vocal cords, out comes the hiccups. Eating and drinking too quickly, excitement, swallowing too much or smoking can be common causes of hiccups.
Good Question: Reply All: MLB Start Times, Corn Silk, 'Ski-U-Mah'Judy from Minneapolis wants to know: Why do MLB games start at 10 minutes after the hour instead of on the hour? According to Twins spokesman Kevin Smith, the start time are to accommodate radio and television networks that come on the air at the top of the hour. It gives them time to set up the game, welcome everyone and sometimes take a commercial break.
Target Field Says ‘No’ To E-CigarettesMore smokers are turning to electronic cigarettes as a less-expensive and less-regulated way to get their nicotine. But they're still so new, governments and businesses are grappling with how to deal with them. E-cigarettes have a battery-powered heating element that produces vapor rather than smoke. They're not restricted under Minnesota's Clean Indoor Air Act, but many businesses – including the Minnesota Twins - are telling customers to put them away.
Even More Concerts For Target Field – Big And SmallKenny Chesney’s “No Shoes Nation Tour” with the Zac Brown Band set a Target Field record last week with nearly 44,000 fans attending. In 2012, Chesney and Tim McGraw drew more than 42,500 fans to Target Field for their “Brothers of the Sun Tour.”
Good Question: ‘Reply All’: Twins Leftovers, Stop Signs & Mileage When Janice Godlewski and her nephew went to the Twins game in April, it was called off. So she asked: What do the Twins do with all the food that was made?