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Target Field Becomes ‘Trash Free’

The Minnesota Twins are off to a good start this season, and now Target Field also has some bragging rights. The Twins say they now have the greenest ballpark in Major League Baseball. This comes after a partnership with a company called Eco Products in the effort to cut down on plastic.

05/20/2015

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Musicians + Sports: Jason Aldean’s Baseball Dreams Hit U.S. Stadiums

For country music superstar Jason Aldean, it all comes down to the strategy of baseball and the pageantry of college football.

12/09/2014

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NFLPA And NFL Disagree On Peterson’s Immediate Future

The National Football League and NFL Players Association may be preparing to battle over Adrian Peterson’s immediate future. The league has declined to reinstate the star running back from the commissioner’s exempt list until the league has reviewed the case. The union, however, believes Peterson should be removed from the list now that his legal matter has been resolved.

11/10/2014

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Top 10 Mascots In Major League Baseball

On Dinger, on Lou Seal, on Phillie Phanatic! Major League Baseball has captured the imagination of the world with their compelling (and sometimes terrifying) costumed mascots. Here are just some of the best!

08/21/2014

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Twins, MLB Offer Free Eye Exams In Kirby’s Honor

The Twin Cities are seeing another benefit from hosting the 2014 All-Star Game. Major League Baseball and the Minnesota Twins are funding a program that provides free eye exams to people who can’t afford to see a doctor.

07/16/2014

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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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Twins, MLB Invest In Renovating Boys & Girls Club Of The Twin Cities

The Twins and Major League Baseball have committed more than $8 million to local and national projects. One of them will affect 3,000 kids in North Minneapolis. Half of The Boys and Girls Club building was vacant for years.

07/14/2014

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Tom ‘Bruno’ Brunansky Recounts The First-Ever Home Run Derby

The annual Home Run Derby is Monday night at Target Field — and it’ll include former Twin Justin Morneau. But did you know that the very first home run derby also took place here?

07/10/2014

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Mpls. Police Release Safety Video With Massive All-Star Game Crowds Expected

In just four days, the Twin Cities will step into the national spotlight when the best in baseball head to Target Field. The 2014 All-Star Game will bring an estimated 160,000 visitors to Minneapolis. Keeping everyone safe is a top priority for law enforcement.

07/07/2014

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No Love For Celebrity Softball Game

Kevin Love is no longer on the list of participants in the celebrity softball game at Target Field during the Major League Baseball All-Star festivities.

07/02/2014

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Top 10 Facial Hair In The MLB’s AL Central

Facial hair seems almost mandatory in Major League Baseball, and the American League Central has some of the best.

06/19/2014

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Twins Blog: All-Star Game Peanuts Statues

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.

05/28/2014

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Mounds View’s Sam Hentges Among Best Baseball Players In MN

Mounds View’s Sam Hentges is considered one of the best high school baseball players in the state. He carries a 6-foot-7-inch frame, can pitch, hit and uses his size to make an impact.

05/20/2014

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Minneapolis Changes All-Star Game Events Ordinance

Minneapolis has shortened the window of time around Major League Baseball’s July 15 All-Star Game during which other events in the city can be limited.

05/09/2014

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This Year’s All-Star Game Will Be A Huge Win For Charities

The start of All Star balloting for baseball’s 2014 midsummer classic shared the stage with the largest legacy giving program in All-Star Game history.

04/25/2014

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Target Field Ready To Go For Next Week’s Home Opener

After what feels like the longest winter ever, Monday marks a sign that warmer weather is just ahead. It’s Opening Day for Major League Baseball.

03/31/2014

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Good Question: How Can Pro Sports Teams Set Age Limits?

New NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has brought up an age-old issue within the NBA. He wants to raise the minimum age, which is now 20 years old. Right now, a player must be at least 19 and one year removed from high school. He argues it would make for a more competitive draft and another year of player maturity.

03/27/2014

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Good Question: How Do Metal Detectors Work?

Anyone who wants to go to a Twins home game this season will have to go through a metal detector. On Tuesday, the Twins announced they’ll have them at all entrances to Target Field by May 1. They are complying with a Major League Baseball rule that requires security screening at all ballparks by 2015.

03/25/2014

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Musicians + Sports: American Authors on Baseball, the Red Sox and Kanye West’s Aquatic Calling

The breakout band riding high on the success of “Best Day of My Life” have few ideas of musicians who’d make great athletes, including Fall Out Boy drummer Andy Hurley.

03/07/2014

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Twins Game Features First Use Of Expanded MLB Replay

Standing at first base, Chris Rahl realized he was probably destined to become the answer to a trivia question. “It’s kind of funny. I was thinking, ‘Is this the first one?'” the Minnesota runner said Monday. Indeed it was, the first call to be reviewed under Major League Baseball’s expanded replay system.

03/03/2014

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Performance-Enhancement Drugs Popular Among Teens

Major League Baseball has suspended Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez through the 2014 season. The expected announcement came after he was linked to a biomedical company suspected of providing performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) to players. Use of PEDs is not just a problem with professional athletes. According to Dr. Anne Moore of Tria Orthopaedic Center in Bloomington, more and more teenagers are now experimenting with them because of easy access. “If you want to find it you can find it, is how things operate,” Dr. Moore said.

08/05/2013

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Should the Twins “FIRE” Ron Gardenhire?

Should Gardy have to fall on the sword for the Twins woes? Click the link to vote!

07/11/2013

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 6-21!

Pat Neshek’s Ball Boy brother makes a great grab on THE SMACK DOWN!

06/21/2013

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Stern Sees HGH Testing Coming To NBA Next Year

The NBA for the most part has managed to avoid the major performance-enhancing drug scandals that have plagued the NFL and Major League Baseball over the last decade. Commissioner David Stern is hoping to keep it that way.

02/06/2013

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