10 Unforgettable MLB All-Star MomentsWhether good or bad, these All-Star Game moments were certainly memorable.
6 Changes I'd Like To See For MLB All-Star WeekThe HR Derby changes were a good start, but more can be done to increase excitement.
This Week In Baseball: In Defense Of The All-Star GameThe All-Star Game is nearly here, which means the complaining has begun. Here's a tip to enjoy the events: rediscover your inner kid.
Top 5 Moments From All-Star Week In MinneapolisA week that the City of Minneapolis spent years preparing for has come and gone. Baseball fans from the Twin Cities and all throughout the country hit downtown Minneapolis for All-Star Week. There were a lot of great moments throughout the week, and here are our five favorites.
Minneapolis Bar Patrons Stay Out Late To Celebrate All-Star GameWe've had nearly a week of activities in Minneapolis leading up to Tuesday night's All-Star Game at Target Field. Things wrapped up late and many bar patrons stayed out through the night to take advantage of the 4 a.m. bar close downtown.
Post-Midnight Fireworks Rile Minneapolis ResidentsSince the Home Run Derby started late, it ended late and fireworks from an All-Star Gala didn't go off until after midnight. The fireworks were near the Mill City Museum in downtown Minneapolis, and they woke up many people.
Shakopee Teacher Soaks In The All-Star Week ExperienceIt's hard to blame Neil Johnson, a retired high school teacher from Shakopee, if he's a little numb and starry-eyed this week. Johnson is one of 30 educators from around the country who were chosen by Major League Baseball as "All-Star Teachers."
Hernandez, Wainwright To Open All-Star GameSeattle's Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday night's All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League.
Former All-Star, Future Hall Of Famer Frank Thomas Talks Home Run DerbyFrank Thomas, otherwise known as the "The Big Hurt" is in town for the All-Star game on behalf of the Gillette Home Run Derby. He remembers playing in past All-Star games, and the first Home Run Derby in Minneapolis in 1985.
Finding Minnesota: Target FieldEven with more than 90 losses for three straight seasons, the Minnesota Twins have averaged more than 30,000 fans a game since Target Field opened in 2010. The ballpark itself is clearly part of the draw. "I love the architecture,” Jessi Oeltjen of Spring Valley said. “I'm a design buff, so just the architecture, the design, the layout. Once you get inside, there is not a bad seat in the house."
All-Star Game FanFest Opens At Mpls. Convention CenterBaseball 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.
3 Local Scorekeepers Prepare For All-Star Game SpotlightBaseball 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.