Perkins, Suzuki Talk Inspiration Before All-Star Game Growing up in Minnesota, Glen Perkins knows just how special the All-Star Game is. "This was a pipe dream a long time ago," he said.
TGF: The MLB All-Star Team... Of MascotsThe MLB All-Star Game needs a little more ridiculousness. So we're fielding our own All-Star Team, made up of mascots.
Hundreds Of Tickets Left For Home Run Derby, All-Star Game After months of buildup and a weekend of smaller events, the excitement is really starting to pick up for the All-Star Game. The players were at Target Field Monday for their only practice, and the Home Run Derby is slated for later Monday night.
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.
10 Minnesota Words & Phrases ASG Visitors Should KnowAs we've heard from the commercials, all eyes are on Minneapolis. And thousands of ears are here too as visitors have flocked from around the country to see the All-Star Game. While known to have a distinct accent, Minnesotans also have a bit of a native language that may be foreign to our ASG visitors. Thus, we've taken it upon ourselves to come up with a list of Minnesota terminology to help ease people in to the Land O' Lakes.
5 Things You Need To Know About The 2014 MLB All-Star GameThe 2014 MLB All-Star Game will be played at Target Field in Minneapolis on July 15. Here are 5 things you need to know about the game.
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.
Meet Minneapolis Creates Hashtag For Visitors With ASG QuestionsSome are tucked away, others, out front, all working to roll out the welcome mat to baseball fans this week. "It's just bringing our Minnesota Nice and spreading it to people who are here for the All Star Game," Tara Olson Medina, of Spong, said.
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."
Top Safety Officials Keep Close Eye On Mpls. During ASGBetween the All-Star Game events and the thousands of spectators, it's a lot to monitor. "It's a big operation,” Minneapolis Police Commander Scott Gerlicher said. The security command post for the All-Star Game, which kept at an undisclosed location, houses around 30 of the top city, state and federal law enforcement officials who are working together this week.
Twins Blog: ASG Futures GameIt was a sunny, summer Sunday as some of the brightest prospects in baseball took to Target Field for the 2014 All-Star Futures Game. It was especially fun for Twins fans as they got their first look at prospects Jose Berrios, Kennys Vargas and Alex Meyer playing in their future home ballpark. Berrios was recently promoted from High-A Fort Meyers to AA-New Britain. So far, advancing a level hasn't phased him.
17-Year-Old LHP Urias Impresses At Futures GameThe youngest player in the All-Star Futures game made one of the biggest impressions. Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Julio Urias, who is just 17, who had a strikeout in a 1-2-3 fifth inning for the World team in its 3-2 loss Sunday. He threw 11 of 14 pitches for strikes.
For Some, Tommy John Surgery Before Major Leagues Sitting in the Minnesota Twins locker room Sunday surrounded by many of the most promising minor leaguers, Christian Binford remembered back five years ago, when he was a 10th grader pitching for the Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania. Up to the plate walked some stud on the other team who was good enough to attract 10-20 scouts.
Hudson, Simon, Street, Clippard Join NL All-Stars San Francisco's Tim Hudson, Cincinnati's Alfredo Simon, San Diego's Huston Street and Washington's Tyler Clippard have been added to the roster for Tuesday's All-Star game at Target Field as the National League changed about one-third of its pitching staff. They replace a quartet of pitchers who started Sunday: the Giants' Madison Bumgarner, the Reds' Johnny Cueto, the Padres' Tyson Ross and the Atlanta Braves' Julio Teheran.
Futures Game: Gallo Gives US 3-2 Win Over World Texas Rangers prospect Joey Gallo showed off his power with a soaring two-run homer in the sixth inning to give the U.S. team the lead for good in a 3-2 victory over the World squad Sunday at the All-Star Futures Game for baseball's best minor leaguers. Gallo's one-out drive to right field off Houston Astros right-hander Michael Feliz was estimated at 419 feet. The 20-year-old third baseman for Double-A Frisco hit several other balls farther than that during a head-turning batting practice display at Target Field.