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.
Despite Wind, Rain Mpls Home Run Derby Was A Night To RememberFans at the Home Run Derby experienced a little wind, a little cold and even a little rain at one point, but very few people seemed to mind. Whether it was their first All-Star Home Run Derby experience or one of many, fans were excited to see it back in Minneapolis, at Target Field.
Local Umpire To Help Officiate All-Star GameIt's not just the baseball stars who are going to get the chance to shine in both Monday and Tuesday night’s games. Among the many other players in the game are the umpires and one happens to be a local. Jeff Nelson wanted this assignment.
Derby Contestant Morneau Makes Return To Minnesota The choice for the final spot on the National League home run derby squad was easy for captain Troy Tulowitzki. Justin Morneau, his Colorado teammate, had the chance to go back to his baseball home in Minnesota.
Even With Cold Temperatures, ASG Activities Won't Cool DownMonday's high temp of 64 is the coldest high temperature ever recorded on this date in the Twin Cities. And strong wind gusts along the streets of downtown Minneapolis really made the weather hard to ignore Monday morning.
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.
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.
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.
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.