Twins Blog: Players Caught Up In Thrill Of Home OpenerBaseball is a unique sport in many ways. When teams in other sports begin their season, it's a special event. But "Opening Day" and "Home Openers" in baseball seem to rise to another level. Teams break out the bunting, entire squads are introduced to the fans, and the pregame festivities seem to last for hours.
Crews Put Finishing Touches On Target Field For Twins Home OpenerThe Minnesota Twins are just two days away from their first home game of the season. The team will play the Kansas City Royals in front of a sold-out crowd Monday afternoon. At the dawn of the new season, Target Field awakens from a long winter as workers ready the ball park for nearly 40,000 baseball fans.
30 Players: Royals Have Special Arm In Brandon FinneganVery few 21-year-old athletes have been on more of a rollercoaster in the past year than Royals pitcher Brandon Finnegan. He became the first player to pitch in the College World Series and MLB World Series in the same year.
Twins Blog: Royals GM On Becoming A Playoff ContenderIt's been four years of futility for the Minnesota Twins. But compared with some other MLB franchises, four years is a brief period of time compared to their struggles to compete for a championship.
5 Sports Events More Surprising Than Beck Winning Album Of The YearLet's take a look at five events in sports over the last year more surprising than Beck's shocking GRAMMYs Album of the Year win.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants' Bumgarner Is The New World Series HeroPitcher Madison Bumgarner carried the San Francisco Giants to a third World Series win in 5 seasons. The Kansas City Royals fall just short.
5 Things You Missed: 2014 World Series, Game 7Madison Bumgarner carried the Giants to World Series victory over the Royals in Game 7. Here are 5 things you missed.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Royals Pitching Will Be The Difference In Game 7The San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals take the World Series to Game 7. Strong Royals pitching will win a close one for KC.
5 Things You Missed: 2014 World Series, Game 6The Royals scored 10 runs to shut out the Giants in World Series Game 6. Here are 5 things you missed.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants Under More Pressure Than Royals To WinThe Giants have a larger payroll than the Royals... by a lot. They also have the 3-2 World Series edge, and way more pressure to win.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Trailing Royals Get Advantage Playing At HomeGiants lead the World Series 3-2 on Bumgarner's masterful outing. But for the Royals, returning to Kansas City could help them win out.
5 Things You Missed: 2014 World Series, Game 5The Giants' Madison Bumgarner pitched a complete-game shutout in World Series Game 5 to put the Royals down 3-2. Here are 5 things you missed.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Pitching Matchup Favors Giants In Game 5The Giants rolled over the Royals in World Series Game 4. A Bumgarner-Shields pitching matchup in Game 5 points to another Giants win.
5 Things You Missed: 2014 World Series, Game 4The Giants romped the Royals in World Series Game 4, which saw the teams combine for 15 runs and 28 hits. Here are 5 things you missed.
Playoff Pinch Hits: World Series Game 4 Will Be Another Close OneGame 3 was pivotal in the World Series. And the Kansas City Royals' win forces the San Francisco Giants to play from behind in Game 4.