Two new podcasts for your listening pleasure:
1) Twins Insider, featuring Phil Miller reporting from New York, is a detailed look at Tuesday's wild-card game.
2) Talking Timberwolves with Jerry Zgoda breaks down the new-look Wolves as they prepare for two games in China.
Listen to both on startribune.com or listen/download via iTunes.
Nobody expected the Twins to be in the playoffs this season, and one-game playoffs are tremendously fun. You don't need much more incentive to watch Twins at Yankees, 7 p.m., ESPN.
"Lindsay Whalen is amazing. Her hard foul was brilliantly timed. ... The Sparks were flying high until Lindsay threw a wrench into their wheels and their minds. She gave 'no more nonsense' notice to her team; it was time to play tough, competitive Lynx basketball."
"buster32" commenting on startribune.com.
"Happy Birthday @UWBuckyBadger! Maybe the new year will bring you a new shirt and hopefully some pants as well! #Doubtful."