Gamesmanship revisited: Baseball gets a handle on sign hijinks

Gamesmanship revisited: Baseball gets a handle on sign hijinks

Baseball teams have forever tried to gain an edge; the 2017 Astros' garbage cans took it to a new level.
Armed policemen watched and waited along Plymouth Avenue in July 1967
sports

Hartman: Unrest in Minneapolis echoes summer of '67

11:03am
Two Vikings players, guard Milt Sunde and linebacker Ron Acks, were in the National Guard and got called up to help calm the riots in Minneapolis during the summer of 1967.
Nicollet Baseball Park
Twins

Reusse: Baseball memories of Lake Street turn to ashes

6:09am
The final game at Nicollet Baseball Park was Sept. 28, 1955. The site became a bank, which was torched Friday night.
North High coach Larry McKenzie stood for the anthem last February.
sports

Scoggins: Young people need mentors like McKenzie to work through traumatic times

10:12am
The legendary North High boys' basketball coach keeps replaying the video of George Floyd in his mind. "That could've been me. That could've been my son. That could've been any of my players."
An an empty Target Field on April 2, what would have been the 2020 home opener.
Twins

Souhan: Major League Baseball can't afford to take season off

May 30
If players and owners can't agree on salaries this year, it would be another blow to the game
Jack Traxler is a senior on the golf team at Cretin-Derham Hall. Despite balance and vision problems from a brain tumor, he excels at golf.
Inspired

When a brain tumor cut short his hockey dream, Cretin-Derham Hall student took up golf

May 29
Jack Traxler sees a lot of parallels between golf and his recovery.
Jon Stravers listened for cerulean warblers on a backwater of the Mississippi River near his home in McGregor, Iowa. Stravers is a free-sprited, indep
Outdoors

Stravers serves as eyes and ears of the Driftless Area

May 30
Researcher "Hawk Daddy" is part of restoration effort near southeast part of state.
Sports

US Open tennis plan in works, including group flights, COVID tests

10:14am
If the USTA board does decide to go forward with the Open, it is expected to be held at its usual site and in its usual spot on the calendar. The main draw is scheduled to start Aug. 31.
Twins

Twins won't cut minor league players, will pay them for full season

May 29
The Twins will pay their minor league players through August, and won't release any of those players as other major league teams have done.
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