Twins manager Rocco Baldelli.

Souhan: Baldelli keeps one cleat in baseball, music worlds during layoff

Performing in front of demanding crowds is what groups do, and Twins manager Rocco Baldelli — currently with a lot of unexpected time on his hands — takes lessons from watching his team or his favorite band.

Reusse's (Target) Field of Dreams, Day 2: Baseball stories for a rainy day

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Quiet scenes: The interior of an an empty Target Field, shown Thursday an hour before the home opener against Oakland would have begun.
We've asked Patrick Reusse to bring us baseball each morning during what should have been the Twins' opening homestand. Six games over seven days.

Opening day memories: These 10 Twins openers were extra special

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Michael Cuddyer hugged Hall of Famer and Twins legend Harmon Killebrew before the 2010 home opener, which was the first game played at Target Field.
In addition to marking that we've made it from winter to spring, at least in theory, the baseball home opener sets the stage for a six-month daily drama. We're missing that right now.
Twins
9 minutes ago
The Twins dugout watched action on the field during an AL Division Series loss to the Yankees.

Hartman: 'Lose and Love It' fans are still out there

What do some people like better than their team winning? Picking on them when they don't.
Twins
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Ex -Twin Rod Carew was busy shaking hands and signing autographs for Minnesotans in April, 1979

Reusse: (Target) Field of Dreams, Day 1: A good day, a bad loss

We've asked Patrick Reusse to bring us baseball each morning during what should have been the Twins' opening homestand. Six games over seven days, beginning with the 1979 home opener reimagined for April 2020.
St. Paul Saints pitcher Mark Hamburger handed out gum to kids after Education Day at a St. Paul Saints exhibition game in St. Paul, Minn., on Tuesday,
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April 2
Minnesota Twins infielder Luis Arraez (2). ] CARLOS GONZALEZ • cgonzalez@startribune.com – Fort Myers, FL – February 20, 2020, CenturyLink Sport

Scoggins: No Opening Day, but here's a Twins lineup anyway

On the day that would have been the Twins season opener, manager Rocco Baldelli declined to reveal the lineup he would have submitted. That's no fun.
Twins
April 2
Target Field, the Twins and their fans are ready. But Thursday’s home opener will come and go without a game while the world continues to battle the

There should have been a ballgame: Home opener is latest missing milestone

Thursday was to begin at 6 a.m. with breakfast on the Target Field plaza. Gates were to open at 1 p.m. A flyover was, once again, scheduled as part of the pageantry that won't be happening.
Twins
April 2
Max Kepler is greeted by Jorge Polanco after hitting his fifth home run in five at-bats against pitcher Trevor Bauer last season.

Owned by Kepler, Bauer goes deep on streak of five homers in five at-bats

If you remember back to last season, Twins outfielder Max Kepler hit five straight home runs off Trevor Bauer in two games at Cleveland. Now, Bauer takes fans deep and explains what happened.
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Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer, right, point to each other as they acknowledge fans during a
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Twins
April 2
Replay: See our Live Blog from Game 7 of the 1991 World Series

Replay: See our Live Blog from Game 7 of the 1991 World Series

MLB Network showed the epic Game 7 of the 1991 World Series between the Twins and Atlanta. Here's our Live Blog with comments from the Star Tribune and fans on social media.
Coronavirus
April 1
A skeleton crew of grounds keepers cut the grass at Target Field Friday afternoon.

Twins offer financial help to staff hurt by virus-canceled games

There are roughly 800-900 workers at Target Field not employed by the Twins. For them, the Target Field Employee Assistance Fund is being set up, and the team is making a "significant" (unspecified) contribution.
Vikings
April 1
Among the things columnist Jim Souhan misses is a border battle where you can throw out the records when the the teams meet and players stay focused b

Souhan: Missing sports clichés, the comfort food of English language

There's an "i" in cliché, but this is all about team, and columnist Jim Souhan is a team-first guy, but it's a business and he's got to be able to feed his family.
The Kernels snapped a six-game losing streak defeating the Clinton LumberKings at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Tuesday night May
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Coronavirus
April 1
Coping with hope: fans create diversions in a world without sports

Coping with hope: fans create diversions in a world without sports

From play-by-play of driveway P-I-G games to makeshift backyard golf courses, enthusiasts endure their new normal with inventive solutions.
Twins
March 31
After accepting the Twins’ $17.8 million qualifiying offer for 2020 last November, righthander Jake Odorizzi is set to become a free agent after the

With higher stakes than most, Odorizzi prepares for short season

Jake Odorizzi understood when he delayed free agency that he was betting on himself. But he might no longer be the deciding factor in that wager.
Twins
March 30
A worker in protective gear disinfected Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul against the coronavirus. Teams in South Korea could start playing games as soon as l

Twins scout stuck in South Korea, but country's teams could play soon

David Kim, a Twins Pacific Rim scout, could be watching his first ballgame within a month.
Vikings
March 30
Greatest sports movies? Our Virtual Happy Hour picked 50

Greatest sports movies? Our Virtual Happy Hour picked 50

Ten Star Tribune staff members gathered after work (or during work for some) for a Virtual Happy Hour in which they compiled a list by holding a draft of the best sports movies. Here are their picks, video clips and more.
Twins
March 28
This is a 2020 photo of Blaine Hardy of the Minnesota Twins baseball team. This image reflects the Twins 2020 active roster as of Thursday, Feb. 20, 2

Twins' Hardy has elbow surgery; Lewis, Larnach, Kirilloff to minors

The longtime Tigers lefthander had hoped to make the Twins bullpen.
EPISODE 54
March 27
Groundskeepers prepare the infield for batting practice at Nationals Park in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. The Houston Astros and Washington Na

Podcast: Neutral site World Series? Saturday doubleheaders?

Chip Scoggins and Michael Rand reflect on what would have been opening week for MLB and the Twins by examining what baseball could look like in 2020 when and if it returns.
Twins
March 27
Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton fielded a ball.

Twins: Buxton would have been ready for opener, pitchers face the unknown

Manager Rocco Baldelli said that Byron Buxton has healed completely from the shoulder surgery that ended his 2019 season early; pitching coach Wes Johnson said his staff faces an assortment of challenges.
EPISODE 53
March 26
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios (17) tipped his hat to the crowd as he was pulled from the game in the in the eighth inning Thursday.

Podcast: Memories of Opening Day -- and hopes for Twins in 2020

Phil Miller and Michael Rand trade stories about their favorite memories of baseball Opening Days in the past.
Coronavirus
March 26
Sports bars around the country, like this one in Manhattan, sit empty during what is usually the beginning of a busy period.

Sports bars near Target Center, Target Field reimagine role with no live events: 'We completely rely on it'

The spread of the COVID-19 virus has put sports bars and restaurants in the Twin Cities in a difficult situation. "At least 75 percent of our income is based on events," said one local operator.
Twins
March 26
Carlos Gomez -- one of the Twins' "Loose Cannons" -- jumped for joy after scoring the winning run in the 12th inning on an Alexi Casilla single agains

Souhan: 2009 Game 163 replay is a reminder of Loose Cannons' heroics for Twins

Carlos Gomez and Alexi Casilla, both promising but erratic players, delivered when called off the bench in an epic Metrodome finale.
Twins
March 26
Target Field lies dormant — as do all MLB ballparks — as the Twins’ Opening Day and 2020 season have been postponed because of coronavirus issue

Good times deferred: An Opening Day without baseball

The loss of Opening Day traditions doesn't begin to compare to the losses being inflicted by coronavirus. But that won't make the day less … odd.
Twins
March 26
Virtual happy hour debate: Best Twins team of the past 20 years?

Virtual happy hour debate: Best Twins team of the past 20 years?

Jim Souhan and Michael Rand had a fun discussion on Wednesday’s Twins Insider podcast: What was the best Twins team of the last 20 years?
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