During this April 26, 1980 Twins-Oakland game at Met Stadium, play was halted in the sixth inning as Bloomington police, upper left, ejected fans who

Patrick Reusse's (Target) Field of Dreams, Day 5: A reminder to Billy Martin to stop punching people

We've asked Patrick Reusse to bring us some baseball memories each morning during this live sports-free stretch. Six games over seven days.

Cancellation of season would do a number on Twins' roster

April 5
Target Field sat empty this week, an hour before the home opener against Oakland would have begun.
An agreement between Major League Baseball and the Players Association, reached March 27 but not yet announced, established the framework of baseball's eventual return, even if it's not until next March.

Souhan: Baldelli has baseball in his head while music soothes his restless mind

April 3
Twins manager Rocco Baldelli.
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.
Vikings
April 5
Get to know the bosses, new and old, making decisions every day, games or not.

This way to the top: Who's running Minnesota's sports teams?

Even though games aren't being played, Minnesota sports executives are still making decisions that impact the teams we watch. Some names are familiar. Others aren't. Here's a look at the power structures for the state's pro teams and at the University of Minnesota
Twins
April 4
Kirby Puckett takes a swing against Milwaukee's Juan Nieves during action at Milwaukee County Stadium.

Reusse's (Target) Field of Dreams, Day 4: Perfect place for Puckett's perfect day

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.
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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Twins
April 3
August 7, 1976 Oh, So Close: The Twins' Steve Luebber was going for a no-hitter and was within one strike when disaster struck.

Reusse's (Target) Field of Dreams, Day 3: Who? Almost threw a what?

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.
Twins
April 3
The Twins dugout watched action on the field during an AL Division Series loss to the Yankees.

Hartman: 'Lose and Love It' crowd strong as ever in Minnesota sports

Sid Hartman says that one of his mentors told him that as much as fans liked to win, they found just as much entertainment complaining about their favorite teams.
Twins
April 2
Quiet scenes: The interior of an an empty Target Field, shown Thursday an hour before the home opener against Oakland would have begun.

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

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.
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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
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.

Opening day memories: These 10 Twins openers were extra special

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
April 2
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.
Twins
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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