“I like to compare it to your grandparents house. People are sad when their grandparents finally sell the house and move into a condo or assisted living or something. But you still have the memories. It’s time to take the best of the Saints, and improve on the rest.”
—Saint Paul Saints Club vice president Annie Huidekoper
Read more here -> http://www.minnpost.com/sports/2014/08/saints-fans-say-goodbye-midway-stadium
It was just above freezing at game time Sunday afternoon in windy and drizzly downtown Minneapolis, but that didn’t stop one of the smallest crowds in Target Field history from witnessing a chilly pitcher’s duel and a thrilling win for the Twins.
(Photos by Jim Walsh)
With an October 25, 1987 game seven win over the St. Louis Cardinals, the Minnesota Twins brought the Twin Cities their first major sports championship and turned the cities into a one big, crazy, happy family.
Read more in Peter Schilling’s 'In ’87 the Twins turned the towns upside down'.
Image courtesy of the Minnesota Twins
Marcenia “Toni” Stone bounced around in various levels of professional baseball for 15 years, the high-water mark coming when she joined the Negro leagues’ Indianapolis Clowns in 1953.
Stone wasn’t allowed to play in the segregated All-American Girls’ Professional Baseball League (the group that was featured in the 1992 Tom Hanks film "A League of Their Own").
This is the "fixed" graphic for Breaking Down the Divisional Series - from NYTimes.com. MUCH much better. (The original graphic that had lots of problems can be seen here.)
Inspired by Target Center’s new deal for a giant ad visible to fans at neighboring Target Field, MinnPost.com announced preliminary negotiations with every building in downtown Minneapolis regarding new billboard positions. This is a composite photo of what the arrangement might look like.