It was a heck of a moment for the kids of Mounds View who defeated Totino-Grace in the Class 4A, Section 5 final last week when Mounds View pitcher Ty Koehn struck out Totino-Grace’s Jack Kocon to end the game, preserving a 17-to-10 win. Read more →
MPR News Reflections and observations on the news
During the downpour on Saturday, probably three hours into what turned out to be a four-hour rain delay, nobody was in the entire upper deck of the outfield seating at Target Field in Minneapolis except a father and his little boy (7 or 8 years old, I’d guess), who were under the scoreboard overhang. The boy was patiently waiting, his baseball glove still on his hand. Read more →
We are willing to overlook “the wave,” but let’s try to nip a sudden phenomenon in the bud. Cellphone lights. Read more →
St. Louis is the greatest baseball city in America. Anyone who’s ever watched a game there knows that. Read more →
We’re only a month into the season and yet it’s hard to ignore the troubling signs for the game’s future. Read more →
The Minnesota Twins have company now in their campaign against people actually playing the game of baseball against them.
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The coach of the Old Rochester High School Bulldogs, in Mattapoisett, Mass., appears to have done everything right once he realized the mismatch his team had on its hands the other day in high school baseball. Read more →
It’s not too late to stop the madness, MLB. Stop the carts now! Read more →
The Minnesota Twins are finding themselves at the center of an ongoing debate in sports: Are baseball’s unwritten rules insanely stupid or just mildly dumb? Read more →
Jim Abbott proved some years ago that you could make it to Major League Baseball as a pitcher without one hand. He even pitched a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians in 1993.
But can you be a catcher with just one arm? Read more →
Professional baseball players tend to be conservatives who know how to keep quiet about things that might divide their fans.
Anthony Rizzo, star of the Chicago Cubs, doesn’t care about any of that. Read more →
Most of the players in minor league baseball, especially on teams in independent leagues such as the Saint Paul Saints, aren’t going anywhere.
But that’s not the way most of the public sees them, which is why there won’t be much notice today when/if Congress puts the screws to them by denying them minimum wage protections.
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We can’t have nice things, even in heaven. Read more →
Despite increasing knowledge of how the game is scrambling the brains of its players and the political fallout from protests for racial equity, football appears to be surviving just fine.
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Given the November weather and the general state of affairs, the nation has never more needed an online series of Bill Murray visits to minor league baseball stadiums. We’re in luck. Read more →