Minnesota Twins catcher Ryan Doumit and his Gatorade-repellant uniform pic.twitter.com/4JCu33u6Fn
— Perfect Timing (@TimedPerfectly) June 3, 2013
When a man strays into another man’s turf to make a play Twin’s manager Ron Gardenhire takes notice. CBS Sports brings an otherwise subtle story to life with GIFs.
Eighth inning in Boston on Tuesday night, liner to center off the bat of Jonny Gomes, Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks makes the play but does so with a bit too much nonchalance for a certain salty hombre tasked with riding this herd …
via CBS Sports.
With the final pick the Steel draft Jack Jablonski. Congrats @jabs_13 on becoming a member of the Steel!
— Chicago Steel (@ChicagoSteel) May 8, 2013
The Chicago Steel of the United States Hockey League, a junior amateur league, has drafted paralyzed former hockey player Jack Jablonski of Benilde-St. Margaret’s.
via Pioneer Press.
Best night ever. #steel
— Jack Jablonski (@Jabs_13) May 8, 2013
So long, Minnesota, and thanks for all the fish!
— Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) May 6, 2013
Kluwe saw it coming.
MPR News: The Vikings drafted another punter, UCLA’s Jeff Locke, in the 5th round of the NFL draft last month, setting up a potential rivalry for the position with the Vikings.
Not a speech related matter, says Vikings GM
“I have no issues if Chris Kluwe wants to express his opinion,” General Manager Rick Spielman told reporters over the weekend. “When we’re making decisions, we’re purely making them based on trying to bring in the best competition possible, regardless of position. This was just another normal personnel move,” via Access Vikings.
MPR News: Kluwe has made his position against the proposed ban on same-sex marriage public, said he’s received “overwhelmingly positive” feedback on his comments.
“People really like the fact that I came out and said what a lot of people seem to be thinking,” Kluwe told MPR’s Morning Edition.
Kluwe’s age, salary and Locke’s talent all are factors in Kluwe’s release. So is Kluwe’s willingness to be outspoken on a variety of issues, despite the usual “Punters are seen, not heard” mandate. Kluwe says he wouldn’t change a thing.
Kluwe, expecting release Monday, has no regretsnfl.com/news/story/0ap…
— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) May 6, 2013
Wild trail 1-0 in NHL playoffs against Blackhawks
It happened too fast. Josh Harding, the backup goalie for the Minnesota Wild, never saw starter Niklas Backstrom crumple to the ice during warm-ups Tuesday night. The Wild’s captain, Mikko Koivu, yelled for Harding to take over as trainers helped Backstrom to the dressing room at the United Center in Chicago with an apparent left leg injury.
Tubby Smith has been fired as Minnesota’s head coach, a day after the Gophers lost to Florida in the third round of the NCAA Tournament to end the season.
Athletics director Norwood Teague announced the decision Monday and said it was time for a “fresh set of eyes” on the program.
Smith was 124-81 (.610) in six seasons at Minnesota, helping to bring the program back to respectability and ramping up expectations for a team hit hard by an academic cheating scandal.
Florida beat Minnesota, 78-64
The common bond between Florida’s Billy Donovan and Minnesota’s Tubby Smith dates back to 1989, when both served on Rick Pitino’s staff at Kentucky. Both went on to win national championships at SEC schools and then spent a decade squaring off in that league.
via USA Today.
— bengarvin (@bengarvin) March 19, 2013
Joe Soucheray is turning to his faith leader to help with matter of nature at Target Field.
So long as he has taken the name of Francis, who, in revisionist history, it seems, has become the patron saint of the environment, all matters pertaining to April 1 might now be addressed to the new pope.
The Twins open at home April 1. That’s two weeks from now.
via Pioneer Press.
Are they really going to make me sit in the snow to watch the Twins play? No, at least that isn’t the plan.
MPR News’s Tim Nelson blogs the grounds crew are melting the snow with steam and hot water.
The Seattle Seahawks have acquired Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin in exchange for multiple draft picks (including a first rounder) pending a physical, a person with knowledge of the transaction told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the move had not been announced by either team.
via USA Today.
Photo by @nadinebabu via Instagram
RECAP: Trevor Mbakwe had 21 points and 12 rebounds to help Minnesota relieve some pressure with its first victory over a No. 1 team since 1989 Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Williams Arena. The chances of a Gophers (19-9, 7-8) upset seemed bleak when Mbakwe picked up his third foul early in the second half, but Elliott Eliason scored seven points off the bench to spark a 20-8 run that gave Minnesota a 56-52 lead. (Pioneer Press)
Minnesota’s long winters and lack of mountains tends to produce more snowboarders with finely honed technical skills gained from terrain parks and other non-traditional places, like parking garage walls. Snowboarder Dan Brisse of Richmond, Minn., is a fine example of a technically gifted boarder. He is trying to advance in the Winter X Games.