The Mill: Craft beer at Target Field for the Twins home opener

Though winter apparently will never end, time still moves on. Case in point: the Twins home opener is this Thursday, with a forecasted high of 36 degrees. There’s definite potential to set a record for lowest game day temp, which is currently sitting at 31 degrees in a game against the Toronto Blue Jays in … [ Read more]

5 takeaways from local writer’s annual #TwinsFood analysis

It’s #OpeningDay for our ballpark food. Stay tuned to see all the new dishes available at Target Field in 2017! #TwinsFood pic.twitter.com/7FcZTIjA2t — Minnesota Twins (@Twins) March 30, 2017 With the Minnesota Twins releasing their 2017 food and beverage offerings today, it was time yet again for local reporter and self-described Twitter rabble rouser David Brauer to … [ Read more]

When the games don’t matter: The joys of bad baseball

The smell fills my nose from blocks away before my eyes can even see it. Despite the exhaust from downtown’s late afternoon traffic and the aromas of a dozen different cuisines from nearby restaurants, the smell of the ballpark—the salted peanut shells, hot dogs and grilled onions, and the stale scent of beer soaked into … [ Read more]

American League batting champ award named after Hall of Famer Rod Carew

The name of Hall of Fame first and second baseman Rod Carew is already etched into baseball history, but Major League Baseball furthered his legacy by naming the winner of the American League batting title as the Rod Carew AL Batting Champion. Though it came as a surprise for Carew, a look at his career statistics shows how deserving he is of … [ Read more]

Minnesota Twins announce 2016 Midwest Music Showcase lineup

The lineup for the Minnesota Twins’ Midwest Music Showcase is better than ever this year, reports the Star Tribune. Offering performances by Minnesota musicians at Wednesday home games, the series will kick off April 27 with rapper/rocker/wordsmith/part-time preacher Astronautalis. Subsequent weeks will feature (in order) Al Church, Holidae, Sean Anonymous, Bad Bad Hats, the 4onthefloor, Har … [ Read more]

Twins seek to keep fans safe at Target Field

The Minnesota Twins will stretch the protective netting behind home plate at Target Field to the far ends of each dugout, the team announced. This move begins with the start of the next season and follows Major League Baseball’s recommendations issued last week in an effort to protect fans who are increasingly distracted from watching … [ Read more]

MN Twins Unveil a Centerfield Facelift

Target Field is undergoing a facelift for the 2016 season. The Minnesota Twins announced plans today for CATCH, a “new premium space” for season-ticket holders in centerfield. Details include all-inclusive tapas-style food and select beverages, cabana-style seating, and in-seat technology. For more info about CATCH, including more renderings and what it costs, see minnesota.twins.mlb.com.  

The Minnesota Brewer: Pitching Yeast with Twins Closer Glen Perkins in the Offseason

Photos by Brace Hemmelgarn, Minnesota Twins Glen Perkins’s newfound hobby has him pitching more than just baseballs in the offseason. Beer and baseball are an iconic pairing—and it’s not just enjoyed in the bleachers. Twins all-star closer Glen Perkins, a longtime beer fan, took that pairing a step further this offseason when he discovered the joys … [ Read more]

16 Signs of Spring in the Twin Cities

By Joseph Alton and Grace Sell Who in their right mind isn’t losing it as we find ourselves still held fast in winter’s seemingly unending grip? As impossible as it may seem to imagine at the present moment, time will march on, and daffodils will soon supplant the snow drifts.  And if there is anything … [ Read more]