France's 4-2 victory reduced the need for celebratory shots of Slivovitz. That might not have been all bad.
To put it another way: We all pay for our mistakes ... and sometimes it's with airfare.
You know it's a long inning on a steaming day when the entire infield runs for the dugout during a pitching change.
There was no wiggle room for Trevor Hildenberger when he signed as a23-year-old. The Twins gave him some this spring and it's paid off in recent weeks.
The mom-and-pop attraction that has been the 3M Champions event is going away. Forget about the free admission of recent years and a course designed for low scores, among other things.
Where are the Andrew Wiggins-style bashers for the local baseball team? The 2018 Twins have their versions of Wiggins in Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton.
Coach P.J. Fleck told us that Vic Viramontes was "unbelievable.'' So can we believe another rapid, loud word uttered about a Gophers recruit after the quarterback returned to California?
Wayzata's Tim Herron is trying to regain his feel for competition as he closes in on being a "youngster'' on the Champions Tour.
First generation of Twins' generation fell in love with Quilici on Oct. 6, 1965 at Met Stadium: Game 1 of World Series, bottom of third, Drysdale on the mound ...
Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck landed his first top 100 recruit last week. But John Gutekunst used to get a handful of those, even if it was only in the St. Paul newspaper.
Young pitchers have been the needed ingredient for John Anderson's deep, veteran lineup.
What started with a couple of Internet photos of The Reuss, a river in Switzerland, became a twisting tale that led to a distressing discovery with a Gophers football turn.
The Vikings' roster is so stacked that no one drafted last week has to be relied on in 2018. (Disclaimer: Unless there are important injuries, which then can be the excuse.)
You're right. The North Stars never played Winnipeg in a playoff series. But the Fighting Saints did, in year one of the WHA.
Every other collection of fans in the Twin Cities consists of front runners. Wild fans are not front runners. They have a love for this hockey team that is almost familial.
Former UMD and Minnesota North Stars defenseman Curt Giles was 14 when he went to Humboldt, Saskatchewan in the fall of 1973 to start his successful pursuit of an NHL career.
Commissioner Manfred promised a two-minute time limit in February. It took twice that in Detroit on Friday, with a game-changing call that was neither clear nor convincing.
In St. Paul, the forgiving crowd just wants to party in the playoffs. In Minneapolis, the vitriol toward coach Tom Thibodeau has reached its peak.
Early Sunday morning, there was optimism that Jorge Polanco's fielding would be fine. Later Sunday, the Twins lost their shortstop for 80 games.
Those franchise tags Washington placed on Cousins weren't a lack of respect. They became his means to a triumphant end.