Jim Souhan | Star Tribune
Columnist | Sports

Jim Souhan can be found on Twitter at @Souhanstrib. His podcasts can be heard at MalePatternPodcasts.com.

Souhan: Twins' Mauer does what he does best, reaching base seven times

Try this sentence on for size: Joe Mauer made his first out of the game in the bottom of the 15th inning, 6 minutes, 23 seconds after the first pitch.

Souhan: Loons another viable Twin Cities sports option

Given reason to cheer, fans at TCF Bank Stadium became impressively loud, and impressively organized.

Souhan: Showalter's Twins observations all might be on target

Buck Showalter heaped praise on the Twins organization as a whole - and he just might be right on all his observations

Souhan: Zimmer would help Vikings by ditching workaholic thing

What's most important for Mike Zimmer and the Vikings is for him to make it through the 2017 season with good health and a healthy attitude. The time to start is now.

Souhan: From prospect to pitcher, Berrios making the successful leap

Young Twins starter Jose Berrios has quality stuff and multiple pitches. And he has learned to dominate each level of the game once he becomes comfortable.

Souhan: Twins improved without solving many of their problems

Statisticians might say the rise to first place is illusory and temporary, and they're probably right. But the view from the clubhouse is different.

Souhan: Fowles' play in Lynx opener impresses all but her coach

One of the hallmarks of the Lynx during a decade of excellence has been a mind-set best described as optimistic realism. So coach Cheryl Reeve didn't spend her postgame news conference praising Fowles; instead she pushed the buttons of a player who will be crucial to her team this season.

Souhan: Wolves coach Thibodeau facing a long fix-it list

With the NBA draft lottery set for Tuesday night, Tom Thibodeau's tenure in Minnesota is not in trouble but his reputation is in need of bolstering.

Souhan: With Cook and Floyd, Vikings again calculate risk, reward

Despite spectacular exceptions, the Vikings have generally fared well when making these sorts of ventures.

Souhan: Minnesota rugby's 'first family' helping Hopkins girls soar

Olympian Katie Johnson has helped coach Hopkins to the national high school club championships.