Patrick Reusse | Star Tribune
Columnist | Sports

Patrick Reusse is a sports columnist who writes two to three columns per week.

Reusse: Twins fans demanding trade should remember loss of Ramos

If you're among the Twins fans clamoring for the team to make a drastic move to help the bullpen, a reminder that things often don't turn out in the long run.

Reusse: Duckpin bowling provides a diversion for traveler in D.C.

What's left of duckpin can be found in Maryland, Connecticut and Rhode Island. In the early 1960s, there were 450 duckpin centers on the East Coast, and that number is now 40 and declining.

Reusse: Racing prodigy Hailie Deegan shuns the soft pedal

Hailie Deegan, 17, will be running in the ARCA Menards Series race at Elko Speedway, a 250-lap feature that is the Twin Cities short track's event of the season.

Reusse: Baseball killed the 'Pennant Race' to serve the modern fan

Major League Baseball traded midsummer's pennant race for a wild-card race in baseball lexicon. It's a trade that had to be made to serve the modern sports consumer.

Patrick Plus: One week in 1959 changed Minnesota's sports life

The PGA Championship was not the only significant event in these parts that final week of July 1959.

Reusse: Golf grabbed Twin Cities spotlight in the summer of '59

Golf fans in 1959 were treated to the PGA Championship at Minneapolis Golf Club on July 30-Aug. 2, followed by the Trans-Mississippi Amateur at Woodhill Country Club on Aug. 17-22.

Reusse: Twins' pitching needs trickle downstream

The Twins have already used 23 pitchers this season. Sounds like chaos, although it's not by current big-league standards.

Reusse: Coverage of women's sports calls for candor, not coddling

Forty-seven years after Title IX, 38 years after the NCAA became involved in women's athletics, we're still often treating women's athletic competition with a caution that helps no one.

Reusse: Lakefield's Resch is quiet, confident and at the top of her game with Raptors

Teresa Resch left a job as senior operations manager for Ultimate Hoops at Life Time Fitness and signed on with the Toronto Raptors in 2013. Now she has a title.

Reusse: Skip ahead 12 years, and Twins' Kepler is a budding star

The Twins gave Kepler a five-year contract for $35 million in February, after taking a leap of faith when first signing the outfielder from Germany as a teenager.