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There's wide contrast in Teddy's popularity and performance so far

We haven't had a pro athlete as popular as Bridgewater with such modest achievement in Minnesota's 57 years as major league market.


Reusse: Wilfs lauded for paying for their own 'iconic' practice complex

Minnesota Vikings owners Mark Wilf, left, and Zygi Wilf watch warmups on the sideline before an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

You know what the Church Lady would say in response to the praise from Vikings chief operating officer Kevin Warren? "Well, isn't that special.''


Reusse: ‘Brockmire’ offers play-by-play that's a little risqué

Jim Brockmire is a character that comes from the imagination of Hank Azaria - and it's an early-season hit for baseball fans.


Reusse: Ibarra leads Loons to upset win over bad guys from K.C.

Patrick Reusse admired a couple of lovely passes by Minnesota United's Miguel Ibarra against Sporting KC on Sunday, but he's still not big on scarves.

As we "Fargo'' fans realize, those gangsters from Kansas City have a tendency to be overly confident, and apparently that also was the case with the soccer team from there.


Reusse: Confusing doesn't define current makeup of Twins pitching staff

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson

Bringing back Rule 5 draftee Justin Haley when there was not yet a need for it is only one of the Falveyian mysteries.


Reusse: Change in wind was a prelude to Joe Mauer's walk-off

Teammates celebrated with Twins first baseman Joe Mauer (7) after he hit a walk off homerun against the Boston Red Sox.

The winds at Target Field changed Friday night, and so did the Twins' fortunes.


Reusse: Whirlwind conditions swept Mele into role as Twins manager

Manager Sam Mele was in the middle of the first odd circumstance of Calvin Griffith's strange and wonderful odyssey as Twins owner.


Reusse: Spielman's dominance of seventh round has Purpleville saluting again

Florida State running back Dalvin Cook, the Vikings' top draft choice.

The Vikings had four picks in first 67 percent of the draft, five picks in final 20 percent, and we're happy about it. What's new?


Reusse: Hawkins a proud godfather of KC's new QB, Patrick Mahomes

Randi Martin, Patrick Mahomes and Leigh Steinberg reacted while Mahomes was on a call with the Kansas City Chiefs during an NFL football draft watch party in Tyler, Texas.

Pat Mahomes and LaTroy Hawkins became pals with Twins in the spring of 1992. On Thursday, they were together to see Pat's son get drafted in first round.


Reusse: Don't count on TV for true NFL draft analysis

The NFL has become so vital to cable television that criticism is couched and the TV analysts are cheerleaders for most every choice.


Reusse: Failures of note: Wild in first round, Timberwolves in 2013 draft

Charlie Coyle (3) could not get the puck past Blues goalie Jake Allen (34) as Eric Staal (12) crashed into the boards in the second period. Staal had to be helped off the ice after the play.

The Wild turned Jake Allen into a freak. And if the Wolves could do '13 draft over again, how about the Greek Freak?


Reusse: Twins' Boshers promoted, pitches and demoted within 24 hours

Twins reliever Buddy Boshers

Anyone watching Buddy Boshers in March didn't think he would make it back to the Twins. There he was on Sunday -- effective for seven quick outs -- and quickly gone.


Reusse: What's in an age? Mauer is turning a foreboding 34

Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer

You might say "happy birthday" to Joe Mauer on Wednesday, but 34ths haven't been fulfilling milestones for hometown boys and Twins lifers.


Reusse: Fate walks again at Augusta with Garcia's Masters victory

Sergio Garcia celebrated after making his birdie putt on the 18th green to win the Masters in a playoff with Justin Rose on Sunday.

It was nothing short of a miracle when Ben Crenshaw won the '95 Masters after the death of his mentor, Harvey Penick. Same with Sergio's win on Seve's birthday.


Reusse: 'Official' jersey changes a great scam in pro sports

Next to the price of in-stadium beer, the cost to wear your team's official gear is most absurd.


Reusse: When Stelly offered praise, Twins players waited for what came next

Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland, 9/8/12, Target Field. (left to right) Former Twins Manager Tom Kelly laughed with Twins bullpen coach Rick Stelmaszek after Kelly tossed him a ceremonial pitch during the pre-game ceremony to retire the former managers number #10.

Rick Stelmazek spent 32 years in a Twins uniform, and he was universally appreciated.


Good news from Twins spring of 2017: There were no electrocutions

It is the new age of the Twins, with numerous roster iterations and young brainiacs attached to tablets.


Reusse: Will game against Rochester be replay of ugly 2006 spring finale?

Jose Berrios (17

The last time Twins closed spring training against Rochester, Terry Tiffee and the Red Wings took out revenge for being cut.


Reusse: Falvey leaves Twins' players open-mouthed by cutting Park

Minnesota Twins' Byung Ho Park, of South Korea, looks out from the dugout during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Fort Myers, Fla., Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman) ORG XMIT: FLDG101

There's a new message with the 2017 Twins: You know those 33 games in spring training? Basically, they mean nothing.


Reusse: State title just the beginning for '59 Wayzata basketball player

Ray Zitzloff went on to play football for the Gophers and own a successful fly-in fishing service.