Patrick Reusse


Top event on NFL schedule: Bills Mafia invades Las Vegas in October

Twenty-two years after Vincent Gallo's "Buffalo '66,'' we still can't be sure: Was it wicked satire or a docudrama on Bills fans?


Reusse: Can a switch to sidearm salvage reliever Jake Reed's career?

Twins prospect Jake Reed

Rochester bullpen coach Mike McCarthy gave reliever Jake Reed a blunt message: What you're doing hasn't been good enough.


Reusse's mailbag: 'Why do you hate Coach Fleck so much?'

Gophers coach P.J. Fleck

" 'Hater' has turned into a throwaway term in the internet age to label anyone with a differing sports opinion." Patrick Reusse answers the Fleck question and more.


Reusse: Sold-out tee times, big smiles and adequate pace

The scene Saturday at Columbia Golf Club included social distancing circles.

Tee times became available shortly after Friday's announcement golf courses could open this weekend. He or she who hesitated teed off late Saturday.


Morneau on Lew Ford; plus Earl Weaver, Jim Frey and Doc's poise

Morneau: "Every team needs a Lew Ford.'' Ball writers: "Every manager's office could use a Weaver or a Frey.''


Confirmed: Billy was arrested for being drunk and arguing about a horse

The internet reveals all -- even smaller indiscretions (by Martin's standards) that occurred well before "online'' became part of our lives.


Reusse: Fans' love for troubled Billy Martin was immense, mysterious

About three weeks after he was fired as manager of the Twins in 1969, about 600 people gathered at the Richfield American Legion club to honor Billy M

Martin's connection with the public went beyond winning. What exactly was that connection escaped some of us.


March 1, 2005: Virginia hockey finally celebrates a state tourney trip

Winter drives to the Iron Range guaranteed being rewarded with colorful yarns. Fifteen years later, this remains an all-time favorite feature/column.


Reusse: Drama disappeared from spring training well before the shutdown

Byung Ho Park during spring training in 2017.

Rookie prospects and obscure veterans becoming "phenoms'' and dominating news from spring training? Yeah, that was fun when we could sell it.


3-15-1995: Sid has birthday, without admitting it's No. 75

Episode Three reveals Sid's proof to a young Reusse that, yes, you could get anyone on the phone (and that was decades before cells).


5-18-2014: Sid Hartman Field takes him back to roots

Major League Baseball and Twins include Hartman Field in All-Star Game fundraising for the host area in Episode Two.


12-22-2016: Sid breaks a hip, and bounces back

If today's special section in Star Tribune wasn't enough, here's Episode One of a three-part reminder of Mr. Hartman.


Reusse: A Wolves question after two months away - who are these guys?

Timberwolves President of NBA Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas, left, and head coach Ryan Saunders, right, pose with new players during an NBA bask

Gorgui. Shabazz. Covington the Defender. Dribblin' Jeff. Sleepy Andrew. They're all gone, replaced by strangers.


Reusse: KAT's got a friend in Russell, which is supposed to make us optimistic

Karl-Anthony Towns had encouraging words for Minnesota Timberwolves guard D'Angelo Russell (0) during a recent game.

The NBA not about trying to win tonight's game. It's about interpersonal relationships. It's about players with $150 million contracts being placed in the role of martyrs


Reusse: New Carew book coming in May with apt title: 'One Tough Out'

The title of a new book coming out in May about Twins special coach Rod Carew is entitled, "One Tough Out," which describes both his hitting ability -

Winning seven batting titles was a challenge. What had made him a tougher out is survival after a massive heart attack in September 2015.


James, Morrell to fight for WBA belts on Armory boxing card April 11

James has been two years for this chance. It only took Cuban defector Morrell two pro bouts to get a similar shot.


Reusse: Tony Fernandez’ influence ongoing in ‘Cradle of Shortstops’

In this Sept. 18, 1987, file photo, the Yankees' Rickey Henderson, steals second base below Toronto shortstop Tony Fernández

The Twins' Jorge Polanco, the American League's incumbent All-Star shortstop, has called Tony Fernandez his "idol.'' That gives you a snapshot of the lasting power of the Fernandez' legend.


Reusse: Memories of 'Nishioka Era' more maudlin than misty-eyed

Reusse: Memories of 'Nishioka Era' more maudlin than misty-eyed

Tsuyoshi Nishioka came to Twins as a mystery in 2011 and left before his contract expired. Kenta Maeda arrives with a big-league track record and as much-needed starter.


Reusse: Sign stealing is an old craft; you just need a good set of binoculars

Phil Roof was 20-year-old neophyte walking through Milwaukee Braves' bullpen when he almost tripped over a prone teammate. What was Charlie Lau doing? You guessed it.


Reusse: Jimmy Butler must be laughing as he reads latest from KAT

Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns in happier times.

Butler's on quite a run. His team's 34-15, he's an All-Star again, and then he had the chance to read Karl-Anthony Towns talking about being "disrespected."