Baseball players reaffirmed their stance for full prorated pay, leaving a huge gap with teams that could scuttle plans to start the coronavirus-delayed season around.
Oakland Athletics owner John Fisher has decided to pay his team's minor league players after all, saying he made a mistake.
Players accused teams of "depriving America of baseball games" as part of a money fight set off by the coronavirus pandemic and raised the possibility baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred might push ahead with a shortened season over the union's objection.
Professional sports leagues in the United States — MLB being the major exception — made significant strides last week as they try to come back.
During the crisis, WCCO sports director Mike Max has shown he can cover civil unrest as well as any hard-news reporter. Maybe even better.
The last thing found about the 'captain' in a quick internet search was him being in a Houston court on a charge of illegally storing dynamite. His explanation: The dynamite was the source of his livelihood.
Despite players and owners battling since late March on specifics, Dave St. Peter said he feels baseball can be part of the emergence from a tumultuous period in history.
A baseball season seems more possible, given the latest developments. But the length and shape of that season remains a mystery as players and owners trade proposals.
The final game at Nicollet Baseball Park was Sept. 28, 1955. The site became a bank, which was torched Friday night.
From the Black Sox to the Mitchell Report, baseball has had its share of tarnished moments.
Baseball teams have forever tried to gain an edge; the 2017 Astros' garbage cans took it to a new level.
If players and owners can't agree on salaries this year, it would be another blow to the game
Torii Hunter listened to veteran teammates and slowly learned. He progressed from a talented youngster who couldn't identify the spin of offspeed pitches to a slugger who crushed them.
The Twins will pay their minor league players through August, and won't release any of those players as other major league teams have done.
The death of George Floyd was discussed during a Strib Live virtual town hall featuring Lynx GM/coach Cheryl Reeve, Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino.
Hopes were that a ticking clock on starting a season that has already been delayed by more than two months would nudge owners and players to an agreement. But the opposite seems to be happening.
The White Sox and Yankees are scheduled to play in Dyersville, Iowa, in August.
Rich Nuessle was once a staple in the Twin Cities sports media. If you were in that circle and failed to have a wacky adventure with Rich, you had to be in quarantine. Behind the fun, though, was a hero with a tortured soul.
A bedroom next to the clubhouse can sleep 10 people, and guests “are welcome to hit from home plate, play catch in the outfield, run the bases, enjoy a picnic in the outfield, or find other creative uses for the field!”
There are two things members of this $10.7 billion baseball industry should keep in mind if they really want to reach agreement on starting the season — the calendar and their bank accounts.