Found July 31, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS For the second year in a row, the Minnesota Twins are playing host to the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event, which elicited a visit from Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig at Target Field on Tuesday.Selig spoke at a luncheon for the event, addressing a number of topics. Among them was the RBI program, which is an initiative put on by MLB to "give young people from underserved and urban communities." The program now serves over 200,000 youth worldwide."Each year, a great event like this would not happen without a host club that dedicates its time and its staff and its essence to make this the best experience possible for all of you," Selig told the RBI World Series participants at Tuesday's luncheon. "The Minnesota Twins have done a tremendous job of hoisting the RBI World Series in 2011 and again raising the bar in 2012."This year's RBI World Series incl...

2014 All-Star game location still undecided

MINNEAPOLIS Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig was at Target Field on Tuesday to speak at a luncheon for the 20th anniversary of the RBI World Series, which will be hosted by the Minnesota Twins. Inevitably, Selig was asked about the MLB All-Star Game in 2014. Selig has yet to announce where that year's All-Star Game will be hosted, but many indications are that Target...

Twins stand pat as trade deadline passes

MINNEAPOLIS Denard Span was sweating it. The Twins center fielder read Twitter and saw his name mentioned in trade rumors, and received texts from family and friends about it.But 3 p.m. rolled around Tuesday, and Span wasn't dealt. He remained a Minnesota Twin. So, too, did the rest of his teammates, as Minnesota stood pat on the final day before baseball's non-waiver...

Span doubles up on highlight-reel catches

MINNEAPOLIS As Major League Baseball's trade deadline looms, Denard Span doesn't know if Monday night was his last game with the Minnesota Twins. If it was, though, Span made it a memorable one. Span turned in a pair of highlight-reel catches and also had a pair of hits to help Minnesota beat the Chicago White Sox by a 7-6 final Monday at Target Field. Span's first...

Denard Span makes leaping catch at wall

Video: Span Spans The Wall for The Grab!

2012 Fantasy Baseball Week 17: Start 'Em or Sit' Em?

Ben Revere (credits below) Hitters To Start Ben Revere |Minnesota Twins| (58.6%) – Revere could be a cheap source of speed and runs for your team to help round out the stretch-run of the summer.  In 4 of the 7 games scheduled this week Revere will face a left-handed starting pitcher.  This year against lefties Revere is hitting .378 with a .411 OBP. (89 and 87 points higher...

Diamond proves to be rock of Twins rotation

MINNEAPOLIS In a season filled with disappointments for the Minnesota Twins, pitcher Scott Diamond has consistently been a bright spot on the mound. Fans may not have known what to expect from Diamond when the left-hander was called up to the majors in early May, but the Twins had a good idea of what they were getting from the former Rule 5 draft pick. Still, Diamond has exceeded...

Selig insists he's retiring in 2014

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig insists he will retire after the 2014 season when his contract ends. Selig was at Target Field on Tuesday for a celebration of MLB's Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities program. He said "nobody believes it" but he'll be done in 21/2 years, despite sentiment he'll stay until 2016 to pass Kenesaw Mountain Landis as the...

FOX Sports North to air Twins Hope Week special

Back in June, the Minnesota Twins held their second annual Hope Week, a series of events in which the team and its players worked in and with the community to show their appreciation and give something back to area charities. At 9:30 p.m. Thursday, FOX Sports North will premiere a look back on the events of that week in a 30-minute special. The show will re-air at 5 p.m. and...

Twins 7, White Sox 6

Jamey Caroll's sacrifice fly in the ninth inning scored Alexi Casilla and the Minnesota Twins won their fourth straight, beating the Chicago White Sox 7-6 Monday night. Denard Span had two hits and two spectacular catches in center field for the Twins, and Danny Valencia added three hits and two RBIs. A.J. Pierzynski homered in his first game after missing five with a strained...

Twins Remain Delusional, Make no Moves at Trade Deadline

Aargh this is frustrating.  Once again, the Twins made no moves at the trade deadline (outside of the Liriano deal) despite being irrefutably out of playoff contention and having players other teams covet but who don't or shouldn't figure in the team's future plans - you know, the perfect combination to make a whole bunch of trades (see:  Astros, Houston).  Last season...

Baseball's Huckster

He was once a used car salesman...then team owner, turned baseball boss. MLB Commissioner Bud Selig's been a master salesman generating revenue and securing top dollars for franchises. Even franchises in the less attractive markets of Florida, Arizona, Seattle, San Diego to name a handful. When Selig was named Commissioner in 1992, baseball's revenue was...

21 NSFW Tigers Fans Tweets Blasting Red Sox Rainout With Bases Loaded!

Busy watching the Olympics? There are other sports to worry about. Like baseball. Remember that sport? There was a fiasco last night surrounding the outcome of the Red Sox-Tigers game. The Red Sox had a 4-1 lead in the sixth inning when the rain really started to worsen. An hour and 45 minutes later, the game was called. Seems routine, right? Wrong. The Tigers had the bases loaded...
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