Access denied: Somali soccer tournament organizers shut out mainstream media

Organizers of this year’s Somali Independence Day soccer tournament barred a section of Twin Cities mainstream media from reporting on the scene accusing them of a continuous “negative publicity and pMORE »

Water is not a beverage when it comes to the Dome

by Jean Gabler | July 23, 2009 • I am off tomorrow for a week of vacation. I have my satellite radio packed so I will be able to catch the Twins games while I am away. It should be two good series against the White Sox and the Angels. It seems that the Twins play a better game against the stronger teams.


Those other rules of the game: Part II

by Jean Gabler | 7/4/09 • In a recent blog entry, I started to tell you about the rules of baseball that affect the movement of players between the major league and minor league teams. Here is a quick recap: Major league teams are limited to 25 players on their roster.


Destination: Target Field 2010

by Jean Gabler | 6/23/09 • Wednesday at 2:03 p.m. is my seat selection time for Target Field. Each season ticket holder is given access in three-minute intervals in order of priority. I think the Twins have done a great job of managing priority and getting information out. I finally spent some time today looking over all the material the Twins have sent out and spending time on the Web site. If anything the Twins have given us so much information that it was hard to get some of my basic questions answered.MORE »

MCTC president defends decision to cut basketball

Last week’s Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder reported that Minneapolis Community and Technical College’s successful basketball program will be eliminated after the 2009-10 season, based on a student senatMORE »

Those other rules of the game

by Jean Gabler | 6/7/09 • There is a set of baseball rules that most fans are not familiar with but that can affect the players more than balls, strikes, hits, and outs. These are the rules that determine players’ eligibility to be sent to the minors or traded to other teams. Today I am going to write about the 25- and 40-man rosters, waivers, and options. There is also the Rule 5 draft and salary arbitration. These rules all pertain to the younger players.MORE »

MCTC slates basketball funding for the chopping block

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The Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) men’s basketball team finished 2009 NJCAA national runners-up in March.MORE »

A new perspective on the game

by Jean Gabler | 5/18/09 • It has been a while since I have written. I have had an unusually eventful spring. The high has been the birth of my second grandchild, Samuel, in March. For those of you who have not had the experience of being a grandparent, it is a love as strong as any I have experienced.MORE »
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