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Cuban-born baseball retirees regret Black Americans’ lack of interest

Cuban-born baseball retirees regret Black Americans’ lack of interest

Jul. 10 |               Tony OlivaPhotos by Charles Hallman Julio Becquer and Tony Oliva, both Cuban-born, both migrated to the United States to play baseball. But if asked, both men quickly express their disappointment that...

Twins outfielder decides to ‘swing one way’

Twins outfielder decides to ‘swing one way’

Jun. 7 | It’s been over a week now since Aaron Hicks, the second-year Minnesota Twins centerfielder, quit being a switch hitter to being only a right-handed hitter. What brought him to that decision? Poor front-office decision-making may have resulted in...

Honoring Jackie in 2014

Honoring Jackie in 2014

Apr. 14 | Tuesday is Jackie Robinson Day in Major League Baseball. Every player on all 30 MLB clubs will wear the number 42 on their backs — the same number Robinson wore when he broke in with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1948; the same number every club permanently...

Twins’ 2014 season opens

Twins’ 2014 season opens

Apr. 2 |               Terry Ryan Can Major League Baseball’s new instant replay system stretch baseball games even longer? “I don’t think it will extend the game,” believes Minnesota Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire,...

All-Star hype offers little for Blacks

All-Star hype offers little for Blacks

Aug. 7 |     The Minnesota Twins last week kicked off the team’s apparent year-long promotional blitz on their hosting of the 2014 All-Star Game. It is their third time being hosts at three different venues: the old and gone Metropolitan Stadium...

Novelty ‘bikini’ leagues another slap to real women athletes

Novelty ‘bikini’ leagues another slap to real women athletes

Jul. 10 |       Women’s sports, with very few exceptions, still elicit sexist, chauvinistic reactions from too many males, especially those media types who see female athletes as androgynous, titillating, sexy, or some circus clown act. We...

Twins’ Hicks more comfortable not batting leadoff — for now

Twins’ Hicks more comfortable not batting leadoff — for now

May. 15 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   It’s not unusual that a rookie struggles early. However, a month and a half in the books, first-year Minnesota Twins centerfielder Aaron Hicks was “demoted.” Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire is...

Twins’ diversity talk seems mostly for show

Twins’ diversity talk seems mostly for show

Apr. 10 |       A new movie on the life of Jackie Robinson premieres Friday. It has support from people in high places. “We think that everybody in this country needs to watch this movie,” advises First Lady Michelle Obama on the movie 42...