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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...

Annual reporting on Twins’ lack of diversity grows tiresome

Annual reporting on Twins’ lack of diversity grows tiresome

Jun. 19 | I’ve held off long enough, but it’s that time again to write about the results of Dr. Richard Lapchick’s annual report cards on the pro leagues’ diversity efforts. The other print media use the fewest possible words to mention these Racial...

Prep football gets statewide realignment

Prep football gets statewide realignment

Jun. 12 | The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) approved a new statewide high school football alignment, with all 371 teams divided into 18 new districts starting in 2015. As a result, all regular-season schedules will be made by the new 18 districts,...

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...

Gopher softball heads for the top

Gopher softball heads for the top

May. 15 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   There are approximately 100 African American and other student-athletes of color this school year at the University of Minnesota. In an occasional series throughout the 2013-14 school and sports year, the MSR...

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...

Watkins eased into coaching for Twins

Watkins eased into coaching for Twins

Oct. 11 |  Tommy Watkins is one of two Black coaches in the Minnesota Twins farm system.  After his season at Single-A Cedar Rapids concluded in September, he was called to join the major league team’s coaching staff for the remainder of the season. “I...

Twins turnaround indefinitely postponed

Twins turnaround indefinitely postponed

Oct. 4 |  After the annual media pre-season luncheon, Minnesota Twins GM Terry Ryan told the two MSR beat writers that the team had to turn things around this season. As it turned out, Ryan appears to have been directionally challenged. The 2013 Twins season...

‘Scheme of dreams’ unveiled post-Tubby

‘Scheme of dreams’ unveiled post-Tubby

Sep. 13 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Former University of Minnesota AD Joel Maturi once likened the rise in upgrading college athletic facilities to “an arms race.” However, it might be better termed as keeping up with the Joneses. Current...

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...