LIVE › 5-9 a.m. Mike and Mike
NEXT › 6:40 a.m. Twin Cities Sports Update - with Dave Harrigan and Kenny Olson
6:55 a.m. Twin Cities Sports Update - with Dave Harrigan and Kenny Olson
7 a.m. ESPN SportsCenter
7:10 a.m. Twin Cities Sports Update - with Dave Harrigan and Kenny Olson
7:40 a.m. Twin Cities Sports Update - with Dave Harrigan and Kenny Olson
7:55 a.m. Twin Cities Sports Update - with Dave Harrigan and Kenny Olson
Updated: July 13th, 2014 8:43pm
Three quick hitters for All-Star Game week: TK borrowed Gardy's pants

Three quick hitters for All-Star Game week: TK borrowed Gardy's pants

by The Associated Press
Audio Clip
7/7/2014
Sports Over Beers, episode 23. Dave St. Peter on the All-Star Game
Twins President Dave St. Peter joins the Sports Over Beers podcast to talk about this year's All-Star Game at Target Field. The best events of All-Star week, the concert at TCF Bank Stadium, the color run, the parade down Nicollet Mall, the Futures Game, the Home Run Derby and the rest of the party. Are there tickets available for any of the events for the week? Where can fans go to find tickets or seating for any of the All-Star events? How will the Twins and the city of Minneapolis benefit from hosting All-Star week at Target Field? Glen Perkins and Kurt Suzuki will be in the game, but several others with Twins ties will be involved, too. What upgrades have the Twins made to Target Field to make the All-Star Game as good as it can be? -- How were season ticket sales affected by the All-Star Game, and how will that change once the game is a thing of the past? What is St. Peter most looking forward to? (AllStarGame.com.) -- Also, from Mason's Barre in downtown Minneapolis, Phil Mackey and Derek Wetmore have a couple Shock Tops and chat about their expectations for the All-Star Game. What do you want to see in this year’s game and surrounding events (read: party)? Does Justin Morneau stand a chance to make it in the Final Vote? #VoteMorneau. Did Brian Dozier get robbed? How cool is it that Pat Neshek made it? Special thanks to Mason's Barre and Shock Top.
[Click to listen]
SportsWire Daily

Get the 1500 ESPN SportsWire delivered to your inbox daily, and keep up with all the news in Twin Cities Sports

Signup!

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Tom Kelly found his jersey ready when he arrived at Target Field on Sunday to manage the U.S. team in the All-Star Futures game but was missing baseball pants.

Kelly, who managed the Twins to a pair of World Series titles during his time in the Minnesota dugout from 1986-01, borrowed a pair from current Twins manager Ron Gardenhire.

"They're a little loose," he joked, a reference to his successor. "No, they're not. They fit fine."

While borrowing Gardenhire's office for the day, Kelly helped himself to a cigar from Gardenhire's humidor.

___

WARMING UP:

Rod Carew, an All-Star in all 12 of his seasons with the Minnesota Twins, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Tuesday night's All-Star game.

Carew was an All-Star in the first 18 seasons of a 19-year big league career that started in 1967 and ended with the California Angels in 1985.

Jack Morris, Paul Molitor and Dave Winfield -- all St. Paul natives -- will throw out ceremonial pitches before Monday night's Home Run Derby along with current Twins first baseman Joe Mauer, a six-time All-Star who is on the disabled list.

___

HOOSIER FAVORITES?

The U.S. team featured four natives of Indiana: catchers Justin O'Conner (Tampa Bay Rays, high Class A) and Kevin Plawecki (New York Mets, Triple-A), second baseman Micah Johnson (Chicago White Sox, Triple-A) and right-handed pitcher Alex Meyer (Minnesota Twins, Triple-A). That tied for the largest representation from any state with California, one more than both Florida and Texas.

"You would've thought if this was a basketball event, that might make a little more sense," Meyer said. "But being here with the baseball, it speaks for Indiana baseball, too. It's getting a lot better, so it's a good thing."

© The Associated Press
In this story: Ron Gardenhire, Joe Mauer
10891