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Bud Selig to make the 2014 All-Star Game site official tomorrow

Aug 28, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

Target Field

Hint: we’re gonna make Gleeman get a credential and go:

The Twins set a goal of bringing the 2014 All-Star Game to Target Field back in 2008, two years before the ballpark opened. Now, that goal is about to be realized.

Major League Baseball is planning a Wednesday afternoon news conference at Target Field, where Commissioner Bud Selig officially will award the 2014 All-Star Game to the Twins, according to multiple people who have been briefed on MLB’s plans.

Instead of reading baseball writers waxing euphoric about all of the BBQ options like they did this year in Kansas City, in 2014 we’ll be hearing them talk about whatever it is people like to eat in Minnesota, exchanging bad “Fargo” quotes and stuff like that.

Man, now that I think about it, what in the hell do people in Minnesota like to eat anyway?

(thanks to Kopy for the heads up)

  1. atworkident - Aug 28, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    People in Minnesota eat deer and squirrels.

  2. kjkulsrud - Aug 28, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Correct Answer: Anything on a stick.

    • kopy - Aug 28, 2012 at 1:10 PM


  3. savocabol1 - Aug 28, 2012 at 12:36 PM


    • Kleinz 57 - Aug 28, 2012 at 1:11 PM

      Folks from ‘Wiscannsin’ sound exactly the same. Christ, if this is the kind of stuff FOX and the World Wide Leader are gonna use, KC BBQ analysis is looking a lot better.

      Stupid Coen Brothers…

      • muskyhunter2542 - Aug 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM

        Ummm, No they dont!!! Only Gov. Walker sounds like that. Hes a dusche though

  4. theawesomersfranchise - Aug 28, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    Gleenman is gonna bring the Geek and this chick from the weekend?

  5. heyblueyoustink - Aug 28, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    I’d imagine there’s be some decent fish dishes, you know, land of 1000 lakes and all.

    • ptfu - Aug 28, 2012 at 1:48 PM

      Walleye on a stick!

    • hungry joe - Aug 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM

      That’s 10,000, my friend.

  6. ivesetsail - Aug 28, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    Well, as a transitional food item to bridge us from KC to the TC, the best ribs in town are at Ted Cook’s 19th Hole Barbecue. No contest. Let’s fight about it.

    • kopy - Aug 28, 2012 at 1:27 PM

      It’s Rudolph’s. I demand e-fisticuffs.

      But really, folks should have a Juicy Lucy instead.

  7. migoli - Aug 28, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    we eat the same food everyone else in this country eats!

    • kopy - Aug 28, 2012 at 1:07 PM

      This. It’s pretty diverse, but with a little more meat and starches. All about the comfort food. Don’t forget about this thing we call hot dish…

      • meteor32 - Aug 28, 2012 at 3:22 PM

        It’s a casserole. Give up your regionalisms and stop confusing the hell out of new freshman at the U until they can learn to talk Minnesotan.

      • kopy - Aug 28, 2012 at 4:25 PM

        Bravo on bashing regional phrases and referring to “the U” in the same sentence.

      • meteor32 - Aug 28, 2012 at 5:15 PM

        It was the only way I heard Minnesotans refer to the school in my entire 4 years there. I picked that one up in orientation before classes even started.

  8. natslady - Aug 28, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    That is a seriously nice ballpark. Was there last summer with family. Cousin’s hub with White Sox gear on (for ChiSox game) and we were still treated like royalty.

  9. sdelmonte - Aug 28, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Never mind that. Can you get tours of WJM?

    • JB (the original) - Aug 28, 2012 at 1:58 PM

      No, but you can drive by “Mary’s house” in Kenwood and/or give her a peck out on Nicollet Ave downtown….

  10. randygnyc - Aug 28, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    Wow, this means I’ll get to go to back to back all star games, 2013 in NY an 14 in Minnesota.

  11. jsally430 - Aug 28, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    Minneapolis is a diverse city my favorite Minnesota tradition is a juicy Lucy. you’ll know when you get here

  12. jsally430 - Aug 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    walleye is also a huge staple hmmm

  13. mjames1229 - Aug 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM


    • Bryz - Aug 28, 2012 at 7:21 PM

      Oh god no.

      Minnesotan my whole life, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen lutefisk in person.

  14. meteor32 - Aug 28, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    I’m sure all the writers will find plenty to explore in their coverage of minnesota:

    • Bryz - Aug 28, 2012 at 7:21 PM

      More theaters per capita!
      Nothing rhymes with “capita”….

  15. kevinbnyc - Aug 28, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    Can you get good Canadian food in Minneapolis?

    • Bryz - Aug 28, 2012 at 7:24 PM


  16. jsally430 - Aug 28, 2012 at 5:13 PM

    we don’t say eh or dontchaknow? or youbetcha. we may over annunciate our o’a and A’s but not much we can do about it when we’re amongst ourselves. I suggest if you’re coming to mn get up to Duluth for a day its an amazing city and pretty simple to do take 35 w north and just drive straight up

    • Bryz - Aug 28, 2012 at 7:23 PM

      “I suggest if you’re coming to mn get up to Duluth for a day its an amazing city and pretty simple to do take 35 w north and just drive straight up”

      jsally forgot the fine print, which states “Duluth is a solid 2 hours or more away from the Twin Cities.”

  17. johnnyb1976 - Aug 28, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    Why not Great American Ball Park? I remember when they used to go to every stadium, not just the cities Bud Selig likes to visit.

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