Steve Aschburner

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On his 14th try, Bert Blyleven finally circled for Hall of Fame

The Twins righthanded pitcher, who won 287 games in a 22-season career before becoming known to a new generation of baseball fans as the Minnesota team’s TV broadcast analyst, finally gains enshrinement in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Tony Oliva’s long Hall of Fame wait continues

His wait could get longer still, if the emotions tapped by popular Cub Ron Santo’s death surface again before the Vets Committee. Just so everyone knows: Oliva has the same hopes, desires and dreams, and he deserves it just as much or more.

Finally, Timberwolves almost ready for prime time

The unofficial “end” of the Vikings’ season came at a terrific time for the Wolves, who used training camp, the preseason and the season’s first two weeks to gain traction.

Getting Lindsay Whalen: Better late than never for Lynx?

Finally, after six years of trying, the Lynx can call Whalen theirs after today’s announcement of  a key trade that should help the team on the court and, probably more important, boost ticket sales.

Bert Blyleven falls just short of Baseball Hall of Fame

Known almost as much for his fun-loving pranks as for his pitching accomplishments, former Minnesota Twins righthander Bert Blyleven had his sense of humor tested again today when he fell just short of election to baseball’s Hall of Fame.