- The article above that provided the useless "news" on the Twins' centerfield situation did actually give some real news: Joe Mauer will have hernia surgery in the offseason. This does not seem very serious, as he has had the same surgery previously (in the minors) and expected recovery time is only 4-6 weeks.
- The Twins' tentative schedule for 2008 was released, and it includes a 14-game road trip surrounding the 2008 Republican convention, which will take place in Minneapolis. That long road trip is part of a brutal stretch where the Twins are on the road for 24 of 30 games from August 21st to September 21st. The Twins start the season on March 31st at home for four games against the Angels.
- An agreement was finally reached between Hennepin County and the owners of the land needed for the new ballpark. This seems like it was the last hurdle to clear in order to open the stadium in 2010, other than actually constructing the stadium itself.
And, in non-Twins related news, another Patriots' player was fined, as apparently Tom Brady isn't as perfect as some people think he is.