Happy Birthday–August 21

Frank Isbell (1875)
Murray Dickson (1916)
Jerry Staley (1920)
Jim Beauchamp (1939)
Felix Millan (1943)
John Ellis (1948)
John Stearns (1951)
Frank Pastore (1957)
John Wetteland (1966)
Mike Misuraca (1968)
Craig Counsell (1970)
Ismael Valdez (1973)
Akili Smith (1975)
Jason Marquis (1978)

Akili Smith, better known as an NFL quarterback, played for three seasons in the Pittsburgh organization, reaching AA.

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Photo by Drew Geraets. https://www.flickr.com/photos/drewgeraets/4650578022.

Game 124: The Clevelands at The Minnesotas

Bauer (4-7, 4.18 ERA) vs. Gibson (11-9, 3.96 ERA)

Now that the Twins have finished up helping the Royals stay ahead of the Tigers, they're hanging around Target Field to see if they can't get the Clevelands into the wild card race. I really haven't been paying a lot of attention, because last place, but at least it sounds like Mauer is back to being Mauer and Gibson has been throwing pretty good as of late.

Remodeled basement. Same half-baked taste.