Hooray for starting pitching!
Casey Stengel (1890)
Frankie Pytlak (1908)
Tony Lucadello (1912)
Joe Coleman (1922)
Paul Minner (1923)
Joe Nuxhall (1928)
Gus Triandos (1930)
Bud Selig (1934)
Bob Barton (1941)
Pat Kelly (1944)
Doug Rader (1944)
Jim Spencer (1946)
Ellis Valentine (1954)
Clint Hurdle (1957)
Steve Trout (1957)
Scott Fletcher (1958)
Tom Pagnozzi (1962)
Scott Diamond (1986)
Tony Lucadello was a major league scout for forty-eight years.
Allan Huber "Bud" Selig has been the commissioner of baseball since 1992.
I think my dates in Minnesota will be Sunday, August 30th to the next Sunday (with the last weekend set aside for my brother's wedding). I hope to catch a game at the Bullseye with some of you early in the week. What nights are good?
See the top of the hill there? That's the middle of the week. Here's something to get you over the top.
Big innings carry the day for Fort Myers and Elizabethton. Brett Lee continues to dominate at Fort Myers. Matt is missing a lot of Batts for Elizabethton.
I have to head up to Paradise Valley (a jaunt from here) at 6am today on my day off basically to babysit other people from my store at a training. It doesn't pay to be a high-end salesman all the time.
Earl Moore (1877)
George Cutshaw (1886)
Cedric Tallis (1914)
Felix Mantilla (1934)
Don Wert (1938)
Bill Whitby (1943)
Hisashi Yamada (1948)
Dan Driessen (1951)
Greg Minton (1951)
Ken Burns (1953)
Dave LaPoint (1959)
Luis Alicea (1965)
Mike Williams (1968)
Seth Greisinger (1975)
Mike Adams (1978)
Ryan Braun (1980)
Cedric Tallis was the general manager of the Kansas City Royals and the New York Yankees.
Submarine pitcher Hisashi Yamada won 284 games in Japan.
Ken Burns made an Emmy-award winning documentary about the history of baseball.
I had completely forgotten that there was a Ryan Braun who pitched for Kansas City in 2006 and 2007, but it’s his birthday today.
Not sure if meat's all settled in yet, but just in case, sleep in, my little rump roast. You've got a big few weeks ahead of you.
When it comes to Cedar Rapids pitchers, Hu's in first.
Josmil Pinto's grand slam carries Rochester. Jorge Polanco seems to be handling AA. Stephen Gonsalves has a successful debut in Class A.
We're basically at the point where we have to enroll our kids in school here despite not knowing which of three states we'll be living in. After a very busy summer it is starting to look, though, like there will be no move at all.
Well, at least we got one. Having exhausted the White Sox by forcing them to run around the bases for three games, the Twins managed to take the final game of the series by a score of 4-3.
Bullet Joe Rogan (1893)
Morrie Silver (1909)
Harry Dalton (1928)
Ted Lepcio (1929)
Masaaki Koyama (1934)
Marty Brennaman (1942)
Vida Blue (1949)
Wayne Krivsky (1954)
Carmelo Martinez (1960)
Bob Milacki (1964)
Derek Lee (1966)
Bullet Joe Rogan, given name Charles Wilber Rogan, was a star in the Negro Leagues from 1920-1938.
Morrie Silver is credited with having saved baseball in Rochester when the St. Louis Cardinals threatened to drop their team there. He is a member of the International League Hall of Fame.
Harry Dalton was the general manager of the Baltimore Orioles, California Angels, and Milwaukee Brewers.
Masaaki Koyama won 320 games in Japan, third on the all-time list.
Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman has been with the Cincinnati Reds since 1974.
Wayne Krivsky was an assistant general manager of the Twins until 2006, when he became the general manager of Cincinnati. He has since returned to the Twins as an assistant to the general manager.
We would also like to wish a happy birthday to MagUidhir’s brother.
When a team goes through a fourth consecutive noncompetitive season, it's only natural for media and fans to look for someone to blame, especially for a franchise that had previously been used to routinely making it to the postseason.
It's the players' fault. They're overpaid and underperforming.
It's the manager's fault. He's not getting the team to compete.
It's the general manager's fault. He's not bringing in the help we need and was wrong on talent evaluation.
It's the owner's fault. He's too cheap and only cares about making money. Continue reading
Visitor brooms? I hope not.
A win would be great. Crooked numbers would be good. A run would be nice. I'm hoping for the first, but expecting the second or third.
The Twins go 6-1! Three shutouts! Byron Buxton gets back into the swing!
Let me go boys, let me go boys. It's coming up threes boys, threes boys.
Davy Force (1846)
Joe Tinker (1880)
Rube Walberg (1896)
Biz Mackey (1897)
Benny Bengough (1898)
Zack Taylor (1898)
Leo Durocher (1905)
Kazuto Tsuruoka (1916)
Ray Boone (1923)
Harry Wendelstedt (1938)
Larry Biittner (1945)
Bump Wills (1952)
Rich Dauer (1952)
Brian Kingman (1954)
Shane Rawley (1955)
Len Barker (1955)
Dave Dombrowski (1956)
Tom Goodwin (1968)
Shane Bowers (1971)
Enrique Wilson (1973)
Alex Rodriguez (1975)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (1984)
Biz Mackey was a star in the Negro Leagues from 1923-1945.
Kazuto Tsuruoka was a star in Japan from 1939-1952 and was a very successful manager from 1953-1966.
Harry Wendelstedt was a National League umpire from 1966-1998.
Dave Dombrowski has been the general manager of the Montreal Expos, the Florida Marlins, and the Detroit Tigers.
We would also like to wish a very happy anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. Rowsdower.
Man, it's quiet around here on the weekends yesterday, but with a
third fourth straight year of these Twins it's getting to be a ghost town sometimes.