Really looking forward to the league office's explanation on this one...
I just realized I've officially been Chicagoish for 15 years now. Good god.
I mean, I'll take it.
Let's start the weekend off on an epic note.
2021: Twins stink. They trade their best pitcher for a handful of prospects who may or may not be good someday.
2022: Twins don't stink. They trade a handful of prospects who may or may not be good someday for a different team's best pitcher.
Game 105 - The two pitchers face each other.
There are Twins relievers whose names still provoke cringes & winces years after they departed the roster. Let us name them and see if that can inure us to the dreadful performance of Pagán & Duffey.
Hiraoka Hiroshi (1856)
Pepper Bassett (1919)
Bill Pleis (1937)
Dwight Siebler (1937)
Tommie Aaron (1939)
Nelson Briles (1943)
Bernie Carbo (1947)
Rick Mahler (1953)
Dave Rozema (1956)
Steve Gasser (1967)
John Olerud (1968)
Carlos Pulido (1971)
John Wasdin (1972)
Bobby Kielty (1976)
Eric Hinske (1977)
Mark Mulder (1977)
Carl Crawford (1981)
Hiraoka Hiroshi is considered by some to be the father of Japanese Baseball.
Catcher Pepper Bassett was a seven-time all-star in the Negro Leagues.
Right-hander Steve Gasser did not play for the Twins, but was in their minor league system for four years before being traded to the Mets in the Wally Backman deal. A second round draft choice, he did not play in the major leagues.
Time for some more fresh POST-PUNK (BY SOME OLD GUYS)
Big cheer at Target Field as the Twins announce that their beer policy -- no sales after the 7th inning -- is being suspended tonight, due to the country music concert scheduled after the game.
— Phil Miller (@MillerStrib) August 4, 2022
New podcast up, gang.