June 18, 2018: Blame

So, where does it lay*? Is it on the front office**? The manager***? The offense****?

*"lie"?... no, I'm pretty sure it's "lay".
**Actually, for once I don't think so.
***Wasn't homeboy supposed to be one of the best baserunners evah? Sure hasn't translated.
****At the very least, I know it's not on my beloved Eds.

Happy Birthday–June 18

Charlie Ganzel (1862)
Russ Hodges (1910)
Ron Necciai (1932)
Lou Brock (1939)
Bill James (1949)
Andres Galarraga (1961)
Sandy Alomar (1966)
Felix Heredia (1975)
Tommy Watkins (1980)
Jason Castro (1987)
J. B. Shuck (1987)

Russ Hodges was a baseball broadcaster from 1929-1970, most notably with the Giants.  He is most famous for his home run call on Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard 'Round the World" in 1951.

Ron Necciai struck out 27 batters in a nine inning game while playing for Bristol in the Appalachian League in 1952.

It may never happen, but Bill James belongs in the Hall of Fame.

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Happy Birthday–June 17

Pete Browning (1861)
Joe Bowman (1910)
Ray Scott (1919)
Dave Concepcion (1948)
Joe Charboneau (1955)
Tom Drees (1963)
Manny Lee (1965)
Mike Magnante (1965)

Ray Scott broadcast Minnesota Twins games from 1961-1966 and 1973-1975.

Outfielder Joe Charboneau was drafted by Minnesota in the sixth round of the January draft in 1976, but did not sign.

We would like to wish a very happy anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. socaltwinsfan, a very happy birthday to Mrs. MagUidhir, and a very happy birthday to nibbish's newbish.

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Happy Birthday–June 16

Max Surkont (1922)
Ernie Johnson (1924)
Richard Jacobs (1925)
Bob Miller (1926)
Ken Johnson (1933)
Joe Decker (1947)
Ron LeFlore (1948)
Salome Barojas (1957)
Wally Joyner (1962)
Calvin Schiraldi (1962)
Kevin Young (1969)
Chris Gomez (1971)
Kerry Wood (1977)
Joe Saunders (1981)
Jonathan Broxton (1984)
Justin Haley (1991)

Richard Jacobs was the owner of the Cleveland Indians from 1986-2000.

The Bob Miller born today, although a pitcher, is not the Bob Miller who pitched for the Twins.

We would also like to wish a very happy birthday to socaltwinsfan.

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June 16, 2018: Klubbed

In Joe's return, the Twins forced Kulber out of the game relatively quickly, and after a small rough patch managed to shoot the arrow. All this against the squad that we're trying to suck less than to get into first place.

Anyone know how I'm supposed to feel about this team?

Remodeled basement. Same half-baked taste.