Game 136 Recap: Twins Win!

Twins 7, Sux 6
WP: Diamonds are a girls best friend LP: Peavy
SAVE! Joe Nathan
Twins record 57-79, 18 games out of first, 1.5 games ahead of the cellar

I'd look at the king of the savers race, but I really don't care.

The Twins scored a whopping 7 runs in this game. Whopping. One of the runs scored was driven in by Joe Mauer which brings his career total to 500 rsbi. If he'd play like a man he'd have more than a mazillionty by now, but he's really a puss. Not. The only other thing to know about this game is that SBG fired the Tweet heard round the strib. Rational folks cheered.

Culture Club: I've always enjoyed touring Chicago's art venues, and when in town I always make a trip to the Museum of Contemporary Art. There is always something happening at the MCA including great installations, weird contemporary art, performances, theater, working artist projects, and a good gift shop to boot. Heads up, hj, Tuesday admission is FREE for IL residents.

17 thoughts on “Game 136 Recap: Twins Win!”

  1. it's like you're trying to make a cultured man out of me, or something. speaking of civilized citizens, i'm curious to hear more about this "hotel tour" which you were afforded.

    1. I was detained by federal marshals in buffalo during a warrant sweep in 2003. We were in grad school and at the time we were really strapped for cash so I took a job at a gas station (I had to lie on the application about the level of my education). While I was training in suburban buffalo some old man saw a one inch by one inch picture of a bald headed white kid on crime stoppers and called in to report that a bald headed white kid was working at his local sunoco. Federal marshals took me into custody without Mirandizing me (I was later informed that the feds can detain a person of interest for up to 3 days without charging them) and gave me the full tour of buffalo's excellent federal holding facility. Being that it was a warrant sweep I was nearly thrown in a general holding cell, painted hot pink, with a bunch of pissed off felons. Eventually, they took me to an eye-witness who told them that I resembled the dude they were looking for, but indeed I was not the droid they were looking for. What did they suspect I did, you ask? Well, the dude allegedly diddled some kids on the north end of buffalo. What had the federal marshals told everyone in the holding cell about the dude they picked up on the last call of the day? That he diddled kids. I'm pretty sure I would have been beaten within an inch of my life if I had been tossed into the holding cell.

      I'm fairly sure that the federal marshals effed up the whole arrest procedure by bringing me to an eye-witness, and through some pretty dirty tactics, but I was extremely happy to be away from them. There were a lot of things that I took away from my time at buffalo's top hotel, but the most lasting have been a deep mistrust of law enforcement professionals, and a sense that if I hadn't been from an upwardly mobile economic situation I would have probably caved and agreed to admit to anything and everything to make the hounding stop. I didn't sleep well for months after that experience.

      1. and a sense that if I hadn't been from an upwardly mobile economic situation I would have probably caved and agreed to admit to anything and everything to make the hounding stop

        Yea, that seems to be the emerging literature on the UNreliability of confessions. Imagine that -- you hound a suspect for hours and they will admit to things they didn't actually do.

        (hoping that this isn't bleeding into the Forbidden Topic)

        In about 25% of DNA exoneration cases, innocent defendants made incriminating statements, delivered outright confessions or pled guilty.

        These cases show that confessions are not always prompted by internal knowledge or actual guilt, but are sometimes motivated by external influences.

        1. Mentally capable adults also give false confessions due to a variety of factors like the length of interrogation, exhaustion or a belief that they can be released after confessing and prove their innocence later.

          This speaks to my exact situation. I was held for ~6 hours and was already beginning to freak out. I was told at one point that I had committed another series of crimes by not confessing, and even if I wasn't the guy they were looking for I would have to go before a judge to explain why I withheld information from them. After that situation passed, I was told by a very friendly lady that they don't play good cop bad cop, and if I just talked to her about what happened everything would be okay, "you'll be able to get out of here, just... talk to me..."

          I almost barfed on her shoes.

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