The family and I went to Surly yesterday. I haven't been in a sea of humanity like that in a long while. There were more people there at any given time than my store gets total in a day. I really need a change.
Byron Buxton is getting hot. Mitchell Kranson delivers a walkoff. The GCL Twins move back into a tie for first.
This was big on The Wave back in LA in the mid 80's
Hal Janvrin (1892)
Peanuts Lowrey (1917)
Joe Cunningham (1931)
Jim King (1932)
Ernie Broglio (1935)
Joe McCabe (1938)
Ed Herrmann (1946)
Buddy Bell (1951)
Mike Maddux (1961)
Brian McRae (1967)
Jim Thome (1970)
Jose Vidro (1974)
A. J. Achter (1988)
The Twins have been stuck on 49 wins for about a week. To get to 50 they will have to beat up on old friend Francisco Liriano. Pat Dean will try to soak up some innings for the Twins. Brian Dozier is probably good for a HR or 3 this series.
Enjoy the game!
Here's what I had back in April:
Zack: 8/19 through 9/9
Can of Corn: 9/16 through 10/21
Philosopher: 10/28 through 12/2
I think Zack may have been thrown off by the site's vacation last weekend. I'm taking today; I can give you two weeks in December if you want them, Z.
I've been reading bits of Freaky Trigger's essays about every British Number 1. (They just finished 2001!) I've mostly 1990-forward about those about songs I'm familiar with. One of the most recent ones had this passage I really like:
What pop does better than anything else does is to take feelings and situations, and crush and simplify them, making them immediate and thrilling and useful. It applies no moral filter. People feel self-righteous and wrathful, and so ultimately pop will product songs that are diamonds of self-righteousness and wrath.
("Pop" sensu lato here.) I think I've tried to express similar thoughts (but much less succinctly) about pop and emotions (though not necessarily those emotions).
From the same review, I love this line, which is more particularly about the song in question: "a church-inspired song that celebrates the dark joy of excommunication."
The top four teams win, the next two teams lose, the DSL Twins get rained out.
That's the official WGOM "stuck in my head for no reason" song today.
One for JeffA!
Chick Fraser (1873)
Jesse Barnes (1892)
Sparky Adams (1894)
Gene Moore (1909)
Alex Kellner (1924)
Alex Trevino (1957)
Jeff Parrett (1961)
Angel Hernandez (1961)
Chad Kreuter (1964)
Ricky Bottalico (1969)
Brendan Harris (1980)
Eric Fryer (1985)
Darin Mastroianni (1985)
David Price (1985)
Mario Hollands (1988)
It is reported that Angel Hernandez has been a major league umpire since 1993. We continue to search for evidence of this.
Mario Hollands was drafted by Minnesota in the 24th round in 2009 but did not sign.
We would also like to wish a happy birthday to spookymilk’s sister and to Can of Corn's Kernel.