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Trampled By Turtles – Wait So Long

I don't remember which of you it is, but I know we've got some Duluth expats or natives or some-such around here. Well I'm neither, but I am a fan of the city. Here's a group from there.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsIzW4cxvIw 

Plus, it's another MN venue...perhaps the MN venue?

 

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George Strait – Run

First heard this song while working as a janitor in college - I wasn't in control of the radio that day. For some reason or another, country music clicked for me when I'd never before given it so much as a sideways glance. It's not my favorite genre, but George introduced me to some pretty cool guys...and gals.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiQv956paj0

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My Morning Jacket – Circuital

My wife and I went to Rock the Garden to see Booker T. Actually, I went to see Booker T and she came along.* I had to beg her to stay for the last band. Hearing this seemed to help my case.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vIIYgMtXaA

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Feeder – Piece by Piece

Greetings Citizens. Be forewarned, my tastes - although they do encompass a wide assortment of genres - are fairly pedestrian when compared to the great variety displayed weekly by hitman and jobu (and others). The videos this week may not push many boundaries or broaden many horizons musically, but its music I like and I had a blast putting it all together. Enjoy. Or don't...

 

First up is Feeder, a run-of-the-mill British alternative/grunge band. I like most of their catalogue, but I love this song.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar9eSNIxfjA

Enjoy your week off boys.

 

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All They Do is Win (except when they don’t): Games 20-26

The Wild still aren't scoring much (64 GF - good for 9th out of 15 teams in the conference) but they don't give up much either (57 GA - 5/15 in the conference) and they seem to know exactly when to step up their game. I don't know where I heard the stat (or if it's even accurate) but apparently the Wild have won more games after trailing than any team in the league. In hockey, all that matters is wins and losses...oh, and overtime wins.

The Wild (16-7-3) leads the NHL with 35 points. Since we last talked they are 5-2-0 and are 8-2-0 over their last 10 games. They are currently atop both the Western Conference and the Northwest Division, 2 points ahead of Detroit and Chicago and 6 points ahead of Vancouver.  Here's how they got there:

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All They Do is Win (except when they don’t): Games 10-19

This is not a Whangdoodle though it serves the same purpose.

As they say, you can't win the Stanley Cup in November, but you can lose it. Minnesota seems to be hell-bent on avoiding that outcome. The Wild (11-5-3) currently have the best record in the Western Conference over the last 10 games (8-2-0) and are currently atop the Northwest Division, 5 points ahead of Edmonton and only 2 points behind Conference-leading Chicago.  Here's how they got there: Continue reading All They Do is Win (except when they don’t): Games 10-19

Crock Pot Brisket* Stew and Stone Imperial Black IPA

It’s been cool off and on for a few weeks up here in the Great White North, but the last few evenings have been downright chilly. Brisk enough to remind me that brainS and meat have spent much of the past year filling my mind with glorious Crock Pot ambitions. An uncluttered Sunday morning (rare with a newborn) provided ample opportunity to get after it…so I did.

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Game 118, Indians 3, Twins 2

A pinch hit recap for Twayn...I wish I was on vacation and he were writing this.

I was really looking forward to having all of our opening day starters back together again. Then Cuddy tweaked something in his neck in early batting practice and Kubel had to sub in right. Good start out of Pavano. Not a good outing by Perkins. Mountie and Lexi back in the lineup - Laddie back out of the lineup in the 7th with a tweaked hamstring...lots of "tweaking" tonight.

Batters 1 through 6 were 1 for 20 with a walk and rare were the outs made on well struck balls (typically they didn't even leave the infield). That's simply not going to cut it. Most exciting moment for the hometown 9 may have been the Dude's 400+ ft fly out to center in the 5th. Nishi had both rbi's for the Twins, but also had a pretty gawd-awful night in the field.

"We basically gave it away," Gardenhire said. "We missed a lot of plays. It's a tough loss for us. We need some people to play a lot better baseball. It's kind of embarrassing to tell you the truth."

I couldn't agree more. Highlight of the night for me was the shout-out to Rhubarb_Runner of WGOM and é rayhahn, rayhahn fame who is "jostling for position" with someone named Matt Krieger...and Rhu_Ru didn't even submit the winning answer tonight!11!1!

For some reason, I've been hanging on to hope that this team would make a run and challenge for a playoff spot. Watching them run around like monkeys f*cking a football tonight has pretty much cinched it for me. How about you?

Game 116: Red Sox 4, Twins 3

WP: Albers (4-3), LP: Capps (3-6)

I didn't see a recap for last night's game...perhaps that was done on purpose? I have no doubt this will add very little to the current GOSO sentiment currently enveloping the WGOM, but I'm bored this afternoon and this post from JoeC included some interesting thoughts from the manager about the pitcher last night. Full disclosure, I didn't watch the game - just heard the end of it in the car, but a career high in walks is pretty brutal. However, Gardy seemed to think that F-Bomb did okay.

There were a lot of pitches that were close, borderline, just missing, and we like where the ball was, down around the knees. That's a pretty good start for him. Hopefully he can continue that process.

As you can see from the strikezone plot, Frankie was down in the zone. I guess my hope is that he can continue to work on staying down, throwing strikes and getting ahead in the count for the remainder of the year. His value to the Twins depends on those moments of brilliance associated with that funky delivery and left arm.

 

2011 Game 82 (2nd Half, Game 1) Recap: Brewers 7, Twins 9

Minnesota (36-46)  -  Milwaukee (45-40)
WP: Dumatrait (1-1)
LP: Loe (2-7)
SV: Perkins (1)

JI JIM Mashes Taters and the Iceman cometh up big time as the pair drove in 4 runs and scored 4 runs. Jim crossed home plate 3 times but arguably the biggest moment was not career HR 595 in the 2nd (which was nice), it was the 2-out walk off of Grienke in the 4th. Juicy followed with his first hit of the day, a double, which paved the way for Rene Tosoni's 3-run blast. The Iceman's donger got the Twins back into the game after a terrible top half of the 4th saw the visitors throw up a 5 spot.

After that, it was all Twins bullpen (with a little help from Kotsay in the 7th). Snicklefritz, Dumatrait, Nathan, Capps and Perkins combined to go 5 innings giving up only 1 run on 4 hits. Twins batters scored 4 times in the 7th - all with 2 outs and all off of walks or singles...or on the hilarious fielding error by Mark Kotsay.

Nathan looked good in the 8th. Conversely, Capps looked pretty bad in the 9th. Gardy, quite surprisingly, pulled him out after he managed to put runners on 1st and 2nd with only 1 out and Prince Fielder due up. Perkins got the call and struck the big vegetarian out on 3 pitches! The Brewers still had one more batter, but you just knew it was in the bag after that.

Neither Grienke nor Blackburn figured in the decision. Zack went 6 innings giving up 5 runs on 5 hits, 4 of them earned. Nick went 4 innings giving up 6 runs on 6 hits, all of them earned.

Cuddyer is our All Star representative. They announced it during the game and he got a pretty good ovation. After that, it's a good thing he got in on the scoring with 2 RBI on 2 hits as he badly misplayed a ball off the right field wall in the 4th, leading to a triple for Kotsay and at least one of those 5 runs for the Crew.

On a personal note, I'd like to post a thank you to Cornsilk  (thanks for that one guys) who took me to the game today. She doesn't follow the World's Greatest, but I am blessed and wanted to share it with you all.

Weather: Gorgeous

Time of Game: 3 hours 14 minutes

Attendance: 41,195