So you may have heard recently about this guy in the news named Jackie Robinson. As it turns out, he was a pretty decent player and shows up on this ballot. And philosofer was randomly assigned to finding something to write about the guy. Good luck, dude.
Also, last chance to vote for...
Wes Ferrell (4th), Gabby Hartnett (4th), Bob Johnson (3rd), Ted Lyons (2nd), Joe Medwick (2nd), Dizzy Dean (2nd), Red Ruffing (2nd), Joe Gordon (2nd), Ernie Lombardi (2nd), Lefty Gomez (2nd), Stan Hack (2nd)
Lou Boudreau (Beau)
Joe Dimaggio (daneekasghost)
Bobby Doerr (CanofCorn)
Bob Elliott (DPWY)
Charlie Keller (CanofCorn)
Ralph Kiner (freealonzo)
Johnny Mize (yickit)
Bill Nicholson (nibbish)
Phil Rizzuto (yickit)
Jackie Robinson (philosofer)
Eddie Stanky (daneekasghost)
Vern Stephens (Beau)
Harry Breechen (Scot)
Bob Feller (freealonzo)
Dutch Leonard (nibbish)
Hal Newhouser (bhiggum)
Bobo Newsom (New Britain Bo)
You've waited long enough, and you'll wait even longer to get plaques. But for now, here are your results. I'll have the next ballot up within a week. And a certain someone who was celebrated this weekend will be on it! Color barrier broken.
The Twins have scored the most runs. They have given up the fewest. They have made no errors. They have the most total zone fielding runs. By a lot. You're looking at one of the best baseball teams in history right now.
In our pool I went from 1st place to 8th place in one day as I only got 2 of 7 games correct yesterday. However, I still have all final four teams still going, including Baylor, the school my cousin goes to.
In good news, she just agreed to be our live-in nanny this summer. So hats off to her, and go Baylor!
In continuing this week's theme of having no theme, I present my favorite song by Tom Petty. This performance is from 2012. I'm surprised he can still hit those high notes at 62. Doing better than McCartney in that department.
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This song is originally from Jason Robert Brown's musical "The Last Five Years." The musical apparently is about his relationship with his ex-wife, and she threatened to sue over this song, so he removed it from the show and replaced it with another one. People are funny.
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I'm not sure how much this song hits with those who haven't played the video game Portal, as the lyrics (written by Coulton) directly reference two different video games in heavy detail. Certainly, the game version sung by Ellen McClain has more appeal within game. There's also a live version sung by Felicity Day that is entertaining, but with poor quality.
This particular version of the song with Sara Quin singing and some beautiful use of the theremin is my favorite version. Even if video game music isn't your thing and the lyrics don't make any sense, this is just damn pleasant.
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Tift has been around for 15 years now and this is her first single. She's never been popular; her debut album barely made the country charts. But she makes a pretty good living. She comes to Minneapolis every other year or so. If I went to concerts ever, I'd go see her for sure. Friends have and have said great things. Some have compared her music stylings to Emmylou Harris, whom I've gathered is pretty popular round these parts.
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