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2021 Game 13: Boston Red Sox at Minnesota Twins

Game Time  12:10pm CDT

After dropping the first three games of a long home series with Boston to extend their losing streak to four, the Twins will try to right the ship today and avoid the sweep. Big Mike Pineda takes the ball for the Twins while Boston trots Garret Richards out to the hill. Two weeks into the season and I have yet to see more than an inning of any Twins game, but I'm really liking the retro feel of listening to the game on the radio while I clean the garage or rake out the lawn. Until the middle innings roll around and Dazzle does the play by play, at least. Play ball!

2021 Game 7: Seattle Mariners at Minnesota Twins

Game Time:  3:10 p.m. CDT

The Twins return from their season debut road trip with a 4-2 record and series wins against Milwaukee and Detroit to open the home half of their schedule against the Seattle Mariners this afternoon. Jose Berrios gets the honors for the Twins, returning to the mound for his second start sporting a 1-0 record, a 0.00 ERA and 12 strikeouts. Early notice among the position players this year goes to Byron Buxton, who is launching bombas like a boss (tied with Cruz for the team lead at 3 each) and boasting a slash line of .357/.438/1.143/1.580. Honorable mention goes to Luis Arraez, who is hitting .389 and getting on base every other at bat as the Twins' primary leadoff hitter. The Mariners feature Marco Gonzales (0-0, 7.50 ERA, 2K) in the starting role today. He's coming off a somewhat rough Opening Day in which he notched six innings but gave up three runs. He also walked three batters in that game after only walking seven all of last year. But enough of that. The game’s afoot: Follow your spirit, and upon this charge, cry - Play ball!

FMJ 4/24/2020 – I Wish It Would Rain

I always think of rain as the original percussion instrument, and listening to a rainstorm pound out a solo on the roof has always been one of my favorite things. If I'm curled up with a quilt on the bed as I listen, so much the better. In the absence of rain, a good rock and roll drummer can fill the gap. I've always been partial to John Bonham and Nick Mason, with some latter days Phil Collins. How about you?

 

I Put a Spell On You – Mica Paris, David Gilmour, Jools Holland

I always loved the blues sensibility that David Gilmour brought to the greatest progressive rock band in the world, and this video introduced me to Mica Paris several years ago. Tons of artists have covered this song since Screamin' Jay Hawkins wrote it in 1956. Quality must have something to do with that.

 

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Stand Back – Stevie Nicks

I'll start with one from the pandemic playlist. The story goes Stevie Nicks heard Little Red Corvette and wanted a song with that kind of sound on her new album. So she called Prince and they wrote this one together. Stand Back made it to #5 on the Billboard charts, the second highest ranking for a single in Stevie's solo career.

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