2012 Game Logs: Game 16 Minnesota @ Utah

I had to take a small nap during half time last night that extended about 8 minutes into the third quarter but I watched the end of the game last night on East Coast time. I think I am really falling for this team. As many of you on the site know I have always considered myself and "NBA fan" but never really had an affiliation towards a team until I started hanging out in these parts. Seeing Stick's love of the Wolves, warts and all, was kind of contagious and I started to monitor the team a little more closely. And though I am still looking for proof, there are rumors that I said I would move to the Twin Cities if the Wolves drafted Rubio in 2009.  Well, the Wolves drafted Rubio and while I am still here in Buffalo, I am watching this team with much more interest than I have watched with any of my local teams in some time.

I know I volunteered myself to the Wolves last season when I made my formal decision to take my fandom to the Twin Cities. But I will admit, as the season wore on, my interest waned. I found myself watching more Oklahoma City, Trailblazers, or Heat games than anything else.. This season, well, I don't think I am going to run into that problem.

Bonus points for a Wolves win tonight as Minnesota has Utah's first round pick in the next draft!






This Week in Ex-Twins

Cincinnati agrees to terms with Ron Mahay on a minor league contract.
Cleveland names Adam Everett special assistant for baseball operations.
Colorado agrees to terms with Brendan Harris on a minor league contract.
Detroit agrees to terms with Delmon Young on a one year contract.
Angels name Paul Sorrento batting coach of Inland Empire (A).
Miami signs Terry Tiffee to a minor league contract.
Yankees name Scott Aldred pitching coach of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA).
Yankees name Butch Wynegar batting coach of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA).
Yankees name Greg Colbrunn batting coach of Charleston (A).
Yankees name Tom Nieto manager of the GCL Yankees (R).
Toronto signs Jim Hoey to a minor league contract.

Spanning the Globe


Mayaguez 7, Caguas 4 in Caguas.  Daniel Ortiz was 1-for-3 with a double, a run, and an RBI for Mayaguez.


Aragua 6, Anzoategui 4 in Aragua.  Lester Oliveros struck out the side in the ninth for Anzoategui.


Perth 4, Sydney 3 in Perth (15 innings).  Luke Hughes was 1-for-5 with a walk and a double, scoring once for Perth.  Jacob Younis was 0-for-5 for Sydney.  Todd Van Steensel struck out three in three shutout innings, giving up one hit for Sydney.


Dominican League—Aguilas plays Escogido in a best-of nine series for the championship starting tonight.

Mexican League—Guasave plays Obregon in a best-of-seven series for the championship starting tonight.

Puerto Rican League—Mayaguez leads Caguas three games to two in their best-of-nine series.

Venezuelan League—Aragua has clinched the sixteen game round robin, leading Anzoategui by a game and a half with one game to play.

Australian League—The regular season ends tomorrow, with the playoffs beginning January 26.

Happy Birthday–January 21

Mike Tiernan (1867)
Lew Fonseca (1899)
Sam Mele (1922)
Danny O'Connell (1927)
William Wrigley (1933)
Johnny Oates (1946)
Bill Stein (1947)
Mike Krukow (1952)
Dave Smith (1955)
Mike Smithson (1955)
Jose Uribe (1959)
Andy Hawkins (1960)
Darryl Motley (1960)
Chris Hammond (1966)
Tom Urbani (1968)
Rusty Greer (1969)
Jason Ryan (1976)
Byung-Hyun Kim (1979) 

Tom Urbani was drafted by Minnesota in the twenty-ninth round in 1989, but did not sign.

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Sly And The Family Stone – Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)

and with that, we wrap up our pledge drive today. and let me say: wow. just wow. this place is just awesome. as spoons mentioned, the pledge drive was a rousing success. i'm not going to get too gushy here, but i am so happy and proud to be a part of this community. all y'all are amazing. this one goes out to you.


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2012 Game Logs: Game 15 Wolves @ Clippers

364 days ago I left for work in the morning with an extra hop in my step. The Minnesota Timberwolves were scheduled to play the Los Angles Clippers that night. Two of the best power forwards in the league would be facing off, in Kevin Love and Blake Griffin. Blake was really hitting his stride about this time last season, quickly becoming must watch tv for anyone with League Pass.  I even thought about taking a brief nap after work just to make sure that I would be able to stay up all night at watch the game.

I didn't get to watch the game that night. Instead I was in a hospital room, watching a PBS documentary on Jeff Bridges and checking for score updates on my telephone as Mrs Buffalo yelled at me and told me to put that thing away-- I did. A couple of hours later I was feeding her ice chips, shortly after that  a new member of our herd joined us.

I've gotta say, I really don't remember who won that game but I am pretty sure it wasn't the Wolves. Maybe it worked out for the best that way. Maybe this way the Calf and I will be able to watch the Wolves take their revenge. Then again, it will probably be past his bedtime.



Remodeled basement. Same half-baked taste.