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Half-Baked Hall: 1962

To no surprise, Joe Morgan and Jim Palmer breeze in with 100% of the vote and Amos Otis and Ken Singleton breeze out with 0% of the vote.


Richie Ashburn

That's it. The next best player that retired in 1962 was former Senator Eddie "The Walkin' Man" Yost. I love his player page, but he ain't getting votes.

I'd also like to mention a pitcher with a Top 10 nickname in Vinegar Bend Mizell

Should Richie Ashburn make our hallowed halls?

  • Yes (81%, 13 Votes)
  • No (19%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 16

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Half-Baked Hall: 2013

Mike Schmidt pulled down 100% of the vote as gets elected to the Half-Baked Hall!

The only player to secure a spot on a future secondary ballot is Buddy Bell, who pulled won 50% of the vote.

Meanwhile, Tommy John got 4 votes, Darrell Evans got 2 votes, and Most-Feared-Hall-Of-Famer Jim Rice got 1 vote.  Jim Sundberg got nothing.


The ballot the real voters just had!

Here I go here I go here I go again, girls what's my weakness?

  • Mariano Rivera (36%, 16 Votes)
  • Todd Helton (29%, 13 Votes)
  • Roy Halladay (24%, 11 Votes)
  • Andy Pettitte (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Miguel Tejada (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Roy Oswalt (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Lance Berkman (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Placido Polanco (0%, 0 Votes)
  • None Of Them! (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 16

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2019 Trade Deadline

It’s been a while since Twins fans could look forward to the trade deadline with confidence the club was a full-on buyer, so it seems like we deserve a dedicated post to discuss rumors, share wish lists, and react to any deals the front office makes.

For convenience, here’s a hotlink to all MLBTR posts tagged for the Twins.

Bonus points to the Citizen who identifies the pitcher in this photo without cheating.

Third Monday Tuesday Movie Day: Out Of Context

What's your favorite quote from a TV show, movie, etc., that you often say in your everyday life even though it's completely out of context and will usually be ignored or met with blank stares? Naturally, when I thought of this topic awhile ago I had several examples in mind, but of course they've all left me as I'm typing this.

I do remember that many of these come from the Simpsons for me. One I can think of is when someone is trying to explain something to me, the progression of "Wha?... Huh?... Juh?" I'm sure I'll remember more about three weeks from now.

Also, hey, what have you been watching?

The Nation Has An Appetite – On The Grill

First, let me disappoint you: I've no recipes or photos or any such to share. There, now that that's out of the way...

I spent a lot of time last night cleaning my grill. I've got a 3 burner gas grill that's about 8 years old. I've used it an absolute ton, but for the past 2.5 years it was in storage. And, apparently, it was put into storage without my having done a deep clean first (we were moving, and, if I remember correctly, it was one of those "well, we've got room for it in this truck, so it's going now, even if you're not ready for it" situations). I usually do a good clean at the start of the summer and another sometime in the fall, but grills are... well, they're tough.

I mostly used soap, water, and lots of elbow grease. Paper towels, sponges, some steel-wool type of thing designed for grills, and cloths all got used. It looks a heck of a lot better, and I'm excited to take it out for a test run this weekend. I need to get a propane tank filled first, so there's a part of me that's still nervous it won't light up, after having been packed away for so long. Let's hope!

Anyway, I thought this was as good a time as any to broach the grilling topic. Summer is upon us... what do you have, what do you wish you had, how do you manipulate what you do have to make it do what you want (I'm thinking about Meat's post (it was Meat, right?) where he converted the old Weber... that was cool)? And what tools do you use? What do you use for cleaning? (I've heard horror stories of bristles coming off and puncturing internal body parts when accidentally consumed... I don't know about the truth of these, but that's the kind of thing that might give you pause) What do you avoid? What other tools do you use for cooking on the grill (I've got a grill tray that I adore, and every time I make anything else I try to throw a bunch of veggies on the tray. Always steps up the meal a notch or two.)?

And, of course, if you've got an recipes or recommendations for grilling... by all means, please do share.

Phlegm hacking – exercise?

Back in Feb, I came down with a lung infection while in Minny.  A heavy dose of antibiotics cleared up the pneumonia, but it took a while to shake the nasal/coughing/sweats.  I thot I was in the clear, then two weeks ago it all started again.  The house doc at my company attacked it with an aggressive Prednisone regimen, which seems to have worked.

The violent coughing seemed to have caused a fractured rib, but that cleared up - must've been a muscle strain - and now there is much less pain.

Today I swam for the first time since 3/24, with no pain.

What are you Citizens doing besides shoveling snow?

Half-Baked Hall: 2015

Not surprisingly we have 3 new members of the Half-Baked Hall. Juan Marichal, Bob Gibson,  and Killer all sail in with 93% of the vote!

Sam McDowell falls off with 29%. Cy Young winner and former Twin Jim Perry falls off with 21%. Vada Pinson gets shut out.

Our 2015 ballot does not have any inner circle candidates. But this is the Half-Baked Hall. Who needs standards

Who ya got?

  • None of them! (54%, 7 Votes)
  • Mark Buehrle (38%, 5 Votes)
  • Torii Hunter (8%, 1 Votes)
  • Michael Cuddyer (0%, 0 Votes)
  • LaTroy Hawkins (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Tim Hudson (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 13

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