Morgan Bulkeley (1837)
Dad A (1922)
Stu Miller (1927)
Al Jackson (1935)
Wayne Causey (1936)
Ray Sadecki (1940)
Carlton Fisk (1947)
Chris Chambliss (1948)
Dave Rader (1948)
Mario Mendoza (1950)
Ozzie Smith (1954)
Mike Sodders (1958)
Storm Davis (1961)
Jeff King (1964)
Esteban Beltre (1967)
Omar Infante (1981)
Yohan Pino (1983)
Morgan Bulkeley was the first president of the National League.
Mike Sodders was a first-round draft choice for the Twins in 1981. A star third baseman at Arizona State, he never could adjust to wooden bats, never hit, and never made the major leagues.
Dad A was a Twins fan since the team started, and was a baseball fan before that. He coached, he ran the public address system, and he was on the board of the local baseball association. One of the many gifts he gave me is a love of baseball. He would've been ninety-eight today. Rest in peace, Dad.
Continue reading Happy Birthday–December 26
Looks like we've got a long series of late games in front of us, you guys. Don't forget to once again brew yourself an extra cup.
As we've recently discussed, not a whole lot of bright spots in our view these days, and I certainly don't have any sunshine to sell you. Let's just keep our heads down, finish up this series without embarrassing ourselves, and go somewhere where the smell of sewage isn't so fresh.
Continue reading 2014 Game 113: Minnesota Twins vs. Oakland Athletics.
Well, at least we got one. Having exhausted the White Sox by forcing them to run around the bases for three games, the Twins managed to take the final game of the series by a score of 4-3.
Continue reading Game Recap #104: Salvage Operators 4, Exhausted Batters 3
Mariners trying an interesting strategy here and handing the game to their bullpen straight from the get-go. The Twins take the field behind their
young right-hander Pino and look to go 75% in Seattle before they head to Colorado (because I guess the official game scheduler has a sense of humor).
It's a late one tonight, so make sure to brew an extra cup.
Continue reading 2014 Game 91: Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners
Why Star Wars? Hell if I know.
Yohan Pino tries to keep the imperial troops from entering the base as the evil empire counters with David Phelps.
Here's hoping that this one deviates from the script. After this one and tomorrow's tilt, we don't get any more chances at these guys, and a season series win would sure be awesome.