Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Today is Tuesday

By Michael Haas

I don't think we can really post a blog in a fun and productive way until we acknowledge what happened last night in Cleveland. Carlos Silva pitched poorly, and then exploded on Jerry White for not positioning the infield correctly. See ya later Silva, it wasn't a bad run.

- Some column written by Andy Rooney is generating a lot of buzz for it's perceived racism against Latino baseball players. But what is lost here, is that the column is horribly written and just plain stupid. Read it as if you were 90 year old Gilbert Gottfried. It's funny.

- The summer is almost over. Here are the only three end of summer songs I could think of:
The Doors - Summers Almost Gone
Don Henley - The Boys of Summer
Prince - Take Me With U (not so much a summers end song, but it's pretty good)

- The most expensive baseball card? That's easy. The 1909 Honus Wagner Piedmont Cigarette card. It's rare because Honus demanded that they take his card out of circulation because he didn't want to promote cigarettes to kids. What a guy. Earlier this year, one of the cards was sold for $2.35 million. You could get your own Rondell White for that much.

- AH! Dish of the Week: Fried Rice.

- The Twins Stadium Groundbreaking Celebration has been rescheduled for August 30th - that's this Thursday. Alright Hamilton! and friends will be well represented.
I'd like to take this opportunity to praise the work being done by Rick over at Twins Ballpark 2010. I check his site all the time, and it's great fun to follow the construction and the speculation regarding the stadium.

- AH! contributor Andy Bresnahan reports that working out before work sucks.

- This weekend, something special is happening at the Metrodome. The Twins play a doubleheader with the Kansas City Royals on Friday. Then they play again on Saturday at 11a.m. to make room for the Golden Gophers football game that evening. That is FOUR games in two days. A 48-hour Metrodome Marathon. It would be so much fun to go to them all.

- Stupid shirts are really stupid, but they can be pretty damn funny. A fun game to play if you're at Target, is to go to the Crappy Tshirt section and ask your friend or yourself, 'if you HAD to wear one of these crappy tshirts, which one would it be?'
We can do the same for www.bustedtees.com
I would wear the Union Jack with GREECE under it. But that's about it. There are some hilarious ones, but I doubt if I could actually wear one.

- If you're at a Twins game sometime soon, be sure to stop by the Authentic Collectibles booth near section 140. Theres this sassy redhead who is IMPOSSIBLE to talk to. Just try it. The empty gazes she gives when asked a question are hilarious.

- Picture of the Day:

1 comment:

TwinsWin83 said...

Gardenhire seemed to downplay Silva complaining to White too, is that because it really was no big deal or because Silva has been their best pitcher in August up until last night and they dont have anyone to replace him at this late point in the season?