October 24, 2008

Link-O-Rama

For some unknown reason my typical bucket full of links isn't overflowing as much as usual this week, so today's Link-O-Rama is embarrassingly light. However, hopefully the higher-than-usual percentage of Official Fantasy Girl of AG.com-related content will help make up for the overall lack of links ...

  • Were any AG.com readers in Foxboro, Massachusetts earlier this week?
  • I'm scheduled to be a guest on Seth Stohs' highly enjoyable podcast one of these weeks, but in the meantime he chatted with Pat Neshek, who's making his way back from a season-ending injury that wrecked the Twins' bullpen. Given that he appears on bloggers' podcasts and runs a blog of his own, it probably shouldn't be surprising that Neshek recently updated the media on his progress via e-mail.
  • Speaking of Seth, it looks like his blog will welcome its one millionth visitor today. Congrats!
  • The following 123 seconds of video goodness comes courtesy of retired Twins blogger and friend of AG.com Will Young, who told me: "This better make your Link-O-Rama." Yes, sir:


    Seriously though, it's just like a mini-mall.
  • Craig Calcaterra recently passed along an interesting note involving the Twins:
    All four of the 90s expansion teams--Marlins, Rockies, Diamondbacks, and Rays--have won a pennant. Teams that have not won a pennant during those clubs' existence: Orioles, Twins, Royals, Rangers, A's, Mariners, Nats/Expos, Cubs, Brewers, Reds, Pirates, Dodgers.

    As someone born in 1983 winning championships in 1987 and 1991 has always struck me as "recent" success, so it's really odd to think that much of Minnesota's next graduating high-school class weren't even alive for the Twins' last World Series appearance.

  • Moneyball was an excellent book, but the story of a numbers-crunching general manager and his various undervalued players seemingly doesn't exactly lend itself to the big screen.
  • Taking photos of Official Fantasy Girl of AG.com runner-up Marisa Miller in a bikini is such a simple, oft-repeated concept, yet somehow the idea never gets stale.
  • Official Fantasy Girl of AG.com fourth runner-up Mila Kunis' recent Jimmy Kimmel Live appearance included her looking exceptionally fetching, talking about baseball, telling a story about her screaming obscenities at Rafael Furcal during his three-error playoff game last week, and going into heavy detail about her video-game obsession:


    In other words, it may have been the greatest segment in the history of late-night television.
  • Miller is showing no signs of slowing down and Kunis has had a Cliff Lee-like breakout year, but the reigning OFGoAG.com title-holder appears to be in a slump. I'm available as a slump-buster.
  • Phil Mackey of KFAN has amped up his blogging lately and was nice enough to co-host a few radio shows with me in the past, so go check out his site.
  • Speaking of KFAN, perhaps it's due to me bumping into him in the hallway on Friday mornings or the fact that several local media outlets initially misreported key aspects of his case, but I've found myself feeling very sorry for Jeff Dubay considering the huge amount of coverage given to his recent arrest.

    UPDATE: According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, KFAN has fired Dubay. The newspaper notes that producer Justin Gaard, who recently wasted a Saturday afternoon watching college football and eating frozen pizzas with me, "would be a leading candidate" to replace Dubay as Paul Allen's new co-host.

  • Lori Loughlin would have been a leading Official Fantasy Girl of AG.com candidate if this blog were around in, say, 1998, and amazingly she's still making a pretty convincing case a decade later.
  • If you missed the entries the first time around or are new here, check out yesterday's breakdown of a potential (or maybe not) Delmon Young-for-Matt Cain trade, the transcript from my weekly chat session, and Monday's collection of random Twins notes.
  • Finally, this week's AG.com-approved music video is Anthony Hamilton doing a live, concert-ending version of "Comin' From Where I'm From":


  • Once you're done here, check out my latest "Daily Dose" column over at Rotoworld.

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