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 ...
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.
Official Fantasy Girl of AG.com fourth runner-up Mila Kunis' recent Jimmy Kimmel Liveappearance 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.
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.
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