April 11, 2014

Link-O-Rama

Delmon Young hitting a 50-hop ground ball past a diving Derek Jeter is what the 2014 baseball season is all about

Bartolo Colon jiggling his gut is my spirit animal.

• If you've ever wanted a customized nickname from Ron Gardenhire, this is your lucky day.

• Someone please hire Randball's Stu to write for a living. He suddenly needs a job and is Minnesota's funniest writer.

• The lesson here is to not trust anyone who doesn't like Kendrick Lamar.

• My analysis of the Twins trading for Eduardo Nunez was mostly underwhelming.

• I love how seriously Jay Boller took his analysis of the Twins' walk-up songs.

• Dang. The Ultimate Warrior died.

• I've been using Uber a lot lately and it's amazingly easy/pleasant compared to cabs. If you use this promo code you get $20 off a ride and I get $20 too, which allows me to drink Jack Daniels all across this great state of ours. Give it a shot. Why not?

This week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode kicked off our third season on KFAN, with a new producer and the usual live radio show plus podcast portion.

• I've been getting really into "Workaholics" lately and Waymond is my favorite character:

Great acting is all about subtle nuance.

• I'm planning to make this an ongoing project with expanded reviews, pictures, and lots of other stuff, so for now this is just a very preliminary version of my Uptown Bar Power Rankings.

• Speaking of which, I'm very sad to see Rye Deli suddenly close up shop. It was home to many of my mediocre first dates and even hosted "Gleeman and The Geek" on multiple occasions. RIP.

• We've talked about it so much that Parker Hageman of Twins Daily is now trying to convince me to buy this bar.

• On a related note, Hageman wrote an interesting article about Chris Colabello that's definitely worth checking out.

• Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons is absolutely ridiculous.

• As a Jack Daniels devotee I enjoyed Kara Nesvig's tribute to whiskey-based romancing.

• This week I went to the Kmart on Lake Street for the first time and it was one of the saddest experiences of my entire life, so I'm not sure how I feel about this development.

Paul Goldschmidt owns Tim Lincecum.

• America's best, most important television couple.

• I'm pretty sick of Maggie LaMaack at this point, but she interviewed yet another tweeter I very much enjoy following in Talia Wischmann.

• Royals rookie Yordano Ventura threw a 103-mph pitch.

• If you're wondering whether Hank Aaron is the "True Home Run King" read this.

• Based on Molly Fitzpatrick's article about dating labels, I'd like to someday be known by: 1) "My plus-one." 2) "My arm candy." 3) "The Bae."

Taco Cat delivery service is the type of thing that makes me proud to have moved to Uptown.

• Friend of AG.com and former "Gleeman and The Geek" guest Jack Moore has a Kickstarter-driven project at the Beacon Reader, which is the type of thing baseball fans should support.

Jason Isbell chatting with Marc Maron was basically my idea of podcasting perfection. And they even recorded the episode in Minnesota.

• Some of this week's weird and random search engine queries that brought people here:

- "Hairy twins"
- "Ricky Rubio tattoo"
- "Can I eat baked chicken wings after late-night workout?"
- "Did Brock Lesnar play for the Minnesota Twins?"
- "Greg Gagne net worth"
- "Minnesota Twins players with beards"
- "Can you break your ear cartilage?"
- "Kevin Slowey shirtless"
- "I'm a teen and I want to work at Pizza Hut"

• Finally, this week's AG.com-approved music video is "So Special" by Lil Wayne and John Legend:


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4 Comments »

  1. I don’t have twitter, so I’ll just have to leave this here. Despite knowing that you were at the doctors for having hurt your leg, when you simply tweeted TORN ACL I instantly assumed you were talking about Buxton since I had recently read that he was now being shut down until May. I frantically searched the internet trying to figure out how Buxton had done this to himself and any other news about it. The only other recent tweet I found about the Twins was a Darren Wolfson tweet about Meyer and his first start that I didn’t quite understand. So I started assuming that it was Meyer. Took another minute where I couldn’t find any one else talking about a torn acl that I finally figured out it was you who had torn your acl.

    This is my state of mind when it comes to the Twins now.

    Comment by sandbun — April 11, 2014 @ 7:59 am

  2. Buy the Corner Bar and turn it into a Sports Bar that only serves Brunch type food and has an extensive whiskey list.

    Comment by MacTheWRite — April 11, 2014 @ 11:26 am

  3. And holds Maggie LaMaack in a plastic case at all times.

    Comment by McGivey87 — April 11, 2014 @ 12:21 pm

  4. I don’t get what you’re trying to say with the Kendrick Lamar/Pistorius joke you make. . . . The person in the story who is the Kendrick fan is Pistorius, and one who didn’t like the song is the victim (Steenkamp). . . . When you joke that we should “not trust anyone who doesn’t like Kendrick Lamar,” are you trying to say that Pistorius shouldn’t have trusted Steenkamp (i.e. the woman he is accused of killing)? Huh? That seems like a weird joke.

    Comment by Chief Chief — April 12, 2014 @ 12:43 am

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