September 12, 2014
• Every night at the Arby's in Uptown at least one doofus tries to use the drive-through on foot and I've never once thought "I bet that's a fugitive."
• Can someone please tell Gwyneth Paltrow thanks but not thanks. We're all set.
• Taylor Swift and Katy Perry are feuding over John Mayer, whose music I've consistently been mocked for liking since 2002.
• This is wonderful, but after seven decades together I'll bet they already have a gravy boat.
• On this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode I talked/argued with David Brauer and John Bonnes about whether the Twins' management saying "we get it" means a damn thing.
• I was convinced Ben Revere would never hit an over-the-fence home run in the majors, but now he has two of them and the most recent one tied the game with two outs and two strikes in the ninth inning:
Revere has hit .307 in two seasons with the Phillies, but still has a sub-.700 OPS.
• I want this 26,000-hour DVR, just for "Chopped" episodes.
• McDonald's has applied to trademark the word "McBrunch." Their mimosas could be interesting.
• I thank god for this every day.
• If you watch this GIF of per-capita cigarette sales from 1972 to 2012 it's almost like people realized at some point they weren't good for you.
• How does Danny Santana compare to the other standout rookies in Twins history?
• Vladimir Guerrero has a 15-year-old son, 6-foot-2, 220-pound Vladimir Jr., who's already working out for MLB teams in the Dominican Republic:
Guerrero played his first full season in the majors when I was 15 years old. I feel very old.
• As a kid I had plenty of logo-clad yarmulkes, but Chief Wahoo seems like a bad choice.
• A lawsuit claims the Mets fired a woman because she had a baby out of wedlock. Seriously.
• Having been to many of the bars in this "The Best Places To Watch Each Pro Football Team In Minnesota" article it sure seems like they assigned teams randomly.
• Cardinals linebacker John Abraham, the NFL's active leader in sacks, "is suffering from severe memory loss and has been for more than a year." He is 36 years old.
• Parker Hageman and Dan Anderson are apparently shooting video to accompany their "No Juice Podcast" episodes, which I can assure you is not something being considered for "Gleeman and The Geek."
• Hannibal Buress was a funny guest on "Late Night" with Seth Meyers:
Fedora basketball seriously sounds like a great idea.
• Old friend Francisco Liriano and his filthy slider are dominating again, for the Pirates.
• My colleague Craig Calcaterra wrote a billion or so words about the "baseball is dying" silliness.
• I still need two more owners for my "Hardball Dynasty" league on WhatIfSports. Details here.
• My latest television obsession is "Property Brothers" on HGTV. Highly recommended and oddly addictive, with Canadian accents to boot.
• Some of this week's weird and random search engine queries that brought people here:
- "Upped usages"
- "Hunan chicken Weight Watchers points"
- "Head-first slide"
- "How will Joe Mauer be remembered?"
- "Will Ron Gardenhire be fired?"
- "Hawk Harrelson net worth"
- "Kevin Slowey fan mail"
- "Weakness in baseball"
• Finally, this week's AG.com-approved music video is the Mayer-Perry duet "Who You Love":