April 20, 2012
• Internet list perfection: The 21 Absolute Worst Things In The World.
• Kelly Shoppach's first career stolen base was spectacular.
• While sitting out the end of the Timberwolves' season Kevin Love has really stepped up his mustache-growing game.
• Delmon Young hilariously doing a 360-degree spin in pursuit of a fly ball and then dropping it was inexplicably ruled a "triple" by the official scorer in Chicago, but MLB has since stepped in to overrule the decision.
• This is very close to being online dating sabermetrics and is also very creepy.
• Sorry everyone, this is what happens when I make an effort to leave the house more.
• Ram Jam plus Mad Men equals amazing:
Helluva advertisement for Bugles, too.
• Ben Lindbergh of Baseball Prospectus wrote a great article about what happens when you get a press pass and have to actually use it, which is ... well, more on that a later date.
• And speaking of press passes and access, what Bill James wrote about the value of being a baseball outsider remains fantastic 30 years later.
• Yangtze in St. Louis Park is my favorite restaurant even though I've never had their dim sum, which was just named the Twin Cities' best by City Pages. I'm partial to the hunan chicken, but everything there is good.
• This sketch is way funnier than it probably should be.
• Alison Brie is great on Mad Men and great on Community and looks like this.
• I can't imagine standing while I work, so instead I emulate Mark Twain's approach.
• Based solely on the fact that my mom drives with one foot on the gas and one foot on the break this study makes a lot of sense.
• Tuesday night 49-year-old Jamie Moyer became the oldest pitcher in baseball history to record a win and amazingly did so without cracking 80 miles per hour on any his 84 pitches, which got me wondering what percentage of adult males can throw that hard.
• And then the whole Moyer/velocity question turned into a movie idea.
• I'm a sucker for blooper reels and this one from Parks and Recreation is great:
"What kind of boys?"
• Official Fantasy Girl of AG.com candidate Kelly Brook is really good at Tumblr.
• If his t-shirts are any indication Amare Stoudemire is pretty serious about this whole member of the tribe thing.
• Doug Miller of MLB.com wrote a lengthy story about Fan Graphs analyst Dave Cameron and his battle with leukemia.
• Trevor Mbakwe using a medical redshirt for a second senior year has inspired me to go back to college, so I'm sending my updated resume to the Minnesota Daily. Fingers crossed!
• Not surprisingly, Showtime's new season of The Franchise starring Ozzie Guillen and the Marlins looks pretty good aside from way too much Jeffrey Loria.
• If you like funny people talking about not-so-funny topics and/or have struggled with depression, Morgan Murphy's appearance on The Mental Illness Happy Hour with Paul Gilmartin is a must-listen. And she's also great to follow on Twitter.
• Finally, this week's AG.com-approved music video is Vintage Trouble with a very acoustic version of "Nobody Told Me":