August 17, 2007
We also got a chance to chat with the Official Twins Beat Writer of AG.com, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, who called in midway through the show. I asked LEN3 about his blogging experience, we got him to take off his reporter hat to share some opinions on Terry Ryan, Torii Hunter, and Carlos Silva, and I even got in a subtle jab at Jim Souhan. The good people over at KFAN were kind enough to send me audio clips of the show, which you can listen to via the following links:
- Twins Weekly on KFAN: Clip 1 (Intro, Nick Punto, Brian Buscher, Juan Rincon)
- Twins Weekly on KFAN: Clip 2 (More on Rincon, Scott Baker)
- Twins Weekly on KFAN: Clip 3 (LEN3 calls in)
- Twins Weekly on KFAN: Clip 4 (More with LEN3)
- Twins Weekly on KFAN: Clip 5 (Offensive struggles, Boof Bonser, Alexi Casilla, pending free agents)
Things started out a little rocky when Doogie decided to lead off by telling everyone that he used to babysit me and then followed that up by discussing my lack of a girlfriend, but we ended up having some good discussions about a wide variety of topics. I was a little more serious than I would have liked (although I did make a Gleeman-versus-Bonser beer-gut comparison at one point), but for the most part I was just trying to avoid a Jeff Straub-like disaster, which was definitely accomplished.
Thanks to KFAN and Doogie for allowing a complete radio novice to co-host the show. I had a lot of fun and it went much better than my talk-phobic mind expected, so hopefully I'll get a chance to do it again in the near future. I've always been a huge fan of talk radio and now that I know the whole experience can be so laid back and enjoyable, I'll be a lot more open to trying it. Take a listen to the five clips and let me know what you think (while keeping in mind that it was my first time in front of a microphone).
The Devil Rays are headed for their 10th straight 90-loss season, but that might be the most pathetic news in franchise history. Fortunately for them, the sexiest man in baseball is wasting away at Triple-A.
The Rays fashion show scheduled for Sunday at the International Plaza in Tampa has been canceled because of slow ticket sales. The team is exploring other ways to help St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, the organization that was scheduled to benefit from the show.
- #18 Rick Aguilera
- #19 Dave Goltz
- #20 Camilo Pascual
- #21 Gary Gaetti
- #22 Zoilo Versalles
- #23 Cesar Tovar
- #24 Shane Mack
- #25 Brian Harper
- #26 Eddie Guardado
- #27 Larry Hisle
- #28 Tom Brunansky
- #29 Kevin Tapani
- #30 Jacque Jones
- #31 Butch Wynegar
- #32 Al Worthington
- #33 Greg Gagne
- #34 Matt Lawton
- #35 Steve Braun
- #36 Dave Boswell
- #37 Jimmie Hall
- #38 Eric Milton
- #39 Scott Erickson
- #40 Randy Bush
I'm working on No. 17 right now, which means it should be done in six months. Or maybe Monday.
Once you're done here, check out my latest "Daily Dose" column over at Rotoworld.