June 13, 2014
• I'm thrilled that friend of AG.com Randball's Stu/Steve Neuman has been hired by American Public Media and Minnesota Public Radio to "write words for them on various projects." Thrilled!
• This is exactly why I had to block my mom on Facebook last year. Seriously.
• Old friend Matthew LeCroy is now the Nationals' bench coach and he's doing some big things in Washington involving weird sandwiches.
• Topps is producing short-printed cards featuring sabermetric statistics on the back.
• Jon Hamm is a big St. Louis Cardinals fan and now they're giving him a bobblehead doll night.
• Did the Twins make a good move by signing Kendrys Morales? I'm glad you asked.
• On this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode we talked a ton of about the Morales signing and analyzed the Twins' draft picks and John Bonnes' dance moves in equal detail.
• Speaking of which, as promised on the podcast here's an extended video of Bonnes on stage at the KFAN "rube party" dancing like a maniac:
There are actually two more videos just like that, including one that also implicates "Gleeman and The Geek" producer Kate Butler, but the world has probably seen enough.
• I'm studying "How To Parallel Park Perfectly, Every Time" because I'm the absolute worst at it.
• Women are learning to be grossed out by me at younger and younger ages these days.
• Good to see Michael Jordan can still have this effect on people too young to have actually grown up watching him play basketball.
• Yoenis Cespedes made an incredible throw. And then he made another one the next night.
• You'll never guess what Jesse Spector of The Sporting News thought of the Twins' television announcing duo.
• Greg Howard's lengthy Deadspin piece about Jason Whitlock, ESPN, and "Black Grantland" was fascinating and, if even mostly true, pretty damning.
• In honor of the World Cup, let the Minnesota United players teach you the rules of soccer.
• Related note: My mentor Dana Wessel is a huge soccer fan--to the point of madness, really--so you should follow him on Twitter during the World Cup. (And also just because he's very funny.)
• Congratulations to my cousin and Hopkins high school pitcher/infielder Josh Gallop for being named to the Academic All-State baseball team. He's also easily the least annoying person in my immediate family, although the competition there is admittedly far less steep.
• I wish I still had this entire outfit.
• Some of this week's weird and random search engine queries that brought people here:
- "Kevin Slowey engaged"
- "Curtis Granderson boxers or briefs?"
- "Joe Mauer batting average"
- "Drug known as Kubel"
- "What did Aaron Gleeman die from?"
- "What happened to Scott Erickson?"
- "Bobby Womack baseball"
- "What did the Twins get Derek Jeter?"
- "Drew Butera personal catcher"
- "Anna Kendrick socks"
• Finally, this week's AG.com-approved music video is "Beautiful" by Miguel and Mariah Carey:
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I’d like to know more about this drug known as Kubel.
Comment by froglegs_jackson — June 13, 2014 @ 9:31 am
John one again reminds us why Gleeman and the Geek is a podcast and not a TV show.
Comment by Steve Johnson — June 26, 2014 @ 12:58 pm