June 6, 2014
• Steve Neuman broke down the amazing "Uptown living" video like only Randball's Stu can, although honestly I aspire to be a dollar-store Ryan Gosling. Or even a dime-store Ryan Gosling.
• Joe Posnanski writing about FSN's ridiculous Derek Jeter "scouting report" is one of the best things I've read this year.
• I loved Dirk Hayhurst's essay/rant about the silliness of baseball's so-called "unwritten rules."
• On this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode we talked a lot about Phil Hughes, Josmil Pinto, Jason Kubel, and Aaron Hicks, plus I outed John Bonnes for having a weird fetish.
• Parker Hageman's podcast co-host (and friend of AG.com) Dan Anderson got much-deserved internet fame this week when his wedding party decided to do their photo shoot on a dock:
I'm sure he'll give a detailed breakdown of the incident on the next "No Juice Podcast" episode.
• Maureen O'Connor of New York Magazine writing about being shipped to California to date tech guys is fascinating and funny and sad all at the same time.
• Headline of the week/weak: "Diet and exercise may help maintain weight loss."
• Old friend Joe Nathan isn't doing so well in Detroit.
• Old friend Johan Santana is back in the majors, sort of.
• I really enjoyed Rob Neyer's article/oral history about the St. Louis Cardinals' great 2009 draft.
• I am apparently a Princess/Hedonist, which sounds about right.
• Baseball press boxes can be a dangerous place, as former Twins beat reporter Mark Sheldon learned all too well thanks to Pablo Sandoval.
• Brian Dozier can solve a Rubik's Cube in two minutes:
And he has great hair.
• Presented without comment: Joe Mauer vs. Derek Jeter. Or maybe how about Joe Mauer vs. Kirby Puckett?
• On a related note, the comments on this are amazing.
• I met a lot of people like this in the past few days.
• Apparently the Twins are moving their Double-A team from New Britain to Hartford.
• I'm still sad that Rye Deli in Uptown closed, but at least a potentially interesting restaurant is opening soon in its old spot.
• New restaurant recommendation: Lago Tacos on Lyndale Avenue in Uptown. I went on opening night and ate so much food that I got right home, put on sweatpants, and passed out.
• I'm on Instagram now, posting mostly really dumb pictures.
• Some of this week's weird and random search engine queries that brought people here:
- "Minnesota Twins trade rumors"
- "Maximum amount of fresh garlic to be consumed"
- "When will Byron Buxton be healthy?"
- "How much money do the Twins make?"
- "Glen Perkins he's our closer"
- "Is Keith Law baseball Jewish?"
- "How much is Kevin Correia paid?"
- "Aaron Gleeman possum"
• Finally, this week's AG.com-approved music video is "Gun" by Chvrches:
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