October 31, 2014
• Shea Serrano at Grantland paid tribute to my beloved Mase and it's basically perfect.
• Rapid City, South Dakota native Becky Hammon is now the first female full-time coach in NBA history and Howard Beck wrote an excellent article about her life.
• Pitches of 97 miles per hour or faster this season: Royals 2,287, Twins 1.
• Joe Maddon, who reportedly never even talked to the Twins, is set to become Cubs manager.
• On this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode we discussed all the reasons why there was never any chance of Maddon coming to the Twins and learned valuable lessons about parenting.
• Steve "Randball's Stu" Neuman asked WCCO news anchor Jason DeRusha to personalize the "Four Things You Need To Know" segment for him. And so DeRusha did, hilariously:
"Sure, a real man who lives in the St. Cloud area would change his own oil."
• Too little, too late. I've moved on, BlackBerry. And everyone else has, too.
• Well, except for Kim Kardashian apparently.
• Torii Hunter cemented his status as baseball's most beloved homophobe.
• As a big fan of "would you rather?" this Katie Notopoulos survey amused me greatly.
• Sometimes when you "deep Google" someone there's no turning back.
• In honor of Timberwolves season starting, here's a picture of 13-year-old me wearing a blunt hat and posing with rookie-year Stephon Marbury.
• Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders has tweeted only three times in the past eight months and they're all amazing.
• If someone claims Alex Gordon would have scored from third base to tie Game 7 of the World Series, please show them this:
Would have been a helluva way for the season to end, though.
• Parker Hageman and Dan Anderson of the "No Juice" podcast had Twins president Dave St. Peter as their guest this week.
• City Pages had big shoes to fill, but they found a good blogging replacement for Aaron Rupar in Ben Johnson, who once did a nice job writing this about me for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
• There's a new restaurant coming to Lake Street called Prairie Dogs, which will have hot dogs, "handcrafted" sausages, and local beer. I suspect I may be there a lot.
• Some of this week's weird and random search engine queries that brought people here:
- "Nick Blackburn was a top prospect"
- "Scott Erickson and Inga Hammond"
- "Is Sid Hartman Jewish?"
- "Lonnie Smith running over catcher"
- "What is throwing shade?"
- "Jon Taffer hair plugs"
- "Ben Revere bulge"
• Finally, in honor of seeing him perform live at Target Center during halftime of the Wolves' home opener Thursday, this week's AG.com-approved music video is "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice:
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