February 24, 2012
• There was some big news in the Twins blogosphere this week, as John Bonnes, Seth Stohs, Nick Nelson, and Parker Hageman launched a new site called TwinsDaily.com that combines their four blogs into one mega-blog and offers a platform for other writers to find an audience. I'm not involved with the site, but it's a great project and I'd encourage everyone to go hang out there (after you're done reading everything here, of course). Check out TwinsDaily.com.
• In which Craig Calcaterra reveals our private conversations and says Ronald Belisario bought drugs from my mother.
• Raquel Welch has to be the best-looking 71-year-old person ever, right?
• Seems like Elijah Dukes misunderstood the whole concept of edibles.
• Official Fantasy Girl of AG.com Mila Kunis is beautiful and talented.
• Two great tastes that taste great together: Tom Scharpling and Marc Maron teamed up for a fantastic podcast that was about five hours too short.
• Twins beat writers aren't afraid to show plenty of leg at spring training.
• Sometimes perception and reality are a perfect match.
• Nobody puts Niese-y in a corner.
• This week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode was taped at Smalley's 87 Club in downtown Minneapolis, which closed up shop literally a day later. And if you've listened to the episode, that probably seems fitting.
• Ricky Rubio, Kevin Love, and the Wolves sing (sort of) "Tearin Up My Heart" by NSYNC:
If you can make it to the end Nikola Pekovic steals the show, as usual.
• Sebastian Pruiti of Grantland broke down some video for a very detailed, interesting analysis of Love's low-post game.
• David Price taped a commercial with Kate Upton, but his Rays teammate Evan Longoria is dating an actual Playboy playmate, Jaime Edmondson.
• Speaking of the Rays, this is the first ballpark giveaway guaranteed to cause nightmares.
• Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Novak in the same photo.
• Bob Wickman's sexiness did not come naturally.
• Hell hath no fury like a baseball writer scorned.
• Friend of AG.com and Minneapolis Star Tribune writer Phil Miller was named one of the top 10 beat reporters in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors.
• Daniel Von Bargen, the actor who brilliantly played George Costanza's boss on Seinfeld and was also good in the highly underrated movie Super Troopers, attempted to commit suicide by shooting himself in the head.
• As if Louis C.K. writing and producing a sitcom for CBS wasn't confusing enough, apparently Ashley Tisdale has been cast as the star.
• One of my favorite shows, Community, is coming back on the air next month after a long layoff and threat of cancellation.
• Fear not: Official Fantasy Girl of AG.com candidate Kate Beckinsale is still great looking.
• I hope Greg Oden can find some happiness after basketball, because otherwise life isn't fair.
• And speaking of Oden's latest setback, Joel Przybilla is back in the NBA.
• Congrats to former "Gleeman and The Geek" guest Lindsay Guentzel for making the MLB Fan Cave's final 30 candidates. She's now headed to Arizona for spring training.
• Bonnes and I are planning a get-together for March 5 to watch the Twins-Red Sox spring training game on television. We'll have all the details next week on the podcast and our blogs, but in the meantime mark your calendar and start preparing your liver.
• Finally, in honor of Dukes' latest brush with the law this week's AG.com-approved music video is "Young, Wild, and Free" by Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa: