March 13, 2015
• I'll bet the guys in Lifehouse were super pumped about their super fun plane concert and then they saw Jonah Keri's tweets.
• My dad was on WCCO news being interviewed about getting free tickets from Kevin Garnett.
• Stephon Marbury scored 38 points to beat likely top-five pick Emmanuel Mudiay's team in the Chinese league semi-finals.
• Twenty years ago this week Michael Jordan quit baseball. His one Double-A season was a lot more impressive than he gets credit for.
• Just sub "Joe Mauer" for "Joey Votto" and almost any Minnesota newspaper columnist could've written this same thing.
• On this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode we revealed the details of a straightforward, no-strings-attached contest giving away 20-game Twins season ticket packages to listeners. And also a drunk woman crashed the show until her friend came and got her.
• To wrap up my series ranking the Twins' top 40 prospects I reviewed their entire farm system.
• On a related note, here is some hardcore pornography for Twins fans:
And a little more, just in case:
You're allowed two cigarettes now.
• If my hypothetical rankings of non-sports prospects this kid would be the easy No. 1 pick.
• Nicole Curtis answers the age-old question: What's worse, tearing down an old Minneapolis house or sending an online mob after a woman?
• This isn't such a big deal compared to the Twins giving $9 million to Tsuyoshi Nishioka.
• Manute Bol's son is a 6-foot-10 high school basketball player struggling to find stardom.
• Rihanna is singing about whiskey now, because sometimes dreams really do come true.
• Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo opened up about how close he was to being chosen as the Twins' new manager over Paul Molitor.
• Johan Santana signed a minor-league deal with the Blue Jays, including an opt-out clause.
• Pat Neshek wanted to stay with the Cardinals, but they didn't want him.
• Kevin Correia, fresh off a two-year, $10 million contract with the Twins, signed a minor-league deal with the Mariners.
• Nick Punto is sitting out the season and probably retiring despite signing with Arizona.
• Paul "Meatsauce" Lambert ran the 40-yard dash in the KFAN offices while wearing boots and a sweater:
Still faster than me, guaranteed.
• Congrats to friend of AG.com Brad Fischer for coaching the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh women's basketball team to a second straight conference title.
• I highly recommend "The Overnighters" on Netflix, which is a fascinating documentary about the North Dakota fracking boom and pastor Jay Reinke. It starts heavy and gets heavier.
• HBO's six-part documentary "The Jinx" is great. Strong mix of facts, drama, weirdness, and mystery like a television version of what "Serial" was hyped up as.
• Baseball Prospectus has been sold to Jim Walsh, formerly of Maple Street Press.
• Rob McElhenney from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" was fun on Marc Maron's podcast.
• My favorite podcast is "Stop Podcasting Yourself" and they had back-to-back great episodes with guests Todd Glass and Andy Kindler. Choose one and become a fan.
• I loved my first time at Travail Kitchen, which offers a 15-course tasting menu and now takes pre-paid reservations rather than everyone waiting in line for tables every night.
• Some of this week's weird and random search engine queries that brought people here:
- "Sid Hartman net worth"
- "Minnesota Twins blog sites"
- "Where is pitching coach Rick Anderson now?"
- "How much is Jon Taffer worth?"
- "Top tweeter city"
- "Justin Morneau shirtless"
- "Glen Perkins arrogant"
- "Chicago White Sox jokes"
- "Bumped into Kate Mara"
• Finally, this week's AG.com-approved music video is "Hanging By A Moment" by Lifehouse:
This week's blog content is sponsored by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, which is hosting a Twins season ticket giveaway contest on their website, MNFarmTeam.com.