June 20, 2014
• Tony Gwynn: Great baseball player, better dude.
• By using facial recognition software Match.com is offering to find someone who looks like your ex for the low, low price of $5,000.
• Ryan Howard responded to Nickelback-listening allegations, which are very serious.
• I've had this blog since 2002, so I'm biased, but it's surprising that only seven percent of people have a personal website and that number jumps to only 15 percentage among millennials.
• "The Situation Arrested In Tanning Salon Brawl" is the least surprising headline of all time.
• On this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode we talked about removing Sam Deduno from the Twins' rotation, Josmil Pinto's demotion to Triple-A, and how I became a cat person.
• Lizzy Caplan and Scott Aukerman turn the tables and explain why men just aren't funny:
Every few months it's important to remember that Lizzy Caplan is the best.
• The man, the myth, the legend: Randball's Stu.
• Mike Trout is, once again, the best player in baseball.
• As a big fan of the Oxford comma I'm pleased to see that I'm apparently in the majority.
• If we can start suing people for not understanding sarcasm I'm going to be a billionaire.
• AMC has already ordered a second season of the "Breaking Bad" spinoff "Better Call Saul" and the show isn't even scheduled to debut until 2015.
• Sean Doolittle has the best strikeout-to-walk ratio in baseball history and it's not even close.
• Ben Revere is the cutest and don't you ever forget it:
Also potentially relevant: Revere has a .665 OPS for the Phillies after posting a .645 OPS for the Twins, so he's been the same very interesting, very flawed, and ultimately very mediocre player.
• Fresh off his wedding party taking a group photo on a dock as it collapsed, friend of AG.com and "No Juice Podcast" co-host Dan Anderson took his new bride on a honeymoon to the Dominican Republic ... and wrote about visiting the Twins' baseball academy there.
• Not only is the food incredibly disappointing, everything about BoneYard's brunch setup sounds disgusting to me.
• At the opposite end of the spectrum one of my favorite new restaurants, Heyday, is starting brunch service next month.
• I saw Lake Street Dive at The Cedar a few months ago and they were great, so everyone should go see them at the First Avenue mainroom on August 27.
• One of my favorite stand-up comedians, Jen Kirkman, is coming to Acme Comedy Company in late September. I'll be there and you should be too.
• Some of this week's weird and random search engine queries that brought people here:
- "Tom Barnard baseball scout"
- "10-pound Chinese foods"
- "Trevor May throws hard"
- "David Ortiz blames Tom Kelly"
- "Ryan Doumit shirtless"
- "Shane Mack's new album"
- "Dime store Ryan Gosling"
- "Jim Souhan is fit"
- "Michael Jordan striking a baseball"
• Finally, this week's AG.com-approved music video is "Oxford Comma" by Vampire Weekend:
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