July 26, 2013
• Glen Perkins was definitely right: Converting a save with his fly down did guarantee him a spot in Link-O-Rama.
• I've spent most of the past couple years counting calories, so this photographic look at what 200 calories worth of various food looks like was fascinating.
• If you're going to have "fields of marijuana plants" worth $4 million Hinckley is as good a place as any, just because of the proximity to the donuts at Tobies.
• Friend of AG.com Alex Belth combined Greg Maddux and Al Green, which you know I loved.
• Speaking of which, I just realized that YouTube has my favorite album of all time available in full. You should listen to it, many times.
• Reading about how various people at the New York Times didn't appreciate or even respect Nate Silver hit a lot of familiar notes about old-school media.
• I've been wearing "dad jeans" for years, so it's good to see fashion trends are catching up.
• If this works I'm requesting that Otis Redding play at my birthday party next year.
• On this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode we talked about Scott Diamond's demise and the notion of clutch, and then I revealed my plans to kill middle infielders via time travel.
• Official Fantasy Girl of AG.com candidate Aubrey Plaza does a remarkable job making me want to see her new movie:
She also gave some amusing answers in a GQ magazine interview.
• Parker Hageman of Twins Daily talked to Twins stat-head Jack Goin about what exactly goes into the trade deadline.
• Do the Twins even have any players other teams will want at the trade deadline?
• When it comes to Derek Jeter it's hard to tell the difference between news and fan fiction.
• Apparently a "specialty whiskey and craft beer store" is coming to my neck of the woods, which might suggest I've gotten a second job as a city planner.
• Justin Morneau's out-avoiding slide Tuesday night must be seen to believe.
• Samuel Deduno chewing on his necklace mid-pitch also go the GIF treatment.
• While at KFAN for my weekly half-hour appearance on Paul Allen's show I saw psychic/nutcase Gary Spivey roaming the hallways, but didn't have the guts to snap a photo of his ridiculous hair.
• On a related note, PA's preseason plan to bet $100 on the Twins in all 162 games has shown a $74 profit through 99 games. I have a spreadsheet tracking it and everything.
• Chris Colabello might be pretty good if the Twins give him a chance.
• As someone who doesn't care about steroids, this was an amusing collection.
• Terminally ill "The Simpsons" co-creator Sam Simon is giving away his vast fortune to charity.
• Geraldo Rivera made weird headlines this week, but one key thing to remember is that he got beat up by Frank Stallone on Howard Stern's show back in 1992:
Rivera was only 49 years old back then, so he wasn't yet the old 50 or the new 50.
• I'm going to ask for this look at Great Clips next time.
• Never forget: "Kevin Correia pitching like an ace right in front of our eyes."
• Re-watching "The Sopranos" update: I looked up Johnny Cakes on Wikipedia and learned that the actor killed himself in 2008. Lots of sad, premature deaths among the show's great cast.
• Jon Dore has become one of my favorite guests on the podcast circuit and he was lots of fun on "The Crabfeast" with Ryan Sickler and Jay Larson.
• Bill Simmons did a nice job interviewing Anthony Jeselnik, who's gotten famous enough that his biggest claim to fame is no longer being Gregg Rosenthal's college roommate.
• Friend of AG.com Axel Kohagen makes the case for "End of Watch" as a horror movie. Sort of.
• I'm going to the Society for American Baseball Research convention in Philadelphia next week, so if any AG.com readers are going to be there let me know.
• Unlike the Twins last night I remembered having a really good time at Safeco Field when I was there in 2006, so I looked up this excerpt from my SABR convention recap.
• Some of this week's weird and random search engine queries that brought people here:
- "What happened to Drew Butera?"
- "Twins blogger Aaron"
- "Stepped on the scale get even fatter"
- "Notes to twin babies"
- "Justin Morneau shirtless"
- "Famous Jewish women celebrities"
- "Ryan Braun penis"
- "Matt Capps net worth"
- "How much do the Fox Sports North Girls make?"
- "Jon Taffer hair"
• Finally, this week's AG.com-approved music video is "If I Loved You" by Delta Rae:
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