October 28, 2011
• Don't worry: I'll continue working from bed.
• Nick Punto got robbed of a hit and tried to break his bat, Bo Jackson-style. It didn't go well.
• After reading this story it's hard to believe I was the one expelled from Hebrew school.
• The kid from Jerry Maguire turned 21 years old and his name was spelled wrong on the cake.
• Josh Hartnett is stealing my look again.
• Behold: Easily the worst column you'll read this week.
• MLB Network is launching a new sabermetrics show and I'm actually sort of optimistic about it because host Brian Kenny is always great.
• Zooey Deschanel might be the only person I'll forgive for leaving a World Series game early.
• I'll be wearing this costume for Halloween. For the past 10 years I've gone as a fat blogger.
• Google's new television commercial features the story of a music teacher from Louisiana who won $1 million by tossing a perfect game with Roy Halladay on "MLB 2K11." My favorite part? Brian Kingrey knew little about baseball before buying the video game, so he studied stats on Baseball-Reference.com and got scouting reports on Rotoworld:
Presumably our check is in the mail.
• I was all set to star in this before the weight loss.
• My favorite couple is having another kid.
• Johnny Depp seems weird, but at least he has a pretty good sense of humor about himself.
• Official Fantasy Girl of AG.com candidate Kelly Brook, looking all classy and everything.
• This week's "Gleeman and The Geek" podcast went so long we broke it into two episodes. Part 1 has talk of Joe Nathan's future, Jim Thome's choices, the Twins' medical staff, and blog comments. Part 2 has talk of John Bonnes' offseason blueprint, Ron Gardenhire's stance on platooning hitters, and my "sexiness levels." Oh, and they closed down the bar around us.
• Her new show is kind of unwatchable, but thankfully Mrs. Coach is still very adorable.
• I'd love to see a similar picture of the Twins' general manager.
• Hopefully the upcoming Playboy issue featuring Lindsay Lohan will come with a time machine.
• I'm no longer involved with The Hardball Times after co-creating the site back in 2004, but their annual book is always a must-read and looks better than ever this year.
• If even a fraction of the allegations are true Chris Cook is an awful human being.
• Game 6 of the World Series was crazy and the Win Probability graph is hilarious.
• This commercial is almost as good as the NBA lockout is bad:
I liked it so much that I bought this shirt. And this kid is my new favorite person ever.
• Michael Beasley's publicist annoyingly sent 20 e-mails promoting his charity game, but oddly enough there were no follow-ups after the event. And coincidentally nothing about this either.
• I'm apparently one of the few people who still loves Netflix.
• As someone who hates to talk to anyone on the phone I sympathize with Tony La Russa.
• Albert Pujols prepared for Game 6 of the World Series by putting on a sleeveless shirt and hanging out at Best Buy.
• Jerry Kill finally signed his seven-year contract and it has a $50,000 bonus for the Gophers winning a national championship, which will come in handy in the post-apocalyptic world.
• Next time you feel embarrassed about something, remember this: Thousands of people own a Donovan McNabb Vikings jersey.
• Hopefully comedian Patrice O'Neal recovers from his stroke as well as my mom did in 2002.
• My condolences to Roy Smalley, whose father passed away this week. Roy Smalley II was also a longtime shortstop in the majors and it's one helluva baseball family.
• I'll be tweeting lots of commentary, analysis, and snark during Game 7 tonight, so follow me.
• Finally, this week's AG.com-approved music video is The Black Keys' new song "Lonely Boy":