Breakfast & Baseball

Early morning Twins notes.

Buxton, Mauer, Gibson, Hughes, & more


Happy Thursday, folks. Jesse has your morning nuggets of Twins-y-ness.

Wed. Links: Dumb Lawsuits, Potheads, and More


Don't rat out potheads on your team, especially when you cite a newsworthy burglary from a couple years ago.

Moneyball, Porcello, Effective Velocity & more


Jesse takes a spin around the baseball world for today's breakfast and baseball.

Wed. Links: Smoking Dope, Internal Hacks & More


A minor leaguer thinks using more drugs will give him a promotion, Bryce Harper thinks he knows all, the Houston Astros need to stop clicking "Save Password," and the Cubs and Nationals were...

Wed. Links: La Russa's New Job, Rule Tweaks & More


I don't know what Tony La Russa is doing for the Diamondbacks, but apparently neither does he.

Wed. Links: Machado Gone Loco, Draft Rules & More


There was a pitcher in the outfield. Manny Machado lost his marbles. Yoenis Cespedes made a crazy throw, plus even more stories from around the league.

Wed. Links: Revere, Scooters, Manny & More


Ben Revere hit a home run. Your argument is invalid.

Wed. Links: Food Poisoning, Prospect Lists & More


Sorry all, there will be no Lightning Round this week. You can either blame it on the author being lazy in collecting GIFs, tweets, and videos, or you can attribute it to few noteworthy clips...

Wed. Links: Announcer Rankings, Cano, and More


This weather sucks. Last year Jimmy Fallon had Matt Harvey go around the streets of New York interviewing people about Matt Harvey, without realizing they were being interviewed by the real...

Wed. Links: National Holiday, Mattresses & More


Good morning, everyone. The end of the second trimester of school is nearing, and with it a bunch of kids that suddenly are concerned about their grades are appearing. Long story short, this next...


Twins Notes: Drew, Cruz, Raley, Wells, Diaz, More


Holy Twins notes, Bat-Man! Catch up with the latest coming out of Twins Territory.

Twins Notes: Diaz, Arroyo, Madsen, Yoon, QotSA


The Twins have a few notes of interest this morning. Stop by Twinkie Town, Twins fans!

Notebook: Summer Trip, Mozeliak's Start, and More


Today's Notebook looks at a man's upcoming trip to visit all 30 ballparks in one summer, how Cardinals GM John Mozeliak got his big break in baseball from a fly-fishing trip, the Red Sox becoming...

Notebook: Podcast, Viewing Ages & More


Today's Notebook talks about my recent podcast appearance, Jon Lester possibly cheating during his Game 1 start, the median age of baseball viewers being sky high, a man buying a $3 ticket to the...

Monday Notes: Hicks, Chavez, Price, Leyland, Rand


Here's what's happening in Twins Territory as we start the week.

Notebook: Chief Wahoo, fWAR & bWAR, Uehara & More


Today's Notebook looks at my continued depression of the Twins, the offensive Chief Wahoo logo and the push to eliminate it, the Athletics using platoons, Mike Pelfrey demonstrating the difference...

Notebook: Qualifying Offer, Nerds, & Confessions


Today's Notebook looks at whom we shall root for now that the Rays, A's, and Pirates have been eliminated from the playoffs, the exact amount of the qualifying offer for free agents has been...

Notebook: Killing Rallies & (More) Unwritten Rules


Today's Notebook looks at Steve Lyons arguing that home runs prevent you from scoring runs (?), the disconnect between Latinos and everyone else over playing baseball the right way, the Braves...

Notebook: Exuent Sandman, Unwritten Rules & More


Today's Saturday Notebook talks about Mariano Rivera's retirement, a documentary about Yunel Escobar and defecting from Cuba, while the country may not force their players to defect any more, and...

Notebook: New Posting System, LOLria, and More


Today's Saturday Notebook looks at my softball game at Target Field, a new posting process, Jeffrey Loria doing more Loria things, the Pirates using a ton of defensive shifts to their advantage,...

Notebook: TJ Surgery, Fired Vendors and More


Today's Notebook takes an in-depth look at Tommy John surgery and how it's done, Andrelton Simmons having a chance at the best defensive season ever, an unknown rule being used to credit Mariano...

Notebook: Win Petitions, NPB HR Record, and More


Today's Saturday Notebook looks at an attempt to ban the win statistic for pitchers, Eric Byrnes hinting that a steroid user is already in the Hall of Fame, Wladimir Balentien's attempt at breaking...

Notebook: Best & Worst, Abusing Reporters & More


Today's Notebook looks at if we'll continue to watch the Twins, using the eye test shows Derek Jeter or Brendan Ryan as the superior defender, MLB teams adding "guarantee language" to contracts,...

Notebook: 4000 Hits, Mike Ehrman-trout & More


Today's Notebook looks at Torii Hunter's latest controversy, Ichiro Suzuki reaching 4000 combined hits in his MLB and NPB careers, Adam Dunn learning to beat the exaggerated infield shift, David...

Notebook: Walk-Off Rituals, The Ringer & More


Today's Sat. Notebook has my take on expanded replay and challenges, Torii Hunter helping the media discover Prince Fielder's divorce, the Yankees' odd ritual after walk-off home runs and more.

Notebook: Burton Punches, Fountain Mom, & More


Today's Notebook looks at Jared Burton throwing punches at Brian Duensing, new rules we can create for baseball, the escapades of Kauffman Stadium's "Fountain Mom," Matt Garza losing his cool at...

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