I'd hoped to do a longer write-up but after playing aunt all weekend, it's just a fan shot. Work sent me to Illinois/Wisconsin and I caught Wednesday's and Friday's Beloit Snappers games. They lost in 12 innings on Wednesday night, but I was able to take a few pictures and videos. Sano made a pretty slick defensive play at 3rd. The ball took an awkward hop off the edge of the infield grass toward him, but he was able to bare hand it and throw to first for the out. Friday night was a win, but my seven year old niece was with me so pictures were harder to get. I was able to get video of Rosario's HR (unfortunately behind the net). Best of luck to the Beloit Snappers who start the playoffs September 5th!
The Late Show with David Letterman featured several MLB All-Stars to read the "Top Ten Fun Facts About the All-Star Game." He even stopped to briefly interview the Twins' own Joe Mauer.
A few years ago, local singer/songwriter Jeff Arundel wrote and recorded his song "Harmon Killebrew." It only appeared on one of the Cities 97 samplers, and can be found as a free download today. I feel that it is appropriate to share this on the first anniversary of his death. Rest in Peace, Killer.
Dan Rubenstein heads to Columbus, Ohio to meet Hall of Fame legends Ricky Henderson, Frank Thomas, Johnny Bench, Wade Boggs, Rod Carew & more as they play contest winner Tim Wisecup in the Pepsi Max Field of Dreams.
Mike McCready of Pearl Jam plays the National Anthem Jimi Hendrix style before last night's game. I got most of it on video, save for the first phrase.
Unequivocally my favorite thing the SB Nation mothership has produced so far. In this episode of Full Nelson, Amy K. Nelson chronicles the fall and rise of former Royals first baseman Willie Mays Aikens. Stunning production, fantastic story. Give it a watch.