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World Baseball Classic - Pool F - Game 1 - Dominican Republic v Puerto Rico
Here’s Eddie Rosario not throwing a ball
Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images

Land of 16,000 Tommies-Johnnies

Twins are reporting that they have already sold over 16,000 tickets for an unfortunately named football match up between the St Thomas Tommies and the St John’s Johnnies this September at Target Field. KSTP 5 Eyewitness News has the story.

Nina, Punto and the Santa Maria!

Puerto Rico beat the Dominican Republic in their “Pool F” WBC game 3-1 on Tuesday. Puerto Rico snapped the Dominicans’ 11-game win streak. What USA Today called the “pivot point” was this throw (video) from our very own Eddie Rosario:

Sh!tty Sh!tty Bang Bang

Was she safe? Out? Who can tell? This Alabama high school softball ump called her out at any rate. (Big League Stew)

Bat Flips: Passé or En Vogue?

Seattle Mariners think bat flips are outdated. Video link

Pulling the Goalsies

Brian Murphy at the Pioneer Press has a story about Glen Perkins rehabbing. Glen is apparently taking it slow. As Brian puts it, “Twins’ Glen Perkins optimistic but has ‘no goals,’ and no timetable.” So he’s basically turned into me during my college years without the Ramones and Black Flag soundtrack.

Jorge Wants to be Gritty Someday

Mike Berardino at the Pioneer Press reporting that Jorge Polanco wants some help learning to play shortstop, and maybe “little guy” David Eckstein, known for being “gritty,” can help. In his younger days, Polanco was a fan of Eckstein, and now that he was stopping in Fort Myers, Jorge is hoping for some pointers. It doesn’t hurt that David’s younger brother Rick is the Twins’ minor-league hitting coordinator.