Happy Monday morning, in Minnesota. All of you non-Minnesotans can have whatever kind of day you want, but I still heartily suggest “happy.” Today’s soundtrack is like all of the keygen music.
- Byron Buxton thinks he can be a .300 hitter and gee that sure would be swell. Also why do most Charley Walters article use a zoomed in photo of his face as the lead-in picture? Like wouldn’t it be weird if everything I wrote here started with the same blurry photo of me smiling like a goof?
- In case you missed it, FSN did a featurette on Jose Berrios and he continues to be an adorable human person.
- Kyle Downing for MLBTR wrote a really fun piece to think on about the evolution, or perhaps dissolution, of pitching roles.
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- The Mariners called up Chris Herrmann or Hheerrmmaann or however he spells it. I’ll always remember his grand slam in what was one of the funnest innings in recent Twins history.
- Andrew Albers (who last pitched for Seattle) is doing pretty good in Japan, where he apparently is now.
- The Mariners also apparently have Denny Hocking coaching in the minors. This isn’t new, but I firmly believe any time Denny appears on my Twitter timeline it is a good omen.
Big THANK YOU to former @Twins player and current @ClintonLumberk1 manager Denny Hocking (@bigleagueswings) for taking some time to chat with me before his team took batting practice today. 52nd round pick, 13 big league seasons and still giving back to the game! pic.twitter.com/xXDmXv1s83— Seth Stohs (@SethTweets) May 26, 2018
May Denny bless you all with good fortune!