Good morning, Twinkie Town! Here’s your daily open thread complete with links to keep you from doing actual work.
In case you did not visit our humble abode yesterday:
- Jonathan took a look at our current series opponent and what makes up their team.
- We posed a question and asked you to discuss if the Twins should actually name a closer or if they should keep rolling with what they’ve been doing.
- THE DUFF MAN RETURNETH! TeamCrazyMatt gets you caught up on the roster move that the Twins made yesterday.
- The Twins lost their first back-to-back games of the season with last night’s failed comeback; read a recap of the romp right here.
In news around the best territory of sportsing (Twins Territory):
- Brandon Warne dropped some “Did You Know?” facts about the ages of some Twins players via the Twitter.
- Dan Hayes of The Athletic talks about the bullpen and how it will have to be relied on more since there’s no more off days every three seconds. (I’m honestly guessing from the first three paragraphs - subscription required.)
- Betsy Helfand of the St Paul Pioneer Press talks about how two first-time managers are long-time friends and are now facing each other this series.
- Here’s a short video of Jake Odorizzi with a pile of puppies.
Around the best sports of sportsing (baseball):
- A former major-league pitcher tells his story about the decision to make a comeback and signing with the Chicago Dogs of the indy-league American Association. (Please pitch when you’re in Fargo.)
- A former Twins player is back in the big-leagues after the Rockies suffer yet another injury. (If you think I sound sad about Rockies injuries, I am.)
- Do you have $150,000? You just might be able to buy this baseball card that was going to be thrown away. (Guess I’m going to have to join James’ ponzi scheme.)
- Last year, a British man was dumped, quit his job, and traveled across the pond to watch a bunch of baseball games. He’s back at it again. (I talked to him briefly when I was taking tickets in Fargo!)
Conversation-starter for today:
Do you collect baseball cards and, if so, which one is your favorite? If not, which player’s baseball card would you want?