Previously on Twinkie Town:
- Resident Draft Dude, Kyle Edelbrock looked at the history of the 13th overall draft pick. Trea Turner is the only name I even recognize so...
- SooFoo Fan joined us all in being BooHoo Fans and sadly recapped a sad (and wet) loss to the Yankees.
- I did a Twinkie Town Talk. In fact I did it so well that I can’t find many links for today, so check that out if you need additional reading material. Because of said lack of links, I’m trying out a new section. Exciting!
- Less cowbell, more ‘neau wrote a fanpost that is best described as a 2018 Twins/Star Wars comparison piece. I don’t even care about Star Wars and I still liked it, so go read it to cure your Star Bores...? (I’m sorry.)
- 2wins87 (Did the Twins only get 2 wins in 87? Seems wrong.) wrote about the Falvey and Levine’s relief prospect shuffle, which I was dismayed to learn is not the newest dance craze and is instead talking about the ever rotating bullpen.
- Too Rich To Write Checks previously polled us on how we thought the Yankees series would go. I regret to inform you that 73% of you are absolute dummies who got it wrong. (Including me :| )
Elsewhere in Twins Territory:
- STRIB’s Chris Miller lists four keys to the Twins’ hot start. I assume number one is “Scored more than opponents.”
- Miguel Sano can hit balls very hard.
Bay bomb.— Pensacola Blue Wahoos (@BlueWahoosBBall) May 5, 2019
Miguel Sano. pic.twitter.com/QQo9tbif8B
- Even birds from New York are assholes.
Other Corners of the Baseball ‘Verse
- UNP Blog has an except of OPS creator Richard D. Kramer’s book When Big Data Was Small: My Life in Baseball Analytics and Drug Design. It is about the origins of sabermetrics back when it was a handful of dudes talking through the actual literal mail. I actually might buy the book.
- Sports Info Solutions looks at the effectiveness of the Infield In defense.
Who is your favorite band/musician? I promise to reply to you tonight and tell you how bad your taste is.
Today’s Soundtrack is some heavy nonsense and my favorite opening track to a video game ever.