Its been awhile since we’ve done a Twinkie Town Talk (and I guess technically we still aren’t because I’m super special.) so we’re gonna go back a little further in time and check out what’s been posted here, and abroad. (And by abroad I mean other Minnesota based baseball websites.)
Previously on Twinkie Town:
- Dark lord of the blog realm, commander of the virtual legions, and bringer of woes — TJ recapped yesterday’s super fun game, and you should read that and reminisce about yet another Twins win.
- Hayden and former Dark lady of the blog realm, Maija Varda have a podcast for you to listen to. That’s like words that go right to your ears so you don’t even have to read!
- John Andreolli was traded for a VHS copy of Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie. (And other things courtesy of that guy what makes the sandwiches.)
- Carlson Underscore MnTwins (That’s his legal name, his parents were hippies.) thinks missing out on Craig Kimbrel is super okay. I’m inclined to agree because I don’t want to associate with anyone who would ever be a Cub ON PURPOSE.
- Matt points out that Jose Berrios is amazing and only just 25, which is younger than Jurassic Park, a movie with Dinosaurs that look really cool to this day, goshdarnit!
- He’s also a huge jersey numbers nerd, so read about that too if you liked getting picked last in gym class.
Elsewhere in Twins Territory:
- Fangraph’s Sung Min Kim profiles a mysterious catcher is hitting the snot out of the ball and you’ll never guess who he is! Except this is a Twins blog so you’ve probably actually got a pretty good idea of who this is.
- The Runnersports recalls that game not too long ago where Max Kepler hit 3 dongs. It is never too early (or too late) to gleefully enjoy the time my future husband destroyed a climate change denying cyberbully who plays for team that is somehow called the “Indians” in 2019.
- Also that Max Kepler song is boss.
- David Ortiz is in the hospital (and stable) after being shot at a club in the Dominican Republic. Thankfully, he’ll make a full recovery.
- The Ringer showcases an excerpt from Ben Lindbergh and Travis Sawchick’s new book on how the Astros revolutionized player development. It is really very good, and the first chunk chronicles Ryan Pressly’s ascent to top-tier status after he left the Twins and the Astros basically said “lol don’t do anything they told you in dumb-ass Minnesota.”
Today’s soundtrack is obviously Ken “Dragon Punch Motion + Fierce Punch” Masters. How could it not be?