Despite the fact that time is a meaningless construct devised by humans in their hubris to try and quantify the slow, agonizing battle against entropy in their insignificant existences, Apparently it is Monday morning! So I guess I’ll go find you dorks some links!
- Brandon is back with Rival Roundup, Vol 17 and his pun game is on point.
- Keep voting on prospects! Trust DJL44 that these are real prospects and not just names he’s making up!
- TJ decided a Garlick pun was worth an entire article, and honestly I love him for it. Never change, boss.
- Marea asked the community how far back your Twins fan allegiance goes, and wow some of you are old. Who taught y’all to use the internet? Don’t you have Murder-She-Wrote reruns to go watch? Yes I’m making fun of other people’s age to dull the existential pain of being 30.
- Jon Gamble prompted the community to discuss who the Twins biggest rival is. For me it is the Yankees. Or I guess just the concept of the playoffs.
Elsewhere in Twins Territory:
- Twins Daily looked at which Twins will likely be most hurt by MLB’s newly announced intent to deaden the ball in 2021. Feels like we should have baseball manufacturing down by now, tbh.
- The Twins Hall of Fame is going virtual, so if you ever wanted to walk around and look at exhibits of each Twins HoF member, without actually physically having to walk around, your dream is coming true. I hope they have a multiplayer mode where I we can all play a battle royale type game, tbh.
- Phil Miller of the STrib dives into the Twins hit-or-miss Homer happy offense of the last handful of years. Dongs are sexy, batting average is for nerds.
- I don’t know if we already mentioned it here, but Andrew Albers is back! (Plus Keon Broxton)
Around the World in Bases and Balls
- My cool friends Sarah Sanchez and Ashely MacLennan wrote about MLB’s recent laying-off of team social media coordinators and how it is yet another sign that Major League Baseball has zero idea how modern fans, especially the young ones they apparently desire, interact with the fandom. Social media peeps (who are very cool and talented) make like 12 dollars a year, which makes this penny pinching particularly egregious and infuriating.
- Fangraph’s Ben Clemens simulates a zillion games to investigate if it is really better to have “table setters” lead off, or if you should simply slot your best hitter into the top of the order.
- The Atlantic’s Jemele Hill argues that Curt Flood should be in the Hall of Fame, which is a hill I am always willing to die on.
Today’s Soundtrack is whoops I fell off the side of the freakin’ track again. Even Donkey Kong Jr. is ahead of me now, what the crap?