John Hart, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo discuss Twins outfielder Byron Buxton being ranked No. 1 on MLB.com’s list of top prospects. Buxton tops the list of talented Twins prospects…There’s hope in Twinsville, folks! (Thanks for @MNSportsCrap for the find)
Volkswagon’s Super Bowl ad features an office worker who sounds like a Jamaican who has lived for many years in Russia…but he’s supposed to be a Minnesotan! C’mon, Volkswagon; you don’t expect your ad agency to do even just a tiny bit of research to get the accent correct, don’tchknow?!? Found at YouTube from Volkswagen.
Mr. Neiman’s kinetic, quickly executed paintings and drawings, many of them published in Playboy, offered his fans gaudily colored visual reports on heavyweight boxing matches, Super Bowl games and Olympic contests, as well as social panoramas like the horse races at Deauville, France, and the Cannes Film Festival.
Quite consciously, he cast himself in the mold of French Impressionists like Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir and Degas, chroniclers of public life who found rich social material at racetracks, dance halls and cafes.
LeRoy Neiman Painting of Minnesota Twins Hall Of Famer Harmon Killebrew
LeRoy Neiman Self-Portrait
I recorded this for the new HBO series Sport In America, which is asking people for their most memorable or significant sports moments. Mine, obviously, was Henry Aaron’s home run that broke Babe Ruth’s all time record. The reason it is my favorite sports moment is not due primarily to Aaron’s athletic prowess but for the moment’s historic significance for which I was blessed to experience a unique persepctive. Found at YouTube from davideerickson.
Twins centerfielder Ben Revere kicks it into high gear and takes a tumble on his way to third base.
According to a Harris Interactive poll, your Minnesota Twins are the 12th most popular team in Major League Baseball. They are first, of course, in our hearts.