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)
Jamaican + Russian = Minnesotan?? WTF, Volkswagon?!? [VIDEO]
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.
Two Twins Championships = No Riots [PIC]
Hey San Francisco…this is supposed to be a happy occasion! Rioting is not appropriate behavior after your Giants win a World Series Championship…drinking is. Mellow out! (Photo courtesy y entonces)
LeRoy Neiman, American Impressionist
Saint Paul artist LeRoy Neimman, considered the American impressionist, died Wednesday at 91 years of age. From the New York Times:
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
My Favorite Sports Moment: Hank Aaron’s 715th Home Run
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.
Hank Aaron’s 715th Home Run
Found at YouTube from TheStoreAtReinabiz.
Minnesota Twins Spring Training, 1987
Here’s some awesome home video of the 1987 Minnesota Twins team at Spring Training in Orlando, Florida, that would go on to win Minnesota’s first World Series Championship against the Saint Louis Cardinals. Found at YouTube from TheSportsDaddy.
Fan Video: Jim Thome’s 490 Foot, 596th Home Run Blast
This is a pretty good highlight, too. Some fan caught the entire at-bat of Jim Thome’s crushing 490 foot, 596th home run at Target Field. Found at YouTube from johnnykool327.
Best Twins Highlight This Year: Ben Revere’s Somersault Triple
Twins centerfielder Ben Revere kicks it into high gear and takes a tumble on his way to third base.
Time-Lapse: Metrodome Roof Raising
The Metrodome rose again this morning, seven months and a day after it collapsed in a blizzard. Found at Minnesota Public Radio via @mariaenergia.
We’re Number 12!!!
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.