Found May 03, 2012 on
Down with Goldy:
I tried to write a real post tonight. I really did. I started and then stopped like 4-5 times. I don't know, I think when the only thing to write about is Twins' futility it gets kind of boring. I'll get back into the swing of things I swear. I'm planning on doing a weekend review for your Monday pleasure because at least that will get the ole writing juices going, at a minimum. As an apology, please accept my Kentucky Derby picks as my apology. Keep in mind that I have done pretty well on the Derby since I started taking it semi-seriously the last three years, including hitting Super Saver 2 years ago at 14-1.
Your best bets for the odds:
Gemologist at 6-1: of the favorites, he's my favorite
Daddy Nose Best at 15-1: he's a closer and coming from a track that's produced Derby Winners in the past
Hansen at 10-1 and Trinniberg at 50-1: both are big time front-running speed, and although they're likely to jump out in front and then fail (particularly Trinniberg) we've seen wire-to-wire winners before.
If it turns out this is going to be a muddy track, throw some coin down on El Padrino at 20-1.
If you're playing a Trifecta, I think your best horses are Gemologist, Daddy Nose Best, and Dullahan. For a superfecta, go ahead and throw Union Rags in there.
Personally, I'm taking the four horses above along with Dullahan to win, then throwing a trifecta box out there with Gem, Daddy, Dullahan, Hansen, and Union Rags. Good luck to all. Please buy me something nice or at least some White Castle when you win the big bucks. Here are some good pictures for no good reason:
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The Clete Thomas experiment in Minnesota appears to be over.
The Twins announced Friday that the outfielder was designated for assignment. Minnesota claimed Thomas off waivers from the Detroit Tigers on April 14. He hit a home run in his second at-bat with the Twins, but was just 4-for-28 with 16 strikeouts in 12 games in Minnesota.
Minnesota also announced that it claimed outfielder...
For a while, it seemed as if the Minnesota Twins might never score another run.
Entering Friday's game against the Seattle Mariners, the Twins had been shut out by the Los Angeles Angels in back-to-back games. The lowest point came Wednesday, when Minnesota was no-hit by Jered Weaver.
The Twins' scoreless streak ran to 25 innings Friday, as Minnesota failed to score through...
Jeff Reardon is doing well these days. But to know what that means for Reardon means first knowing what the former Minnesota Twins closer went through during the darkest years of his life.
After his 16-year major league career was over, Reardon settled down in retirement with his family, including his three children. He and his wife, Phebe, lived in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., just...
For the past ten years or so, the Minnesota Twins have preached the "pitch to contact" philosophy to it's pitching rotation which, for the better part of the decade has worked, more or less. An entire pitching staff of Brad Radke's is what I'm sure Rick Anderson and Ron Gardenhire envision as perfection. Always keep the ball around the strike zone. Don...
I’m suspecting Joe Mauer is really into hair. Remember the Head and Shoulders commercials? Well this time, it’s a lucky fan that gets to have his hair follicles moisten by the all-star catcher Joe Mauer. Not sure how I feel about Mauer being a hair stylist for a day, but hey, it’s for the fans
A tip of the cap to fans after a no-hitter
The Minnesota Twins were no-hit last night by Angels righty Jered
Weaver. It is definitely a monumental accomplishment to throw a no
hitter and my hat is off to the man. I, however, don't think the Twins
should hang their heads over this. Instead they should take some credit
for it. I knew going into...
For the fifth time in team history, the Minnesota Twins finished a game without a hit.
There was simply nothing the Twins could do Wednesday against Angels starter Jered Weaver, who tossed the first no-hitter of his career and the ninth in team history. Weaver got ahead in counts, changed speeds and simply made the Twins' batters look uncomfortable.
In the end, it was a 9...
All the Twins talk around the Minnesota airwaves today has been about Francisco Liriano and how he took a step forward after last night's 4-0 loss against the Angels. He gave up back to back bombs and Torii Hunter ate him up all game but, all-in-all, but he held his composure and didn't look to bad, right? I say WRONG! Being only a former college pitcher, I certainly...
SEATTLE (AP) -- It took 25 innings for the Minnesota Twins to finally snap their scoreless skid.
And when they did, the Twins took advantage of the kind of break they haven't been getting during a rough start.
Joe Mauer's two-out RBI single in the seventh inning helped the Twins rally for a 3-2 win on Friday night, handing the Seattle Mariners their seventh straight loss...
Jered Weaver tossed the tenth no-hitter in Angels' history on Wednesday night, holding the Minnesota Twins to just two baserunners all night on a strikeout-passed ball and a walk. He struck out nine and even laughed in the face of superstition by relieving himself taking a piss right before taking the mound for the ninth inning.
The Minnesota Twins are a horrible, horrible...
Today the Minnesota Twins picked up outfielder Erik Komatsu off of waivers and designated Clete Thomas for assignment. Clete's career with the Twins started off on fire with a homer in his second at-bat but quickly went down in flames batting only 4-28 since. That's too bad. I actually thought Clete Thomas was going to be the answer to...
Ron Gardenhire didn't mince words by saying that his Minnesota Twins "looked like a bunch of Little Leaguers" their last time out.
The Seattle Mariners probably haven't been quite that bad during their longest losing streak of the season.
The visiting Twins will try to end their 19-inning scoreless drought Friday night in the opener of a three-game set against...
Minnesota Twins (6-17) @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (9-15)
Pitching Probables: MIN – Liam Hendricks (0-1, 6.89 ERA) LAA – Jered Weaver (3-0, 2.02 ERA)
Game Info: 7:05 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830
[wayin]3788bc6b-7222-487e-98ca-ece6f33a93f8[/wayin]This is it, folks. One win away from the Angels' first sweep of the season and the confidence boost...