Okay, on to other Twins goodies. First, is anyone else as happy as I am that we have won 4 series in a row now? This is the first time that the Twins have done this! I think it's an excellent start to an exceptional season! Are there some quirks and kinks they still need to work out? Obviously there is after the performance they put on yesterday when they lost miserably to the KC Royals. With the exception of the game yesterday, I think the Twins have handled all these teams really well. Now the big quest this year will be beating the Yankees in May. I think they have it in them to do!
Let's move on now to the 3 Stars of the Series (Against KC Royals):
3. Alex Burnett (he pitched great in yesterdays game. He kept us in the game not allowing any runs.)
2. Jim Thome (loved watching his 2-run blast Saturday!)
1. Birthday boy Joe Mauer (He's easy look over just because it's unusual when he does poorly. Joe didn't though...he played well and had good numbers at the plate over the whole series.)
Kevin Slowey warming up on the field Saturday
Last night I had the privilege of going to the first Baseball Unplugged of the season (which I learned that this year there will be a total of 6 of them, rather than the usual 4). It was Drew Butera, Delmon Young and Michael Cuddyer. I hadn't ever met Drew or Delmon so I figured why not?! Here are some highlights from the night:
*Delmon Young looks MUCH better in person and in street clothes than he does on TV (or at games) in his uniform.
*None of these three players wear sunscreen...or as they called it "sun tan lotion". (A little girl asked them what SPF they wear.)
*Because of Cuddy's response to the SPF question, I will now call him J'Michael Cuddyer for more reasons than just the "He needs a J name". He said he wanted to look like that guy (pointing at Delmon Young) so he doesn't wear an "sun tan lotion".
*I have WAY too many J'Michael Cuddyer autographs (if anyone has something they want him to sign...find a way to get it to me and I'll get it signed for ya!)
*Delmon Young and Drew Butera are both single...and unattached to a girlfriend.
*Drew Butera liked watching the Mets/Cardinals game on TV last night.
*Drew Butera is HOT in person.
*J'Michael Cuddyer liked his skittles he got last year from Katie!
*J'Michael likes wearing hats.
*I like Baseball Unplugged. It's entertaining and fun to see the guys in street clothes.
Here's a little extra Unplugged love for those who haven't seen it yet. Last year I asked J'Michael Cuddyer to do a magic trick for me (using cards). Watch the video (link below) to see his magic trick and see if you can figure out how he did it! Enjoy!
Cuddy the Magician