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Friday, May 14, 2010

An Unusual Kind of Day

So while trying to come up with something to write about with the past two game (neither of which I watched much of, one due to the fact that it was a day game and I was working, the other because I was just peeved about how the game went.)  I was trying to think of something else to refer to the Yankees as other than the Evil Empire (which I do like that name, but it's not becoming to frequently used and I like to be different.).  I came across wikipedia and saw that they had a list of nicknames for the different teams' players.  Here's what they had for the Twins (I eliminated the past Twins players and only kept current ones).
Wikipedia's Twins Nickname list (it's short, but wacky):
The only player I think I've heard anyone use those nicknames for is Joe Mauer.  I do only know two people (they are co-writers of Peanuts From Heaven) that call Joe "Chairman Mauer"...though a lot of people that call him "Baby Jesus".  The others I don't know that I here used...well...ever.  Whoever decided to write that list of nicknames for current players is sitting on that island alone.

Tonight, I think the Twins need to really step things up and show the Yankees that they really are in it to win it this year.  They didn't win a single game last years against them, they more or less just let the Yankees walk all over them and the Twins were the Yankees bitches.  I think this is a good year for redemption and to show the whole major league that we are in fact competitors and want to go all the way.  I think they have the capability and the potential this year.  Plus I think if the Tigers can beat the Yankees (more than one game) that the Twins can do that too, and do it bigger and better than the Tigers.

Did you know that the Yankees (still the highest paid team in MLB) have an average salary that is $108,774,222 more than the Twins (this current season 2010.)?  The Twins are ranked #11 (which I would wager is high for a "small-market team", but I'm sure signing Mauer to the deal he got bumped the Twins up a bit higher).  On the note of high payed players, I find it kind of funny that Justin Morneau in the ad for Continental Diamonds (I believe) says "Because I don't make as much as my buddy Joe".  Hate to break it to Justin, but this year, he does make more than Joe.

Tonight's Match-up: Scott Baker (4-2; 4.57 ERA) vs. A.J. Burnett (4-1; 3.40 ERA).  Here's hoping for a successful night for Twins players in our line up.  More after this weekend's series.  I hope to give out 3 Stars of the Series again since the haven't WON the last two, merely split both of those series (yes, I know the one is slightly jaded and either was a sweep, split or swept series).  GO TWINS and Go Timmy!!


Bryz said...

I have heard Liriano's nicknames with F-Bomb and Franchise, but other than those and Baby Jesus, I have never heard of any of those nicknames.

Betsy said...

I seriously think someone was smoking something when writing those! They are the worst ones I've heard (most any way)

k-bro said...

"Chairman Mauer" is from Bat-Girl and her disciples.

Dr. Neau may be too, but I thought she did "Dr. Morneau", a play on the book title "The Island of Doctor Moreau."

Betsy said...

I'm wondering if Kristina was a reader of bat-girl then...lol

Tricia said...

Darn! K-bro beat me to it, explaining the Bat-Girl influence. I still miss her!

Betsy said...

Damn that K-Bro! ;) hehe...(jk K-bro!!)
See I didn't get into blogging until well after Bat-Girl stopped.

k-bro said...

Yeesh. I step away for two hours (to do charity work even) and come back to find myself damned. Hmmm.


I think "F-Bomb" may be from one of Bat-Girl's disciples too. And "Franchise" is what the players called him in 2006.

Betsy said...

I still love ya K-Bro! :) I was just teasing.

Yeah I think I've heard the Frankie ones too...but they still aren't "common nicknames" or ones that the players themselves may even know. That's why I found them so odd.

JimCrikket said...

Thankfully, BG's old site is still up (and I refer back to it whenever I really need a smile, which is often!). The nicknames that were given birth there are listed here http://www.bat-girl.com/archives/000388.php

Of course, three years is a long time and many of those "current players" are no longer Twins.

By the way, I still use "Evil Empire" to refer to the Yankees... and when I get tired of that, they're just the "F'ing Yankees." Seems to say it all.