|Fireworks after the August 13th game|
The Twins have been on a tear lately and are currently sitting 5 games ahead of Chicago for the lead in the Central. With Tuesday night's spectical of Jim Thome hitting a walk-off 2-run home run to win the game in the bottom of 10, I didn't think anything could top that last night. Boy, was I wrong. Joe Mauer finally decided to connect and not let Target Field own him and all his balls. My phrase used to be: Target Field: Where Joe Mauer's Balls Go To Die...this is no longer the case! It only took him 57 home games before he could land one just barely in the flower in the left field wall!
|storm clouds that evaded Target Field|
|beautiful night for a beautiful shut out (and a storm to follow)|
I almost forgot! Monday night was Baseball Unplugged at Park Tavern in St. Louis Park! Nick Punto, Drew Butera, and Danny Valencia were there.
I really have decided I like Danny Valencia, he looked like a kid in a candy store there on Monday night. With his parents and cousin in tow, he was beaming all night from ear to ear! I asked for clarification on the pronunciation of his last name and it is NOT how Bert Byleven says it. It's Va Len C Ya. Not Va Len CHIA. He told me that he's been sitting down with Bert going over how to say his name. Apparently, this has been unsuccessful so far.
It was a really fun night, and myself CapitalBabs, and Karleecupcake had fabulous seats right next to their table. Here are a couple pics I took that night (in the dark bar)...and hopefully, the fill in the blank surveys I gave Nick Punto (for the three of the them) will be filled out and returned to me so I can post those up here for everyone. Just a bit of ridiculous fun, but fun to share as well!
|Nick Punto (and Drew) ready to answer questions|
|Drew Butera :)|
|Punto, Butera and Valencia|
|4 crazy girls (sketch54, capitalbabs, karleecupcake and me forthelove_ (Twitter names))|