Lately, I've been a bit in mourning. I'm sad that Luke Hughes got sent down in order to make room for Scott Baker. I LOVE Scott Baker, don't get me wrong, but I really don't understand the logic behind the decision. I know that the move was so Gardy could have 13 pitchers going into this current road trip. Sure, more pitchers is a good thing, especially when you are the Twins' bullpen (they haven't been the most reliable this season...and that's an understatement), but what is the point in keeping a pitcher (or 3) who constantly give up runs and frustrate every one, down to us, the fans?
At least before Luke got sent down, I got to meet him (again) at Baseball Unplugged. Cuddy hosted the event with Delmon and Luke as guests. I had a suggestion given to me to ask Luke if there is a method behind his pie-ing of his teammates, or if he just tries to go for the surprise attack. Now the video I got isn't really a video...it is, but it's so dark, you can't see anything (which is alright since my friend decided to film it sideways and I'm too lazy to rotate it). So you'll just have to imagine Luke while he's talking and listen to this:
It was quite possibly, one of my favorite Baseball Unplugged's. (on a site note: I'm becoming less and less of a fan of how they distribute the autograph tickets to fans.)
Here are some of my pictures, and be sure to check out the great pictures of the night at Michaelcuddyer.com (under photos).
|photo courtesy of michaelcuddyer.com |
The bag Luke is holding are the cupcakes I made for him. Delmon was "lactose intolerant"
|of course the photo you win IS in face signed.|
|Well played, Mauer. Even at first.|