Adrian Peterson lands on SI cover
Look out, Minnesota Vikings fans. The curse of the Sports Illustrated cover looms. Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will grace the cover of Sports Illustrated this week.
I believe the fifth-ranked Oklahoma State football team was on last week’s cover, and that didn’t go well for them.
Am I a sucker for curses and myths? If believing in UFOs, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and Chupacabra make me a baffoon, then so be it.
But there’s real documented proof of the SI curse. What further proof do you need?
Target Field to open April 12
Major League Baseball released its 2010 schedule Tuesday, and the Minnesota Twins will open Target Field on Monday, April 12, against the Boston Red Sox.
I imagine tickets for such a game will come at a high price, but Mondays are great for my work schedule. Makes the game pretty enticing.
Wednesday is anniversary of Molitor, Winfield milestones
Sept. 16 is a big day for former Minnesota Twins players Paul Molitor and Dave Winfield.
On this day in 1993, Winfield became the 19th player in major league history to record his 3,000th hit.
And three years later, Molitor became the 21st player to reach 3,000 hits, doing so with a triple.
Both players did so in Twins uniforms.
Gleeman hops on the Span bandwagon
This blog was at one time the unofficial blog of the Denard Span bandwagon. And another fellow blogger wrote a good piece on the start Span is off to in his career.
Most telling is the on-base percentage that Span has produced in less than two years as a big leaguer. Among corner outfielders, Span’s .391 OBP is fourth-best since the start of last season, behind only Manny Ramirez, Matt Holliday and the always under-appreciated Adam Dunn. That’s pretty good company.