Friday, November 9, 2007

Superior, they said, never gives up her dead/When the gales of November come early!

The Santana Show
I was very happy to see that FSN North has started showing the 2007 classics games again. Last night was one of the best games from last year. June 18, 2007 with the Twins at the New York Mets. Santana was on the mound and pitched a shut-out game. He also was offensively on fire with hitting a double. The other memororable moment was because this game was when Santana and Circle Me Bert Bylevin had the bet going on. I know you all know what I am talking about…Santana shaved Bert’s head and we had to hear about it for weeks (hell, months) afterwards.
In case Bill Smith (the ambiguous GM) needs a reminder why Santana has to be on our team next year (besides the fact it would be embarrassing to face anyone after letting him go) this is a prime example.
And that transitions nicely into my heart attack of the morning…
Damn you Sports Illustrated and damn you Jon Heyman. Reading this article actually made me nervous. The past few months I have been repeating the manta in my head “They won’t trade Santana, they won’t trade Santana, they won’t trade Santana.” Then you go and write this…
GMs await their chance to deal for a bona fide ace

Son of a ____

Non Baseball and Randomly Random
The 32nd Anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald is this weekend. I am sad to report that the only knowledge of this event was given to me by the popular song by Gordon Lightfoot. Anyone who has driven the Scenic Northshore Drive from Duluth to Grand Portage will find the references in this song. My particular favorite? The Stores of Gitche Gumee.

When suppertime came, the old cook came on deck sayin

Fellas, its too rough to feed ya
At seven p.m. a main hatchway caved in, he said
Fellas, its been good tknow ya
The captain wired in he had water comin in
And the good ship and crew was in peril
And later that night when his lights went outta sight
Came the wreck of the edmund fitzgerald.
Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald – Gordon Lightfoot

4 comments:

Curveball said...

Sadly, you can buy a lot of baseball if the pricetag for Johann is $150 million. I'm sure that if the Twins are blown away with an offer for Mr. Santana (at least two youthful offense starters and one pitcher with above par promise) a deal will be made. The kicker is that the team that trade for Johann will have to be willing to invest $150 million in their new product.

Sadly, money still rules. And although a new stadium was supposed to mean that the Twins don't lose their free agents...we will all be starring daggars at the powers-to-be at TwinsFest when the Twins lose ALL THREE of their free agents this year. Goodbye to Hunter, Silva, White...and the trade of Santana.

Nick N. said...

Don't worry. Heyman is completely full of shit.

Karleeee said...

David Heyman lives to give twins fans seizures. And heart attacks.

Anonymous said...

Aren't you back from Vegas yet?