"Let us go forth a while, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our closed rooms...
The game of ball is glorious."

--Walt Whitman

Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Good day, darling readers. TBL apologizes for her inattentiveness, entirely due to her being in the middle of not one but TWO Secret Projects, neither of which (alas) is blog-related. Initially TBL had planned to maintain the blog whilst Secret Project-ing, but you can all see how that worked out. TBL now plans to be back to more regular blogging in 2-3 weeks.

Perhaps, by then, our darling Twins will have done something fabulous for her to chortle over.

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

An Open Letter to Nick Blackburn

Dear Nick,

My, that was a lovely start. Seven innings, five hits, one walk, one wild pitch, one run. TBL could hardly believe it was your first major-league start. Unfortunately, when they came to the plate your teammates resembled nothing so much as drugged emus.

Please allow this longtime Twins fan to offer you a piece of advice which, if followed, will help you to remain sane throughout your career as a Twins starter:

Get used to it.



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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

1 of 162

Twins 3
Los Angeles Angels of Whose Brilliant Idea Was This Name Anyway in Anaheim 2

Ah, dear readers, last night's game deserves better than the little scrap of lunch break TBL has to give it, but such is life in the cubicle. And yea, the cubicle is necessary for the earning of the salary with which the tickets are purchased.

But it was indeed a very good game.

The Bubble was packed, the blizzard-proof roof was welcome, Baby Jesus got his first RBI before the team got its first out, Livan Hernandez was a pleasant surprise, none of the new Twins players lost a ball in the roof/lights (wait for it), Carlos Gomez broke the sound barrier twice, newly vegan Pat Neshek struck out the side, and Joltin' Joe Nathanated the Angels for the save and the win.

The sky did not fall without Johan Santana. The defense did not crumble without Torii Hunter. Though they will both no doubt be sorely missed as the euphoria of Opening Day gives way to the long grind of the season, this game was a lovely way to start.

Did you know...?

The Twins are the only team to open the season without any players on the disabled list.

Last but not least...

Purely on account of his jumbotron photo, TBL has dubbed new shortstop Adam Everett "Jughead".

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