Those of us who spend any time around South St. Paul often wonder what it must have been like to try to launch a B-25 from a World War II aircraft carrier as the Doolittle Raiders tried to do in April 1942.
It’s like an uber-dorm with all the really cool stuff — daily housekeeping, great food, Xboxes and a fun common room — without, apparently, the drunkenness and debauchery that typically comes with regular college roommates.
And you get to play baseball.
Yeah, many of these guys will not make it to the big leagues for more than a cup of coffee. They’ll have to get real jobs at some point. Former Red Sox minor leaguer Dusty Brown used to describe himself on Twitter as “One bad season away from having a day job!”
The grind of crappy living conditions, though, used to be the price players paid to chase that dream.
The Twins are taking the edge off the grind. It’ll be interesting to watch if that approach delivers better players.
Here's Knoblauch's mug shot from when he was arrested yesterday after allegedly beating his wife in front of family. pic.twitter.com/XQL5zXcQ06 — Jace Larson KPRC (@jacelarson) July 24, 2014 The Minnesota Twins have decided to cancel their hall of fame induction of former secondbaseman Chuck Knoblauch. The only question is why they intended to honor him Read more →
For minutes of cubicle fun, today’s recommendation goes to Don’t Fly Drones Here, a website that shows where you can fly your quadcopter, to be more accurate in terms. Take the Minneapolis Saint Paul area, for example. As colleague, Scott Olstad points out, he could fly his quadcopter over NE Minneapolis, but not over Saint Read more →
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The men of Minneapolis — some of them, anyway — are getting international attention for their Neanderthal ways. A Minneapolis woman — identified as 28-year-old Lindsey — has been filming men who catcall. It’s not pretty. “I am genuinely interested in what place this is coming from,” she tells Buzzfeed. She created Cards Against Harassment, Read more →
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McDonald’s, showing a rather odd mastery of the art of public relations, has fired the South Carolina single mother who was sent to jail because she let her daughter play in a nearby park while she worked at the fast-food restaurant. Read more →