Tagged: unplugged

Well Joe…They Say It’s Your Birthday

Well first I’d like to start off by saying Happy
Birthday to Joe Mauer, who turns 27 today.  Happy Birthday Joe.

Okay, on to other Twins goodies.  First, is anyone else as happy as I am
that we have won 4 series in a row now?  This is the first time that
the Twins have done this!  I think it’s an excellent start to an
exceptional season!  Are there some quirks and kinks they still need to
work out?  Obviously there is after the performance they put on
yesterday when they lost miserably to the KC Royals.  With the exception
of the game yesterday, I think the Twins have handled all these teams
really well.  Now the big quest this year will be beating the Yankees in
May.  I think they have it in them to do!

Well Saturday I got to explore Target Field some
more.  I got to show my parents and my boyfriend the field for the first
time.  I felt like a tour guide, and I really don’t know the field all
that well yet, but I still knew more than them.  I think they all liked
it and had a blast at the game.  My mom kept telling people like Thome,
Justin and others to hit a ball to us!  (We were in section 140…which
I had to constantly remind her that
they ball would be foul if they did hit it to us.

I did ask Jim Thome to get a home run, right
before he hit the ball into the trees.  It made me like Jim Thome a bit
more.  I’ve noticed that no matter how many games we get into the season
(and the new field) the concourses and the main Pro Shop do not
seem to get any less busy.  Hopefully that’ll change over the season
because quite frankly, it’s hard to get around the concourses before the

Let’s move on now to the 3 Stars
of the Series (Against KC Royals)
3. Alex Burnett (he pitched great in yesterdays game. He kept
us in the game not allowing any runs.
2. Jim Thome (loved
watching his 2-run blast Saturday!
1. Birthday boy Joe Mauer (He’s easy look
over just because it’s unusual when he does poorly. Joe didn’t
though…he played well and had good numbers at the plate over the whole

 Kevin Slowey
warming up on the field Saturday
 Brian Duensing

Last night I had the
privilege of going to the first Baseball Unplugged of the season (which
I learned that this year there will be a total of 6 of them, rather
than the usual 4
).  It was Drew Butera, Delmon Young and Michael
Cuddyer.  I hadn’t ever met Drew or Delmon so I figured why not?!  Here are some highlights from the night:

*Delmon Young looks MUCH better in person and in street
clothes than he does on TV (or at games) in his uniform.

 *Drew Butera looks A LOT like his
dad (who was sitting near him at the event.) (SIDE NOTE: Drew can
walk around a huge crowd of people and no one questions if he’s a
baseball player. He did this and no one bothered him.  I wonder if Joe
Mauer envies him.)

*None of these three players wear sunscreen…or as they called
it “sun tan lotion”.  (A little girl asked them what SPF they wear.)

*Because of Cuddy’s response to the SPF question, I will now call
him J’Michael Cuddyer for more reasons than just the “He needs a J
name”.  He said he wanted to look like that guy (pointing at Delmon
) so he doesn’t wear an “sun tan lotion”.

*I have WAY too many J’Michael Cuddyer autographs (if
anyone has something they want him to sign…find a way to get it to me
and I’ll get it signed for ya!

*Delmon Young and Drew Butera are both single…and unattached to
a girlfriend.

*Drew Butera liked watching the Mets/Cardinals game on TV last

*Drew Butera is HOT in person.

*J’Michael Cuddyer liked his skittles he got last year from

*J’Michael likes wearing hats.

*The host from the event (not Cuddy) must
recognize me cause he walked past me twice (while I had my hand up to
ask a question
) and never let me ask my question to Drew.

*I like Baseball Unplugged.  It’s entertaining and fun to see the
guys in street clothes.

 A side note not related to Unplugged…everyone can look forward to
pictures I’ll have after the May 27th Twins/Yankees game.  I’ll be
sitting right behind home plate (Row 1, lower level), so I’m sure I’ll
have some great pictures to show for it!  Hopefully my friends and I
won’t get kicked out of the game for cat calls, or making fun of the
Yankees too much.  It should be entertaining for sure.

Here’s a little extra Unplugged love for
those who haven’t seen it yet.  Last year I asked J’Michael Cuddyer to
do a magic trick for me (using cards).  Watch the video (link
) to see his magic trick and see if you can figure out how he
did it!  Enjoy!

Cuddy the Magician