Sorry about tweeting about Rob Refsnyder earlier today guys. I jinxed it. Not sure about this move. Why not let Gordon get some experience?
RT @BlogOfTheirOwn: During a week when we're all talking about the importance of listening to athletes when they say something's wrong, the J.R. Richard story is one worth revisiting. His tragedy might have been avoided if he'd been taken seriously by those who preferred he "shut up and play." RIP. https://t.co/97CD738FkC
RT @MikeBatesTWIBH: JR Richard was unfairly maligned by many of his teammates and the Houston press as a malingerer when he said his arm didn't feel right, including Astros physicians. Then he had a stroke. There are many lessons in that story for many people.
Now thinking about that time Scott Baker didn’t realize he had a perfect game going into the 9th and also had no idea just how rare perfect games are. (IIRC, this is how I remember things.)
My thoughts: 1.) Yes, I want to see Nick Gordon play every day. 2.) I want Nick Gordon to play every day, right now, that means going to St. Paul. 3.) Can anyone really say that Refsnyder doesn't deserve an opportunity to play a utility role with the Twins? He's earned that.
Rob Refsnyder activated. Nick Gordon optioned.
I always thought it’d be cool to get my copy of THE BLACK ACES signed by all the guys covered in the book that are still around and I dislike that the number is shrinking. (I would dislike it anyway, of course.) (It’s signed by Mudcat, I purchased it from him at a TwinsFest.)
I still struggle to believe this is real and not a weird dream I had.