Friday July 23, 2004
Good morning and thanks again for stopping by this site.
Today, will be very short and I will actually leave yesterday's entry up again today. It created a number of very good e-mails both for the Twins making this move and why it would be dumb for them to make the move. Either way, there is nothing better than baseball discussion. It even was mentioned on the Dickie Thon Fan Forum yesterday and followed by more thoughts on it. So, check that out.
No, today's entry is going to be so short because (drumroll please)... I had a date. OK, I went to dinner and a movie with a friend who happens to be of the female persuasion. Was it a date? Well, that is debatable. We did some date-like things (like...dinner and a movie. I already said that... What were you thinking I meant?). But you know what? I work from 8-5 and then go home and write a baseball-related website until the wee hours of the night. I have no life! You know that I don't exactly have a rolodex full of names of women I have been on dates with! So, if I want to call it a date, I'm just going to!
We saw Spiderman 2. I didn't think I would like the first installment of the comic classic, but I ended up really enjoying it. So, I was looking forward to seeing the sequel. Now, I'm not going to say it was a bad movie, but... OK, I am going to say it was a bad movie... and I rarely say that about a movie, no matter how bad it is. Normally a movie has some redeeming qualities. Spiderman 2, well, just really didn't. Is it a love story? Is it an action-thriller? I don't know. The plot was pretty weak. Aside from Tobey Maguire's Peter Parker/Spiderman, none of the other characters were developed well at all. If Kirsten Dunst is in a movie, it is normally great, but he role was far too small. The villain of the movie was rarely even in the movie. All told, it was just a hard movie to follow. There were some graphic, violent scenes that were definitely not suitable for children. I hate to say, but I was actually disappointed.
But overall, the evening was very fun!!!
The Twins won a wild game against Tampa yesterday at the Dome. Johan Santana was against incredible giving up just one run and striking out 10 in 7 innings. He left with a 5-1 lead thanks to a grand slam by Nick Punto. However, Juan Rincon came in and gave up two walks and a single before Rocco Baldelli tied the game with a homer of his own. However, in the bottom of the inning, the Twins got a leadoff homer from Michael Cuddyer to give them a 6-5 lead. They added another run, and Joe Nathan came in to close the game and record his 27th Save of the season.
The team now hits the road again, traveling this weekend to take on Miguel Tejada and the Baltimore Orioles. The Twins will throw Kyle Lohse, Carlos Silva and Terry Mulholland at them.
And on that note, I am going to get some sleep and see if I can't get through another friday and another work at week! Have a great day and a great weekend!
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