I received the following email this morning from a friend and fellow Minnesota Twins fan. He is a statistics guru. I prefer the longer view
October 02, 2014 8:32 AM
thought I would pass on an interesting statistic from this season to you.
The starting pitcher for the Giants last nite (Bumgartner sp?) had 4 home
runs this year (78 at bats). A player for the Twins (Mauer) matched that
total (450 at bats). Unfortunately, Mauer did not match Bumgartner's
I don't know anything about the Giants but I do know that the Twins have had 4 miserable losing seasons in a row and my fellow St. Paulite former All-Star Joe Mauer is one of the highest paid players in major league baseball.
Troutbirder replies to his friend:
"When my father criticized the effeminate nature of the great pianist and
entertainer Liberaces style, a great fan of his, my mother, would say, and I
quote, "he is no doubt laughing all the way to the bank."