I just love those cheesy player portraits.

That was a pretty awesome game last night for the Minnesota Twins, who came away with a 7-2 spring victory over the Boston Red Sox.

Carl Pavano pitched five solid innings of two-hit baseball before Matt Guerrier and Pat Neshek provided two more scoreless frames.  Jesse Crain and Kyle Waldrop surrendered five hits and two runs with four strikeouts between the two of them to polish off the win.

Denard Span and Orlando Hudson each drove in a pair of runs for the Twins, along with Joe Mauer, Jason Kubel and yes, even Nick Punto.  This brings their Spring Training record to 10-8 heading into their 12:05 game against the Florida Marlins this afternoon.

That means there are only 11 more days until the regular season begins when they make their way down to Anaheim to take on the Angels for a four-game series before traveling to the south side of Chicago to face the rival White Sox.

And that can only mean there are just 18 more days until the long-awaited and highly-anticipated Home Opener at Target Field against the Red Sox.  Okay, calm down, everyone.

Anyway, we've made it to yet another Wednesday, which means it's time to cruise around the internet in search of some slightly random, yet mildly entertaining baseball reading.  We'll start out with some Twins links and wander around from there.


A sneak peek inside Hrbek's at Target Field. [Twitpic]

John Bonnes of Twinscentric and Twins Geek shares with us Herbie's "no smoking" sign, which should be rotated for maximum enjoyment. [Twitpic]

Anyone wanting to watch a pennant race with me from the suite deck on Labor Day against the Kansas City Royals should: [email this guy]

Dave Boswell's twin shiners via the fists of Billy Martin: awesome. [Twinkie Town]

Milton Bradley teaches Geovany Soto the ABCs of baseball. [The Dugout]

Mmmm…ravenous over-gorging. [Sportress of Blogitude]

Pete Rose hosts WWE Raw... for the loss. [Bugs & Cranks]

Jose Canseco is a tattle-tale. [Babes Love Baseball]

Felix Hernandez hounds Cliff Lee about having two first names. [Youtube]

Speaking of commercials, two AL Central rivals who share the name Justin star in this MLB 2K10 commercial.  Cracks me up every time.


If you'd like to suggest a post for next Wednesday's link dump, or a site you think I'd like to visit,
shoot me an email or leave a comment!

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