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TFD: Video of the time we stumbled into baseball trivia with Mayor R.T. Rybak

  • Blog Post by: Michael Rand
  • November 5, 2013 - 4:20 PM

A few of you might recall that five years ago we made our first venture into video on the Startribune.com web site -- a show called "Good Sports." It was a ton of fun, we made several "episodes," but it was also usually pretty labor intensive and wasn't picked up for a second web season (or else we just kind of stopped doing them because summer ended and things became really busy. Hard to remember which it was).

In any event, of all the memorable moments -- playing horseshoes (and quoting Lebowski) with Adam Weber, golfing with Corey Brewer (version 1.0) are among them -- one of the best and strangest episodes was not at all planned.

We needed a show idea, and something fell through, so we headed to the Dome -- yes, the Twins still played there -- before a game in 2008 to engage some fans in some Twins trivia. We solicited questions from blog readers, and life was good.

Well, pretty much the first person we ran into was Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak. And we ended up spending the whole time with him doing Twins trivia. So in honor of the mayoral election and the changing of the guard, here is that video (embedded that the top of this post, and also linked here).

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