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Monday (The Twins and Bubba Watson -- somehow tying them together) edition: Wha' Happened?

Posted by: Michael Rand under Professional baseball, Golf Updated: April 9, 2012 - 9:31 AM

We probably should have recognized it as an omen, but at the time we just thought it was funny.

While flipping back and forth early Sunday afternoon between the Twins and the Masters, we were struck by a recognizable song playing in the stadium background as catcher Matt Wieters walked to the plate for the Orioles. It wasn't your standard country, rock or hip-hop song -- the three genres from which 99 percent of walk-up songs are chosen -- but  instead was ... no, it couldn't be ... it was!

"The Golf Boys," the ridiculous song (and accompanying video, below) put together by four PGA players, led by Ben Crane, was Wieters' walk-up song yesterday (corroborated, it seems, by CBS golf writer Steve Elling). When we did a Q&A with Crane a few months ago, and he described the dancing thusly: "It took us a long time to learn a few simple moves, but we hung in there because we’re such great athletes, and we got it done."

The three other golfers in the video? Hunter Mahan, Rickie Fowler and ... wait for it ... Bubba Watson. All four golfers not only made the cut but had top 30 finishes. Mahan tied for 12th (albeit after a disappointing final-round 74, Crane tied for 17th and Fowler tied for 27th. Watson, as you might know, won the whole thing -- punctuating a remarkable round with a fantastic save from the pine needles on the second playoff hole.

The Golf Boys had a great day as a group. And the Twins? Well, they couldn't fend off that kind of omen. Wieters took the collar at the plate, but he once again must have called a masterful game. Minnesota couldn't even muster a hit until the 8th inning.

All we know is this: The Orioles are 3-0 -- three games ahead of the Yankees and Red Sox -- and Watson just won his first major championship. Oh, Oh, Oh, indeed.




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