Scott (Home Run) Baker has moved within
45 44 43 of tying Bert’s all-time record. Today is the 22nd “birthday” of the home run Bert gave up to Rey Quinones. One of my colleagues was in Florida for Baker’s last exhibition start against a major-league team and reminded me that he gave up four to the Pirates that day.
If you need something to distract you from the game, we’ve added links to all of the Twins’ minor-league teams here.
And congratulations to frequent commenter Jason, who is watching today’s game from the hospital after the birth of his first child. We know the baby’s not named Punto, but no report on whether s/he’s been named after Jason’s favorite player.