Minoring in Twitter: Minor Leaguers honor their dogs, Verlander live-tweets brother’s no-hit bid


By Danny Wild / MiLB.com

Wednesday was Women’s Equality Day, but it was also National Dog Day, and you can probably guess which of those holidays received more attention on Twitter from Minor Leaguers.


Minoring in Twitter: Meet Pirates prospect Tyler Glasnow’s No. 1 fan

By Danny Wild / MiLB.com

Tyler Glasnow‘s girlfriend is … on a magazine cover:

I have no clue what it says on that magazine cover, but either way, do you care? Don’t believe the Pirates’ top prospect is dating her? Here’s more proof:

Her name is Brooke Register, she’s a model and I’m apparently late to the whole “Meet Tyler Glasnow’s girlfriend” thing because this came out in June.


Anyway, other Minor Leaguers: the bar has been set pretty high.

Moving on, yeah. Journey. Why not?

San Jose made its players dress up like this last Friday:

A very early Super Bowl prediction:

Grammar aside, is this a true statement? What about, like, a cricket locker room?

That’s a nice look:

MiLB Bus Drama of the Week

Is it worse than Manhattan in summer?

Hey, I’ve spent plenty of birthday nights stuck at a desk looking at MiLB box scores. No complaining:

7-hour bus ride.

7-hour bus ride.

Reader discretion advised:

Justin Jackson trying to drag everyone down with his negativity:

You can thank the Cedar Rapids Kernels for this award, but either way, nice job:

Nationals prospect Trea Turner got called up Friday, and speaking of friends, they all pulled out their phones to tweet about it:

Dace Kime Science Time

Our favorite Indians prospect is back with more thoughts on everything but baseball:

Not true, we love Dace Kime:

But let’s get down to the hardcore Walter White-level science of it all, shall we?

What the heck is a light year of lead?

That baseball you’re holding? The round, white sphere? It’s actually full of straight lines:

Let’s move on to bigger questions though:

But I have to ask, which team are you?

So, neutrinos, hard-edge circles and electrons aside — what really bothers you?

What? Wait, I’m not even sure I believe Dace Kime is actually the one tweeting from @DaceKime.

OK, there will be a quiz next Thursday on all of that. Please read chapter 14 on electrons.

Congrats to Red Sox prospect Michael “11:11” Chavis:

I need to cram for my fantasy draft, too:

Akeem Bostick went a little nuts with his powdered donuts:

It’s #unreal what a jerk baseball is sometimes:

Is Biff the best movie villain of all time?


I mean, Biff has some competition, including Nazis, all those crazy James Bond bad guys, the shark from Jaws, the guy from Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Darth Vader …

More MiLB probz:


Chipotle Tweets of the Week

But have you had their chips? With that sea salt? So good.

Minoring in Twitter: A firetruck, a baby, Dansby, left-handed pride and Carl Edwards’ ice cream

By Danny Wild / MiLB.com

Last week we met a Minor League team that was locked inside a broken bus on the highway. This week, we get a peek at the excitement filling the Trenton Thunder’s hotel:

Sean Brady of Lake County had a more relaxing morning, though:

And in Sacramento, they found a river that still had water and went for a ride:

Cody Decker loves MTV:

Here’s your chance to drive to a parking lot somewhere in Ohio and talk to a gigantic bird:

Vic Black simply likes flying to new cities:

Nick Rickles steps up his selfie game:

So does this guy:

Luke Jackson needs a new job:


Minoring in Twitter: Tourists get locked inside bus; Pompey needs a fantasy football league

By Danny Wild / MiLB.com

The Asheville Tourists got locked inside their own bus and forced open emergency windows to escape:

Alright, Minor Leaguers — top this photo:

Small world:

Twins prospect Nick Gordon posed with a lightbulb attached to his hat:

They get better allowances than children, though (at least in the Majors):

We definitely don’t have enough Minor League umpire tweets on this blog, so here ya go:

Bad cell phone luck:

Good cell phone luck:

Jameson Taillon is bored:


Minoring in Twitter: Kaminsky, Norris, Boyd, Phillips react to Trade Deadline deals

By Danny Wild / MiLB.com

Rob Kaminsky

Once upon a time, Rob Kaminsky‘s only problems were hot Florida weather, trying to understand what the heck is going on in True Detective, surviving bus rides and picking which coffee he wanted. On Thursday. with the Trade Deadline approaching, the 2013 first-round pick was finally handed an actual, real-life thing to deal with: the Cardinals unexpectedly shipped him off to Cleveland for Brandon Moss:

Over in Buffalo, Blue Jays No. 1 prospect Daniel Norris — the subject of repeated, tired, exhaustive, identical stories this spring about him driving a vintage van — was traded to Detroit for David Price. Norris was 3-10 with a 4.27 ERA in 16 Triple-A starts this year with the Bisons. He took the news in stride:

Matt Boyd, the Jays’ No. 13 prospect, was also in that trade and reacted to the news:

Dalton Pompey is like, please don’t strike me out going forward:


Minoring in Twitter: Using the Internet to consider how the Internet covered a Minor Leaguer leaving tickets for Ronda Rousey

By Danny Wild / MiLB.com

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Cubs prospect Anthony Giansanti made headlines this week when ESPN noticed he’d been tweeting photos of the complimentary tickets he’d been leaving for UFC star fighter Ronda Rousey. Make no mistake — the nearly 100 articles on this “story” are exactly why your Facebook timeline is full of stuff about Donald Trump and those things that say, “This woman was given an umbrella, and you won’t believe what happened next!”

In other words, the lords of the Internet know posting stuff about Ronda Rousey will yield clicks and attention.

I’m not sure when the Iowa left-fielder made his crush public, but it looks like late last week Giansanti started things off innocently enough by thinking aloud about getting Rousey to be his date for a teammate’s wedding:

Cute. But with that going nowhere, Giansanti tweeted a photo of Rousey’s name on a complimentary tickets list for an Iowa Cubs game. Basically, players are allotted a few tickets per game for family or friends, which can be picked up at the ticket windows. So, he’s not literally buying a ticket for Rousey and leaving it for her, but if she were to show up? She’d have a seat for a PCL game:


Minoring in Twitter: Verdugo revisits Oregon Trail, Chavis focused on his clock

By Danny Wild / MiLB.com

Forget your fancy supplements, necklaces, superstitions, powdered donuts (Kevin Gausman)? All you need to perform on the field now is a delicious burger bun sandwich of Heinz Ketchup and Hellmann’s mayo (also sometimes known, when blended, as fry sauce or Russian dressing):

Durham’s Boog Powell took a dive into the seats to make a catch and showed off his bruises:

Do you remember how awesome Oregon Trail and these graphics were waaaay back in the day? I remember going into work with my mom — she was a middle school art teacher — and she’d let me hang out in the library and play Oregon Trail on the library computers. Salt Lake’s Ryan Verdugo:


By the way, May 15, 1848 — 64 years to that very day, after brave Americans crossed the Big Blue River (did they ford the river or caulk the wagon and float?), on May 15, 1912, Ty Cobb, “after listening to days of heckling by Yankees fans, jumped into the stands near the Tigers dugout and pummels a handicapped fan. The man, identified pseudonymously as Otto Blotz, cannot defend himself against the ‘Georgia Peach’ as he only has one hand.”

Moving on, is this real?


2015 American League, National League All-Stars back when they were Minor Leaguers

By Sam Dykstra / MiLB.com


Mike Trout, Class A Cedar Rapids Kernels, 2010

Brace Hemmelgarn/MiLB.com

Brace Hemmelgarn/MiLB.com

Josh Donaldson, Class A Peoria Chiefs (CHC), 2008

Paul R. Gierhart/MiLB.com

Paul R. Gierhart/MiLB.com

Nelson Cruz, Triple-A Nashville Sounds (MIL), 2006

Joy R. Absalon/MiLB.com

Joy R. Absalon/MiLB.com

Lorenzo Cain, Class A Advanced Brevard County Manatees (MIL), 2008 (more…)

Minoring in Twitter: A bus meltdown, sharks and more from Professor Kime

By Danny Wild / MiLB.com

Dace Kime

If you thought Indians prospect Dace Kime was done expanding your mind and confusing the hell out of you last week, well… you were wrong. You were like 3.4 x 10^60 wrong. There was about a .00040379 percent chance you would have been right. I’ll let Dace take it from here, and before I forget, there will be a test on this next Tuesday. Please read chapter 3.

Whoa. Dude. The snozzberries taste like snozzberries. This is like. Mind-bending. Wait. What?

Google says “The ‘Planck length’ is the scale at which classical ideas about gravity and space-time cease to be valid, and quantum effects dominate. This is the ‘quantum of length’, the smallest measurement of length with any meaning.”)

Does Dace know kung-fu?



Minoring in Twitter: A science lesson and a hot bus adventure

By Danny Wild / MiLB.com

Columbus’ James Ramsey was in Louisville to play the Bats, so he stopped by to see how they make bats in Louisville:

Shark Week begins in three days. Still makes me think of one summer vacation in Cape Cod, watching shark shows on a tiny old TV:

Bryce Denton, the Cardinals’ second-round pick last month, crossed off some firsts on Wednesday:

Jose Berrios ups his photo/design game with this illustration of him throwing a flaming ball:

Here’s Vladimir Guerrero and his son, Vlad Jr., who signed with the Blue Jays and should be joining us in the Minors shortly:

New Britain’s Ryan Arrowood likes the caps the RockCats will be wearing this weekend:

Nick Gordon reports he has sauce:



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