I’m fairly happy with our ownership, but some of the others are pretty shitty.
Minnesota Twins: Jim Pohlad, a Minneapolis banker, hasn’t had much time to prove himself after inheriting the franchise from his late father, Carl—who was infamous for volunteering to kill off the team in exchange for $150 million from Major League Baseball. That is, until Hennepin County ponied up $350 million for a new stadium. In 2012, the Pohlad clan doled out $644,000 to political causes and candidates, almost all of it to Democrats.
Josh Willingham now has the most homers in baseball since July 29 of last season: JOSH WILLINGHAM 45 Curtis Granderson 42 Ryan Braun 41 Josh Hamilton 41 Jose Bautista 39 Albert Pujols 38 During that year-plus span, Willingham has played 161 total games, hitting .260/.365/.555 with 45 homers, 33 doubles, 82 walks, and 129 RBIs. Mercy.
In 1987, the original corporate hero, Booster Gold, went looking for his sister and ended up stumbling upon some aliens holed up in a B&B. After a brief fight, Booster Gold finds something curious on the smoking body (other than that outrageous pink body suit): baseball tickets.