Time: 7:10 Central. Vegas Line: -140 HOU / MIN +130Weather: 87° at first pitch, possibly last bits of some rainOpponent extraneous he SB site: The Crawfish BoxesTV: BS North. Radio: Intermittent crackling due to distant lightning and/or nuke detonationsThe most important thing you need to know about tonight game is that the scheduled starter as of yesterday, one Matt Shoemaker, has been replaced for Inning 1 duties by previous spot-starter Bailey Ober. His first big-league appearance against Chicago was Bad (2 HR, 4 ER, 4 innings), his next against the Royals was Alright (0 HR, 1 ER, 4 innings). He was drafted out of college at age 21, and moved up the system pretty quickly due to an extremely impressive K/BB ratio (over 10 and under 2 per 9 innings). He is also, I sad to say, a much better option than Matt Shoemaker https://www.minnesotagearshop.com/Frank_Viola_Face_Mask-202. Shoemaker was a cheap pickup for the Twins (think Bailey, Homer) that may-or-may-not have worked, and in this case Did. Not. Work. He certainly better at baseball than I am at anything; he just not as good at baseball as most other pitchers in MLB are right now. His mound opponent (this sounds somewhat PG-13) is 26-year-old righty Jos Urquidy, one of three Mexican-born pitchers to start a World Series game, the others being Jaime Garcia and the legendary Fernando Valenzuela. (I remember watching Valenzuela WS game as a kid on TV, and falling in love with a song tidbit played as bumper music before the commercial; ernando by ABBA. I thought it was really cool that a pitcher had such a neat song written about him https://www.minnesotagearshop.com/Bert_Blyleven_Hoodie-69. FYI: it wasn written about him. )Urquidy WS game came after Houston had been caught cheating in earlier years, so we can hate him for that stuff. He been quite solid in 2021 until last Saturday, when he was whomped around pretty hard by the Blue Jays. Throws the usual four pitches and is usually pretty decent in control of each. I won be including a photo of James Twins stuff this week, as my phone being stupid about taking photos. Imagine some stuff from the Dome days. Remember the Dome Where it wasn 90 zillion degrees and humid That was fun. I once met longtime announcer Bob Casey at TwinsFest, back when it was just basically a baseball-card-trading seminar. I said i. I couldn think of anything else to say. He was just sitting there, in front of the home plate backstop fans, willing to talk to anyone. You wanna bet he had a zillion great old baseball stories he happily have shared I was too dumb and shy to ask. Back then, I thought it was prying to ask older people to share their memories. Now, I know better and I doing one of them right now. Anyone with photos/stories to share about their baseball memorabilia can throw them to twinsbreweryahoo. com. I stopped even checking twinsbrewergmail. com. Everything about Google Mail is trash. Most things about Yahoo Mail are trash. Most of my old memorabilia is trash. It all has some connection in time and memory to me Harmon Killebrew Pillow Cover, though.