DLD - 10/02/09 - Twins Drama, Celeb Gossip, and Rotten Tomatoes

There is actually a decent amount of stuff to link today.  A ton if you like links about celebrities gossipy stuff.

First some baseball.

The Twins are angry at a rookie for throwing at a batter . . . and he is on their team!

Young believed that Tigers pitcher Jeremy Bonderman(notes) hit him in retaliation for a 94-mph fastball Twins rookie reliever Jose Mijares(notes) threw behind Adam Everett(notes) the previous inning … because he was mad the Tigers were stealing bases when trailing by six runs.

I can see getting mad if a team was stealing bases while ahead by 6 runs, but I have never heard of a player getting mad for stealing while trailing. 

This comes after a fan on the internet accuses the Twins' Joe Mauer stealing signs and tipping pitches.

One problem: The Twins say it’s a bunch of malarkey

I watched the fans video and could maybe see what he is talking about but I tend to agree with this

Kubel laughed at the implication that Mauer was tugging at his helmet as a means of subterfuge. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire denied it, saying with such obvious sign-stealing “somebody would get killed.”


Now to the Celeb gossip.

David Letterman admits to having sex with female staffers (ABC video)

He did it because a producer from 48 hours was trying to extort $2 million from him with evidence of the affairs.

Here is the AP story for those who don't want to watch a video


Jon Gosselin wants to stop having his kids on TV

That probably should have happened already.  As soon as Jon and Kate started having marital problems they should have stopped filming.


Rio de Janeiro gets the 2016 Olympics.  Chicago didn't even get past the first round.


Rottentomatoes picks a movie to best represent each state in the USA

My favortie picks:

Idaho - Napoleon Dynamite

Kanas - Wizard of Oz

Oklahoma - Oklahoma (natch)

Oregon - The Goonies

The saddest picks IMHO

 New Jersey - Clerks

Utah - Broken Arrow (the Travolta/Slater movie, OK action movie but not that great overall)


Worst Reviewed Movies of All Time

#1 -

Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002) 0% Rank


Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)



Best Reviewed Movies of All Time

This list is jammed full of old movies.  I think there were only 3 or 4 movies made after 1970 on this list and one of them was Toy Story 2 (huh?). Nowhere on the list is any of the LOTR movies, I'm not a super geek (OK that is up for debate) but at least one of them should have been in the top 100.

#1 -

A Hard Day's Night (1964) 100% Fresh Rank


A Hard Day's Night (1964)

I will admit, I have never even seen this movie.


A poll about movies would be ridiculous.  But it would be interesting to know what everyones favorite movie is. I personally can't pick just one but my answer used to be Armagedon with Bruce Willis. I don't think that is true now but at one point it was.

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