Sunday, June 5, 2011


His name is Brian Dinkelman. Now he plays for the 2011 Twins.

Last night was his major league debut—and on the very first major league pitch he faced, he was hit and awarded first base.


He's the 39th different player to play for the Twins this year. Last night he played in left field, although he can play second base too. His versatility is sure to make him a hit with Gardy. He will probably call him “Dinky”.

Dinkelman hit a fly-ball in his second major league at-bat, but no one will remember that, because in the top of the sixth, Dinkelman got his first major-league hit—a single on a line drive to the Royals left fielder Alex Gordon.


Dinkels made a great catch in the field—the Twins' web gem of the night. So as he came to the plate for the third time, in the top of the seventh, the chants at Kauffman Stadium majestically began:


And then he was intentionally walked.

Dinkelman struck out in his final plate appearance, but that is of no import now. Alexi Casilla, even, had an excellent game with four hits and two RBIs. But no one will remember him in this Twins win, standing there in the giant shadow of BRIAN DINKELMAN!


  1. Also, it is true that at one point the crowd went from chanting "DIN-KEL-MAN" to "M-V-P"

  2. I still can't stop singing "Dinkel, Dinkel, Little Star" every time I see him anywhere. And I mean that in the best possible way.