Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer Close Previously covered Vikings for St. Paul Pioneer Press Also covered Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Wild and Washington Nationals Twin Cities native and University of Minnesota graduate Follow on Twitter MINNEAPOLIS -- From his ranch in northern Kentucky, Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has been keeping close tabs on all of the developments surrounding his team. So yes, he's seen the video the team released of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater dropping back and throwing as part of his rehab from last year's devastating knee injury. In fact, Zimmer has probably seen more video of Bridgewater than the brief clip the Vikings put out on Tuesday. And while the team's
Baltimore Orioles:The O’s are knee deep in the worst stretch of their season, suffering through a week-long losing streak at the hands of the Twins and Astros. As a result, they have fallen into third place in the ever-relentless AL East and are closer to fourth place Tampa Bay than to the Yankee club they have been intertwined with throughout the year. The week ahead offers a tremendous chance for the Orioles to either sink or swim, as they will head home for back-to-back series with both teams ahead of them in the standings. Boston Red Sox: The BoSox enter the new week on an encouraging note, having put together a six-game win streak (their longest run on the year) and finally gaining ground in the AL East standings.
Someone needs to check on Twins pitching coach Neil Allen and make sure he can still breathe after Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays because, well, Miguel Sano absolutely terrified him. Dugout footage before the game captured Sano holding a fake rubber cobra. At the same time, Allen was making rounds in dugout to pump up his players, giving high-fives and whatnot. As he made his way to Sano, he looked at the snake and we can actually see the brief moment it took for him to process what he was looking at before completely losing it. Priceless. I don’t think Sano could have even hoped for a reaction better than that. Allen looked like he was about two seconds away from quitting his job right