The Minnesota Twins have a new farm hand on the team: Eduardo Escobar.
It is a misconception that the state of Wisconsin is the dairy capital of the world. Heck, Wisconsin isn’t even the dairy capital of the United States. In 2016, according to Statista, Wisconsin produced 30.123 billion pounds of dairy which was good for second place in the country. The winner of the dairy contest was California when they produced 40.469 billion pounds of dairy in 2016.
The Minnesota Twins and Eduardo Escobar are currently out in California where there happened to be cows on the field before first pitch on Friday night. You know what that means, right? Eduardo Escobar milked a cow.
As you could expect, Escobar had never milked a cow before.
Being the true professional he is, Eduardo Escobar even started building a relationship and comradery with his cow before the milking contest commenced.
Escobar’s opponent in the match was Los Angeles Angels pitcher Blake Parker. Parker has appeared in 26 games out of the bullpen for the Angels this year with a 2.59 ERA and a 1.027 WHIP. Parker stands at 6-3 which might’ve given him the edge over the only 5-10 Escobar.
Sadly, it was not Escobar’s night. Escobar lost by two pounds.
If you are wondering what it looked like to have a baseball player in full uniform milking a cow, well, Rhett Bollinger has us set up with some video coverage of the event on Twitter.
Apparently, the Twins used to hold an annual milking contest at Metropolitan Stadium and it appears that Team President Dave St. Peter would like to bring that tradition back to Target Field.
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The contest would be a good fit, too. Minnesota is also one of the biggest milk producing states in the nation. Minnesota ranked eighth in the state-by-state ranking of milk produced in 2016 with 9.666 billion pounds.
The Minnesota Twins currently find themselves on a long road trip out on the West Coast. The Twins are currently in the middle of a four game set with the Angels before they head up to Washington for a three game set with the Mariners. Washington was the tenth best milk producing state in 2016, by the way. Minnesota’s boys of summer will then return to California for a three game set with the San Francisco Giants before finally heading back home to Target Field.
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