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Sunday BP: Chef Longo

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Evan Longoria is cooking up some delicious quarantine stew.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants Photo by Adam Glanzman/MLB Photos via Getty Images

I think we can all agree that the YouTube algorithm provides a lot of entertainment. Sometimes it gives things so outrageously out of left field that you have no choice but to watch, to try and see why YouTube thought you’d like this video (maybe that’s their plan?).

That’s how I ended up spending seven minutes watching tiny aquatic life in a meticulously-maintained home aquarium eat a slice of cucumber the other day. I have no idea why YouTube thought I would enjoy that but the joke’s on me I guess, because I did.

Other times the algorithm is so painfully accurate that it makes you laugh a little nervously.

Such was the case on Thursday, when I opened up YouTube and the first suggested video was Evan Longoria Makes Tuscan Sausage and Kale Soup.

Ummm.....yes, yes please. Well done, YouTube, that is exactly what I want to watch. So I did. And you should too.

A few things:

  1. Longoria, a self-described foodie, seems pretty comfortable and knowledgable in the kitchen.
  2. His son Nash is adorable.
  3. This soup both looks and sounds delicious and I would like a bowl, please.
  4. At one point Nash notes that the concoction “looks like a pool of food,” with Longoria notes is what soup is. I enjoyed that interaction.

A few weeks ago former San Francisco Giants Jeremy Affeldt and Rich Aurilia were on the cooking show Guy’s Grocery Games, which I blogged about. Neither player inspired much culinary confidence, but it got me wondering who would win a cooking competition of current Giants.

I can now say that Longoria would be my pick. But Johnny Cueto is still a close second.

Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?

Just one.

April 19, 2004: Against the San Diego Padres, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 3rd inning off of David Wells. It gave the Giants a 4-0 lead, and they would win 4-3. It was his 8th home run of the year.