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Brock Beauchamp
04-12-2013, 06:59 AM
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Brock Beauchamp
04-12-2013, 07:07 AM
Lineups:

Twins:
Aaron Hicks CF
Joe Mauer C
Josh Willingham LF
Justin Morneau 1B
Ryan Doumit DH
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Wilkin Ramirez RF
Brian Dozier 2B
Pedro Florimon SS
(Vance Worley P)

Mets:
Jordany Valdespin CF
Daniel Murphy 2B
David Wright 3B
Ike Davis 1B
John Buck C
Lucas Duda DH
Marlon Byrd RF
Mike Baxter LF
Ruben Tejada SS
(Jonathon Niese P)

beckmt
04-12-2013, 08:48 AM
I see the Twins face two more very good starters in this series. Twins had better start hitting or this could be another terrible April.

Lazarus
04-12-2013, 09:20 AM
If Deduno is 10 days behind Scott Baker in his rehab, that makes him pretty useless. If he's 10 days behind Diamond, that makes him intriguing but his usefulness is TBD.

Going forward, we should rename our former pitcher Scott Banker due to the salary collected the last few years without actually pitching.

Yossarian
04-12-2013, 10:09 AM
Perhaps banking on global warming, Selig-style, isn't such a good idea....

mike wants wins
04-12-2013, 10:55 AM
Baseball is meant to be outside. This is the downside risk to that move. Bummer for now, but totally worth it most of the time.

We need games, so we can find something new to talk about....

Brock Beauchamp
04-12-2013, 11:08 AM
If Deduno is 10 days behind Scott Baker in his rehab, that makes him pretty useless. If he's 10 days behind Diamond, that makes him intriguing but his usefulness is TBD.

Going forward, we should rename our former pitcher Scott Banker due to the salary collected the last few years without actually pitching.

Heh, whoops.

Fixed.

USAFChief
04-12-2013, 11:26 AM
Gonna get this game in?

nokomismod
04-12-2013, 01:19 PM
Metrodome for the weekend? Every ticket is General Admission?

Ultima Ratio
04-12-2013, 02:04 PM
Help me remember why no retractable roof was built -- money (by who, taxpayers/owners), aesthetics, engineering/space -- what? I never understood this. Minneapolis is the only major city where you can count on a white Christmas (like 75% of the time), no other major city is above 50%, even Denver is 50%.

Willihammer
04-12-2013, 02:29 PM
3 years and not a single snow-out. Not one today either. Not one tomorrow. The snow hasn't been a problem. You don't pay $200m to fix non-existent problems.

Brock Beauchamp
04-12-2013, 03:31 PM
Help me remember why no retractable roof was built

Go watch a few games in Miller Park and then get back to me about that retractable roof.

Retractable roof stadiums ruin the outdoor feel of the game. Minnesota does just fine without it, just like Chicago and Boston do just fine without it.

70charger
04-12-2013, 03:47 PM
Go watch a few games in Miller Park and then get back to me about that retractable roof.

Retractable roof stadiums ruin the outdoor feel of the game. Minnesota does just fine without it, just like Chicago and Boston do just fine without it.


I've never been there (though I suppose I will at some point), but looking at it on TV kind of reminds me of the middle of the Mall of America. If you could open that roof, you still wouldn't be outside...

silverslugger
04-12-2013, 04:21 PM
I've got no problems with Target Field whatsoever. I've been there once to experience it's majesty. I was at the Metrodome on several occasions. I can live with indoor baseball. Target Field, however, is an "experience". Weather is going to happen, we either live through it or postpone. I'm okay with either, we'll still play 162 and 81 of them will be in a gorgeous ballpark.

zenser
04-12-2013, 04:38 PM
Wilken Ramirez gets the start tonight in RF.

Brock Beauchamp
04-12-2013, 04:58 PM
I've never been there (though I suppose I will at some point), but looking at it on TV kind of reminds me of the middle of the Mall of America. If you could open that roof, you still wouldn't be outside...

Yeah, that's pretty much Miller Park.

To witness the park in its full glory, you really need a field level seat at a day game in August, where you spend most of the game wondering if you're going to succumb to heat stroke.

Shane Wahl
04-12-2013, 05:01 PM
Thankfully, Hicks gets to bat RH tonight.

jokin
04-12-2013, 05:07 PM
Help me remember why no retractable roof was built -- money (by who, taxpayers/owners), aesthetics, engineering/space -- what? I never understood this. Minneapolis is the only major city where you can count on a white Christmas (like 75% of the time), no other major city is above 50%, even Denver is 50%.

Roofs are great if you like playing in mausoleums like Milwaukee. I'll go with a combination of $$$ and aesthetics.

jokin
04-12-2013, 05:14 PM
Wilken Ramirez gets the start tonight in RF.

I know it's just me, but if you're going to rest someone on the lefty-lefty matchup tonight, I'd vote to keep your hottest hitter on the field, Parmelee, starting at First (.412 in his last 7 games), who has hit .333 versus lefties so far in 2013, and give Morneau the break- he's 0 for 8 against lefties and batting just over .200 over the last 7 days.

one_eyed_jack
04-12-2013, 05:32 PM
Help me remember why no retractable roof was built -- money (by who, taxpayers/owners), aesthetics, engineering/space -- what? I never understood this. Minneapolis is the only major city where you can count on a white Christmas (like 75% of the time), no other major city is above 50%, even Denver is 50%.

---I vaguely remember hearing something at the time about it having to do with the site - the dimensions of the site were such it could either not support a retractable roof at all, or it would have been unbelievably expensive. So if they wanted a retractable rood, they needed to pick a different site.

No idea if there was actually anything to that, or if that was just posturing by people in support of that site and against paying for a retractable roof. I grew tired of the twists and turns of the stadium thing at some point, and I tuned out with a "call me when something is finalized" approach to it, so I may not be remembering this right.

ashburyjohn
04-12-2013, 05:34 PM
Roofs are great if you like playing in mausoleums like Milwaukee. I'll go with a combination of $$$ and aesthetics.

I enjoyed disliking Miller Park, it fit in with my general opinion of the city itself. :)

Riverbrian
04-12-2013, 05:54 PM
I enjoyed disliking Miller Park, it fit in with my general opinion of the city itself. :)

LOL... Myself... I disliked enjoying Royals Stadium. That City is a dive and it doesn't deserve fountains and the best tasting barbecue in the country.

As for Milwaukee... I like the city itself a lot. Plenty of Waterfront... Interesting Sites and you are pleasantly surprised by beer that comes out of the shower heads and lawn sprinklers.

The main problem with Milwaukee is the cheese heads. It's weird and I don't know why but Wisconsin seems to have a lot of Packer and Badger fans.

ashburyjohn
04-12-2013, 07:14 PM
Leadoff single. C'mon, Vanimalsie.

Ultima Ratio
04-12-2013, 07:15 PM
Get the ball down.

GCTF
04-12-2013, 07:16 PM
So....postpone it?

USAFChief
04-12-2013, 07:17 PM
Well this is going well.

GCTF
04-12-2013, 07:18 PM
The ball should stop rolling once the drifts pile up.

GCTF
04-12-2013, 07:19 PM
That one kid looked thrilled to be at the game.

Ultima Ratio
04-12-2013, 07:19 PM
How much snow is forecasted?

one_eyed_jack
04-12-2013, 07:20 PM
A Twins starter spots the opposition a few runs before most fans have settled into their seats. We only saw that, what, 125 times last year?

USAFChief
04-12-2013, 07:21 PM
Let me repeat...this is going well.

Ultima Ratio
04-12-2013, 07:23 PM
Put a tent up... we've got a circus.

one_eyed_jack
04-12-2013, 07:23 PM
And there's the defense that makes bad innings even worse.

What time do the T-Wolves tip off?

USAFChief
04-12-2013, 07:23 PM
Standing "O" for the first Met retired.

GCTF
04-12-2013, 07:24 PM
All part of Worley's plan to get the hell out of there asap.

ashburyjohn
04-12-2013, 07:25 PM
Ten balls swung at and not put in play, or taken for strikes, in the first 6 batters. Something to build on.

/ I'm really trying to be positive here. In other news, so far my latest in-game avatar sucks.

Ultima Ratio
04-12-2013, 07:25 PM
This is making me believer in the whole free agents don't want to come to the Twins meme.

glunn
04-12-2013, 07:29 PM
A Twins starter spots the opposition a few runs before most fans have settled into their seats. We only saw that, what, 125 times last year?

I hated this last season and hate it more now.

Willihammer
04-12-2013, 07:30 PM
Twins starting 4 Californians today.

USAFChief
04-12-2013, 07:32 PM
So...how bout that 14 yr old at the Masters!

LaBombo
04-12-2013, 07:33 PM
2-4 and a walk for Hicksie tonight...

LaBombo
04-12-2013, 07:34 PM
There's the walk, now just get the 2.

glunn
04-12-2013, 07:38 PM
Hammer time!

glunn
04-12-2013, 07:43 PM
Tying run at the plate for Dozier. Twins have the makings of a comeback here.

glunn
04-12-2013, 07:44 PM
Tying run at the plate for Dozier. Twins have the makings of a comeback here.

Whoops, I meant Ramirez.

Ultima Ratio
04-12-2013, 07:45 PM
Fun with numbers: game is on pace to be a 45-18 Mets win.

USAFChief
04-12-2013, 07:45 PM
I liked the 3-0 green light for Ramirez. Perfect time to take a shot.

USAFChief
04-12-2013, 07:47 PM
In case anyone's wondering, it's 75 and partly cloudy in Tucson. Mid 80s and sunny weekend forecast.

USAFChief
04-12-2013, 07:48 PM
Fun with numbers: game is on pace to be a 45-18 Mets win. I've got the over on that 1st number.

Willihammer
04-12-2013, 07:50 PM
Well the Mets aren't missing the cutter, they're not missing the 2 seemer. Good thing Worley has all those secondary offerings to fall back on.

ashburyjohn
04-12-2013, 07:51 PM
Five runs against in the first inning. When's the last time that happened?

/ oh wait, last Tuesday

mikeee
04-12-2013, 07:52 PM
wow, they are playin ball!
I am glad I am at home!!!!
dam... 6-2

one_eyed_jack
04-12-2013, 07:53 PM
I didn't realize Ike Davis was Ron's son, how did I miss that?

ashburyjohn
04-12-2013, 07:57 PM
Awright, another run in and the bases loaded, this Hrbek avatar isn't getting the job done. I'm bringing in the lefty in long-relief. Tried her as a starter and as a closer, maybe this is the role she's suited for.

/ lefty, as in left shoulder tan-line

VATwinsFan
04-12-2013, 07:57 PM
Second inning, no outs, 7 hits and 57 pitches.

Oh, and 6 runs in already with the bases loaded.

Yikes.

mikeee
04-12-2013, 07:58 PM
mighty early for the pen.. dang.

USAFChief
04-12-2013, 07:59 PM
What's the opposite of the player you listed in the "guilty pleasure" thread? Worley is quickly becoming whatever that is. It's one thing to suck. It's another to stand on the mound looking like you'd rather be anywhere else, even if it's cold and you're getting your brains beat in. You're in the major leagues, Vance. Try to look like you give a #*$(.

jokin
04-12-2013, 07:59 PM
In case anyone's wondering, it's 75 and partly cloudy in Tucson. Mid 80s and sunny weekend forecast.

Speaking from Section 211, right now you and Glunn are on my "need ban-nation for taunting" list (Is that one of the TD rules yet?).

Riverbrian
04-12-2013, 07:59 PM
You'd think some of the squared up balls would find a glove by accident.

at least!

jokin
04-12-2013, 08:00 PM
Awright, another run in and the bases loaded, this Hrbek avatar isn't getting the job done. I'm bringing in the lefty in long-relief. Tried her as a starter and as a closer, maybe this is the role she's suited for.

/ lefty, as in leftshoulder tan-line

Strange, how it suddenly feels a lot warmer....

ashburyjohn
04-12-2013, 08:00 PM
So...how bout that 14 yr old at the Masters!

Wonder if the skills with the pitching wedge translate.

Halsey Hall
04-12-2013, 08:01 PM
Brandy for my coffee, please.......

mikeee
04-12-2013, 08:02 PM
Is it time to boo yet?

VATwinsFan
04-12-2013, 08:02 PM
Well, I think that pretty much finishes that.

Out to walk the dog.

Woof.

Willihammer
04-12-2013, 08:02 PM
Gardy really has a knack for reverse-platooning the hottest hitters in baseball.

edit: forgot Robertson was lefthanded. Tyler, we barely knew ye

LaBombo
04-12-2013, 08:02 PM
Is it halftime yet?

Also, Bert was muttering something about snow removal. Let me guess, fans paid 15 dollars to shovel, right?

Riverbrian
04-12-2013, 08:03 PM
Heroin for my Brandy please.

jokin
04-12-2013, 08:04 PM
Gardy really has a knack for reverse-platooning the hottest hitters in baseball

Just gifted that way...

LaBombo
04-12-2013, 08:04 PM
Is it time to poo yet?
ftfy, and yes, for both people and dogs.

Halsey Hall
04-12-2013, 08:04 PM
The kid made the cut inspite of some moron!

jokin
04-12-2013, 08:05 PM
Heroin for my Brandy please.

Is it too late to punt yet, RB?:angry:

Willihammer
04-12-2013, 08:08 PM
Belly up boys, these innings aren't going to eat themselves!

one_eyed_jack
04-12-2013, 08:09 PM
Speaking from Section 211, right now you and Glunn are on my "need ban-nation for taunting" list (Is that one of the TD rules yet?).

---But at least you get free coffee and hot chocolate!

Riverbrian
04-12-2013, 08:09 PM
Is it too late to punt yet, RB?:angry:

Haven't you ever seen an 8 run comeback?

USAFChief
04-12-2013, 08:10 PM
Press release just out from the crack Twins PR staff: "Dear fans, we apologize for the kerfuffle earlier this week regarding allowing fans to attend batting practice. As our way of trying to make it up to our great fans, we are scheduling visiting BP an hour and a half late Friday. ALL ticketed fans are welcome to watch the National League's New York Mets, with such stars as Lucas Duda, Ike Davis, and Jordany Valespin, while simultaneously meeting your all new, 2013 Twins pitching staff." Internal Staffing Note: press release not vetted by DSP - make sure you run it past him prior to release.

glunn
04-12-2013, 08:11 PM
Awright, another run in and the bases loaded, this Hrbek avatar isn't getting the job done. I'm bringing in the lefty in long-relief. Tried her as a starter and as a closer, maybe this is the role she's suited for.

/ lefty, as in leftshoulder tan-line

I think her main role may be to reduce the pain of the Twins getting pummeled.

Badsmerf
04-12-2013, 08:12 PM
Greatest come-back ever coming up.

LaBombo
04-12-2013, 08:13 PM
Greatest come-back ever coming up.
Yes, but only if they make plenty of productive outs to move runners over.

Bojangles
04-12-2013, 08:14 PM
Is it time to boo yet? yeah. That'll show em.

one_eyed_jack
04-12-2013, 08:17 PM
Greatest come-back ever coming up.

---I will run down Nicollet Mall at midnight wearing nothing but a Homer Hanky and singing "We're Gonna Win Twins" at the top of my lungs if we come back and win this game.

Riverbrian
04-12-2013, 08:17 PM
Hicks stung one... My hat is gonna hang on that for a minute or two.

USAFChief
04-12-2013, 08:17 PM
Hicksie can't catch a break.

Trev44
04-12-2013, 08:18 PM
This game is Sad. Just sad. National league pitchers.

USAFChief
04-12-2013, 08:20 PM
Greatest come-back ever coming up.September 28, 1984 Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians Play by Play and Box Score - Baseball-Reference.com (http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CLE/CLE198409280.shtml)

glunn
04-12-2013, 08:21 PM
Maybe Worley is injured?

mikeee
04-12-2013, 08:22 PM
Belly up boys, these innings aren't going to eat themselves!

burp!

Bojangles
04-12-2013, 08:23 PM
Maybe Worley is injured?
Don't get my hopes up.

jokin
04-12-2013, 08:24 PM
Maybe Worley is injured?

Did somebody hurt his feelings?

USAFChief
04-12-2013, 08:25 PM
Don't get my hopes up. You win the thread.

Ultima Ratio
04-12-2013, 08:29 PM
I've got the over on that 1st number.
Gonna need some help after than gem.

Willihammer
04-12-2013, 08:29 PM
burp!

BURRRRRRP (http://thefan.ytmnd.com/)

Trev44
04-12-2013, 08:30 PM
Wow!

Maybe Worley is injured?

Riverbrian
04-12-2013, 08:32 PM
---I will run down Nicollet Mall at midnight wearing nothing but a Homer Hanky and singing "We're Gonna Win Twins" at the top of my lungs if we come back and win this game.

Try some optimism...

A pessimist like yourself... Says... It can get any worse!

An optimist like me... Says... Oh yes it can!!!

Ultima Ratio
04-12-2013, 08:33 PM
Try some optimism...

A pessimist like yourself... Says... It can get any worse!

An optimist like me... Says... Oh yes it can!!!


Huh?

jokin
04-12-2013, 08:34 PM
Huh?

We're not supposed to get it....North Dakota humor....RB actually thinks this a splendid night for baseball....

Willihammer
04-12-2013, 08:36 PM
Who is slower, Plouffe or Morneau?

ashburyjohn
04-12-2013, 08:40 PM
Heroin for my Brandy please.

Cyanide for my heroin, please.

Riverbrian
04-12-2013, 08:41 PM
We're not supposed to get it....North Dakota humor....RB actually thinks this a splendid night for baseball....

Nothing like blowing a joke on the Internet!!!

BTW... Every night is a slendid night for baseball.

USAFChief
04-12-2013, 08:41 PM
Who is slower, Plouffe or Morneau? Yes.

LaBombo
04-12-2013, 08:42 PM
Who is slower, Plouffe or Morneau?
Depends. If Plouffe is playing third it's pretty close. Second or short, and Plouffsie is a speedy two-spot middle infielder who runs rings around 'Neausie.

ashburyjohn
04-12-2013, 08:47 PM
Nothing like blowing a joke on the Internet!!!

BTW... Every night is a slendid night for baseball.

Vanimalsie was kind of a joke tonight.

USAFChief
04-12-2013, 08:49 PM
I'm watching the Mets broadcast...did FSN show the two guys ice fishing in the upper deck?

Badsmerf
04-12-2013, 08:51 PM
I'm watching the Mets broadcast...did FSN show the two guys ice fishing in the upper deck?
Yes they did. Did they look like a couple tools on the Mets broadcast too?

Gibby
04-12-2013, 08:53 PM
So what did I miss?

Willihammer
04-12-2013, 08:54 PM
Don't worry guys, we got Pedro

Willihammer
04-12-2013, 08:55 PM
So what did I miss?

Oh just a coupla moonshots. Nothing you could see without a telescope.

GCTF
04-12-2013, 08:55 PM
Maybe Worley is injured?

Possibly. after all who else but the Twins medical staff would advise pitching through your injury in a snowstorm.

USAFChief
04-12-2013, 08:56 PM
Yes they did. Did they look like a couple tools on the Mets broadcast too? Yup. Along with the other 3 or 4 thousand people who paid good money to watch this. Wait...that includes me.

USAFChief
04-12-2013, 08:57 PM
Don't worry guys, we got Pedro
For another couple hours, till this game mercifully ends and Pedro gets sent down when they activate Diamond.

Riverbrian
04-12-2013, 08:57 PM
Vanimalsie was kind of a joke tonight.

Vanimal walks into a bar.

Bartender says... Why'd you give up so many runs. Give me those stupid glasses.

stringer bell
04-12-2013, 08:58 PM
Vanimal is very hittable. Unless he can get movement and grounders off his hittable stuff, we might be seeing more games like this. I didn't see the entire appearance, so I guess I didn't see any indication that he wasn't trying to compete.

GCTF
04-12-2013, 09:01 PM
I'm sure all the fansicles are hoping for the big comeback right about now.

USAFChief
04-12-2013, 09:01 PM
I didn't see the entire appearance... Well, that's understandable, given it only lasted 4 outs. On the other hand, if you go by time, you must have missed the first 90 minutes.

Willihammer
04-12-2013, 09:02 PM
Niese can implode with the best of em. 5th inning only

Riverbrian
04-12-2013, 09:02 PM
Vanimalsie was kind of a joke tonight.

Knock Knock

Who's there?

Vanimal!!!

Like I'm letting you in!!!

Ultima Ratio
04-12-2013, 09:07 PM
Down 6 with one out and you send Morneau? Thought there was a rule against sending him into collision/close plays at the plate.

ashburyjohn
04-12-2013, 09:09 PM
Well, that's understandable, given it only lasted 4 outs. On the other hand, if you go by time, you must have missed the first 90 minutes.

Must be some kind of relativistic effect like the Lorentz Contraction, caused by slower-than-bat travel. Not to be confused with the 2002 Minnesota Twins Contraction.

Ultima Ratio
04-12-2013, 09:11 PM
Did everyone see those chuckle heads fighting for the bat?

ashburyjohn
04-12-2013, 09:13 PM
Knock Knock
Who's there?
Vanimal!!!
Like I'm letting you in!!!

Guy has a talking dog. He brings it to a talent scout. "This dog can speak English," he claims to the unimpressed agent. "Okay, Sport," the guys says to the dog, "what’s on the top of a house?" "Worley, and he's about to jump!" the dog replies.

Riverbrian
04-12-2013, 09:17 PM
Vanimalsie was kind of a joke tonight.

Why did the Vanimal cross the road?

Willihammer
04-12-2013, 09:20 PM
Hey Pedro, remember to get a cup of coffee with your cup of coffee, they're free tonight!

one_eyed_jack
04-12-2013, 09:21 PM
Why did the Vanimal cross the road?

To retrieve the ball from the home run he gave up earlier in the evening, which finally landed just now?

Willihammer
04-12-2013, 09:21 PM
Why did the Vanimal cross the road?

To get to Popeyes?

ashburyjohn
04-12-2013, 09:21 PM
Why did the Vanimal cross the road?

To lay an egg at Target Field.

A guy meets a hooker in a bar. She says, "This is your lucky night. I’ve got a special game for you. I’ll do absolutely anything you want for $300, as long as you can say it in three words." The guy pulls his wallet out of his pocket, and one at a time lays three hundred-dollar bills on the bar. "Pitch for Worley," he tells her.

Riverbrian
04-12-2013, 09:26 PM
Vanimal walks into a bar... The Priest and Rabbi Ducked...

Horse walks into a bar... Vanimal is tending bar and asks why the long face. Horse say evolutionary design. Vanimal doesn't understand what the horse said and gives up 9 runs in 1 inning.

ashburyjohn
04-12-2013, 09:29 PM
Two cowboys are out on the range, when one is bitten on the rear end by a rattlesnake. "I’ll go into town for a doctor," the other says. He rides twenty miles to a small town and finds the town’s only doctor, who is delivering a baby. "I can’t leave," the doctor says, "but here's what you do. Take a knife and cut the wound, and remove the poison with your mouth." "I ain't doin' *that*,"the cowpoke protested. "Take Vanimal with you," the sawbones says, "he sucks". Vanimal then proceeds to give up 9 runs in 1 inning, and the wounded cowboy is saved.

Riverbrian
04-12-2013, 09:31 PM
Where is Glunn? He laughs at this stuff.

MilwaukeeTwins
04-12-2013, 09:33 PM
Anybody else annoyed FSN couldn't bother to show a single replay of Hernandez's last pitch to see what Florimon must have seen to visit the mound? Guys in the truck head home after the 2nd or what?

Badsmerf
04-12-2013, 09:34 PM
Anybody else annoyed FSN couldn't bother to show a single replay of Hernandez's last pitch to see what Florimon must have seen to visit the mound? Guys in the truck head home after the 2nd or what?
Yes. WTF.

Willihammer
04-12-2013, 09:37 PM
Well SNY showed it. He sort of dipped to his right side like his ankle gave in. Just landed funky I think.

Gibby
04-12-2013, 09:41 PM
I'd rather watch my daughters play volleyball than this.

Riverbrian
04-12-2013, 09:42 PM
This ain't baseball... That was the worst catch of a soft toss by a SS and a top ten worst slide by Duda in one play.

Willihammer
04-12-2013, 09:42 PM
Well that makes 2 tailor made double plays botched

ashburyjohn
04-12-2013, 09:45 PM
Well that makes 2 tailor made double plays botched

Worley with the bad start, Trevor with an error, Florimon with an error... for those of you keeping score at home, that's WTF.

Ultima Ratio
04-12-2013, 09:46 PM
Why not? Good grief.

Gibby
04-12-2013, 09:48 PM
A couple of grand slams and we are right back in this thing.

Badsmerf
04-12-2013, 09:49 PM
**** this **** show. I'm going to watch river monsters or something.

mikeee
04-12-2013, 09:49 PM
6 unearned runs....

one_eyed_jack
04-12-2013, 09:50 PM
This ain't baseball....

---Well that's for damn sure. It's nothing remotely resembling baseball, more like watching a troop of drunk baboons trying to hump a doorknob.

ashburyjohn
04-12-2013, 09:52 PM
Q: What's worse than finding a worm in your apple?
A: Finding half a worm.
Q:What's worse than finding half a worm in your apple?
A: "Now pitching, Vance Worley."

What's 6'2", 230 pounds, and has a great ERA?
Vance Worley, I lied about the ERA.

What did the Devil say to the lawyer?
"At least neither of us is Vance Worley."

I'm gone, g'night. Leaving the avatar up in case it brings any cheer.

LaBombo
04-12-2013, 09:52 PM
Can't wait for that Willie/Boggs/Ramirez outfield on a day game after night game...

buckninetyone
04-12-2013, 09:52 PM
95.5% of twins runs allowed have come with bases loaded. truefactstat.

Gibby
04-12-2013, 09:55 PM
That Alabama boy doesn't look too comfortable out there.

Gibby
04-12-2013, 09:59 PM
Atchison looks like he's my age.

Willihammer
04-12-2013, 10:02 PM
Gary Cohen: Atchison really defines the look of a "grizzled veteran," doesn't he Keith?

Keith Hernandez: He needs a little Just for Men

Willihammer
04-12-2013, 10:05 PM
At what point do you designate one or two of the position guys to mop up these blowouts so we can save the semi-useful guys like Duensing for games where we aren't being 10-runned?

Gibby
04-12-2013, 10:09 PM
I see we have a real murder's row coming up.

Gibby
04-12-2013, 10:11 PM
I get to watch my kid in the first playoff game of her pro career tomorrow. If they win, I'm heading out to Italy to watch the rest. I doubt I'll miss much with the Twins.

Riverbrian
04-12-2013, 10:25 PM
I get to watch my kid in the first playoff game of her pro career tomorrow. If they win, I'm heading out to Italy to watch the rest. I doubt I'll miss much with the Twins.

You should explain... That's sound kinda cool.

Gibby
04-12-2013, 10:31 PM
She was an All American middle blocker for the Gophers volleyball team. She now plays on the National team, and is playing pro in Italy in the off season. I spent February over there watching her, and spent last winter watching her play in Japan. Soon as the playoffs are over I get her back home for a couple weeks before she has to hit the gym in Anaheim.

one_eyed_jack
04-12-2013, 10:35 PM
In addition to this abortion, Winfield signs with Seattle, the Wolves fumble another game away in the final minutes, and all of the teams the Wild needed to lose tonight are getting points.

Such is the life of a Minnesota sports fan.

Gibby
04-12-2013, 10:38 PM
In addition to this abortion, Winfield signs with Seattle, the Wolves fumble another game away in the final minutes, and all of the teams the Wild needed to lose tonight are getting points.

Such is the life of a Minnesota sports fan.
That's the way its been for a couple years now. I don't think anyone expected much of the Twins this year. It would be nice for them to at least look like they cared about being competitive. Christ! My high school coach would chew out asses for an hour after something like this.

Top Gun
04-12-2013, 10:38 PM
The Twins fans got this comin.

Riverbrian
04-12-2013, 10:42 PM
She was an All American middle blocker for the Gophers volleyball team. She now plays on the National team, and is playing pro in Italy in the off season. I spent February over there watching her, and spent last winter watching her play in Japan. Soon as the playoffs are over I get her back home for a couple weeks before she has to hit the gym in Anaheim.

That is fantastic! Congrats to her! Sounds like a a lot of fun... I feel sorry for your wallet tho!

Riverbrian
04-12-2013, 10:44 PM
In addition to this abortion, Winfield signs with Seattle, the Wolves fumble another game away in the final minutes, and all of the teams the Wild needed to lose tonight are getting points.

Such is the life of a Minnesota sports fan.

Jeez... I suppose next you are going to tell me that they hired some 30 year old to coach the Men's basketball team.

Riverbrian
04-12-2013, 10:45 PM
The Twins fans got this comin.

Gun... You crack me up

jokin
04-12-2013, 10:47 PM
That's the way its been for a couple years now. I don't think anyone expected much of the Twins this year. It would be nice for them to at least look like they cared about being competitive. Christ! My high school coach would chew out asses for an hour after something like this.

Warning....Warning....that kind of talk could raise some dissenting opinions....

Gibby
04-12-2013, 10:48 PM
That is fantastic! Congrats to her! Sounds like a a lot of fun... I feel sorry for your wallet tho!

It gets a little spendy, but her pro contracts include round trip flights for my wife and I.

one_eyed_jack
04-12-2013, 10:51 PM
That's the way its been for a couple years now. I don't think anyone expected much of the Twins this year. It would be nice for them to at least look like they cared about being competitive. Christ! My high school coach would chew out asses for an hour after something like this.

---Yeah I thought this year would be better than last year. Not a ton more wins, but at least more competitive games. And I guess there have been, but this one and Pelfrey's last start followed the all too familiar script of the game being over before the Twins heart of the order even had a chance to bat.

As far as the not caring thing, I think they do care, but when you're facing an 8-run deficit in the second inning, I'm sure it's hard not to feel defeated. That said, I see your point. The T-Wolves are my winter distraction, and it's been a long year from them thanks mostly to injuries. But when you watch Rubio at the end of games, he plays hard until the last whistle and, you can tell how he feels about losing. He hates it with the white hot passion of a thousand burning suns. It disgusts him to his very core. I understand that over the course of 162 games, you can't get too high or too low, or live and die with every game. But I'd like to see more of that revulsion of losing expressed by the Twins sometimes.

Riverbrian
04-12-2013, 10:54 PM
Warning....Warning....that kind of talk could raise some dissenting opinions....

Cue Eddie Vedder... The Dissident is here...

I'll be back to a conformist tomorrow.

LaBombo
04-12-2013, 10:59 PM
So with Gardy's suspect speech and posture in KC, will he have to start the postgame interview by blowing into an interlock device?

Bark's Lounge
04-13-2013, 12:12 AM
The Twins fans got this comin.

Hey Top Gun - within the chaos of many thoughts and the illnesses brought on by the Twin's futility, you once again have cleared the way for us to begin a knew again. Thanks for the insight, thank you for lending all of us your soul and your passion.

ashburyjohn
04-13-2013, 12:17 AM
I like the pinch-hitting move putting Escobar in for Mauer. Had the game gone to extra innings, Escobar as the emergency catcher could have stepped right in without wasting another bench player.

Fun with numbers: Aaron Hicks has 50% more runs than hits in his major league career.