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Week 11: Vikings at Bears

Minnesota Vikings Talk Yesterday, 11:17 PM
This is pretty much a must win in my opinion. We need to go to Soldier Field and take them... which means we won't. 
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Twins Minor League Coaches/Coordinators

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 11:05 PM
The Twins made some changes this offseason already in their minor league system. Pitching coaches Ivan Arteaga and Henry Bonilla were let...
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Article: Welcome to the New School

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:05 PM
Major League Baseball is changing before our eyes, with its fabric being rewoven in the age of analytics and forward thinking. Against al...
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NBA 2018-19 Thread

Minnesota Timberwolves Talk Yesterday, 09:45 PM
You all probably know I’m a Lakers guy by now. But, I like you guys, so I want to keep talking hoops on TD. This season is going to be F...
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Article: Rundown: Target Field Security, Offseason Expect...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:21 PM
Target Field is undergoing yet another fairly major update this offseason, the focus being around Gate 34. Rochelle Olson of the Star Tri...
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Game Thread: Twins v Cardinals, 5/15 @ 7:10pm CT

Last week the Twins were in St. Louis for a two-game series, and this week the Cardinals are in Minneapolis for another two-game series. These two teams have not played a 3 game series since June of 2009, or since Target Field was built. The reason? It is because of specific negotiated prerequisites in order to secure 392 million dollars of public financing to build Target Field. The Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, Minnesota State Legislature, Hennepin County and Governor Tim Pawlenty, were insistent that the Cardinals only be allowed in for a couple of games at a time in order to protect the brand new, shiny facility.

It is a well-known fact that after three days of exposure, people from St. Louis lower the value of EVERYTHING they come in contact with. Therefore, the Cardinals are only allowed in for a maximum 2 games in a row. Further protection against St. Louis people was the insistence of no roof at Target Field. This was done so the place could be easily aired out and fumigated afterwards.

Yes… the Cardinals are Uncle Bob. The guy who ruins your chairs by sitting in them and forces you to open the windows after he leaves.

Here are some things to think about:
Image courtesy of © Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
1. Top (Non Trump) News Story of the Day:

Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that a 1992 federal law banning commercial sports betting in most states was unconstitutional. The 6-3 decision may very well pave the way for legalization of sports betting across the United States. Justice Diana Ross wrote the one sentence majority opinion saying, “I’m sick of going to Vegas. It’s too hot.” Justice Mary Wells wrote the dissenting opinion saying that she was concerned because she had a $1,000 bet that the ruling would be upheld.

2. Our Twins:

As many of you noticed… Byron Buxton is back. After nearly a month out of action due to migraine headaches and a hairline fracture in his left big toe, Buxton returned on Thursday without a rehab stint to ramp him back up to game speed. Placed on the Disabled List on April 12th. Buxton spent the down time in California staying at Glunn’s house in Beverly Hills. No trip to Ft. Myers for rehab was scheduled when it was determined by the travelling secretary that it would be more cost efficient to have him just wait for the team to come nearby and pick him up. BTW… if you were wondering where Miguel Sano is? He’s in Seattle. We should see him back to action on the 25th when the team swings by.

3. The Cardinals:

I got nothing to add since it was only a week ago that we played the Cards. I’m going to re-cycle and ask the question once again. Why hasn’t anyone written the “Kolten Wong Song”?

4. Today’s Joe M Conversation:

Maddon: Hey, Montana… can you help me with the dishes?

Montana: No… I’m sorry I can’t.

Mauer: What ya got going on?

Montana: Nothing planned.

McCarty: Are you going to lie in that hammock all day?

Montana: Yep

Morgan: Isn’t that what you did yesterday?

Montana: Yep… I wasn’t finished yet.

5. Mother’s Day:

The Kids and I took my wife out to dinner for Mother’s Day. Every time we go out to eat, she declines dessert and eventually grabs a spoon and takes bites out of mine. Now she is upset with me because I had her sign a binding agreement stating that if she declined her own dessert she gives up any claims to mine.
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Lineups:

CARDINALS
Tommy Pham(R ) CF
Matt Carpenter(L) 1B
Jose Martinez(R ) DH
Marcell Ozuna(R ) LF
Jedd Gyorko(R ) 3B
Paul DeJong(R ) SS
Harrison Bader(R ) RF
Kolten Wong(L) 2B
Carson Kelly(R ) C

Jack Flaherty (R ) P

TWINS
Joe Mauer(L) 1B
Brian Dozier(R ) 2B
Eddie Rosario(L) LF
Eduardo Escobar(S) 3B
Max Kepler(L) RF
Logan Morrison(L) DH
Byron Buxton(R ) CF
Ehire Adrianza(S) SS
Bobby Wilson(R ) C

Jose Berrios (R ) P


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Hosken Bombo Disco
May 15 2018 07:16 PM
Kepler injuring people down the right field line with bullet foul balls... Wait on one buddy!


* I don't really like people being injured


*** edit. Ugh just missed
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Don Walcott
May 15 2018 07:16 PM
One of my favorite Seinfeld bits was when Kramer asks him how often he cuts his toenails. “I’d say, every 3 to 8 weeks.”
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Morning everyone!Wow, it's a busy day, today, but got a chance to take a quick glance at the.....

 

highlights.

 

Black. 

The "highlights" are nothing but a black square box. 

Metaphor?Or, is that all there is?

Twins highlights

 

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Hosken Bombo Disco
May 15 2018 07:18 PM
That at bat ends in a home run 3 out of 4 times
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Hosken Bombo Disco
May 15 2018 07:19 PM

Morning everyone! Wow, it's a busy day, today, but got a chance to take a quick glance at the.....

highlights.

Black.
The "highlights" are nothing but a black square box.
Metaphor? Or, is that all there is?

I think that black box is supposed to be a picture of Adrianza packing his bags for Rochester with the lights out :)
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I think that black box is supposed to be a picture of Adrianza packing his bags for Rochester with the lights out :)

It's good to have dreams...
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As someone who went to bed before the Angels/Twins games finished/comeback last week....can't really remember the last time the Twins scored 1 or multiple runs.

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Don Walcott
May 15 2018 07:21 PM

I think that black box is supposed to be a picture of Adrianza packing his bags for Rochester with the lights out :)


You can call him Ehire. You doesn’t have to call him Adrianza.
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Don Walcott
May 15 2018 07:25 PM
Everybody, Wong swung tonight.
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Heck of a pickoff move by Flaherty. Baserunners beware.

Probably a big surprise, too.I 'spose they don't talk about stuff like pickoff moves during a pre-game meeting or anything, do they?  

 

Major leaguers.

 

Heh... reminds me of my daze playing old-man ball in LA.I was coaching first one time, runner on- who happened to be a bass player in a band, and was deaf in one ear from standing next to the speakers (probably up to 11).Lefty on the mound.

"Stay close to the bag, and watch his move," I says.He turns to me, still standing off the base, so he can hear what I just said in his good ear."Huh?"

Whap!Fired a strike to the 1st baseman, who tagged him in the chest as he stood there, head turned away from the field.

 

Was Adrianza's anything like that?

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IndianaTwin
May 15 2018 07:26 PM


5. Mother’s Day:The Kids and I took my wife out to dinner for Mother’s Day. Every time we go out to eat, she declines dessert and eventually grabs a spoon and takes bites out of mine. Now she is upset with me because I had her sign a binding agreement stating that if she declined her own dessert she gives up any claims to mine.


How ticked do you think she’ll be when she finds you posted this exchange on TD?
I’ve been watching a Netflix documentary to keep me awake while watching this disaster of an offense. I suggest you do the same
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Way to make the pitcher work....
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Hosken Bombo Disco
May 15 2018 07:33 PM

5. Mother’s Day:The Kids and I took my wife out to dinner for Mother’s Day. Every time we go out to eat, she declines dessert and eventually grabs a spoon and takes bites out of mine. Now she is upset with me because I had her sign a binding agreement stating that if she declined her own dessert she gives up any claims to mine.
How ticked do you think she’ll be when she finds you posted this exchange on TD?

Nope, the binding agreement has a clause about "not being ticked if..."
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Hosken Bombo Disco
May 15 2018 07:37 PM
Grossman catches that


*ducks*
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Great job max

Well, we got good Berrios back, too bad the offense is a rotting corpse at this point.

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Why is Bobby Baby behind the plate today?

 

Is he Jose's personal catcher?

 

Or is Molly not noticing the difference between BA's of nearly 200 points difference, with a team that's struggling to score runs right now?

 

Nothing against Bobby, I dig the guy.  

 

I just kind of want my team to win sometimes.

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Hosken Bombo Disco
May 15 2018 07:42 PM

Well, we got good Berrios back, too bad the offense is a rotting corpse at this point.

"Hey!"

"Don't compare us to the Twins offense like that!"

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Brock Beauchamp
May 15 2018 07:49 PM

I really like this new (old) version of Rosario that doesn't swing at garbage pitches.

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Brock Beauchamp
May 15 2018 07:50 PM

 

Why is Bobby Baby behind the plate today?

 

Is he Jose's personal catcher?

 

Or is Molly not noticing the difference between BA's of nearly 200 points difference, with a team that's struggling to score runs right now?

 

Nothing against Bobby, I dig the guy.  

 

I just kind of want my team to win sometimes.

Day game tomorrow. It's Wilson either tonight or tomorrow, pick your poison.

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IndianaTwin
May 15 2018 07:50 PM
At the least, this at bat by Rosario probably chases Flaherty after the inning.
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IndianaTwin
May 15 2018 07:51 PM
Though sooner would be fine.
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Hosken Bombo Disco
May 15 2018 07:54 PM

I really like this new (old) version of Rosario that doesn't swing at garbage pitches.

a tiny bit higher on the bat and that was a monster home run
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Brock Beauchamp
May 15 2018 07:56 PM

 

a tiny bit higher on the bat and that was a monster home run

Yep, and I typed that post before the hit. He laid off two bad pitches to start the at-bat.

 

Also, Escobar!

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