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Can we stop this nonsense about benching kepler against LHP?

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At least non elite LHP. This kid is as raw as they come! The only way he is gonna improve against LHP is actually facing them! Been pret...
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Sano

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I'm a little confused about the team's narrative on Sano's injury, particularly Molitor's.     First there were questions of hi...
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Game Thread: Twins @ Tigers 6:10pm cdt 9/22/2017 ad

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Last Monday a conductor wore a T shirt with what i presume was a profile of Leopold Stokowski, holding baton up towards his chest such th...
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Twins fire Dougie Baseball

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http://m.startribune...?section=sports   Bummer. He sounds pretty pissed about it. Best of luck to him in the future.
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Let's talk about Castro....

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This signing was lauded by a lot this off season, but at this point it looks like a disaster that we are going to be stuck with for anoth...
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Game Thread: Twins v Royals, 5/19 @ 7:10pm CT

As the Rockies leave Minnesota… the Royals arrive in Minnesota for a 3-game series. Both team names start with “Ro” so it’s almost like we are playing the same team. Now… there are some differences… but a few other similarities… like… they both play baseball and they will both try to beat the Twins. Both teams believe it is bad luck to be superstitious, both teams think Pelicans have an advantage when it comes to catching fly balls, both teams believe it is handy to use sign language and both teams do not believe in reincarnation and they didn’t believe in reincarnation last time either.
Good luck to all trying to tell these two teams apart but I’ll tell you this… only one is real at the moment.

Here are some things to think about:
1. Sioux Falls – 29% of the South Dakota state population lives in Sioux Falls. Due to weight distribution, the state is out of balance and this causes a slight tilt to the state. As a result of this tilt, everything in the state tends to roll toward the southeast. This has been proven through experiments conducted in Pierre. If you place an orange on the kitchen table, it will roll off toward the southeast. Because of this… Sioux Falls has been overrun with rogue oranges. Sioux Falls has a population of 178,500. Because the state doesn’t have corporate income tax the town has become overrun with bankers… and… umm… oranges. Approximately 154,000 of the 178,500 people are bankers. I know that sounds like a lot of bankers and you may ask what about the children. Well… most of the children are also bankers. Typical 8-year-olds are seen giving away toasters to people along with those little 'tell a friend' cards. An interesting fact about Sioux Falls… nobody would know what was happening in Hollywood if it weren’t for Sioux Falls. Pat O’Brien, of Access Hollywood fame, and Mary Hart, of Entertainment Tonight fame, are perhaps the most famous Sioux Falls alum and are both perhaps the world’s most famous bankers.

2. Our Twins – Who is pitching tonight? It is quite possible that nobody even knows because all the Twin Fans are thinking about is the performance of Jose Berrios last night. The 22 year old pitcher is now 2 for 2 when it comes to brilliant starts in 2017. He has 15.1 innings pitched so far with 15 strikeouts, 2 walks, 4 hits and a 0.59 ERA. That ERA is slightly better than the ERA he produced last year.

3. The Royals – The last time I wrote about the Royals… they were playing pretty bad. Today… as I write about the Royals… they are still playing pretty bad. Why? That would be the offense. The pitching hasn’t been terrible but the offense has. The Royals are dead last in runs scored. The current team leader in RBIs is Salvador Perez with 2.

4. Today’s Joe M Conversation
Montana: Hey Joe, throw me a beer out of the cooler.

McCarthy: What would you like?

Montana: I’ll take Michelob Ultra.

McCarthy: Joe… You?

Mauer: Hamm’s please

Maddon: Old Style for me

McCarthy: There ya go… and I’ll take a Pepsi.

Montana: Pepsi?

McCarthy: Well… if you guys aren’t drinking beer… neither should I.

5. Psychic - You gotta wonder about them. You never hear about them winning the lottery. In my opinion... the most effective way to predict the future is the hotel mini-bar... if you ever want to know what things will cost 10 years from now.
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Lineups:

ROYALS
Alcides Escobar SS
Lorenzo Cain CF
Eric Hosmer 1B
Salvador Perez C
Jorge Bonifacio RF
Jorge Soler DH
Whit Merrifield 2B
Alex Gordon LF
Cheslor Cuthbert 3B

Nate Karns P

TWINS
Brian Dozier 2B
Robbie Grossman DH
Joe Mauer 1B
Miguel Sano 3B
Max Kepler RF
Jorge Polanco SS
Jason Castro C
Byron Buxton CF
Eddie Rosario LF

Hector Santiago P

Weather: 54 deg F, cloudy, winds from the ENE at 10mph, with a slight chance for snow.

Okay, I was kidding about the snow part. It shouldn't rain tonight. Definitely won't say that tomorrow.

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Dave The Dastardly
May 19 2017 11:31 AM

 

I don't know if she's still on the air, but there was a radio personality in the Twin Cities who went by the name of Sue Falls.

I have a niece named Shy Ann.

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I'm insulted that you don't consider Hamms a beer. It's the best of the cheap beers. For shame.

That's sort of like being the "fastest slow runner." 

 

Not exactly a badge of honor.

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No there isn't...matter of fact there aren't any French restaurants here...except that the origin of the word restaurant is French.  So, I guess you could say there are a whole bunch of French restaurants here...and everywhere.  Minerva's is probably the best in Sioux Falls, but there are a number of good eateries here.

I have eaten at Minerva's. Good food. 

I heard the other place closed.

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The Dakotas; aka Ninja Canada...

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I noticed it is saying that the Twins game is being broadcasted on ESPNRM. Never heard of that. What is it?

ESPN remote midwest, I believe....

 

Sitting Bull seemed to agree, fine with me.

 

I was honored with a Dakota Name: "Wakpa a aaka e paya"

 

It means "River Bull Crap" 

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I'm insulted that you don't consider Hamms a beer. It's the best of the cheap beers. For shame.

 

I didn't insult Hamm's

 

It was the late Joe McCarthy that did. 

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I do have a keyboard. Pulse has been optional lately.

 

In all seriousness. You would be fantastic at doing an opener at some time. You should give it a try. 

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If we are rolling both Dakotas and Canada into one, four.

 

And if we are doing that. My medical bills are way too high. 

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In all seriousness. You would be fantastic at doing an opener at some time. You should give it a try. 

I should toss you in the penalty box for that one. You want to scare off talent by telling him that we're serious?

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I should toss you in the penalty box for that one. You want to scare off talent by telling him that we're serious?

 

I cultivated that necessity over 16 thousand posts. 

 

I have to declare when I am actually serious or it will be assumed I'm not.  

 

Seriousness has probably been applied to around 40 Posts of mine over the years. 

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I cultivated that necessity over 16 thousand posts. 

 

I have to declare when I am actually serious or it will be assumed I'm not.  

 

Seriousness has probably been applied to around 40 Posts of mine over the years. 

Seriously?

 

I have to admit, once in a while I make a mistake and get serious. Usually, though, I get over it.

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btw, the picture with the thread?

 

I've been growing a "beard" for almost two weeks now. It would end up looking like those if I kept going. I think I'll be shaving it off over the weekend. OTOH, I will be visiting my mom next week, and she hates when I don't shave, so it's tempting to keep it.

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I was honored with a Dakota Name: "Wakpa a aaka e paya"

 

It means "River Bull Crap" 

Topper: "I am callled Tookachinchilla.", Block: "What does that mean?", Topper: "Fluffy bunny feet."

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twinsnorth49
May 19 2017 12:48 PM

 

I cultivated that necessity over 16 thousand posts. 

 

I have to declare when I am actually serious or it will be assumed I'm not.  

 

Seriousness has probably been applied to around 40 Posts of mine over the years. 

40?........more like 4.

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btw, the picture with the thread?

 

I've been growing a "beard" for almost two weeks now. It would end up looking like those if I kept going. I think I'll be shaving it off over the weekend. OTOH, I will be visiting my mom next week, and she hates when I don't shave, so it's tempting to keep it.

I say keep it, because it will distract mom from pointing out other problem areas. And, if you inadvertently say the wrong thing you can always holler "BEARD" to change the subject.

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diehardtwinsfan
May 19 2017 12:58 PM

 

I say keep it, because it will distract mom from pointing out other problem areas. And, if you inadvertently say the wrong thing you can always holler "BEARD" to change the subject.

 

Just make sure it's BEARD and not BREED... mom might get a little disturbed.

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Almost forgot.  Yesterday, my wife went to a meeting where Ron Darling spoke.  They gave out prizes and she ends up with a baseball signed by Ron Darling, Keith Hernandez, and "some other guy".  I ask who and she says "I don't know, but his signature looks like Santa Claus or something with an S".  I spend the day wondering who played with Hernandez and Darling and I can't figure out anything until she comes home with the baseball and I see the signature with the #34.  It's signed by Noah Syndergaard....uhm yeah...he's one of the best pitchers in the game. #Thor....her response - "oh, he has got to cut that hair, that's just unattractive".

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That's sort of like being the "fastest slow runner." 
 
Not exactly a badge of honor.


Cheap beer has it's place. On a warm summer day, an ice cold Hamms is invigorating in a way a much fancier beer isn't. I'd like to see you play four games of beer pong and three games of flip cup with some Surly. I'd also like to see a poor college student get drunk on a Wednesday afternoon on a pricey IPA without turning to drug dealing and self-prostitution. That's right, Hamm's is a force for morality and a key cog in the war on drugs.

Here's a better analogy:

Being the best cheap beer is like being the fastest offensive lineman. You're not the fastest on the team but you're the fastest of a vital cog of the drinking team.
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"both teams do not believe in reincarnation and they didn’t believe in reincarnation last time either."

 

what about the time before that?

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Twins runs scored the past 6 games:

 

1 - W
4  - W
3  - L
3  - L
1 -  L 

2 - W

 

That's an average of less than 2.5 runs per game over the past week.  Yuck.  On the bright side, the Twins have somehow managed to win half of these games!  Woah! 

 

Minnesota's in desperate need of one of those famous early-season 6 run innings tonight.  Let's warm up those bats, gang! 

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Dave The Dastardly
May 19 2017 02:22 PM

 

In all seriousness. You would be fantastic at doing an opener at some time. You should give it a try. 

Is there any responsibility involved? 'Cause I've been trying to avoid responsibility for the last 13 years. Getting pretty good at it, too. Though my wife claims I've been mostly irresponsible for that last 33 years. I don't understand where she's coming from. I gave her four kids to take care of.

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ashburyjohn
May 19 2017 02:24 PM

 

Cheap beer has it's place. On a warm summer day, an ice cold Hamms is invigorating in a way a much fancier beer isn't. I'd like to see you play four games of beer pong and three games of flip cup with some Surly. I'd also like to see a poor college student get drunk on a Wednesday afternoon on a pricey IPA without turning to drug dealing and self-prostitution. That's right, Hamm's is a force for morality and a key cog in the war on drugs.

Here's a better analogy:

Being the best cheap beer is like being the fastest offensive lineman. You're not the fastest on the team but you're the fastest of a vital cog of the drinking team.

I have been told that over-analysis has been a chronic problem at Twins Daily, but honestly I'm not seeing it.

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sampleSizeOfOne
May 19 2017 02:43 PM

40?........more like 4.


5 now.

And thanks for not calling me Sherlie.
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