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Minnesota Twins (78-72) at New York Yankees (83-67) -- Yankee Stadium   Season Series -- Tied at 2   Last time out -- Yankees 2...
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Twins fire Dougie Baseball

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 07:33 PM
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 remember some "Twins guys" thread

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:16 PM
Best Minnesota trip in a long time for me, Vikes win, and Twins win (both big time!) in the midst of tonight's ass kicking started talkin...
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Haters of bunts unite!

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:08 PM
Can we all please rise up against all this bunting business?     It's time to take a stand.  Social media has proven itsel...
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Let's talk about Castro....

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:15 PM
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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Honest to God, I can't let this go.

 

I want Mauer out of the GD lineup.  I'm sick of this.  I'd rather watch Park or Vargas take three big hacks and K than watch Mauer passively let every pitcher dictate every AB, while passing the responsibility of DOING SOMETHING to everyone else in the lineup.

 

Edit:  Hallelujah!  Holy ****!  Where's the tylenol?

 

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Not their fault Marney Gellnar isn't on match.com. Give them a second chance.


Please, like she'd need it.
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Honest to God, I can't let this go.
 
I want Mauer out of the GD lineup.  I'm sick of this.  I'd rather watch Park or Vargas take three big hacks and K than watch Mauer passively let every pitcher dictate every AB, while passing the responsibility of DOING SOMETHING to everyone else in the lineup.


He IS good at 1B though
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birdwatcher
May 19 2017 08:56 PM

 

Nothing makes me feel worse than quitting match.com and still receiving emails from them despite my attempts to unsubscribe

 

 

I feel like I'm becoming more familiar than is comfortable with your dirty dishes, dirty toilet, and now your dirty laundry.

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If Vargas ties it up... I'd love to see the defense. 

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I don't like this decision honestly...
Getting Buxton's speed on base would have been really nice 

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I don't like this decision honestly...
Getting Buxton's speed on base would have been really nice 

I LOVE IT

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VARGAS

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VARRRRRRRRRRRRRGAS!!!

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I feel like I'm becoming more familiar than is comfortable with your dirty dishes, dirty toilet, and now your dirty laundry.


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They better win it right here.

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milldaddy35
May 19 2017 08:58 PM

KENNNYYYYYYYSSSSS THAT WAS F***ING AWESOME

Put Vargas in center just for S's and gigs
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damnation!

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KirbyDome89
May 19 2017 08:59 PM

HATE the move...can't argue the results

 

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That was an absolute bomb.
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438 feet!

Dick is close to an anueryism.

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oh hi..  pour me a strong one! lol

Like buxton couldn't have done that
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So, Kepler to CF, Vargas to 1B and Mauer to RF?

Dick is close to an anueryism.


What kind of a weird body do you have
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milldaddy35
May 19 2017 09:01 PM

Brian is going yard

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Pardon My Dinger
May 19 2017 09:01 PM

If Vargas ties it up... I'd love to see the defense.


How'd you do that?
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Strike 1 was the pitch for dozier to homer on
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