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Game Thread: Twins @ Yankees, 4/23@6:10pm CT

It’s big, four-game series that kicks off tonight in the Bronx as the Twins and Yankees go to battle in a series that could really help the Rays.

Everyone is kind of numb in Twins Territory right now after the weekend in Tampa. If you look at it correctly… it can make you kind of proud. Contributing to charity should make you feel good because there are people out there who really need our help. The Rays came into the weekend 5-13 and now they have hope at 8-13.
The Twins can continue to help the needy Rays by knocking the Yankees down a peg.

This is all important to AL East people. We are okay over in the AL Central. Always remember it’s a marathon and not a sprint.

Here are some things to think about:
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1. Top Non-Trump News Story (Or Stories):

A Colorado woman is facing a $500 fine from U.S. Customs and Border Protection for saving a free apple she received as a snack from Delta Air Lines. Toward the end of her flight from Paris, airline attendants passed out apples in a plastic bag as a snack. She wasn’t hungry so she put the apple in her carry-on. According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website, “every fruit or vegetable must be declared to a CBP agriculture specialist or CBP officer and must be presented for inspection. This free apple caused a $500 fine and it seems that mercy isn’t going to be granted. A spokesman for Delta Air Lines said that giving away free apples, tipping off the CBP and then splitting the revenue has produced a handsome new revenue stream.

2. Our Twins:

It’s a marathon… not a sprint. The baseball schedule is 162 games long and the Twins have played 16 games which is one-tenth of the season (close enough). Being one-tenth through the season makes it incredibly easy to calculate the season win and loss pacing. You just take the wins and losses and times each by 10. The Twins are 8-8 so that calculates to the Twins winning 102 games and losing 60. Don’t question it. We were just swept by the Rays. If you just go along with it, you will feel better.

3. The Yankees:

Here they come. Let me list some of the players our pitching staff must face: Brett Gardner, Aaron Judge, Didi Gregorius, Giancarlo Stanton, Gary Sanchez and Aaron Hicks; plus Glayber Torres has arrived just in time to add to the pile. Many will look at the lineup and think that the Yankees have very few holes but the Yankees are not as strong as you think they are. For example, if all of those players got hurt at the same time, I don’t think Cashman prepared the team for that possibility and this has left the team vulnerable.

4. Today’s Joe M Conversation:

Mauer: Do you know what this world needs?

Montana: Valet parking at emergency rooms.

Maddon: A transparent toaster so you can see the condition of the toast.

McCarthy: Lucky Charms cereal that is just marshmallows.

Morgan: Mirrors that also take pictures.

Mauer: I was gonna say "love," but I like those ideas better.

5. Pencils:

Shouldn’t the #2 Pencil be #1 by now?
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Lineups:

TWINS
Brian Dozier(R ) 2B
Joe Mauer(L) 1B
Miguel Sano(R ) 3B
Eddie Rosario(L) LF
Logan Morrison(L) DH
Eduardo Escobar(S) SS
Max Kepler(L) RF
Ryan LaMarre(R ) CF (okay, Brian, this is on you :) )
Jason Castro(L) C

Jake Odorizzi(R ) P

YANKEES
Brett Gardner(L) LF
Aaron Judge(R ) RF
Didi Gregorius(L) SS
Giancarlo Stanton(R ) DH
Gary Sanchez(R ) C
Aaron Hicks(S) CF
Tyler Austin(R ) 1B
Miguel Andujar(R ) 3B
Gleyber Torres(R ) 2B

Masahiro Tanaka(R ) P

Game-time forecast: mostly sunny with no rain (or snow), 53 deg F, winds at 5mph from the SSE

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I think the #2 pencil is still in second place because the #1 pencil has been replaced by Twitter.  

    • USAFChief, Blake, Jerr and 1 other like this

I'm not sure what's going on with the Twins. For some reason, after the big win in PR, they seem to be a bit flat.

 

While watching the Yankees, I'm going to be like the little old lady who spies a naked man...hands over my eyes but peeking through fingers while declaiming "I just can't look."

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ashburyjohn
Apr 23 2018 06:42 AM

This is all important to AL East people… We are Ok over in the AL Central. Always remember it’s a marathon and not a sprint.

 

2. Our Twins:

It’s a marathon… not a sprint.

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"Your product placement checks are in the mail. Thanks."

    • USAFChief, Blake, Riverbrian and 2 others like this

Let's hope this series doesn't produce more #2.

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diehardtwinsfan
Apr 23 2018 06:52 AM

Hope the Twins have a plan to wake up some bats. Castro, Grossman, and Morrison need to get it going badly and Sano needs to start taking pitches.

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ashburyjohn
Apr 23 2018 06:56 AM

Let's hope this series doesn't produce more #2.

Yeah, that Tampa series #1'ed me off.

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ashburyjohn
Apr 23 2018 06:56 AM

Castro, Grossman, and Morrison need to get it going badly

Punchline contest...... Go!

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Watching Grossman play in the outfield has been...frustrating, ugly, making me get angry at Molitor. So far this season his approach at the plate has been worse, some how, than his defense.
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Punchline contest...... Go!

I tell you one thing, it would be pretty boring to be sitting at the same Blackjack table as those three...

    • ashburyjohn, USAFChief, Riverbrian and 1 other like this

 

Punchline contest...... Go!

Name three guys, I would not want to get on a plane with :

    • ashburyjohn, USAFChief, Blake and 1 other like this

 

Punchline contest...... Go!

Most unsuccessful band ever?

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ashburyjohn
Apr 23 2018 07:37 AM

Punchline contest...... Go!

My humble contribution: Castro, Grossman, and Morrison already have it going badly.

 

 

 

#lowhangingfruit

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ashburyjohn
Apr 23 2018 07:38 AM

Watching Grossman play in the outfield has been...frustrating, ugly, making me get angry at Molitor. So far this season his approach at the plate has been worse, some how, than his defense.

Worst. Punchline. Evar! :)

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Punchline contest...... Go!

It can't get much worsely.

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Last night I had a very long and elaborate dream about Seth and Sano. There was a third story line, but as with most dreams, that had already faded.

For some reason, I was a police officer. This is ridicoulos, but that was my role. For some reason, I kept reading Seth's big about food and baseball, but someone stuck me as weird. No one else was reading it, but Seth had lots of money.

He spent a lot of time writing about Sano. I was suspicious, so I started looking into Sano. Turns out, he's actually from Alaska, and isn't Latin at all! Once I found that out, I traveled to Alaska and started interviewing over of Seth's friends that lived up there. Not only was Sano an eskimo, but he had killed someone and Seth had been blackmailing him!

Weird dream.
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ashburyjohn
Apr 23 2018 08:23 AM

Weird dream.

When did it get weird? After this, you mean?

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It was really long, I wish I could remember it better. Or not, hard to say.
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Punchline contest...... Go!

Unfortunately, those three are no laughing matter.

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Last night I had a very long and elaborate dream about Seth and Sano. There was a third story line, but as with most dreams, that had already faded.

For some reason, I was a police officer. This is ridicoulos, but that was my role. For some reason, I kept reading Seth's big about food and baseball, but someone stuck me as weird. No one else was reading it, but Seth had lots of money.

He spent a lot of time writing about Sano. I was suspicious, so I started looking into Sano. Turns out, he's actually from Alaska, and isn't Latin at all! Once I found that out, I traveled to Alaska and started interviewing over of Seth's friends that lived up there. Not only was Sano an eskimo, but he had killed someone and Seth had been blackmailing him!

Weird dream.

You think weird, I think "entertaining."

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It was really long, I wish I could remember it better. Or not, hard to say.

I think you remembered waaaaayyy too much ;) 

 

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Last night I had a very long and elaborate dream about Seth and Sano. There was a third story line, but as with most dreams, that had already faded.

For some reason, I was a police officer. This is ridicoulos, but that was my role. For some reason, I kept reading Seth's big about food and baseball, but someone stuck me as weird. No one else was reading it, but Seth had lots of money.

He spent a lot of time writing about Sano. I was suspicious, so I started looking into Sano. Turns out, he's actually from Alaska, and isn't Latin at all! Once I found that out, I traveled to Alaska and started interviewing over of Seth's friends that lived up there. Not only was Sano an eskimo, but he had killed someone and Seth had been blackmailing him!

Weird dream.

concur.

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Sano as an eskimo? Like, where does that come from?
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The eskimo thing is hard to interpret.But I think we can all agree that Seth needs to leave Sano alone, and let him focus on hitting.Let's hope this is the turning point that we've been looking for with Miggy.

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keep calm And moider Dem yanks
 
 
That is all.

 

    • Blake, Riverbrian and Nine of twelve like this

Last night I had a very long and elaborate dream about Seth and Sano. There was a third story line, but as with most dreams, that had already faded.

For some reason, I was a police officer. This is ridicoulos, but that was my role. For some reason, I kept reading Seth's big about food and baseball, but someone stuck me as weird. No one else was reading it, but Seth had lots of money.

He spent a lot of time writing about Sano. I was suspicious, so I started looking into Sano. Turns out, he's actually from Alaska, and isn't Latin at all! Once I found that out, I traveled to Alaska and started interviewing over of Seth's friends that lived up there. Not only was Sano an eskimo, but he had killed someone and Seth had been blackmailing him!

Weird dream.


I want what you ingested to get a dream like that.
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