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Marte signing with Rays

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Jack Morris Elected to Hall of Fame

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Game Thread: Twins@Brewers, 8/9@7:10pm CT

Two in Minnesota and now two in Milwaukee. In theory both teams could have been on the same flight. They could all be in cars traveling east on I-94 passing each other by.

Just imagine a caravan of Brewers cars driving through the Dells and a caravan of Twins cars stopping at a cheese shop and making up the ground and eventually passing the Brewers caravan by. Flipping each other off and laughing until the Wisconsin speed traps snare Brian Dozier.

I chose Dozier because he looks like the type who would speed.

Here are some things to think about:
1. Milwaukee – French fur traders were the first Europeans to settle into the area. Fifty years later the Germans came in waves, followed by Polish immigrants and then the Fonzerellis, Delvecchios, Arcolas, Tuscaderos, DeFazios and Regusas of Italy. The Germans brought beer, the Polish brought sausages, and the Italians brought Happy Days. Milwaukee is known as Festival City. The Germans brought German Fest, the Polish brought Polish Fest and the Summers brought Summer Fest. Milwaukee is constantly under construction and has on average 20 detours per square mile. It used to be the largest city in Wisconsin but now it’s the largest suburb in the greater Chicago metro area.

2. Our Twins – Lately I have been using this space to talk about power. I’ve been pointing out what the lineup looks like without Sano from a power point of view. Right on cue, Sano returned to the lineup last night and the team hit 5 homeruns. Sano struck out 3 times and didn’t hit any actual home runs but obviously the Twins don’t have any power without Sano in the lineup. Pretzel logic is very important when making assessments of your team.

3. The Brewers – The Brew Crew have lost two to the Twins and are blowing a chance to pass the Cubs because the Cubs have let off the gas. The Cards and Pirates are now back in it, too.

4. Today’s Joe M Conversation:

Montana: How are the plans coming for McCarthy’s surprise party?

Mauer: We got everything nailed down… just 1 or 2 small problems to solve.

Montana: Such as?

Maddon: I’m going to need a place to keep the food.

Mauer: Morgan… you got room at your house?

Maddon: Joe… can I store the food at your place?

Morgan: Sure… I think you’ll be surprised by what is left of it when you pick it up.

5. Weird Bumps – My wife was looking at a weird bump on my arm and wondering what it was. I was watching her holding my arm and I was thinking that marriages eventually become weird bump examinations… if they last long enough… and you are doing it right.
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Lineups:

TWINS
Brian Dozier( 2B
Max Kepler RF
Joe Mauer 1B
Miguel Sano 3B
Eddie Rosario LF
Byron Buxton CF
Jorge Polanco SS
Chris Gimenez C
Bartolo Colon P

BREWERS
Domingo Santana RF
Eric Thames 1B
Ryan Braun LF
Manny Pina C
Hernan Perez 3B
Orlando Arcia SS
Eric Sogard 2B
Keon Broxton CF
Brandon Woodruff P

Weather: Seeing as how I'm in Chicago and Milwaukee is just a distant suburb, it's nice here, so it's nice there.

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ashburyjohn
Aug 09 2017 08:01 AM

I chose Dozier because he looks like the type who would speed.

Ryan Pressly.

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sampleSizeOfOne
Aug 09 2017 08:03 AM
Pretzel logic: the crumbs left in the bag are a mite less satisfying than chips. Unless you are a deer, perhaps.
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ashburyjohn
Aug 09 2017 08:06 AM

5. Weird Bumps – My wife was looking at a weird bump on my arm and wondering what it was. I was watching her holding my arm. I was thinking that marriages eventually become weird bump examinations… if they last long enough… and you are doing it right.

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SF Twins Fan
Aug 09 2017 08:09 AM

 

I just don't get this.  What does Garver need to do to get a chance up here.

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Just some thots...

 

Fifty years ago today, the Twins led the Senators 7-0 at home after six innings, but gave up seven runs in the 7th and lost in 20 innings, 9-7. Minnesota then lost the AL pennant on the season's last day. So close.

 

But what do I know. I was 11 at the time, living in Flint and rooting for the Tigers and -- gasp! -- the Yankees. I sense good things happening with the Twins yet this season.

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Milwaukee used to be the largest city in Wisconsin but now it’s the largest suburb in the Chicago metro.

As a resident of Milwaukee, this actually has some merit.They call Miller Park, Wrigley North and it's really not exaggerated.

 

In other news, tailgating and twins!Can't wait for the game this evening.

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Just came here to say that tonight probable starter for the Brewers, Brandon Woodruff kind of looks like Fulton Reed from Disney's early 1990's classic, The Mighty Ducks.

 

 

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Now, I'm not saying they're the same person.I'm just saying that I've never seen them in a room together at the same time.

 

Go Twins.

 

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ashburyjohn
Aug 09 2017 08:35 AM

 

Just came here to say that tonight probable starter for the Brewers, Brandon Woodruff kind of looks like Fulton Reed from Disney's early 1990's classic, The Mighty Ducks.

 

 

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Or Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

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A couple of days ago, I said I felt a streak coming on.  I think we have to win one more for it to qualify as a streak...maybe 2 more...or 3...

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A couple of days ago, I said I felt a streak coming on.  I think we have to win one more for it to qualify as a streak...maybe 2 more...or 3...

 

and i did wear clothes while working from home, so it wasn't that kind of streak after all...

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I just don't get this.  What does Garver need to do to get a chance up here.

 

It's got to be pretty defeating for Garver... Especially considering Vargas' bat has been ice cold so far in August. Not a worthy call-up IMO. 

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I really don't understand this Vargas over Garver decision at all. 

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diehardtwinsfan
Aug 09 2017 09:33 AM

 

 

I just don't get this.  What does Garver need to do to get a chance up here.

 

Play pitcher, short, or center I'm guessing.

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diehardtwinsfan
Aug 09 2017 09:36 AM

 

and i did wear clothes while working from home, so it wasn't that kind of streak after all...

 

People actually do that when working from home?

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People actually do that when working from home?

 

they weren't nice clothes, or were you asking the other way?

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AlwaysinModeration
Aug 09 2017 10:08 AM

A couple of days ago, I said I felt a streak coming on. I think we have to win one more for it to qualify as a streak...maybe 2 more...or 3...


I feel like we need a bottle of Bark's rum to really set this streak ablaze.
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I really don't understand this Vargas over Garver decision at all. 

Vargas battles his tail off? Gets after it? Good clubhouse guy? (did I hit all the cliched platitudes?)

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SF Twins Fan
Aug 09 2017 11:14 AM
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ChiTownTwinsFan
Aug 09 2017 11:30 AM


 
I just don't get this.  What does Garver need to do to get a chance up here.


For the month to change to September, I guess.
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ChiTownTwinsFan
Aug 09 2017 11:32 AM

They call Miller Park, Wrigley North and it's really not exaggerated.


Yeah, neither Park is all that great but for different reasons. ;)
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ChiTownTwinsFan
Aug 09 2017 11:33 AM

Or Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
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Who?
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Who?

 

seriously? tv and stage star

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ChiTownTwinsFan
Aug 09 2017 11:38 AM

5. Weird Bumps – My wife was looking at a weird bump on my arm and wondering what it was. I was watching her holding my arm and I was thinking that marriages eventually become weird bump examinations… if they last long enough… and you are doing it right.Click here to view the article


Your editor was a bit confused ... 'if they last long enough' ... was that in reference to the bumps?
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ChiTownTwinsFan
Aug 09 2017 11:41 AM

seriously? tv and stage star


I checked his IMDb page and I don't think I've seen anything he's ever been in. No, I don't watch Modern Family. I've heard of it, of course, but haven't seen it. I don't really watch that much television, outside of a very few things.

 

I checked his IMDb page and I don't think I've seen anything he's ever been in. No, I don't watch Modern Family. I've heard of it, of course, but haven't seen it. I don't really watch that much television, outside of a very few things.

 

iirc, he's also a big musical/stage guy, not sure if that is on imdb or not....