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122 games 69 runs 122 hits 22 doubles 25 homeruns 68 RBI .260 average 4 errors on D 30 years old (Stats before today's doubleheader) Afte...
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Twins 2018 payroll

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Byron Buxton

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Currently leads the team in B-Ref WAR and is fourth in Fangraphs WAR behind Sano, Dozier, and Rosario.    We don't need to turn...
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Ian Kinsler: Angel Hernandez needs to find a new job.

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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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yarnivek1972
Aug 09 2017 12:14 PM
I honestly think it would be faster for the teams to have bussed this. Or go real old school and taken the train. I mean they will board busses and head to the airport. I realize it's a charter and security is a tad less intrusive, but I would assume they all have to go through some kind of screening. 25 players, a dozen coaches, trainers, traveling media, equipment guys, etc. It has to be a good hour to get everyone boarded. Airline traffic. Who knows how long it would take them to get airborne. Half hour after doors shut. Figure an hour from wheels up to wheels down. Someone (I assume the players don't - but someone has to do it) unloads the luggage and the equipment. Then board another bus to the hotel. Someone loads luggage from plane onto bus. figure 20 minutes to the hotel. So, 3-4 hours minimum. It's what, a 5 hour drive?
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yarnivek1972
Aug 09 2017 12:23 PM
Not to pick nits, but wouldn't a picture of the sign for the I 94 exit to Milwaukee in Madison have been a more appropriate choice.
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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.

 

This.  This is why I come here.

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

 

I'm in the opposite camp. 

 

I want another guy who can hit the ball a mile or two and I don't care what his OBP is at the moment.

 

When Sano went down we had Gimenez hit cleanup. 

 

I'm Ok with letting Gimenez go

 

Then you can call up both Vargas and Garver.

 

Add two guys with Pop and two guys with G's and V's and R's and A's in the their last name.  

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Your editor was a bit confused ... 'if they last long enough' ... was that in reference to the bumps?

 

Married long enough for the bumps to appear. Providing nobody leaves after this first bump. 

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Not to pick nits, but wouldn't a picture of the sign for the I 94 exit to Milwaukee in Madison have been a more appropriate choice.

 

 

I was in a hurry and found the picture of the Hudson just past the St. Croix Gateway to Wisconsin and went with it. 

 

This.  This is why I come here.

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I feel like we need a bottle of Bark's rum to really set this streak ablaze.

 

Bark's living the rock star life now! Rumor has it there are now 42,000 lost pairs of socks after getting them rocked off at the Terminal Bar! And too busy for us minions :(

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diehardtwinsfan
Aug 09 2017 01:48 PM

 

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

 

People wear clothes when they work from home?I think RB would be the source on this one...

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People wear clothes when they work from home?I think RB would be the source on this one...

Define clothes.  Like pants?  No.

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Define clothes.  Like pants?  No.

Ish. Ick? Even I don't want to sit in a chair covered with naked funk of Blake.

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Dave The Dastardly
Aug 09 2017 04:43 PM

 

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.

Other than Big Bang and excluding the Twins and the Vikes what's there to watch? Though Viking pre-season games are about as exciting as a Norwegian wake.

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Other than Big Bang and excluding the Twins and the Vikes what's there to watch? Though Viking pre-season games are about as exciting as a Norwegian wake.

I dunno, I bet the wakes from Viking boats struck terror in the general populace when the Vikings were raiding hither and yon.

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Other than Big Bang and excluding the Twins and the Vikes what's there to watch? Though Viking pre-season games are about as exciting as a Norwegian wake.

Stranger Things is really good if you're into 80's inspired thriller type shows/movies.

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Dave The Dastardly
Aug 09 2017 04:58 PM

 

I dunno, I bet the wakes from Viking boats struck terror in the general populace when the Vikings were raiding hither and yon.

Not so much in Minnesota though. That's why the Vikings left that rock behind in Kensington; they tangled with the local skraelings and took off for home. Didn't have the stone(s).

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sampleSizeOfOne
Aug 09 2017 05:05 PM

Other than Big Bang and excluding the Twins and the Vikes what's there to watch? Though Viking pre-season games are about as exciting as a Norwegian wake.


Fireflies are fun to watch.

Sun setting ain't bad neither.

I any time i'm in the midwest, i am reminded how cool the horizon is...
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Stranger Things is really good if you're into 80's inspired thriller type shows/movies.


That's Netflix. Not really TV... and obviously a long way from network TV

 

That's Netflix. Not really TV... and obviously a long way from network TV

Well, if you want to get technical.  

 

The question was what else is there to watch.  I assumed streaming/cable formats were on the table.

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Stranger Things is really good if you're into 80's inspired thriller type shows/movies.


Big fan of that show! Season 2 premieres in October!

 

Big fan of that show! Season 2 premieres in October!

Right?!  I wish my paternity leave would get to 10/27 so i could binge watch before heading back to work.  Alas, the little one will be here much to soon for my leave to reach Halloween.

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If we're talking network TV shows, yeah, nothing is on at this time of year.... If we can move the goalposts to streaming/HBO options, there's a ton to watch. More than any normal human could consume.
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If we're talking network TV shows, yeah, nothing is on at this time of year.... If we can move the goalposts to streaming/HBO options, there's a ton to watch. More than any normal human could consume.

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Notice the disclaimer: "...any NORMAL human could consume."

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Notice the disclaimer: "...any NORMAL human could consume."

Oh.  Slight oversight on my part.

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yarnivek1972
Aug 09 2017 06:16 PM
Ryan Braun just tied a MLB record.
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