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Give Up, Cleveland. Now The Invincible Twins Have A Rally Squirrel

After a ridiculous hot start for the Twins, they’ve been struggling to maintain their division lead over Clevelend. Something has been missing. An ace starter? A dominant closer? Byron Buxton? Nope. The team apparently needed a #RallySquirrel.

Tuesday night the Twins again fell into an early deficit to the White Sox. They came back to tie it 3-3 and were threatening in the bottom of the fifth when this happened:
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Clearly shaken, the White Sox responded with the perfect counter strategy: they hit Jorge Polanco to load the bases with two outs. This year, the Twins had hit just .170 in that situation. But even the bases-loaded curse couldn’t stop the power of the #RallySquirrel:



Yup, two batters later the Twins were up 7-3, and rolled on to win 14-4. In case you don’t believe in a #RallySquirrel, the Twins scientifically proved her impact:



Case closed. Nelson Cruz, who went 4-5 with a home run and three doubles, suggested turning over the ballpark to the squirrels, if necessary.



The White Sox are clearly intimidated, and a little jealous:



Yeah, right, Pale Hose. This is our gal. Plus, with this look, it’s easy to see she wants to feast on your South Side flesh:



Twins manager Rocco Baldelli knows a competitor when he sees one and is welcoming her with open arms:



But a squirrel this powerful can never be caged. Farewell for now, #RallySquirrel.



Take comfort, Minnesota. When needed, she’ll be there.

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Brock Beauchamp
Aug 20 2019 11:12 PM

Oh, so I have to do this *again*.

 

BEHOLD MY POWER
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Take comfort, Minnesota. When needed, she’ll be there.

 

Great article! It was a fun game to see! And I'm so glad security didn't throw me out for running on the field! And did you see Abreu jump when I ran by first? (Not sorry about that, hehehe.) But I made one correction ... please make sure you get that right next time! :)

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Aerodeliria
Aug 20 2019 11:47 PM

BTW, this is one of the most difficult words for Japanese to pronounce ("r" and "l" interference). They almost always say, "Squeal."

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Aerodeliria
Aug 20 2019 11:52 PM

We can handle anything you've got. Bring it on: 

 

https://www.reddit.c...day_here_he_is/

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I'm fine so long as the Rally Rattlesnake stays out of the dugout. The last place we want to see Nature show up is at a baseball stadium. 

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twinsfanstreif
Aug 21 2019 03:05 AM
Someone give that squirrel a tiny twins hat! Not only would it be appropriate, it would also be adorable
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Great article! It was a fun game to see! And I'm so glad security didn't throw me out for running on the field! And did you see Abreu jump when I ran by first? (Not sorry about that, hehehe.) But I made one correction ... please make sure you get that right next time! :)

Welcome to Twins Daily.

 

I'm launching a Go Fund Me page for you, payable only in acorns.

 

See you again soon, we hope!

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Old Twins Cap
Aug 21 2019 06:30 AM

I've been around squirrels all my life, whether in the BWCA or just on the farm. 

 

Pretty rare for a squirrel to run through someone's legs out in the open like that.

 

Of course, Kepler prolly looked like the St. Louis Arch to that tiny beast.

 

Still, I think we should call it "Cheeky"

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The Squirrel is like Rain man, bringer of good fortune to the Twins. 

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strumdatjaguar
Aug 21 2019 06:41 AM
The squirrel has a name. Rocket B. Squirrel from Bomba Bay, Mn
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John Bonnes
Aug 21 2019 06:48 AM

 

Great article! It was a fun game to see! And I'm so glad security didn't throw me out for running on the field! And did you see Abreu jump when I ran by first? (Not sorry about that, hehehe.) But I made one correction ... please make sure you get that right next time! :)

 

Fixed throughout. Twins Daily deeply regrets our mistake. 

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Case closed.

"Cage closed," I'm pretty sure you meant.

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In case you don’t believe in a #RallySquirrel, the Twins scientifically proved his impact:

 

Fixed throughout. Twins Daily deeply regrets our mistake. 

Keep working.

Someone find the hole in the wall where this magnificent creature crawled in.Furnish it with the best of squirrel furniture, fill it up with the finest of white oak acorns, and get him signed.I don't want no custodians or field crew upset about this guy and setting traps under the radar.

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Someone find the hole in the wall where this magnificent creature crawled in.Furnish it with the best of squirrel furniture, fill it up with the finest of white oak acorns, and get him signed.I don't want no custodians or field crew upset about this guy and setting traps under the radar.


Oh, yes, yes, yes! Especially about the trapped thing. And I’m rather fond of Danish modern furnishings!
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John Bonnes
Aug 21 2019 07:56 AM

 

Keep working.

 

;-) Tough crowd. 

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strumdatjaguar
Aug 21 2019 08:35 AM
Again. The name Rocket B. Squirrel from Bomba Bay, Mn. Long lost cousin to Rocket J. Squirrel of Frostbie Falls, Mn, of Rocky and Bullwinkle fame. Anyone have a better name??
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strumdatjaguar
Aug 21 2019 08:36 AM
That’s Frostbite Fslls.

 

Again. The name Rocket B. Squirrel from Bomba Bay, Mn. Long lost cousin to Rocket J. Squirrel of Frostbie Falls, Mn, of Rocky and Bullwinkle fame. Anyone have a better name??

 

Here's a couple of possibilities - Squiggy Squirrel, Nutty T. Squirrel, Minny Squirrel (although that could constitute and infringement on Minnie and Paul), Rally Squirrel, and the obvious Hammy T. Squirrel which is borrowed from Over the Hedge.However, I think his name is just a single name...kind of like Cher, Madonna....and now Bomba.His name is just Bomba.

 

 

Still, I think we should call it "Cheeky"

 

Cheeky would be very appropriate ... because I am.:P

 

The squirrel has a name. Rocket B. Squirrel from Bomba Bay, Mn

Rockette B. Squirrel, tyvm ;)

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Again. The name Rocket B. Squirrel from Bomba Bay, Mn. Long lost cousin to Rocket J. Squirrel of Frostbie Falls, Mn, of Rocky and Bullwinkle fame. Anyone have a better name??

Rockette B Squirrel ... in my family, my cousin and I go by Rocky and Rocki ... hehe :)

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Forget TC Bear we have Rocket B Squirrel. :)

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Channing1964
Aug 21 2019 12:31 PM
And the Juggernaught rolls on! Does anybody even remember 2016....i feel like that was just a bad dream.
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Rocky the Rally Rodent
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