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  1. goulik's Avatar
    Lol, Thank You Peanuts!!! Truly humorous and hopefully at least a little bit true!!!
  2. dgwills's Avatar
    Nice article! You combined two of my favorite things. Hopeful twins predictions and Game of Thrones. Maybe we should throw some wolves in the opponents dug out as well?
  3. glunn's Avatar
    Very creative and fun.
  4. PeanutsFromHeaven's Avatar
    I'd say he's already a plus AARP Player...the question is if he can break into the over 2/5 Area.

    The nickname would really help with that but I haven't found a good one yet.
  5. dgwills's Avatar
    I think Arcia has the potential to be a plus AARP player. Does he have a nickname yet?
  6. ashburyjohn's Avatar
    Chairman Mauer
  7. Oldgoat_MN's Avatar
    Would the real Trevor Plouffe please step forward?

    Even if it's Bad Trevor. I just need to know.

    That Good Trevor, popping up occasionally, kinda drives me nuts.
  8. Oldgoat_MN's Avatar
    I appreciate optimism, but Gouger is in La-La-Land if he still thinks he's going to win.
    Stinky is just mean. The Twins win 38% from here on out? Mean.
    Go Scruffy!
  9. Twins Daily Admin's Avatar
    There is something to be said for liviing in the moment - especially with a 90 loss team.
  10. John Bonnes's Avatar
    You can tell I'm a dog person, because I always enjoy these posts. Thanks for writing it up Sidney.
  11. PeanutsFromHeaven's Avatar
    My human still believes in Luis Perdomo...he is foolish...

    LeCroy and Hrbek are definitely cuddly...but since my human has been watching the 1991 World Series...I think Dan Gladden is history's greatest fluffball.

    Dozier can catch up...he just needs to not shave and run around the dog park with me for a while. We can chase grounders together!
    --Sidney the Dog
  12. Oldgoat_MN's Avatar
    Nice article, Fluffy.

    Are you old enough to remember Dan Gladden?
    He still hangs around chasing, I don't know, quotes or something.
  13. Twins Daily Admin's Avatar
    I'm always a sucker for a dog narration.

    Fluffiest Twins player of all time. Dozier and his hair are certainly in the conversation. But what about Kent Hrbek? Or Matt LeCroy? Luis Perdomo when he had that full beard? Of course, all of these guys are gone, so maybe we do lack the requisite fluffiness factor.
  14. gil4's Avatar
    If A-Rod was still at the top of his game, would the Yankees be hanging him out to dry (so they can recoup some of the contract and not have it count against their payroll)? If the Yankees were backing him all the way instead of hoping they can justify voiding his contract, would Selig be taking such a hard line with him? (I know that is such a long shot that it isn't really being discussed, but if he has a positive test any time in the future, my guess is he and his contract are done.)

    I hope the punishment gets rolled back to a token (the rest of this year, tops) and A-Rod comes back and turns into Chone Figgins (or worse) for the rest of that contract. I want it to be so painful for him that he wishes he was suspended so he could blame it all on Selig and the time away from the game.

    Bottom line - I hate the Yankees more than I hate A-Rod. I think A-Rod is washed up and I'd love to see him prove it (at the cost to the Yanks of $27M per year or so.)
  15. Bark's Lounge's Avatar
    Awesome article as usual PFH.

    I am also grossed out by the A-Rod-Kate Hudson Clip you included in your article. I am not a fan of either of them, but it added the necessary flavor to your article to make it a gourmet meal.
  16. MichiganTwins's Avatar
    Matt Capps still has his baby fat. Stop making fun of him. He is just a baby guy.
  17. rogrulz30's Avatar
    I love the article, I was writing a post the same time as this, and when I finished I read your post, I apologize that I wrote about some of the same things, your post was very good.
  18. adjacent's Avatar
    I shared with you being a fan of both baseball and soccer. One thing both share is incredible fan loyalty. In soccer is more intense because most soccer leagues have relegation. That is, if your team finish last, next year it plays in a lower division, and a team of the lower division goes up. Which is an unbearable tragedy for the fans of the team that goes down. You see grown men literally crying and weeping in the stands. But they stay loyal, waiting patiently for the team to go up again.
    And the traditions, and the coach is responsible for all the evil in the world, and so on.
  19. PeanutsFromHeaven's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by B Richard
    I've always felt truly sorry for true Yankee fans, the ones who don't act obnoxiously and appreciate the subtleties of the game. They are easily overpowered by the douchey fans and can't really establish a separate identity of their own.
    That might be the best summation of Yankees fans dealing with the wider world I've yet read (heck, it's a pretty excellent summation of fandom in general).

    The more I wrote this, the less I felt I could snidely dismiss all Yankee fans, as I so often have done in the past. There are cool people who happen to cheer for the Yankees (some of them in my own family) and I definitely don't want to disrespect them at all. And at a certain point it's not even worth engaging with the douchey ones.

    But engaging them can be awfully funny too...

    Thanks for the comment!
  20. B Richard's Avatar
    Interesting read. I've always felt truly sorry for true Yankee fans, the ones who don't act obnoxiously and appreciate the subtleties of the game. They are easily overpowered by the douchey fans and can't really establish a separate identity of their own.

    As someone who has lived out east for awhile now, I've roomed with both types of fans. I hate the Yanks with a passion, but I still feel sorry for the silent minority of respectful fans who will always endure initial bandwagon skepticism when introducing their fandom to someone else. There are no bandwagon Twins fans where I am. When someone learns about my affiliation, they know I'm serious. It's a special luxury that I dearly enjoy. Yankees fans will never be able to know it.

    That being said, I still enjoy bantering with even the most close-minded NYY fans.
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