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Article: Monday Morning Madness: June 23, 2014

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#1 Brad Swanson

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 06:48 AM

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 08:22 AM

The second Arcia hit his grand slam, I said to myself: "The slump will begin in 3, 2, 1..." And it did. After a big hit like that, young players want that adrenaline surge every time up, and so they go fish. Now, having expected the slump, I now am confident he's enough of a gamer to correct course and start getting good swings.

#3 tarheeltwinsfan

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 09:13 AM

Regarding the White Sox, I just have two words to say: "They gone!"

#4 Brandon

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 09:25 AM

If you move out to the west coast most Twins games start at 500pm and 700pm is typically the latest start time. I think tonight's game starts at 7:10.

#5 Dantes929

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 09:26 AM

The second Arcia hit his grand slam, I said to myself: "The slump will begin in 3, 2, 1..." And it did. After a big hit like that, young players want that adrenaline surge every time up, and so they go fish. Now, having expected the slump, I now am confident he's enough of a gamer to correct course and start getting good swings.

Not just young players. I would groan every time LNP hit a homer, rare as it was. He would then swing from his heels for a month. It always seemed he was more embarrassed that he didn't hit homers than he was about his batting average. Not a good attribute for an on base guy. It wasn't the fact that Arcia was hitting home runs but how far he was hitting them. Also a sign of swinging too hard. Arcia did have some bad luck as well this week. At least 3 line drives to first caught. Seems to have a little more upper cut to his swing now.

#6 Dantes929

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 09:27 AM

I was never one of those with East Coast envy. I would rather beat the White Sox than the Yankees so last weekend was good for me.

#7 Circus Boy

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 11:29 AM

Not just young players. I would groan every time LNP hit a homer, rare as it was. He would then swing from his heels for a month.


Must be getting old. Couldn't think of who LNP was for the longest time. Little Nicky Punto, of course.

#8 Sconnie

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 06:13 PM

Excellent stuff as usual

#9 Brad Swanson

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 07:23 PM

Excellent stuff as usual


Thanks, i really appreciate that!

For the record, I don't care which time zone we use so long as everything I enjoy starts right around the time I get my baby to go to sleep and ends when I get tired. I'm not greedy.
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Posted 23 June 2014 - 09:10 PM

I've been wondering who to blame about Arcia's slump. I'm glad to hear it's Brad.

#11 tshide

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 09:43 PM

Great article, I look forward to this every week.