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Game Thread: Twins@Rangers 8/30 7:05PM

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#1 Riverbrian

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 03:43 PM

Twins: SP Liam Hendriks

2B Dozier
C Herrmann
1B Morneau
LF Willingham
DH Doumit
3B Plouffe
CF Thomas
RF Mastrioanni
SS Florimon

Rangers: SP Yu Darvish

CF Martin
SS Andrus
2B Kinsler
3B Beltre
C Pierzynski
RF Rios
1B Moreland
DH Profar
LF Murphy

Things to Think About:

1. Think about Clete Thomas... He's been playing CF everyday because... Well I guess because there was nobody else who could play CF. Then Wilken Breaks a Bone... Gets DL'ed and back to the majors after a long injury lay off is Mr. Mastrioanni. You'd figure that it would signal the end of the CF everyday for Clete Thomas... But... Surprise... Thomas is in CF and Mastro is in RF.

2. Think About Yu Darvish... He throws 87 different pitches and 75 of them are nasty. The Top Strikeout Pitcher in the American League facing one of the top Strikeout teams in the American League. This doesn't set up well.

3. Think about Liam Hendriks... He Throws abut 2 different pitches and none of them are nasty. He's the guy who has to keep it close so the Twins can create a run or two to steal this one. Stranger things have happened.

4. Think about Jurickson Profar... He was the Byron Buxton of last year... The Top prospect in all of baseball last year. The Rangers have kept him with the club all year and moved him around from 2B to 3B to SS to a little OF and tonight he is the DH. It's one of the strangest debut years for a prospect of his magnitude I've ever seen. A little Ron Washington Creatvity.

5. Think about the Twins... I was talking with a friend who said the Twins are the Laughing Stock of baseball. I stopped and thought about the term "Laughing Stock"........ Laughing Stock... The Twins are Cows with a sense of humor.
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#2 ashburyjohn

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 04:22 PM

5. Think about the Twins... I was talking with a friend who said the Twins are the Laughing Stock of baseball. I stopped and thought about the term "Laughing Stock"........ Laughing Stock... The Twins are Cows with a sense of humor.


They're a bad team, but laughing stock? C'mon. Get better friends.

#3 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 04:24 PM

They're a bad team, but laughing stock? C'mon. Get better friends.


Actually he's right.
I play poker online, and my screen name has the Twins in it, and honestly I can't tell you how often I join a table or a tournament and get reminded about how much of a joke our team is. It is in the thousands by now.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 04:25 PM

So Gardy has Mastro in right, and Clete in center.
Can someone please remind me again how none of our failures have anything to with Gardy?

Even if you are not given much talent to work with, wouldn't a good manager make sure he maximizes whatever strengths they DO have?

Edited by Mr. Brooks, 30 August 2013 - 04:34 PM.


#5 ashburyjohn

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 04:28 PM

Actually he's right.
I play poker online, and my screen name has the Twins in it, and honestly I can't tell you how often I join a table or a tournament and get reminded about how much of a joke our team is. It is in the thousands by now.


Get better friends. :)

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 04:40 PM

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 04:41 PM

Darvish vs. Hendricks

If there was ever a time to bet your retirement on a sporting event, it's now.
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#8 ashburyjohn

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 04:43 PM

Darvish vs. Hendricks

If there was ever a time to bet your retirement on a sporting event, it's now.


To get what, 5% return on investment? Haven't looked, but can't imagine the oddsmakers wanting to reward anyone too richly betting on the favorite in this game.

Edited by ashburyjohn, 30 August 2013 - 04:50 PM.


#9 Bark's Lounge

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 04:46 PM

Get better friends. :)


Ashbury is right.

This is why I am in the midst of a divorce, have disowned the entirety of my family, and have started taking my meds again as I don't want my other personality popping up and telling me...

(a) "the MN Twins are the Laughing Stock of Baseball."
(B) "the MN Twins are a joke."

#10 ashburyjohn

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 04:51 PM

to nights twins lineup


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlMwc1c0HRQ

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 05:02 PM

27 strikeout night coming up. Fortunately no one will be on base so we won't have to moan about any missed opportunities.
Chris Hermann solves everything. hat tip to jokin

#12 ashburyjohn

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 05:03 PM

27 strikeout night coming up. Fortunately no one will be on base so we won't have to moan about any missed opportunities.


I get so tired of the "apologists" always finding the bright side!

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 05:05 PM

They're a bad team, but laughing stock? C'mon. Get better friends.

You guys are pretty close, right?

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 05:06 PM

27 strikeout night coming up. Fortunately no one will be on base so we won't have to moan about any missed opportunities.

If I was Darvish I'd tell the catcher to drop the third strike a few times in the early innings so I could get 5 K's per inning. I might have 20 by the 6th inning or so.

#15 ashburyjohn

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 05:07 PM

You guys are pretty close, right?


Carnac: "Get Better Friends".
Ed: Yada.
Carnac: "What does Chief keep telling Brian?"

Edited by ashburyjohn, 30 August 2013 - 05:12 PM.
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Posted 30 August 2013 - 05:11 PM

Carnac: "Get Better Friends".
Ed: Yada.
Carnac: "What did Chief tell Brian?"


Carnac seems to have lost his edge.

Edited by GCTF, 30 August 2013 - 05:14 PM.

Chris Hermann solves everything. hat tip to jokin

#17 GCTF

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 05:15 PM

That said...last Carnac effort > Twins offense.
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#18 Bark's Lounge

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 05:28 PM

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 05:56 PM

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:01 PM

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Why do the Twins women always have to be so skinny? These women are pretty, but in the real world they would be much too bony to be any fun.

#21 glunn

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:05 PM

This might be a good time to announce that we have a new moderator. I am not going to name any names but his avatar strikes fear into any kindergartener who sees it.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:08 PM

Why do the Twins women always have to be so skinny? These women are pretty, but in the real world they would be much too bony to be any fun.


Glunn - is this more up your alley?
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#23 ashburyjohn

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:08 PM

This might be a good time to announce that we have a new moderator. I am not going to name any names but his avatar strikes fear into any kindergartener who sees it.


You are referring, of course, to the Reno Aces mascot, Archie?

#24 ashburyjohn

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:09 PM

Glunn - is this more up your alley?


Moderator's warning: One more post from you like that one, and I will have to excuse myself for a few minutes.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:11 PM

Why do the Twins women always have to be so skinny? These women are pretty, but in the real world they would be much too bony to be any fun.

This make you happy?
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#26 Bark's Lounge

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:12 PM

This might be a good time to announce that we have a new moderator. I am not going to name any names but his avatar strikes fear into any kindergartener who sees it.


I was going to say Arnold Schwarzenegger, but if my memory serves me correct those kindergarteners ended up adoring him at the end of that awful movie from the early 90's.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:13 PM

This make you happy?
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Bark's Lounge warning: One more post from you like that one, and I will have to excuse myself for a few minutes.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:18 PM

Glunn - is this more up your alley?
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Indeed, except for the S&M backdrop.

#29 glunn

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:20 PM

This make you happy?
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That is going too far in the other direction. I would want scuba gear before meeting up with those two.

#30 ashburyjohn

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:25 PM

This make you happy?


I call shenanigans. They don't look like twins at all.