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Game Thread: Tigers@Twins 9/23 7:10PM

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#1 Riverbrian

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 04:25 PM

Tigers: SP Justin Verlander

CF Jackson
RF Hunter
3B Cabrera
1B Fielder
DH Martinez
LF Dirks
2B Infante
C Avila
SS Santiago

Twins: SP Mike Pelfrey

CF Presley
RF Herrmann
2B Dozier
LF Arcia
C Pinto
DH Willingham
1B Parmelee
3B Escobar
SS Florimon

Things to Think About:

1. The Tigers... Playoff Bound... They can hit and and they can pitch... Fielding is a work in progress but the other two things seems to make up for it.

2. Justin Verlander... He won't be a fun guy for the Twins to face no matter how average he has been... He's not the ace of the staff anymore... Right now you got to put Scherzer over him in the rankings.

3. Think about Cabrera... Miggy is the top hitter in baseball... We used to talk about Pujols the way we talk about Miggy... In a few years we will be talking about someone else and Cabrera will turn into the modern day Pujols... We may have to wait a few years for that.

4. Think about... 1,000 Wins... To pat myself on the back... I said that 1,000 Wins for Ron Gardenhire was a not sure thing back in August... The Twins seemed to be statistically in position to reach the 68 wins this year to hit 1,000 for Gardenhire... However, I thought it would go down to the wire... It looks like it is down to the wire. 7 games left... 3 wins to go... The Tigers and the Indians left on the schedule. Before Oakland it was 3 wins with 10 to go. Getting Swept by the A's... Really lengthens out the odds.

5. Think about a dry sense of humor... I was hanging with an old friend this weekend. He started munching on Animal Crackers and he'd offer me some. I didn't feel like Animal Crackers at the time.

Here is how the conversation went:

Friend: (Holds out the Box toward me) Have some
Riverbrian: Ahh Animal Crackers... No Thanks... I'm good

(5 Minutes Later)
Friend: (Reaches the box toward me) Are you sure you don't want any?
Riverbrian: (Laughs) No I'm sure... It's been years... Not since my Boys were young... I didn't really like them back then. I'm Good... But Thanks.

(5 Minutes Later)
Friend: Have some...
Riverbrian: Seriously... No... I'm good...

(5 Minutes Later)
Friend: I've almost eaten the whole box. Have the last of them.
Riverbrian: (trying a different approach) I can't... I'm a... I'm a Vegetarian
Friend: (sincerely) Oh God I'm Sorry... I didn't know... I wouldn't have been flaunting them if I knew.

(3 Hours Later... No further mention of animal crackers up to this point)

Friends Wife: I didn't know you were a vegetarian

Riverbrian: Actually... I'm...

(Pause... looking at the table of meatless food prepared by her and thinking of the effort made to prepare it... and then deciding against coming clean)

Riverbrian: Well... I don't tell a lot of people.

Friend: Good thing you said something... We had tenderloins ready to go.

Friends Wife: That's OK... We will have them some other day. I had a Corn Casserole recipe that I've been wanting to try.

Friend: How's the vegetarian thing going?

Riverbrian: Umm... Good... It's pretty easy... I just stay away from Lions and Bears and Elephants.

(They Laugh and it's clear to me that I'm not easily understood)
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 05:09 PM

6. The heart of the lineup - Mauer, Willingham, Morneau seemed to provide such a bedrock at 3-4-5 at the beginning of the year. I think most people felt that if there were some vaguely competent pieces around them, scoring runs would not be an issue. Of the many things that have gone wrong this year, having none of those guys hold down those positions come September would have been hard to imagine in Spring.

Don't get me wrong - Dozier, Arcia and Pinto are the only reasons to watch at the moment, and I've enjoyed pulling for all of them during the year, but anyone who predicted six months ago that these three guys would not only be lining up at 3-4-5, but would also be the best 3 hitters on the team would have won the internets and then some.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 05:18 PM

(They Laugh and it's clear to me that I'm not easily understood)

I'm sure that happens a lot!
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 05:59 PM

(They Laugh and it's clear to me that I'm not easily understood)

I'm sure that happens a lot!


Happens to me all the time.
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:12 PM

Arcia is out of the line up tonight.
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:19 PM

Oh noes DickBert, the horror of being a great hitter and constantly "clogging the bases".
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:23 PM

(They Laugh and it's clear to me that I'm not easily understood)

I'm sure that happens a lot!

It happens to me a lot. Only without the "they laugh" part.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:24 PM

Ugh, I don't have two hours to spare to watch Pelf "pitch" four innings.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:32 PM

Verlander is too savvy to throw strikes to Herrmann.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:36 PM

Ugh, I don't have two hours to spare to watch Pelf "pitch" four innings.

Not to worry, it'll prolly take Pelf 3 starts to pitch four innings, and he's got 1 left, max.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:37 PM

Twins batters too savvy to swing at those third strikes.

Lot of savviness going on here.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:40 PM

Glunn and RB are making their way through the game thread. That should take them all of 5 seconds, combined.
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:41 PM

What's the deal... Is everyone waiting for me to talk about some besides the Twins?
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:41 PM

What's the deal... Is everyone waiting for me to talk about some besides the Twins?


I was thinking about talking about a phone call I'm waiting for but thought that would take things too far off topic, in a bad way.
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:42 PM

What's the deal... Is everyone waiting for me to talk about some besides the Twins?


The Vikings?




Masochists unite!
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:42 PM

I was thinking about talking about a phone call I'm waiting for but thought that would take things too far off topic, in a bad way.


I'm game... Who's calling and why?
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:44 PM

The Vikings?




Masochists unite!


I wasn't counting but I'm pretty close when I say that I heard people say PONDER in some context about 50 times today.
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:45 PM

I'm game... Who's calling and why?


Well, hopefully he's not ... a guy I used to sort of, but not really, dated for about a month over a year ago ... got a couple texts from him today ... didn't know who they were from as I deleted his contact info ... so I answered them which opened the door. This guy was referred to by me and my friends as LoserDude ... he used to joke about baseball, 'Uh, is that the one with the sticks and a ball?' And laugh at his 'joke.'
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:46 PM

Man, if we cannot find something to talk about I suppose I'LL call ChiTownTwinsFan.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:47 PM

lol, old goat
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:47 PM

And we got a hit!!
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:47 PM

Well, hopefully he's not ... a guy I used to sort of, but not really, dated for about a month over a year ago ... got a couple texts from him today ... didn't know who they were from as I deleted his contact info ... so I answered them which opened the door. This guy was referred to by me and my friends as LoserDude ... he used to joke about baseball, 'Uh, is that the one with the sticks and a ball?' And laugh at his 'joke.'


You dated him for a month... Why didn't it last two months?
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:48 PM

music talk?
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:49 PM

You dated him for a month... Why didn't it last two months?


I ended it.
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:49 PM

ChiTownTwinsFan
If he doesn't know baseball why did the relationship last so long?
Was it the off-season?

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:50 PM

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If he doesn't know baseball why did the relationship last so long?
Was it the off-season?


It was the month prior to Spring Training over a year ago ... okay, well, about a year and a half ago.
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:51 PM

It was the month prior to Spring Training over a year ago ... okay, well, about a year and a half ago.


Clearly you did the right thing.
We are all happy for you.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:52 PM

It was the month prior to Spring Training over a year ago ... okay, well, about a year and a half ago.

Does Dozier know?
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:52 PM

music talk?
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:53 PM

Hey gang! Twins have the bases loaded.
That's something.