View Poll Results: What are the Twins' chances of making the playoffs this year
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Less than 0.1%
Between 0.1% and 1%
Between 1% and 2%
Between 2% and 5%
Between 5% and 10%
Greater than 10%
06-25-2012, 07:15 PM #21
06-25-2012, 07:17 PM #22
06-25-2012, 07:36 PM #23
Some event will have to occur where all or most the team is exposed to gamma rays or some other kind of radioactive event, thus leading to at least half of the team developing super human strength and some baseball beneficial super powers.
I did not know it was a baseball superpower to be able to throw the ball over the plate wiith some form of movement that makes it somewhat difficult to hit the ball? I heard that many teams have players that can do that. Some teams I hear have someone who can throw the ball over the plate so well that it is real hard to hiit the ball when they throw it. Perhaps the gamma rays ought to hit the scouts so they can find decent pitchers.
06-25-2012, 07:59 PM #24
06-25-2012, 08:50 PM #25
I like Plouffe's progress. I like it a lot. But he is still really raw. His situational hitting is awful. He's
got his postion because the previous guy couldn't hack it. The general manager had to call him
out before his current run. And in prospect years, he is not young.
But he has been really hot, and that when this streak is over, what will it be? I am really happy his average is not .130 anymore. I want to believe Plouffe is growing into a full time regular 3B, a solution at a real position of need. So cautious optimism.
But what do I want for him? I want real development, not just a hot streak. If the guy just hits
20 solo HRs and he keeps leaving runners at 3rd base with 0 or 1 outs, his production is kind
of wash, if that. Your never as good as hotest streak, never as bad as your worst slump. So
I really don't want much different from him than what Terry Ryan wants to know -- what do the
Twins have in him?
His aggressive baserunning in the 2nd today was really nice to see. Keep it coming!
06-25-2012, 09:11 PM #26
06-25-2012, 11:13 PM #27
You can see this at: http://espn.go.com/mlb/standings
06-25-2012, 11:17 PM #28
06-25-2012, 11:17 PM #29
06-25-2012, 11:21 PM #30
06-25-2012, 11:38 PM #31
1-2% seems about right to me.
I just can't see it happening. In any other division, I'd probably put it at zero.
But I'm not willing to concede yet because:
1) This division is full of flawed teams, I don't see anybody running away with it
2) It's not rational to think the magic run will happen, but just for sheets and giggles, it can be fun to try and dream up scenarios of ways it could happen
3) I'm kind of a stubborn bastid - there's always that part of me that will refuse to admit defeat until mathematical elimination
06-25-2012, 11:42 PM #32
06-25-2012, 11:42 PM #33
06-25-2012, 11:50 PM #34
Chicago is currently on pace for 84Ws (.521 38-35).
To reach 84 wins....MN needs to go 54-36 or .600 winning percentage.
The Yankees(.611) & TEX (.608) are the only 2 teams currently playing at that level.
So they will have to go from the 4th worst record in baseball to the 3rd best....starting now.
Not gonna happen
Doesnt mean we cant enjoy the remaining part of the season.
06-25-2012, 11:55 PM #35
06-26-2012, 12:02 AM #36
clubhouse brawl (is that reference too obscure?)
2. There is plenty of blame to go to me too. My messages were sloppy and I poorly articulated my points, making them easy to misread. I found
it really difficult to respond because I felt anything I would write would just amplify things.
To be clear, I like Plouffe and his 15 HRs. But I hate it when hitters are hitting just solo HRs, and I do want to see Plouffe's next 15 HRs to have more of the 2-HR and 3-HR variety
mixed in. And the rest of what I wrote was all half-baked expression.
For the record, I hate being called a White Sox fan. But I have many friends who are White Sox fans. We just agree to hate each others teams.
But I do appreciate you clowning around. I will include an old bit of clowning around I was a part of from years ago, that
involved the White Sox, Jeff Manship and Seth Stohs. And I have proudly shared this link with many a White Sox fan.
"Faustball" question to Sethspeaks and Seth included it in his Q and A with Jeff Manship. The archive is listed here (http://sethspeaks.net/070308.htm)
The excerpt is listed below:
The Devil is tired of Faustian deals (trade in souls) and wants to try a Faust-Ball deal. And he finds you.
The devil wants this: when you retire you have to become a White Sox fan for life. In exchange, he offers, either:
(A) You can make it the majors before the end of 2008 and remain in the majors for at least the next 10 years
(B) You can make it to the majors before the end of 2009 and the devil guarantees you make at least 3 MLB all-star teams
So my question: Is being a White Sox fan really all that bad?
- RickJeff Manship: Ha ha with options like that I don’t think it would be too hard to be a White Sox fan. I would probably have to choose B, but A is a very compelling choice.
06-26-2012, 12:06 AM #37
06-26-2012, 12:15 AM #38
06-26-2012, 12:22 AM #39
06-26-2012, 01:12 AM #40
Please note that Mr. Lounge and I are both Plouffetists, which is a loose association based on our heartfelt prayer that Plouffe will keep getting better, and become one of the greatest Twins of all time
We even have a clubhouse: Plouffe temple.jpg