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    Game Thread: Twins@White Sox 4/3 1:10PM

    Watch this space for the starting lineups from the lovely and talented ChiTown

    Thanks, Bri!

    Gametime weather forecast: cloudy, rainy, windy, 35 degrees. My umbrella blew out on me 3 times just walking 2 blocks to the bus stop this morning. Just sayin'. Rain is to abate around 3 ... we'll see if we have a delayed game or a postponed game.

    Twins:
    SP, Hughes

    Dozier 2B
    Mauer DH
    Willingham LF
    Colabello 1B
    Plouffe 3B
    Arcia RF
    Pinto C
    Hicks CF
    Escobar SS

    Sox:
    SP, Quintana

    Eaton CF
    Semien 3B
    Abreu 1B
    Gunn DH
    Garcia RF
    De Aza LF
    Ramirez SS
    Flowers C
    Garcia 2B


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    Things to Think About:

    1. Blown Games -- Why the Twins don't have a win in the win column is tough to explain. It's easy to point to key moments and plays not being made but there are 9 innings of ball played(sometimes 10 11 or more innings) and a game is decided at any time. The goats were obvious yesterday. Perkins wasn't sharp... Plouffe couldn't make a basic play... Deduno was a little wild and Suzuki wasn't used to catching a Deduno. It comes down to making plays and the Twins didn't make plays. Today is a new day!!!

    2. Aaron Hicks -- He looks confident right now... He looks like he knows what he's doing... If he was 0 fer right now... I'd say the same thing. He looks like he belongs. It's only two games but I think he could be a professional hitter.

    3. Phil Hughes -- Today we get our first look at Phil Hughes in a regular season Twins uniform. Phil Hughes was always considered a top prospect until he hit the majors. His time in Yankee stadium was unrealized potential. Is that potential still there? If it is we got a steal with his contract. If not... He will end up... in the way. The answer to the question starts today.

    4. Adam Dunn -- The White Sox spent some money on this guy. They also spent some money on Abreu. Gardy has been walking Abreu to get to Dunn. That kinda suggests that the Twins may feel that the White Sox overspent acquiring Dunn or it suggests that the Twins underspent in pursuit of Abreu. Is it respect for Abreu or lack of respect for Dunn... I think it's the latter.

    5. April 3rd -- On this date in 1868... A Hawaiian surfs a 50 foot tidal wave... The largest wave ever surfed. The wave was created by a Chief Belly Flop.

    On this date in 1966... Tom Seaver signed with the Mets for a $50K bonus. He bought a real nice refrigerator with the bonus money.

    On this date in 1985... Vic Elliot pocketed 15,780 pool balls in 24 hours. Vic was pissed about it because the player he was playing against kept taking his made shots out and throwing them back on the table forcing Vic to make shots over and over again. His opponent eventually won using this method.
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    My most anticipated game for the past four months.

    BRING ON PHIL HUGHES.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    My most anticipated game for the past four months.

    BRING ON PHIL HUGHES.
    Yikes, well .. your anticipation may have to wait longer ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post
    Yikes, well .. your anticipation may have to wait longer ...
    The slow torture of Brock Beauchamp. I see a video coming up.

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    Here's the Twins Lineup:
    Dozier, 2B
    Mauer, DH
    Willingham, LF
    Colabello, 1B
    Plouffe, 3B
    Arcia, RF
    Pinto, C
    Hicks, CF
    Florimon, SS

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    I would take daytime baseball every day if I could. Makes the workday so much better.

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    I'm about 35 miles north of Cellular Field. It stopped raining perhaps a half-hour ago and the sky is overcast but starting to clear. Wind has died down a bit too. I predict the game starts reasonably close to the scheduled time, in front of about 150 fans.

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    Just saw Cuddyer bust his *** trying to reach 1st on a grounder.

    I'd like to see similar efforts from those in Twins uniforms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big dog View Post
    I'm about 35 miles north of Cellular Field. It stopped raining perhaps a half-hour ago and the sky is overcast but starting to clear. Wind has died down a bit too. I predict the game starts reasonably close to the scheduled time, in front of about 150 fans.
    Hmm ... you're in Cubs territory then ...

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    Emilio Bonafacio has his 10th hit already this season. In the first inning of game 3. Wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post
    Hmm ... you're in Cubs territory then ...
    Nope. Wherever I am is automatically Twins territory. That's just how it works.

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    Lineup Change:

    Escobar at short, batting 9th



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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post
    Yikes, well .. your anticipation may have to wait longer ...
    Damn you and damn your windy city!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_Iowa View Post
    Just saw Cuddyer bust his *** trying to reach 1st on a grounder.

    I'd like to see similar efforts from those in Twins uniforms.
    The last few years hasn't seen a lot of getting after it or tail battling off from the guys.

    Kind of surprised to see Mauer play a day game after a day game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_Iowa View Post
    Lineup Change:

    Escobar at short, batting 9th


    A little bait-and-switch subterfuge by Chessmaster Gardenhire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boom Boom View Post
    A little bait-and-switch subterfuge by Chessmaster Gardenhire?
    Playing head games with his own players???

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_Iowa View Post
    Playing head games with his own players???
    Maybe he "accidentally" revealed the wrong lineup to the White Sox?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boom Boom View Post
    Maybe he "accidentally" revealed the wrong lineup to the White Sox?
    Hmm ..... can someone calculate the infinitesimal strategical advantage of Escobar over Florimon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_Iowa View Post
    Lineup Change:

    Escobar at short, batting 9th


    Rookie mistake by whoever fills out the lineups That's why we have spring training, to iron out these mistakes before the season starts

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