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    Game Thread: Twins@Tigers 5/11 12:08PM

    Game-time forecast: Mostly cloudy. Winds blowing in from right field at 10-15 mph. Temperature around 65.

    Twins:
    SP, Deduno

    Dozier 2B
    Mauer DH
    Plouffe 3B
    Colabello 1B
    Pinto C
    Nuñez LF (oh, man ... this again?)
    Parmelee RF
    Hicks CF
    Escobar SS

    Tigers:
    SP, Ray

    Kinsler 2B
    Hunter RF
    Cabrera 1B
    Martinez DH
    Kelly 3B
    Jackson CF
    Avila C
    Romine SS
    Davis LF


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    Things to Think about:

    1. Lineup-ology -- Here's who Gardy should be starting today and why...

    A. Who's Hot or at least Luke Warm: Pinto, Suzuki, Escobar, Santana, Parmelee
    B. Because they are who they are: Dozier, Mauer
    C. Because a lefthander is starting for the Tigers: Hicks, Plouffe

    On the Bench: Kubel, Colabello and Nunez

    Now you gotta find positions... Here ya Go
    DH: Suzuki (In Gardy Speak... He's swinging it pretty good... Gotta keep his bat in the lineup)
    C: Pinto (Give Suzuki a break behind the plate and GET PINTO IN)
    1B: Mauer
    2B: Dozier
    3B: Plouffe
    SS: Santana (Let him Roll)
    LF: Escobar(Let him Roll... He needs OF Time if he is going to be considered an OF Option... Just because Nunez is here doesn't mean that Escobar shouldn't play OF... If you are going to create a Bonofacio... Create one!!!)
    CF: Hicks(If he doesn't play against a LH... When can he play?)
    RF: Parmelee (He might be our best defensive OF and I'm including Hicks for that crazy statement)

    There ya go... Those 9 players should be in the lineup... Batting order... I'll let Gardy do that... But... At some point in time... You have to consider moving Dozier from the 1 to the 3 in the order. Now someone run this over to Gardy.

    2. Monday -- With a day off on Monday... I can see Gardy putting the players in who didn't play yesterday in the lineup so they don't sit 3 days in a row. Kubel... Pinto and Plouffe. I'm ok sitting Kubel 3 days in a row... He's lefthanded and OLD!!!

    3. Colabello/Kubel -- These guys have cooled considerably... I think they will heat up again... but... we got some bodies up now... they should probably get some rest.

    4. The Rubber Band -- With the loss yesterday... It has a slight tear in it. I worry about it's durability... If they lose today... I will really worry about it.

    5. Mom -- It's Mother's Day... Mom was 74 years old when we lost her 6 years ago. To be honest... life has gone on... just like it's supposed to... but... I think about her often. She was the greatest person on earth and I am not misinformed when I say that.

    Here is the thing about Mom's... If I can leave one thought with everyone:

    You can spend your whole life and never find anyone who is on YOUR side like your Mom is... Not your Husband... Not your Wife... Not your Kids... Not your Best Friends. No one... and I mean no one... Is on your side like your Mom. Yes... you have a lot of people on your side but not like Mom... You lose your Mom... You lose your biggest advocate and you don't know how important that is until it's gone.

    Anyway... That's what I think Mother's day is all about.
    Last edited by ChiTownTwinsFan; 05-11-2014 at 09:54 AM.

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    We no longer have a 3rd catcher, so if you're looking for Zuke and Pinto in the same lineup, you'll probably be disappointed most days.

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    And Happy Mother's Day to all the moms in here.

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    Since my Mom is gone, I'll let these young fellows speak:

    http://m.mlb.com/video/v32727925/hap...40511_23615774
    Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand. - N. Armstrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Brooks View Post
    We no longer have a 3rd catcher, so if you're looking for Zuke and Pinto in the same lineup, you'll probably be disappointed most days.
    Unbelievable. Just unbelievable. I'm to the point where Gardy should be replaced for that reason alone.

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    Seeing that Kubel isn't in the line-up again today, I'm thinking that they really did think his legs needed a rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_Iowa View Post
    Seeing that Kubel isn't in the line-up again today, I'm thinking that they really did think his legs needed a rest.
    I do agree.

    Maybe Colabello in right, Mauer at first, Parmelee in left, Nunez as DH, would have been better positions here.

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    Ok, this is funny. Didn't know Punto was the Hulk.

    http://www.sfgate.com/sports/shea/ar...-s-5309100.php
    Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand. - N. Armstrong

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    After seeing the line up???



    Which probably means a Twin's win!!!!!

    GO TWINS!!!!!

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    And a HAPPY MOTHER's DAY to all the Mothershere.

    And those that aren't Mothers, contact/think of yours.

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    I guess Santana's legs needed a rest too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Brooks View Post
    I guess Santana's legs needed a rest too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    Here is the thing about Mom's... If I can leave one thought with everyone:

    You can spend your whole life and never find anyone who is on YOUR side like your Mom is... Not your Husband... Not your Wife... Not your Kids... Not your Best Friends. No one... and I mean no one... Is on your side like your Mom. Yes... you have a lot of people on your side but not like Mom... You lose your Mom... You lose your biggest advocate and you don't know how important that is until it's gone.
    One morning before school my mom rummaged through my backback and found a pack of smokes. "Not mine" I said. "Someone put em there" I said.

    "Wait till your father gets home," she said.

    Longest day of school ever.

    Nobody had my back that day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willihammer View Post
    One morning before school my mom rummaged through my backback and found a pack of smokes. "Not mine" I said. "Someone put em there" I said.

    "Wait till your father gets home," she said.

    Longest day of school ever.

    Nobody had my back that day
    Mom's keep it real and do what needs to be done!

    Your back, was more than covered

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    Game-time forecast: Mostly cloudy. Winds blowing in from right field at 10-15 mph. Temperature around 65.

    Twins:
    SP, Deduno

    Dozier 2B
    Mauer DH
    Plouffe 3B
    Colabello 1B
    Pinto C
    Nuñez LF (oh, man ... this again?)
    Parmelee RF
    Hicks CF
    Escobar SS

    Tigers:
    SP, Ray

    Kinsler 2B
    Hunter RF
    Cabrera 1B
    Martinez DH
    Kelly 3B
    Jackson CF
    Avila C
    Romine SS
    Davis LF


    -----------------------------------------------

    Things to Think about:

    1. Lineup-ology -- Here's who Gardy should be starting today and why...
    Ya might check yer spellin'... i think maybe you meant line-apology?

    Meh, they're still the twins, so i's gonna root for them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sampleSizeOfOne View Post
    Ya might check yer spellin'... i think maybe you meant line-apology?

    Meh, they're still the twins, so i's gonna root for them!
    Make that APOLOGY

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    Is it just me, or does Deduno's stuff look much more ordinary?
    "If you'da been thinkin' you wouldn't 'a thought that.."

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmathewson View Post
    Is it just me, or does Deduno's stuff look much more ordinary?
    Listening on the radio, no clue here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmathewson View Post
    Is it just me, or does Deduno's stuff look much more ordinary?
    His stuff seems to be moving quite a bit this inning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmathewson View Post
    Is it just me, or does Deduno's stuff look much more ordinary?
    Just tuned in, and my impression is only that he's more willing to throw strikes than I've seen in the past.

    / edit - and so, sure enough, he proceeds to walk Avila

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