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    Darvish pulled due to neck stiffness....Baker to start tonight?

    Per Jeff Wilson Ft Worth Star Telegram

    http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/05...day-start.html

    While the Rangers are reported to be optimistic about Darvish's quick recovery, I suddenly became more optimistic that the Twins now won't be swept by the Rangers.

    It will be interesting to see what Big Spot Scott has left in the tank.

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    Baker --> Darvish
    =
    Gehrig --> Pipp

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    Game Thread: Rangers@Twins 5/27 7:10PM

    Game-time forecast: Mostly cloudy with a 40-percent chance of rain. Winds blowing from left to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Temperature around 80.

    Rangers:
    SP, Baker

    Choo LF
    Andrus SS
    Moreland 1B
    Beltre 3B
    Rios RF
    Gimenez C
    Martin CF
    Murphy DH
    Odor 2B

    Twins:
    SP, Hughes

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

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

    Things to Think About:

    1. Left Handedness -- TD is buzzing with the announcement that Aaron Hicks is going to stop hitting left handed. Many of us have been asking for such a thing for quite some time but I think we never expected it to actually happen. It turns out that Hicks has made the decision on his own and he is now with the Majority of Americans. He is a right handed person. This is going to be better for him because lefthanders are strange people. You never hear anyone say... He's his left hand man... No you don't... They are right hand people if they are truly valuable. In church... The Apostles creed contains the line... "and he Sitteth on the Right hand of God the Father". I'm not sure what sitteth means but I think it clearly states that the right hand is the preferred hand. 10% of all people are left handed. That matches up with 10% of all Adults are diabetic... 10% are vegetarian inclined... and finally... 10% of Americans do not drive to work. As you can see... You don't want to be in the 10% group of anything. It's good that Aaron Hicks has escaped and come over from the dark side.

    2. Yu Darvish -- Yu is one of the most talented starting pitchers in all of baseball... He was born in Japan to a Japenese Mother and a Persian Father. He is fluent in both Japenese and Persian and is able to make a nice rug out of uncooked fish. It has been reported that he throws 82 different pitches which include a fast curve... a really fast curve... a kinda fast curve... a slow curve... a really slow curve... a kinda slow curve... a fast slow curve and a slow fast curve and a curve that doesn't curve at all. "Yu" is a very popular given name in Japan... Kinda of like "You" is a popular given name in the United States.

    3. Losing Streak -- Our Twins have lost 4 games in a row... and I'm just going to say it... They have stunk. Not once in those 4 loses in a row did it feel like they were going to come back and win. Stopping that losing streak is going to be challenging against Yu. It would be much easier against "You". and Yes I mean "You".

    4. Phil Hughes -- If we are going to beat Yu Darvish... I like the fact that Phil Hughes is on the other side pitching for us. The best way to beat those top of the line guys is to keep it close and capitalize on mistakes when they happen. If Phil keeps pitching like he has recently. The Twins can hang around and take it. It happens all the time.

    5. Newfolden Minnesota -- I have returned from Newfolden Minnesota this weekend. Returning is the only thing to do if you find yourself in Newfolden.
    Last edited by ChiTownTwinsFan; 05-27-2014 at 04:11 PM.

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    And the baseball gods lend their favour to the Twins yet again.....

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    I just saw that Yu Darvish has been pulled from the start tonight because of a stiff neck.

    I'm not going to re-write the Game Thread Set up because that would be a pain in my neck.

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    10% vegetarian inclined? That's more than I would have thought considering the dearth of vegetarian dining options at any American ballpark.

    We aren't vegetarian for the convenience of it, you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    I just saw that Yu Darvish has been pulled from the start tonight because of a stiff neck.

    I'm not going to re-write the Game Thread Set up because that would be a pain in my neck.
    Reading between the lines, it is pretty apparent that Yu saw the Twins line-up and all of a sudden had a "stiff neck" which will all of a sudden be better when he knows he does not have to face our murderer's row.

    I am going to pretend I never saw the second sentence of this post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boom Boom View Post
    10% vegetarian inclined? .
    I myself am 10 percent vegetarian inclined. My ballpark hotdog includes about 10 percent ketchup.
    Last edited by USAFChief; 05-27-2014 at 04:43 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    Game-time forecast: Mostly cloudy with a 40-percent chance of rain. Winds blowing from left to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Temperature around 80.

    Rangers:
    SP, Baker

    Choo LF
    Andrus SS
    Moreland 1B
    Beltre 3B
    Rios RF
    Gimenez C
    Martin CF
    Murphy DH
    Odor 2B

    Twins:
    SP, Hughes

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

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

    Things to Think About:

    1. Left Handedness -- TD is buzzing with the announcement that Aaron Hicks is going to stop hitting left handed. Many of us have been asking for such a thing for quite some time but I think we never expected it to actually happen. It turns out that Hicks has made the decision on his own and he is now with the Majority of Americans. He is a right handed person. This is going to be better for him because lefthanders are strange people. You never hear anyone say... He's his left hand man... No you don't... They are right hand people if they are truly valuable. In church... The Apostles creed contains the line... "and he Sitteth on the Right hand of God the Father". I'm not sure what sitteth means but I think it clearly states that the right hand is the preferred hand. 10% of all people are left handed. That matches up with 10% of all Adults are diabetic... 10% are vegetarian inclined... and finally... 10% of Americans do not drive to work. As you can see... You don't want to be in the 10% group of anything. It's good that Aaron Hicks has escaped and come over from the dark side.

    2. Yu Darvish -- Yu is one of the most talented starting pitchers in all of baseball... He was born in Japan to a Japenese Mother and a Persian Father. He is fluent in both Japenese and Persian and is able to make a nice rug out of uncooked fish. It has been reported that he throws 82 different pitches which include a fast curve... a really fast curve... a kinda fast curve... a slow curve... a really slow curve... a kinda slow curve... a fast slow curve and a slow fast curve and a curve that doesn't curve at all. "Yu" is a very popular given name in Japan... Kinda of like "You" is a popular given name in the United States.

    3. Losing Streak -- Our Twins have lost 4 games in a row... and I'm just going to say it... They have stunk. Not once in those 4 loses in a row did it feel like they were going to come back and win. Stopping that losing streak is going to be challenging against Yu. It would be much easier against "You". and Yes I mean "You".

    4. Phil Hughes -- If we are going to beat Yu Darvish... I like the fact that Phil Hughes is on the other side pitching for us. The best way to beat those top of the line guys is to keep it close and capitalize on mistakes when they happen. If Phil keeps pitching like he has recently. The Twins can hang around and take it. It happens all the time.

    5. Newfolden Minnesota -- I have returned from Newfolden Minnesota this weekend. Returning is the only thing to do if you find yourself in Newfolden.
    Did you visit the Hobo House?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    I just saw that Yu Darvish has been pulled from the start tonight because of a stiff neck.

    I'm not going to re-write the Game Thread Set up because that would be a pain in my neck.
    Plus it would be a shame to remove the line about Yu being able to make a nice rug out of uncooked fish...one of your best!

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    These are the days I wish sports gambling was legal here. I'd be dropping Hundos on the Twins after hearing about MoonshotScott was taking Darvish's place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinsnorth49 View Post
    And the baseball gods lend their favour to the Twins yet again.....
    What do you mean "again"?

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    Now I don't want it to rain.

    Is this Parm's first start in left field? I expected a barrage of "Free Pinto", but the starter change for the Rangers has gotten all the attention. I would like to see the offense get going. Perhaps ex-Twin Scott Baker will be the elixir they need (I'm think Baker carries a no-hitter until the 6th BTW).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    5. Newfolden Minnesota -- I have returned from Newfolden Minnesota this weekend. Returning is the only thing to do if you find yourself in Newfolden.
    Never heard of it, just looked it up on a map. It can not be a good sign when your downtown is located at the corner of 330th St NW and 120th St NW in some county.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    I myself am 10 percent vegetarian inclined. My ballpark hotdog includes about 10 percent ketchup.
    And 10 percent meat.

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    Again, free Josmil Pinto from this bench. This is atrocious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stringer bell View Post
    Now I don't want it to rain.

    Is this Parm's first start in left field? I expected a barrage of "Free Pinto", but the starter change for the Rangers has gotten all the attention. I would like to see the offense get going. Perhaps ex-Twin Scott Baker will be the elixir they need (I'm think Baker carries a no-hitter until the 6th BTW).
    If this is really Scott Baker, he'll look untouchable and then quickly fall apart. Let's hope it happens in the bottom of the second.

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    Pinto can catch, I read that someplace........
    Lighten up Francis....

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    Should be an interesting game... I hope it's not a case of another former Twin coming back to bite us.

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