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Thread: Game Thread: Twins @ Angels, 6/24 @ 9:05pm CT

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    Game Thread: Twins @ Angels, 6/24 @ 9:05pm CT

    Game-time forecast: Mostly sunny. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Temperature near 70. (No worries about rain delays with this series as it never rains in Southern California! ... starting Brian off right ... )

    Twins:
    SP, Gibson

    Santana SS
    Dozier 2B
    Mauer 1B
    Willingham LF
    Morales DH
    Suzuki C
    Parmelee RF
    Escobar 3B
    Fuld CF

    Angels:
    SP, Wilson

    Calhoun RF
    Trout CF
    Pujols 1B
    Hamilton LF
    Aybar SS
    Kendrick 2B
    Cron DH
    Freese 3B
    Conger C

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    Brian ... your turn ... think, man, T H I N K! (the queen has spoken)

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    And to you I curtsy... I'll admit a curtsy doesn't feel all that manly.

    Things to Think About:

    1. Anaheim -- Anaheim... Umm... Los Angeles... I find the whole situation awfully confusing. The Angels are clearly located in Anaheim yet greedily... They want to be known as the Los Angeles Angels. In the hope that they fool actual residents of L.A. that they have another team to cheer for. Anaheim is southwest of Los Angeles... L.A. has grown to the point that it has swallowed up Anaheim. It has no choice but to grow that direction because mountains block it to the north and a rather large ocean blocks it to the west. 10 years from now... The gap between San Clemente and Oceanside will be filled in and the Padres will be calling themselves the Los Angeles Padres. Pretty Soon Palm Springs and the Salton Sea will all be part of the Los Angeles Metro. Anaheim was built as a place to put theme parks. Anaheim in Spanish means "Wait in Line... just like you are at the DMV". People who tire of the ocean breezes and constant comfortable temps of L.A. have flocked toward the desert like heat of Anaheim and stayed because it's easier to find a parking space. It's the largest city in Orange County... Which the Locals just call the OC... Because "Orange" and "County" simply takes too much time to say.

    2. The Angels -- I'm never sure what to think of the Angels... They like to make big splashy free agent signings only to watch them underperform. Pujols has not been the same since signing with them. Hamilton can't stay healthy for more than 3 games in a row. Currently they are sitting in 2nd place... 5 games behind the Oakland A's... with the Mariners right on their tail. The Combination of Trout, Pujols and Hamilton batting 2 3 and 4 will make any pitcher sit up straight and pay attention... but will the rest of the team scare anyone? Umm... Not really. The starting pitching has a couple of big name arms in Weaver and Wilson and Garrett Richards seems to have arrived. It was decreed that the rest of the starting pitching staff has last names that start with "S". The Bullpen is mess!!!

    3. C.J. Wilson -- 33 Years old and a local boy from Fountain Valley California in the OC. He played ball for Loyala Marymount and was drafted by the Rangers in the 5th round of the 2001 draft. When he joined the Rangers... he was a bullpen arm. He converted to starting in 2010 and had such a good year that he signed with the Angels as a Free Agent for 5 Years and 75 Million in December 2011. He is a Taoist which means that he isn't any fun to party with. He races cars and he owns a few car dealerships in Illinois and California. He throws a variety of fastballs and mixes in a few breaking pitches. When he's going good... He can come at you pretty confidently.

    4. Kyle Gibson -- The Streak... It's all about the streak... 22 straight scoreless innings... 31 out of his last 33 innings scoreless. I'd love to see him stretch this thing out. MLB Network might even mention it eventually.

    5. Infinite Monkey Theorem -- If you put an infinite number of monkeys in a room with an infinite number of typewriters with an infinite amount of time... eventually one of the monkeys will produce Shakespeare. I set out to test this theorem but... sadly due to budget issues... I could only afford two monkeys and two typewriters for a total of two days. My staff and I ran the test anyway and here are the results. One Monkey didn't touch a typewriter at all. The other Monkey smashed the hell out of one typewriter and on the other typewriter... on a clean piece of paper he typed "K" 13 times.
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    That's a pretty good lineup they run out there

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    Gibson can hold them, but we need to score some runs, Dozier & hammer are both over due!!

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    Any news on a roster move?

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    Twins lineup:

    Santana ss
    Dozier 2b
    Mauer 1b
    Willingham lf
    Morales dh
    Suzuki c
    Parmelee rf
    Escobar 3b
    Fuld cf


    Gibson p

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    I know taoist's who are a great deal of fun to party with.

    And you have a large source of typing monkeys available on the web at any given moment. Finite, but unbounded.
    Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand. - N. Armstrong

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    Speaking of monkeys, that fleabag rally monkey is beyond annoying. It would be smart to build and keep a lead of at least 5 runs so that such feces throwing pest does not appear on the jumbo tron.

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    Clearly the typing monkey was sending a message that Gibson strikes out 13 tonight. I wasn't feeling too confident about tonight until now!

    In other news, I could have walked down the 5 from LA faster than I drove it today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longstrangetrip View Post
    Clearly the typing monkey was sending a message that Gibson strikes out 13 tonight. I wasn't feeling too confident about tonight until now!

    In other news, I could have walked down the 5 from LA faster than I drove it today.
    On Thursday I will show you my secret back route that usually avoids most of the traffic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
    On Thursday I will show you my secret back route that usually avoids most of the traffic.
    THAT will be some valuable information!

    Okay, off to the game...I'll try to bring home a winner tonight. But I'm not responsible if Gibson spent his off day golfing again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longstrangetrip View Post
    THAT will be some valuable information!

    Okay, off to the game...I'll try to bring home a winner tonight. But I'm not responsible if Gibson spent his off day golfing again.
    We are trusting your good karma to win this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longstrangetrip View Post
    THAT will be some valuable information!

    Okay, off to the game...I'll try to bring home a winner tonight. But I'm not responsible if Gibson spent his off day golfing again.
    How valuable? I'm willing to pay cash money for my visit to Southern Cali next month...

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    Almost 12 years and the Rally Monkey still is lingering.

    Screw the Rally Monkey - the Twins need their own Rally Animal.

    May I present to you... the Rally Rhinoceros
    Rally Rhino.jpg

    I would have preferred the Comeback Bunny, but that might not have had enough testosterone behind it for some to deem acceptable.
    TC Bunny.jpg
    Oh, how cute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    How valuable? I'm willing to pay cash money for my visit to Southern Cali next month...
    Will you be anywhere near Beverly Hills? I would like to infract you in person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark's Lounge View Post
    Almost 12 years and the Rally Monkey still is lingering.

    Screw the Rally Monkey - the Twins need their own Rally Animal.

    May I present to you... the Rally Rhinoceros
    Rally Rhino.jpg

    I would have preferred the Comeback Bunny, but that might not have had enough testosterone behind it for some to deem acceptable.
    TC Bunny.jpg
    Oh, how cute.
    I like the rhino. The bunny not so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
    On Thursday I will show you my secret back route that usually avoids most of the traffic.
    Have Glunn, will travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
    I like the rhino. The bunny not so much.
    How can you not like the Bunny? He can catch a baseball.

    I took this photo after I almost ran the Lil' thing over with my lawn mower on Saturday. We then proceeded to have a game of catch.

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    Too lazy to look it up. Is this K. Morales's first visit to Anaheim since the Unfortunate Home Run that Cannot be Named?

    Also, saw "Thunderdome" again. Now everytime I see Kendrys at the plate, I hear a voice: "Two men enter. One man leaves." Don't know what to make of it.

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    And for tonight's science viewing pleasure. Caution: there may be California math involved.

    http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/...s-of-baseball/
    Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand. - N. Armstrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark's Lounge View Post

    I would have preferred the Comeback Bunny, but that might not have had enough testosterone behind it for some to deem acceptable.
    TC Bunny.jpg
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    That thing looks like a tasty meal to me, and I'm not even a predator by nature (except on the occasional discussion thread)

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