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    Game Thread: Twins @ Mariners, 7/8 @ 9:10pm CT

    Game-time forecast: Mostly sunny. Winds blowing in from left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Temperature around 75.

    TWINS:
    SP, Hughes

    Dozier 2B
    Nunez 3B
    Suzuki C (!)
    Morales DH
    Willingham LF
    Arcia RF
    Colabello 1B
    Escobar SS
    Fuld CF

    MARINERS:
    SP, Young

    Saunders RF
    Jones CF
    Cano 2B
    Seager 3B
    Morrison 1B
    Hart DH
    Ackley LF
    Zunino C
    Miller SS

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    Brian will be with us shortly ...
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    Shortly? I'm 5-9... I am always with you shortly.

    Things to Think About:

    1. Jenny Jenny -- If Gardenhire would have done this... Some would have crucified him but when Joe Maddon of the Rays does it... He is seen as colorful. Last Thursday against Max Scherzer and the Tigers... Joe Maddon threw together a batting order of 867(Pause)5309. Which you know stands for CF SS LF 3B 1B DH(0) RF... You also know it comes from the Tommy Tutone song Jenny Jenny(867-5309). It didn't work... They lost 8 to 1. I think they lost because they didn't have a 2B or Catcher in that lineup. If Gardy were have tried it last Thursday against Tanaka... The Batting order would have been Fuld, Escobar, Willingham, Plouffe, Parmelee, Morales, Arcia. How bout... the 25 or 6 to 4 lineup... Suzuki, Plouffe followed by Escobar and Dozier. "If 6 was 9" by Jimi Hendrix... That wouldn't be a batting order idea but it would signify Escobar moving to Right Field and as the Metric folks will tell you... Moving Escobar to RF would plummet his value. Wilson Pickett has a song called... "634-5789". (Breaks Applied)... Well... That's about as far as I can go with this. Moving on.

    2. Iwakuma -- I didn't see a single pitch of the game last night... I was exhausted from my trip and I came home tired and I knew I was going to bed early. I knew it was going to be a rough night for the Twins. Iwakuma owns us... Everytime he pitches against us he shuts us down in embarrassing fashion. Nothing but zero's time and time again.

    3. Correia -- I didn't see a single pitch of the game last night... But It was two solo shots that Correia gave up for a 2-0 lost. I know we love to hate him but he certainly gave the Twins a chance to win and he has been pitching a lot better lately.

    4. Chris Young -- Once again we get to face the 6-10 control pitcher. It just sounds odd to type that... 6-10 Control Pitcher... Why is it odd? Well... 6-10 is a lot of length to keep control off. The Ability to throw consistent strikes where you want them comes down to mechanics and repeating your stroke. Repeating your stroke is all about keeping your body together and 6-10 is a lot of body to keep together... Tall pitchers typically... Just let it rip... The lanky frame can generate power... Yet not Chris Young. He's like Peter Dinklage all stretched out. He probably doesn't bump his head on doorways either. Someone may have told him along the way to "act his height" and he wasn't listening.

    5. Dreams -- I was over-tired from the long road trip over the weekend. When you are over-tired... I find that you have strange dreams. Case in point... Last night... I had a dream... I was eating this huge marshmallow... When I woke up my pillow was gone. Just to show that wasn't a cheap joke... Turned out the pillow was knocked on the floor... But my wife was pissed... She slept on the couch because I was repeatedly biting her.
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    6. Pot is now legal in Washington and Colorado. Might make for an interesting road trip (he he) for the boys. In honor:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post
    Wilson Pickett has a song called... "634-5789".
    Twins Daily. Come for the baseball, stay for the musical encyclopedia.

    huge marshmallow...She slept on the couch because I was repeatedly biting her.
    She might consider a gym membership to tone up just a little.

    / oOo - wife jokes, better tread carefully from here on
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    It's cool that Dozier made it to the HR derby, and that his brother is pitching to him. I work with my brother now, but we are from an age with a different kind of derby...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    / oOo - wife jokes, better tread carefully from here on
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post

    5. Dreams -- I was over-tired from the long road trip over the weekend. When you are over-tired... I find that you have strange dreams. Case in point... Last night... I had a dream... I was eating this huge marshmallow... When I woke up my pillow was gone. Just to show that wasn't a cheap joke... Turned out the pillow was knocked on the floor... But my wife was pissed... She slept on the couch because I was repeatedly biting her.
    #5 made a bad day into a good one for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
    #5 made a bad day into a good one for me.


    As long as you're still alive...

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    Mr. and Mrs. RB. Which is which?

    http://youtu.be/drZb5oi7xuQ
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    We'll deserving! It'll be first hr derby I've watched since the 90's.

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    We all like Kurt Suzuki...but a major league team really should be embarrassed to have him hitting third, regardless of injury or situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    We all like Kurt Suzuki...but a major league team really should be embarrassed to have him hitting third, regardless of injury or situation.
    Why? The dude is hitting 300.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post
    Game-time forecast: Mostly sunny. Winds blowing in from left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Temperature around 75.
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    Shortly? I'm 5-9... I am always with you shortly.
    Strange. Never thought of 5-9 as short, but even the weather seems taller...

    Things to Think About:

    3. Correia -- I didn't see a single pitch of the game last night... But It was two solo shots that Correia gave up for a 2-0 lost. I know we love to hate him but he certainly gave the Twins a chance to win and he has been pitching a lot better lately.
    Yup. Kudos to Correia. Right up there with Pino's outing.

    4. Chris Young -- Once again we get to face the 6-10 control pitcher. It just sounds odd to type that... 6-10 Control Pitcher... Why is it odd?
    Must resist temptation to say something (else) stupid...


    5. Dreams -- I was over-tired from the long road trip over the weekend. When you are over-tired... I find that you have strange dreams. Case in point... Last night... I had a dream... I was eating this huge marshmallow... When I woke up my pillow was gone. Just to show that wasn't a cheap joke... Turned out the pillow was knocked on the floor... But my wife was pissed... She slept on the couch because I was repeatedly biting her.
    As tempting as dreams are, i'll try to stay awake for the game. Just maybe, the game will be better! But i'll get my hands on some real marshmallows to avoid any confusion. Let's see... marshmallows go well with... cocoa, and fire.

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    Am I the only one that is having difficulties with Fox Sports North right now?

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    Am I the only one that is having difficulties with Fox Sports North right now?
    I'm having no issues.

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    Yowza. 86 mph juiceball and Arcia swings right through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crarko View Post
    Mr. and Mrs. RB. Which is which?

    http://youtu.be/drZb5oi7xuQ
    LOL... Neither understands their role in nature... Umm... Much like Mr and Mrs. RB.
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    I'm dying to know. Ash, was your curtain shopping trip fruitful?

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    Since I was b*tching about the humidity and heat the other day, I'll just say that today was a PERFECT summer day (okay a little windy but that's normal).

    And RB, wondering if there were any Hershey's bars and graham crackers in that bed to go with the marshmallow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibby View Post
    I'm dying to know. Ash, was your curtain shopping trip fruitful?
    I think we have time for the long story!!!

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    I'm just getting a black screen, no please stand by, no nothing.
    Sold or not, empty seats behind homeplate are an eyesore and an embarrassment.

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