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    Article: Game Thread: Twins vs Mets, 4/12 - 7:10pm


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    Lineups:

    Twins:
    Aaron Hicks CF
    Joe Mauer C
    Josh Willingham LF
    Justin Morneau 1B
    Ryan Doumit DH
    Trevor Plouffe 3B
    Wilkin Ramirez RF
    Brian Dozier 2B
    Pedro Florimon SS
    (Vance Worley P)

    Mets:
    Jordany Valdespin CF
    Daniel Murphy 2B
    David Wright 3B
    Ike Davis 1B
    John Buck C
    Lucas Duda DH
    Marlon Byrd RF
    Mike Baxter LF
    Ruben Tejada SS
    (Jonathon Niese P)

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    I see the Twins face two more very good starters in this series. Twins had better start hitting or this could be another terrible April.

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    If Deduno is 10 days behind Scott Baker in his rehab, that makes him pretty useless. If he's 10 days behind Diamond, that makes him intriguing but his usefulness is TBD.

    Going forward, we should rename our former pitcher Scott Banker due to the salary collected the last few years without actually pitching.

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    Perhaps banking on global warming, Selig-style, isn't such a good idea....

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    Baseball is meant to be outside. This is the downside risk to that move. Bummer for now, but totally worth it most of the time.

    We need games, so we can find something new to talk about....
    Lighten up Francis....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazarus View Post
    If Deduno is 10 days behind Scott Baker in his rehab, that makes him pretty useless. If he's 10 days behind Diamond, that makes him intriguing but his usefulness is TBD.

    Going forward, we should rename our former pitcher Scott Banker due to the salary collected the last few years without actually pitching.
    Heh, whoops.

    Fixed.

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    Gonna get this game in?

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    Metrodome for the weekend? Every ticket is General Admission?

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    Help me remember why no retractable roof was built -- money (by who, taxpayers/owners), aesthetics, engineering/space -- what? I never understood this. Minneapolis is the only major city where you can count on a white Christmas (like 75% of the time), no other major city is above 50%, even Denver is 50%.
    Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.

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    3 years and not a single snow-out. Not one today either. Not one tomorrow. The snow hasn't been a problem. You don't pay $200m to fix non-existent problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
    Help me remember why no retractable roof was built
    Go watch a few games in Miller Park and then get back to me about that retractable roof.

    Retractable roof stadiums ruin the outdoor feel of the game. Minnesota does just fine without it, just like Chicago and Boston do just fine without it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    Go watch a few games in Miller Park and then get back to me about that retractable roof.

    Retractable roof stadiums ruin the outdoor feel of the game. Minnesota does just fine without it, just like Chicago and Boston do just fine without it.

    I've never been there (though I suppose I will at some point), but looking at it on TV kind of reminds me of the middle of the Mall of America. If you could open that roof, you still wouldn't be outside...

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    I've got no problems with Target Field whatsoever. I've been there once to experience it's majesty. I was at the Metrodome on several occasions. I can live with indoor baseball. Target Field, however, is an "experience". Weather is going to happen, we either live through it or postpone. I'm okay with either, we'll still play 162 and 81 of them will be in a gorgeous ballpark.

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    Wilken Ramirez gets the start tonight in RF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 70charger View Post
    I've never been there (though I suppose I will at some point), but looking at it on TV kind of reminds me of the middle of the Mall of America. If you could open that roof, you still wouldn't be outside...
    Yeah, that's pretty much Miller Park.

    To witness the park in its full glory, you really need a field level seat at a day game in August, where you spend most of the game wondering if you're going to succumb to heat stroke.

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    Thankfully, Hicks gets to bat RH tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
    Help me remember why no retractable roof was built -- money (by who, taxpayers/owners), aesthetics, engineering/space -- what? I never understood this. Minneapolis is the only major city where you can count on a white Christmas (like 75% of the time), no other major city is above 50%, even Denver is 50%.
    Roofs are great if you like playing in mausoleums like Milwaukee. I'll go with a combination of $$$ and aesthetics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zenser View Post
    Wilken Ramirez gets the start tonight in RF.
    I know it's just me, but if you're going to rest someone on the lefty-lefty matchup tonight, I'd vote to keep your hottest hitter on the field, Parmelee, starting at First (.412 in his last 7 games), who has hit .333 versus lefties so far in 2013, and give Morneau the break- he's 0 for 8 against lefties and batting just over .200 over the last 7 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
    Help me remember why no retractable roof was built -- money (by who, taxpayers/owners), aesthetics, engineering/space -- what? I never understood this. Minneapolis is the only major city where you can count on a white Christmas (like 75% of the time), no other major city is above 50%, even Denver is 50%.
    ---I vaguely remember hearing something at the time about it having to do with the site - the dimensions of the site were such it could either not support a retractable roof at all, or it would have been unbelievably expensive. So if they wanted a retractable rood, they needed to pick a different site.

    No idea if there was actually anything to that, or if that was just posturing by people in support of that site and against paying for a retractable roof. I grew tired of the twists and turns of the stadium thing at some point, and I tuned out with a "call me when something is finalized" approach to it, so I may not be remembering this right.

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