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    Game Thread: Twins@Royals 8/5 7:10PM

    Twins: SP Kevin Correia

    2B Dozier
    C Mauer
    1B Morneau
    DH Doumit
    LF Arcia
    3B Plouffe
    RF Herrmann
    CF Thomas
    SS Florimon

    Royals: SP Jeremy Guthrie

    RF Cain
    1B Hosmer
    DH Butler
    LF Gordon
    2B Tejada
    3B Moustakas
    C Kottaras
    SS Escobar
    CF Dyson

    Things to think about:

    1. Think about the Astros... Yeah we swept them... But they played some bad baseball... It has to be the worst sweep feeling produced in quite some time.

    2. Think about the Royals... The Royals are turning it on. I've always felt that this team was capable of contending and they were very slow coming out of the gate. They are 13-3 since the All Star Break and within wild card consideration distance.

    3. Think about the Blue Jays... The Blue Jays are 51-60 and the Twins are 48-60. The Blue Jays went for it... This year... It can be argued that the Twins didn't... I don't know what's worse... Cheering for a team that didn't go for it and wasn't supposed to succeed and end up failing or Cheering for a team that went for it and was supposed to succeed and end up failing.

    4. Think about Oswaldo Arcia... It just feels better having him in the lineup. Don't it.

    5. Think about "Take me out to the ball game" Why do we sing that line at the games when we are already at the "Ball Game"?
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    I've never been a big Dodgers or Royals fan, in fact my SoCal relatives turned me totally off of the Dodgers years ago. But this season, I think it would be hilarious if they met in the World Series, given all the lecturing we were reading earlier in the season about how a) paying a lot for free agents doesn't even lead to much success, and b) the Royals' trade of a top prospect for some established pitching was foolish. Baseball is much too complex for pat answers like those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    5. Think about "Take me out to the ball game" Why do we sing that line at the games when we are already at the "Ball Game"?
    Because we're having so much fun we want to come back? Again and again and again? I might go see 4 in a row at the Cell ... but that probably won't be because I'm having so much fun, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    I've never been a big Dodgers or Royals fan, in fact my SoCal relatives turned me totally off of the Dodgers years ago. But this season, I think it would be hilarious if they met in the World Series, given all the lecturing we were reading earlier in the season about how a) paying a lot for free agents doesn't even lead to much success, and b) the Royals' trade of a top prospect for some established pitching was foolish. Baseball is much too complex for pat answers like those.
    I think the Dodgers vs. Royals would be too Blue!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post
    Because we're having so much fun we want to come back? Again and again and again? I might go see 4 in a row at the Cell ... but that probably won't be because I'm having so much fun, though.
    Held Hostage?
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    Here is where you can keep track of what is happening in the Minors tonight:

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    My girlfriend (not originally a baseball fan) is trying to learn more about the Twins after seeing how bizarrely I care about them. I've explained a lot to her (she knows who Sano is and understands Morneau's sad story), but I've had trouble selling her on the franchise as it currently stands. How do you explain a rebuilding phase to an entry-level fan and get someone to buy in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by B Richard View Post
    My girlfriend (not originally a baseball fan) is trying to learn more about the Twins after seeing how bizarrely I care about them. I've explained a lot to her (she knows who Sano is and understands Morneau's sad story), but I've had trouble selling her on the franchise as it currently stands. How do you explain a rebuilding phase to an entry-level fan and get someone to buy in?
    Explain to her that you can't start a masterpiece without starting out with something that looks like crap.
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B Richard View Post
    My girlfriend (not originally a baseball fan) is trying to learn more about the Twins after seeing how bizarrely I care about them. I've explained a lot to her (she knows who Sano is and understands Morneau's sad story), but I've had trouble selling her on the franchise as it currently stands. How do you explain a rebuilding phase to an entry-level fan and get someone to buy in?
    It's like a mood... Everything is fine for awhile and then all of sudden in cyclical fashion the mood changes and pretty soon the couch, the chairs, the kitchen appliances, the color of the bathroom isn't working anymore. So you get some new stuff and you don't like that stuff until you get used to it.
    A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

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    Why is that ball not caught?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    Why is that ball not caught?
    Good question.
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    Why is that ball not caught?
    Twins Baseball™?
    "Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    It's like a mood... Everything is fine for awhile and then all of sudden in cyclical fashion the mood changes and pretty soon the couch, the chairs, the kitchen appliances, the color of the bathroom isn't working anymore. So you get some new stuff and you don't like that stuff until you get used to it.
    Trouble at home?
    Chris Hermann solves everything. hat tip to jokin

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCTF View Post
    Some folk'll never judge a ball and then again some folk'll.
    That line should be used when Cletus actually makes a play.
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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    Look at that. We made it through the first inning without the other team scoring. Watch out AL Central. The Twins are rolling now.
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    Why is that ball not caught?
    I can't explain how, but I'm pretty sure Doumit's pitch framing is to blame.

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    Yeah Trevor, that's what a strike looks like
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    Quote Originally Posted by GCTF View Post
    Trouble at home?
    Yeah... I'm never ever really sure why?
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