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    Game Thread: Twins@Tigers 8/22 12:08PM

    Twins: SP Andrew Albers

    2B Dozier
    C Herrmann
    1B Morneau
    DH Willingham
    RF Doumit
    3B Plouffe
    CF Thomas
    LF Ramirez
    SS Bernier

    Tigers: SP Justin Verlander

    CF Jackson
    RF Hunter
    3B Cabrera
    1B Fielder
    DH Martinez
    LF Tuiasosopo
    2B Infante
    SS Iglasias
    C Holaday

    Things to Think About:

    1. Think about Albers... 3 Starts under his belt... This is all pretty new to him... If it's not new to him... Facing off against the Tigers and Justin Verlander should be.

    2. Think about Verlander... He's gotta matchup against Albers... Right now... Albers is blowing Verlander away in the ERA Department.

    3. Think about Tuiasosopo... What football Roster did they grab him off of. Names like that are usually playing on the line of scrimmage somewhere.

    4. Think about 6 thru 9... The Tigers are not very scary either 6 through 9 in the batting order.

    5. Think about Self Help Groups... My Wife suggested I should look into a self help group. I couldn't get past the thought of how I can get "Self" Help in a group. The fact that I couldn't get past that... Probably suggests that I could use some help.
    A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

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    Morneau is the only batter in our lineup hitting over .250.

    Hope Mauer & Arcia are back soon.

    Wait! I lied!

    Ramirez is hitting .281.

    Yea!
    Last edited by Oldgoat_MN; 08-22-2013 at 11:27 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    2. Think about Verlander... He's gotta matchup against Albers... Right now... Albers is blowing Verlander away in the ERA Department.
    Any questions about Verlander's ability to pitch with a case of the jitters should be answered today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    5. Think about Self Help Groups... My Wife suggested I should look into a self help group. I couldn't get past the thought of how I can get "Self" Help in a group. The fact that I couldn't get past that... Probably suggests that I could use some help.
    Isn't this kind of what game threads are?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post
    Isn't this kind of what game threads are?
    I'm sure that most of us here would be happy to sit down with RiverBrian and tell him how he should fix his life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoPilgrim View Post
    I'm sure that most of us here would be happy to sit down with RiverBrian and tell him how he should fix his life.
    Oy, no ... I wouldn't want that responsibility for anyone.


    Edit: On further thought ... put it this way, I think he's the least of the 'needs fixing' on here. But I still don't want that responsibility.

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    This game is a setup.





    It looks so bad we can't help but win.
    This comment brought to you from the Rosedale Mall studio by Hamm's Beer, brewed in the land of sky blue waters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post
    Oy, no ... I wouldn't want that responsibility for anyone.


    Edit: On further thought ... put it this way, I think he's the least of the 'needs fixing' on here. But I still don't want that responsibility.
    I meant it in jest.

    And of course, the good thing about doing it in a group is if you screw up somebody's life you can always blame the rest of the group members instead of yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    4. Think about 6 thru 9... The Tigers are not very scary either 6 through 9 in the batting order.

    .
    First off, using the binary correlative, either, to compare four players threw me off completely. Is that your Canadian influence talking?

    Secondly, although Omar Infante may have a cutesy, baby-sounding last name, he is a scary-good defender at 2B and is having a BABIPistcally frightening year at the plate.

    Finally, Tuiasosopo is legitimately scary. As all Samoan heritage athletes seem to be, he excelled at football and turned down a full ride to the University of Washington, his Dad is Manu, former scary defensive lineman for the Seahawks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    Any questions about Verlander's ability to pitch with a case of the jitters should be answered today.
    So far I like the answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    Finally, Tuiasosopo is legitimately scary. As all Samoan heritage athletes seem to be, he excelled at football and turned down a full ride to the University of Washington, his Dad is Manu, former scary defensive lineman for the Seahawks.
    He seems to come from an important family all-around. I found this on Wikipedia:

    Mariota Tiumalu Tuiasosopo (1905-1957) was the author of Amerika Samoa, the national anthem of American Samoa.

    Here are the lyrics:

    American Samoa greatest possession in the world all other possessions are run by little girls.
    American Samoa number one exporter of potassium!
    Other possessions have inferior potassium.
    American Samoa home of the Tuiasosopo swimming pool it's length thirty metre and width six metre.
    Filtration system a marvel to behold it removes 80 percent of human solid waste.

    It goes on, but you get the gist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoPilgrim View Post
    So far I like the answer.
    You can ask for better, but against him often not get it.

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    Oh man ... I missed the top half and a run scored

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    Whew! Anytime we get past Cabrera with no damage I feel the sun shine a little brighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post
    Oh man ... I missed the top half and a run scored
    Love the new avatar but miss the old one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stringer bell View Post
    LLove the new avatar but miss the old one.
    Which old one? I've changed it a few times. The new one is the beach on Sanibel Island at sunset.

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    Serious thought. Given the Twins lineup, even though Verlander is very quick to the plate, you have to send guys with speed when they reach. The catcher didn't appear to be quick in throwing and didn't seem to have a particularly strong arm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post
    Oh man ... I missed the top half and a run scored
    Top 40% of the top half, even.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    He seems to come from an important family all-around. I found this on Wikipedia:

    Mariota Tiumalu Tuiasosopo (1905-1957) was the author of Amerika Samoa, the national anthem of American Samoa.

    Here are the lyrics:

    American Samoa greatest possession in the world all other possessions are run by little girls.
    American Samoa number one exporter of potassium!
    Other possessions have inferior potassium.
    American Samoa home of the Tuiasosopo swimming pool it's length thirty metre and width six metre.
    Filtration system a marvel to behold it removes 80 percent of human solid waste.

    It goes on, but you get the gist.
    Very Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post
    Which old one? I've changed it a few times. The new one is the beach on Sanibel Island at sunset.
    The car!

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