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    Game Thread: Tigers@Twins 9/23 7:10PM

    Tigers: SP Justin Verlander

    CF Jackson
    RF Hunter
    3B Cabrera
    1B Fielder
    DH Martinez
    LF Dirks
    2B Infante
    C Avila
    SS Santiago

    Twins: SP Mike Pelfrey

    CF Presley
    RF Herrmann
    2B Dozier
    LF Arcia
    C Pinto
    DH Willingham
    1B Parmelee
    3B Escobar
    SS Florimon

    Things to Think About:

    1. The Tigers... Playoff Bound... They can hit and and they can pitch... Fielding is a work in progress but the other two things seems to make up for it.

    2. Justin Verlander... He won't be a fun guy for the Twins to face no matter how average he has been... He's not the ace of the staff anymore... Right now you got to put Scherzer over him in the rankings.

    3. Think about Cabrera... Miggy is the top hitter in baseball... We used to talk about Pujols the way we talk about Miggy... In a few years we will be talking about someone else and Cabrera will turn into the modern day Pujols... We may have to wait a few years for that.

    4. Think about... 1,000 Wins... To pat myself on the back... I said that 1,000 Wins for Ron Gardenhire was a not sure thing back in August... The Twins seemed to be statistically in position to reach the 68 wins this year to hit 1,000 for Gardenhire... However, I thought it would go down to the wire... It looks like it is down to the wire. 7 games left... 3 wins to go... The Tigers and the Indians left on the schedule. Before Oakland it was 3 wins with 10 to go. Getting Swept by the A's... Really lengthens out the odds.

    5. Think about a dry sense of humor... I was hanging with an old friend this weekend. He started munching on Animal Crackers and he'd offer me some. I didn't feel like Animal Crackers at the time.

    Here is how the conversation went:

    Friend: (Holds out the Box toward me) Have some
    Riverbrian: Ahh Animal Crackers... No Thanks... I'm good

    (5 Minutes Later)
    Friend: (Reaches the box toward me) Are you sure you don't want any?
    Riverbrian: (Laughs) No I'm sure... It's been years... Not since my Boys were young... I didn't really like them back then. I'm Good... But Thanks.

    (5 Minutes Later)
    Friend: Have some...
    Riverbrian: Seriously... No... I'm good...

    (5 Minutes Later)
    Friend: I've almost eaten the whole box. Have the last of them.
    Riverbrian: (trying a different approach) I can't... I'm a... I'm a Vegetarian
    Friend: (sincerely) Oh God I'm Sorry... I didn't know... I wouldn't have been flaunting them if I knew.

    (3 Hours Later... No further mention of animal crackers up to this point)

    Friends Wife: I didn't know you were a vegetarian

    Riverbrian: Actually... I'm...

    (Pause... looking at the table of meatless food prepared by her and thinking of the effort made to prepare it... and then deciding against coming clean)

    Riverbrian: Well... I don't tell a lot of people.

    Friend: Good thing you said something... We had tenderloins ready to go.

    Friends Wife: That's OK... We will have them some other day. I had a Corn Casserole recipe that I've been wanting to try.

    Friend: How's the vegetarian thing going?

    Riverbrian: Umm... Good... It's pretty easy... I just stay away from Lions and Bears and Elephants.

    (They Laugh and it's clear to me that I'm not easily understood)
    A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

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    6. The heart of the lineup - Mauer, Willingham, Morneau seemed to provide such a bedrock at 3-4-5 at the beginning of the year. I think most people felt that if there were some vaguely competent pieces around them, scoring runs would not be an issue. Of the many things that have gone wrong this year, having none of those guys hold down those positions come September would have been hard to imagine in Spring.

    Don't get me wrong - Dozier, Arcia and Pinto are the only reasons to watch at the moment, and I've enjoyed pulling for all of them during the year, but anyone who predicted six months ago that these three guys would not only be lining up at 3-4-5, but would also be the best 3 hitters on the team would have won the internets and then some.

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    (They Laugh and it's clear to me that I'm not easily understood)

    I'm sure that happens a lot!
    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 Winston Smith View Post
    (They Laugh and it's clear to me that I'm not easily understood)

    I'm sure that happens a lot!
    Happens to me all the time.

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    Arcia is out of the line up tonight.

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    Oh noes DickBert, the horror of being a great hitter and constantly "clogging the bases".
    "Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
    - Strib commenter educating the elitists on the value of RBI's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winston Smith View Post
    (They Laugh and it's clear to me that I'm not easily understood)

    I'm sure that happens a lot!
    It happens to me a lot. Only without the "they laugh" part.
    Every post is not every other post. - a wise man

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    Ugh, I don't have two hours to spare to watch Pelf "pitch" four innings.

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    Verlander is too savvy to throw strikes to Herrmann.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stringer bell View Post
    Ugh, I don't have two hours to spare to watch Pelf "pitch" four innings.
    Not to worry, it'll prolly take Pelf 3 starts to pitch four innings, and he's got 1 left, max.
    Every post is not every other post. - a wise man

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    Twins batters too savvy to swing at those third strikes.

    Lot of savviness going on here.

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    Glunn and RB are making their way through the game thread. That should take them all of 5 seconds, combined.

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    What's the deal... Is everyone waiting for me to talk about some besides the Twins?
    A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    What's the deal... Is everyone waiting for me to talk about some besides the Twins?
    I was thinking about talking about a phone call I'm waiting for but thought that would take things too far off topic, in a bad way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    What's the deal... Is everyone waiting for me to talk about some besides the Twins?
    The Vikings?




    Masochists unite!
    "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 ChiTownTwinsFan View Post
    I was thinking about talking about a phone call I'm waiting for but thought that would take things too far off topic, in a bad way.
    I'm game... Who's calling and why?
    A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

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    Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
    The Vikings?




    Masochists unite!
    I wasn't counting but I'm pretty close when I say that I heard people say PONDER in some context about 50 times today.
    A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    I'm game... Who's calling and why?
    Well, hopefully he's not ... a guy I used to sort of, but not really, dated for about a month over a year ago ... got a couple texts from him today ... didn't know who they were from as I deleted his contact info ... so I answered them which opened the door. This guy was referred to by me and my friends as LoserDude ... he used to joke about baseball, 'Uh, is that the one with the sticks and a ball?' And laugh at his 'joke.'

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    Man, if we cannot find something to talk about I suppose I'LL call ChiTownTwinsFan.

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    lol, old goat

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