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Game Thread: Twins v Athletics, 4/10 @ 12:10pm CT

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#61 Riverbrian

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:27 PM

You can lead a dog to water but you can't make him pee?


No No... A Horse by any other name!!!
A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

#62 ashburyjohn

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:30 PM

No No... A Horse by any other name!!!


Your nose apparently works differently than mine, then.

#63 twinsnorth49

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:30 PM

Well, at least there's the pitching, they said........

#64 thetank

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:31 PM

Turn the game back on and now the Twins are losing 5-1. Pelfrey is headed for 15 or more losses if he keeps pitching this way.

#65 Shane Wahl

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:35 PM

$11 million for this. Where's Nick Blackburn?

#66 gil4

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:37 PM

$11 million for this. Where's Nick Blackburn?


You mean that's not him?

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:37 PM

Your nose apparently works differently than mine, then.


I was hoping you'd quote America next
A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

#68 clank2000

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:39 PM

Just posted this in the Mauer thread! I know Mauer isn't a speed guy, but in virtually every other aspect, Joe would be perfect at the leadoff spot for this team. The catcher barrier has been broken -- let's make it happen!


You guys need to stop all of this crazy talk. You do realize that a leadoff man has to run real fast? Screw the OBP stuff, he just needs to run reaaaaaaaal fast.

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:39 PM

Careful, you'll make him appear.


Riverbrian mentioned the ruby slippers. I think the hope is he appears in Kansas. (KC or Omaha - either way is fine.)

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:41 PM

A's love Barton despite his not being able to hit or bat more than 100 times a year.

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:41 PM

I was hoping you'd quote America next


I've got this stupid inside-out swing, and take everything to the opposite field, even when the ball is thrown right down the middle.

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:42 PM

Odds on Pelfrey or Anderson saying he felt real good during his pen session?

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:45 PM

Let Mauer lead off. bat Suzuki or Pinto second. Let Dozier bat 3rd and put the "speed" at the end if the lineup. That will make everyone go crazy, except the Sabre-masters

#74 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:46 PM

[quote name='Riverbrian']LOL... As you know... Sometimes you take the dog for a walk and it goes right past the fire hydrant.[/QUOTE]

[quote name='ashburyjohn']You can lead a dog to water but you can't make him pee?[/QUOTE]

[quote name='Riverbrian']No No... A Horse by any other name!!![/QUOTE]

Maybe it was a fire hydrant of a different color?

(Hope i am figuring this qoute thing out. And my, what a complex sequence of thoughts...
i think it calls for indiscriminate use of "like" button...)

"Little beat big if little is smart.

First with the head, then with the heart."


#75 clank2000

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:46 PM

I've got this stupid inside-out swing, and take everything to the opposite field, even when the ball is thrown right down the middle.


well, I'm on my way....yes, I'm back to stay....well, I'm on my way back home

#76 Hosken Bombo Disco

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:47 PM

And Sam Fuld practices his home run swing on the on deck circle...

#77 Riverbrian

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:49 PM

We'll back to work... The Dozier 1st inning was fun
A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

#78 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:50 PM

Pinochio?

I wouldnt ask him... I'd run a scientific analysis. Petrie dish... Microscope... Gloves... Gloves for sure. A sample of the beard and analysis of the sample.

I think its possible... You'd find Billy Gibbons himself inside that beard.


(Reference already explained by ashburyjohn)

But yes. Good glove work is important in all fields, especially science.

I approve.

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First with the head, then with the heart."


#79 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:53 PM

Kipling? Not so much.

I'm more a fan of Rudyard.


I too am a fan of Rudyard.

And now, back to the game, where i hope to see a twin or two go Rudyard...

"Little beat big if little is smart.

First with the head, then with the heart."


#80 LimestoneBaggy

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:54 PM

Harry Doyle: [Deduno is coming out to pitch] So, here is Sam Dedunothe one they call the "Wild Thing". So, he sets and deals.
[Deduno throws a wild pitch]
Harry Doyle: Just a bit outside, he tried for the corner and missed.
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Deduno throws another wild pitch]
Harry Doyle: Ball 4.
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Deduno throws another wild pitch]
Harry Doyle: Ball 8.
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Deduno throws another wild pitch]
Harry Doyle: Low, and he walks the bases loaded on 12 straight pitches. How can these guys lay off pitches that close?
I will one day successfully sneak onto the Sportive Podcast, and have nothing intelligent to say or add to the conversation.

#81 spycake

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:56 PM

You guys need to stop all of this crazy talk. You do realize that a leadoff man has to run real fast? Screw the OBP stuff, he just needs to run reaaaaaaaal fast.


Like Dozier!

#82 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:57 PM

So... Pinto tagged Punto out at 3rd after Lowrie got caught off base.

And it all comes around, as Lowrie gets tagged at the plate. By Pinto.

6-1, pending ump powow...

"Little beat big if little is smart.

First with the head, then with the heart."


#83 sandbun

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 01:04 PM

When's the last time a team got two outs in the same inning on a tag at home?

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 01:08 PM

That was a slick double play by Punto and the SS.

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 01:09 PM

I haven't been able to watch much of the game, but as usual it seems the strike zone is very inconsistent. I've never been a proponent of electronic strike zone, but I may be changing my mind. I watched the inning where Pelfrey struggled on the edge of the zone, walked a few and got out with the score only 1-1. It seemed they were squeezing him. The next inning, the first two pitches to Kubel weren't as good as what Pelfrey threw and both were called strikes. I don't get it. I'd just like to see some consistency.

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 01:11 PM

By the way, Kubel is mashing. If only he could get more than a single on a ball that misses being a homer by about a foot.

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 01:12 PM

The 'Punto plays the game the right way' narrative was an aggravated assault on reason and empiricism. His base running buffoonery today has renewed my gratitude for Bill Smith's decision to surgically separate him from Gardenhire's hip.

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 01:16 PM

Sam is not going to be starting anytime soon if he keeps issuing walks.

#89 mikeee

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 01:19 PM

the wildman...

#90 Ben B

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 01:31 PM

The 'Punto plays the game the right way' narrative was an aggravated assault on reason and empiricism. His base running buffoonery today has renewed my gratitude for Bill Smith's decision to surgically separate him from Gardenhire's hip.


DickNBert have been going full-force with that narrative during Punto's at-bats. Punto put a spell on the entire organization.

Edited by Ben B, 10 April 2014 - 03:52 PM.