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Game Thread: Blue Jays@Twins 4/15 7:10PM

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#1 Riverbrian

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 02:59 PM

Tap Tap Tap... ChiTown... Tap Tap Tap... ChiTown... Tap Tap Tap... ChiTown.

ChiTown: What do ya want Sheldon?
Sheldon: I need the lineups!!!
ChiTown: Lineups?
Sheldon: Baseball nomenclature for the systematic placement of nine athletes selected by the team supervisor that declares the exact order of batters to face the opposition and where they have to stand when playing defense.
ChiTown: Oh (Pause) In a bit
Sheldon: So... I should wait right here.
ChiTown: Yep Right Here (Door Slams)
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Geez, settle down, man ... ;)

Game-time forecast: Mostly cloudy. Winds blowing in from right field at 5-15 m.p.h. Temperature near 40. (Yikes, it's gonna be a cold one tonight!)

Jays:
SP, Morrow

Melky Cabrera LF
Munenori Kawasaki 2B
Jose Bautista CF
Adam Lind DH
Edwin Encarnacion 1B
Dioner Navarro C
Moises Sierra RF
Brett Lawrie 3B
Ryan Goins SS

Twins:
SP, Hughes

Brian Dozier 2B
Joe Mauer 1B
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Chris Colabello RF
Jason Kubel LF
Josmil Pinto DH
Kurt Suzuki C
Aaron Hicks CF
Pedro Florimon SS
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Things to Think About:

1. The Blue Jays -- The AL East Division Leading Blue Jays are coming to town. 7-6 is good enough to be on top of the East. The Twins at 6-6 would be just a half game out if we were in the East... But No!!! We are in the death trap called the AL Central. I wish we could play in a cupcake division like the AL East!!!

2. Brett Lawrie -- This one comes with a Video (Yeah I'm High Tech)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5nuHKYAdNM

This is the most recent example of jaw dropping defensive skill. The level of defense played by Brett Lawrie is a whole new level. Brooks Robinson has nothing on what is happening today at the hot corner. Sorry to the old guys who watched Brooks play. Brooks was the best for his time but today's top end 3B talent is leaps and bounds better. Brett Lawrie, Nolan Arenando of the Rockies and Manny Machado of the Orioles are incredible defenders. The likes of which have never been seen before and they are on display on almost a nightly basis. I know that Lawrie is out there and I know that Arenando is out there and it's part of what was my defensive frustration with Plouffe. He can't do this stuff and I want someone who can do this stuff.

3. Trevor Plouffe -- I retract what I just said about Trevor Plouffe... If he continues to hit and use the whole field like he has been doing. He doesn't have to play like Lawrie at 3B. I defensively forgive him... so he doesn't have to get defensive about it.

4. Phil Hughes -- Start number 3 for the Twins... It's been one bad inning in each start. The other innings have been great. Let's see if he can prevent the bad inning. At least give up just one run an inning for a change of pace.

5. Canada -- Canadians come down to the states often but we don't get up to Canada much in return. The last time I was in Canada was before passports were required. My Sister went up there once and ran into a moose. She called my other sister to pick her up because her car was wrecked and my other sister ran into another moose on the way. They called me to come get them both. I told them they had to walk home. I'm not an idiot... I recognized the pattern immediately.

Edited by ChiTownTwinsFan, 15 April 2014 - 03:06 PM.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 03:52 PM

Tap Tap Tap... ChiTown... Tap Tap Tap... ChiTown... Tap Tap Tap... ChiTown.

ChiTown: Now what?
Sheldon: Your lineup contains a fallacy and/or paradox and/or conundrum.
ChiTown: What are you talking about?
Sheldon: A fallacy is a deceptive, misleading or false notion. A paradox...
ChiTown: I know what the words mean, Sheldon. Unlike my neighbor Penny next door. What problem do you think you have found?
Sheldon: Your lineup shows a DH for the Twins, but a pitcher is still batting ninth.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 03:56 PM

Wow, I hope the main show tonight is as good as the warmup acts. You all have me rolling in the aisle.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 04:01 PM

Tap Tap Tap... ChiTown... Tap Tap Tap... ChiTown... Tap Tap Tap... ChiTown.

ChiTown: Now what?
Sheldon: Your lineup contains a fallacy and/or paradox and/or conundrum.
ChiTown: What are you talking about?
Sheldon: A fallacy is a deceptive, misleading or false notion. A paradox...
ChiTown: I know what the words mean, Sheldon. Unlike my neighbor Penny next door. What problem do you think you have found?
Sheldon: Your lineup shows a DH for the Twins, but a pitcher is still batting ninth.


a below average pitcher at that.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 04:06 PM

There's a Kawasaki vs. a Suzuki.

Gladden is going to hate this because he is a Harley Guy!!!
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Posted 15 April 2014 - 04:09 PM

a below average pitcher at that.


Decent arm. Little movement on the fastball though.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 04:10 PM

What are the odds Bautista has a homerun versus his favorite team to face, the Twins, tonight?

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 04:15 PM

What are the odds Bautista has a homerun versus his favorite team to face, the Twins, tonight?


5 to 2
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Posted 15 April 2014 - 04:17 PM

Tap Tap Tap... ChiTown... Tap Tap Tap... ChiTown... Tap Tap Tap... ChiTown.

ChiTown: Now what?
Sheldon: Your lineup contains a fallacy and/or paradox and/or conundrum.
ChiTown: What are you talking about?
Sheldon: A fallacy is a deceptive, misleading or false notion. A paradox...
ChiTown: I know what the words mean, Sheldon. Unlike my neighbor Penny next door. What problem do you think you have found?
Sheldon: Your lineup shows a DH for the Twins, but a pitcher is still batting ninth.


Actually most pitchers would hit better at this point. Maybe use the DH for Floriman?

May all our prospects be All Stars and the beer be free.


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 04:28 PM

Maybe use the DH for Floriman?


Fun idea, but the thinking is a little too outside-the-box, since the rules do specify the pitcher being the one batted for.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 04:39 PM

A moose once bit my sister.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 04:42 PM

A moose once bit my sister.


Is this the perp?

moose_skowron.jpg

Edit: I missed the Python reference on first try. Perhaps because you misspelled Møøse.

Edited by ashburyjohn, 15 April 2014 - 04:49 PM.


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 04:44 PM

A moose once bit my sister.


I was once mistaken (mistook?) for a moose...

Not as glamorous as it sounds, but i've gotten some mileage out of the story by now.

"Little beat big if little is smart.

First with the head, then with the heart."


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 04:47 PM

Is this the perp?[ATTACH=CONFIG]7160[/ATTACH]

Given the logo on the hat, he's most likely guilty of SOMEthing.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 04:50 PM

Decent arm. Little movement on the fastball though.


I don't think he's walked anyone yet. Has he allowed a run?

"Little beat big if little is smart.

First with the head, then with the heart."


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 04:51 PM

I don't think he's walked anyone yet.


No. Due to excellent framing by Mauer.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 04:52 PM

Fun idea, but the thinking is a little too outside-the-box, since the rules do specify the pitcher being the one batted for.


Fine print has no place on a game thread!

May all our prospects be All Stars and the beer be free.


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 04:54 PM

Fine print has no place on a game thread!

Nor fine humor.Bad dum tsshh

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 04:55 PM

A moose once bit my sister.


Happens all the time in Canada
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Posted 15 April 2014 - 04:57 PM

Actually most pitchers would hit better at this point. Maybe use the DH for Floriman?


Hmmm. Do the rules REQUIRE the DH to hit for the pitcher? Nolasco was in the NL, he has batted before.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 05:00 PM

No. Due to excellent framing by Mauer.


That had not occurred to me...

"Little beat big if little is smart.

First with the head, then with the heart."


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 05:03 PM

Hmmm. Do the rules REQUIRE the DH to hit for the pitcher? Nolasco was in the NL, he has batted before.


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 05:31 PM

Nor fine humor.


Oh, now you've gone and jinxed the thread, and somebody will shortly deliver a real sidesplitter to ruin the perfecto we had going.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 05:39 PM

Oh, now you've gone and jinxed the thread, and somebody will shortly deliver a real sidesplitter to ruin the perfecto we had going.


You should be given a demerit or something for high jacking the tread with rules and stuff.

May all our prospects be All Stars and the beer be free.


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 05:43 PM

There's a Kawasaki vs. a Suzuki.

Gladden is going to hate this because he is a Harley Guy!!!


We've already got 3 front runners for "post of the thread". Way to wreck the curve guys.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 05:44 PM

Oh, now you've gone and jinxed the thread, and somebody will shortly deliver a real sidesplitter to ruin the perfecto we had going.


Who, on our staff, throws a sidesplitter?

"Little beat big if little is smart.

First with the head, then with the heart."


#27 Joe A. Preusser

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 05:45 PM

Sweeping prediction! This is a new Twins team, with better pitching and surprising hitting. I say the Blue Jay dominance of the Twins is OVAH!

Twins take 2 of 3.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 05:46 PM

Fine print has no place on a game thread!


Fine print? Like when a girl has a provocative message across her t-shirt?

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 05:46 PM

Wait a Sec... Bautista is starting in CF... I bet the Jays wish they had a Bartlett now.
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Posted 15 April 2014 - 05:48 PM

Hmmm. Do the rules REQUIRE the DH to hit for the pitcher? Nolasco was in the NL, he has batted before.


Floriman would die of shame if we used our DH for him. But no, the DH can hit for any player I believe.