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#21 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:22 AM

So Nuñez is only available for the second game?


Nah, I think he's available both games. But no, i haven't read the fine print, so i'm not sure.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:22 AM

Tight, tight zone again today. I would rather see them open it up for both pitchers.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:27 AM

Tight zone + knuckleball pitcher + sinkerball pitcher = 4-hour game.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:28 AM

4 straight walks = 1 run

With the exchange rate... What is it in Canada?

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:29 AM

I think knuckleballers should be allowed to keep a beer on the side of the mound.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:30 AM

I remember Dickey pitching for the Twins in an early May game in 2009. Mauer had never caught him since he missed spring training and the month of April and Gardenhire ordered Dickey to throw fastballs in a game situation. Dickey allowed the game-winning hit after about a half dozen foul balls.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:31 AM

By the way... I would have sent Dozier first pitch of the Mauer at bat.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:32 AM

I remember Dickey pitching for the Twins in an early May game in 2009. Mauer had never caught him since he missed spring training and the month of April and Gardenhire ordered Dickey to throw fastballs in a game situation. Dickey allowed the game-winning hit after about a half dozen foul balls.


Yeah... Bring that 80 MPH heater

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:35 AM

Nah, I think he's available both games. But no, i haven't read the fine print, so i'm not sure.




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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:36 AM



Presumably "rainout" also means "snowout".

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:37 AM

We have a little "pick the stick" contest for each series -- Plouffe is single-handedly trying to do away with the fairly sizeable lead I had.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:38 AM

Lawrie hits the ball to Plouffe and Plouffe flubs it.

Plouffe hits the ball Lawrie... The result will be 180 degrees different.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:40 AM

There ya go Plouffe.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:41 AM

Lots of incentive for Gibby to pitch efficiently today.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:45 AM

Gameday is setting a new record for horse*$&% quality, and that's compared to their routinely low bar. This is a joke today. They must have gotten snow in the fiber optics.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:45 AM


Thanks!

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:45 AM

Brian I hope you keep the lipstick in a warm place or it could freeze up. Actually keep everything in a warm place.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:52 AM

Lawrie hits the ball to Plouffe and Plouffe flubs it.

Plouffe hits the ball Lawrie... The result will be 180 degrees different.


180 degrees different? This I gotta see!

(Picturing a rocket to left that hits off the wall so hard it comes back to the third baseman...)

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:52 AM

I remember Dickey pitching for the Twins in an early May game in 2009. Mauer had never caught him since he missed spring training and the month of April and Gardenhire ordered Dickey to throw fastballs in a game situation. Dickey allowed the game-winning hit after about a half dozen foul balls.


This anecdote is also retold in Dickey's book.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:54 AM

180 degrees different? This I gotta see!

(Picturing a rocket to left that hits off the wall so hard it comes back to the third baseman...)


When I think 180..

"Plouffe races in on a slow grounder, turns and throws back to third--- OHH and it's down the left field line! No one was covering third! One run scores...