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Game Thread: Twins v Yankees, 7/5 @ 1:10pm CT

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#31 Gibby

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:52 PM

So it is a fairly recent 'thing.' I especially like this quote ... heh ... re farewell tours ... "the whole thing evokes this creepy feeling that the phenomenon might become a ritual: The annual Diet Pepsi/Doritos Farewell Tour."


I went to 2 or 3 farewell tours for The Who.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:54 PM

I roller skated in a buffalo herd in the 70's. Also a bad idea.


It was awesome. It hit Long Island and Connecticut. We were in Newport.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:54 PM

Pictures and/or video would be appreciated. I'd even pay to see that one.

There was no video in the (18)70's.

[SIZE=1]figured I'd take the shot before someone else could[/SIZE]

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:58 PM

Ripken did have one (and got some fairly nice foundation donations):

http://www.baltimore...55645.htmlstory


But the deluge of the last 3 years is pretty rare. Like I say, I could have seen one for Thome even though he spent time w/different teams at the end.

I think the league would have liked to honor him that way but I also think he's the type who wouldn't have wanted the pomp and circumstance.


Yep ... this is what I was thinking when you first suggested Thome in this regard. But one thing the other article pointed out was that those of the last 3 years ... Jeter, Rivera and Jones ... were not just great in baseball, had long careers, but were with one team, being synonymous with their respective teams. And that could be said of Ripken as well. Thome didn't have that 'synonymity.' Also, he never 'announced' his retirement prior to a season ... he just kind of ... was done.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:58 PM

Gardenhire ejected ... that should ensure a Twins win today.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:58 PM

Gardy's right.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:59 PM

Why did Gardy get tossed?

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:59 PM

Gardy must have wanted out of the heat and humidity today.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:00 PM

I wonder if the steal sign is on?

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:00 PM

There was no video in the (18)70's.

[SIZE=1]figured I'd take the shot before someone else could[/SIZE]


meh ... nowadays something could be made, taking some photos and putting it together. Still ... it's something I'd pay to see. Even without the buffalo herd .. just you on roller skates. (hmmm ... another ModCon possibility?)

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:01 PM

Why did Gardy get tossed?


Argued a balk on Phelp's second pickoff attempt.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:01 PM

Why did Gardy get tossed?




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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:02 PM

meh ... nowadays something could be made, taking some photos and putting it together. Still ... it's something I'd pay to see. Even without the buffalo herd .. just you on roller skates. (hmmm ... another ModCon possibility?)



How many photographers have you seen w/gear in the middle of a buffalo herd in the 1870's???????

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:02 PM

Argued a balk on Phelp's second pickoff attempt.

Thanks

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:05 PM

How many photographers have you seen w/gear in the middle of a buffalo herd in the 1870's???????


okay ... so this was 1890s ...
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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:06 PM

meh ... nowadays something could be made, taking some photos and putting it together. Still ... it's something I'd pay to see. Even without the buffalo herd .. just you on roller skates. (hmmm ... another ModCon possibility?)

Everything's negotiable.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:07 PM

okay ... so this was 1890s ...
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Chief looks pretty regal on his trusty steed.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:08 PM

Chief looks pretty regal on his trusty steed.


This buffalo is not fooled ... since Chief is here today, I'd say he was able to outskate this guy ...
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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:09 PM

The Twins haven't started their possible sale yet, but they are starting to tell teams that if they aren't contending later this month they'll make outfielder Josh Willingham and right-handed starter Kevin Correia available, as both are free-agent eligible after the year.


http://www.cbssports...wins-turnaround

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:11 PM

The Twins haven't started their possible sale yet, but they are starting to tell teams that if they aren't contending later this month they'll make outfielder Josh Willingham and right-handed starter Kevin Correia available, as both are free-agent eligible after the year.


http://www.cbssports...wins-turnaround


Can't wait to see the bidding war for Correia begin...

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:13 PM

Anyone in the Chicago area have a recommendation for a good tile person? Just ordered some new tile for my entry and kitchen floor; plus backsplash and undercounter tile. Finally getting to some of these 'touches' after having lived here for 10 years.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:13 PM

Pictures and/or video would be appreciated. I'd even pay to see that one.


Hold on, let me pull out my slide projector quick.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:15 PM

Anyone in the Chicago area have a recommendation for a good tile person?


I know one, but I'm not going to Chicago.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:18 PM

Sadly I couldn't make the trip west this weekend. I wanted to meet Glunn. My wife had a heart surgery this morning, and she had to be there. If anyone wants to watch my kid kick some Brazilian ass. They play at 7 pacific time. http://www.teamusa.o...l/2014-USAV-Cup

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:19 PM

I know one, but I'm not going to Chicago.


I'm going to be in Chicago on the 15th, and I can tile.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:19 PM

Anyone in the Chicago area have a recommendation for a good tile person? Just ordered some new tile for my entry and kitchen floor; plus backsplash and undercounter tile. Finally getting to some of these 'touches' after having lived here for 10 years.


I do decoupage. Will that do?

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:21 PM

Just ordered some new tile for my entry


Here's the last entryway I did.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:23 PM

Here's the last entryway I did.

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You forgot to take out the spacers.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:23 PM

Here's the last entryway I did.

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Nice! Are you insured and bonded? Of course, my entry is much smaller ... is a condo. And you take up the old floor, too?

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:23 PM

You forgot to take out the spacers.


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