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Game Thread: Twins @ Rockies, 7/13 @ 3:10pm CT

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#121 twinsnorth49

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:25 PM

Well, I predicted the Twins would score 24 runs in the series, so I guess that means the Twins will score 13 today. Unless the wind is truly blowing in, Hughes may give up a couple of long balls. The Rockies are a really good offense and they have almost all of their pieces in place, except for Cuddy. I am going to say, Twins win 13-7.


Ok, I'm impressed , but can you juggle?

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:25 PM

Hey 13 runs! I'm a genious. Misspelled on purpose to show that I am not.

Now let's see if the Rockies' pitching can keep it there. (One out to go, but no guarantees.)

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:27 PM

Well, I predicted the Twins would score 24 runs in the series, so I guess that means the Twins will score 13 today. Unless the wind is truly blowing in, Hughes may give up a couple of long balls. The Rockies are a really good offense and they have almost all of their pieces in place, except for Cuddy. I am going to say, Twins win 13-7.


Wow, Dozier puts you in the awkward position of sort of rooting for the Twins NOT to score. Kudos for getting a call right with a number that seemed not only borderline absurd, but also with the whole unlucky stigma thing attached.

I trust that if the Twins give up two in the 9th, you'll be on the next plane to Vegas, or maybe gassing up the Buick Roadmaster for a long road trip.

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:28 PM

I'm an excellent driver.

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:33 PM

I'm an excellent driver.


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Tomorrow is Monday. Plan accordingly.

Also, preliminary research shows that your Twins run tally bingo and overall score call turning out that way is almost as improbable as the NBA draft lottery actually turning out to be random after all.

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:35 PM

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Tomorrow is Monday. Plan accordingly.

Hey, I'm taller than both those guys, but then almost everyone is.

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:36 PM

Ok, I'm impressed , but can you juggle?

Juggle no, but if you see me run, I can jiggle in all the wrong places.

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:36 PM

diner de poulet de gagner gagner!!

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:38 PM

Hey, I'm taller than both those guys, but then almost everyone is.


Saw Hoffman recently. The only remaining differences between him and Yoda at this point are pretty much just skin color, hair density, and force ability.

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:38 PM

diner de poulet de gagner gagner!!

I believe for us Anglos that translates to "winner, winner, chicken dinner". G'night all. I hope to see many of you tomorrow!

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:41 PM

I don't think i can complain about a 5-2 road trip leading into the all-star break.

Considering how there were comments regarding the difficulty of the Twins' first half schedule, may i propose a "surgical tubing" version of the rubber band theory?

Or do i have to wait to hear how the rotation turns out?

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:43 PM

I don't think i can complain about a 5-2 road trip leading into the all-star break


No complaints here.

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:44 PM

13 runs. Nice call stringer bell :)

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:44 PM

I believe for us Anglos that translates to "winner, winner, chicken dinner". G'night all. I hope to see many of you tomorrow!


Flamingo? Caesar's? But please not the Tropicana, heard there was some unpleasant business there...

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:52 PM

13 runs. Nice call stringer bell :)


Oh, and when you have time tomorrow, concentrate and tell me what you see...

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 06:01 PM

Oh, and when you have time tomorrow, concentrate and tell me what you see...

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I spy, with my little eye,
Stonehenge. It's not just for breakfast any more.
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Posted 13 July 2014 - 06:16 PM

I spy, with my little eye,


Ayn Rand came off a lot more feminine after she lost the tie...

Also, you already knew this, but we didn't:

"Conrad, like his fellow candidates, underwent several days of what they considered to be invasive, demeaning, and unnecessary medical and psychological testing at the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute in New Mexico. Unlike his fellow candidates, Conrad rebelled against the regimen. During a Rorschach inkblot test, he told the psychiatrist that one blot card revealed a sexual encounter complete with lurid detail. When shown a blank card, he turned it around, pushed it back and replied "It's upside down".[8] Then when he was asked to deliver a stool sample to the onsite lab, he placed it in a gift box and tied a red ribbon around it. Eventually, he decided that he had had enough. After dropping his full enema bag on the desk of the clinic’s commanding officer, he walked out.[9] His initial application to NASA was denied with the notation not suitable for long-duration flight."

In other words, a posthumous TD Hall of Famer, among other things.

Great link to the Winton article, btw.

Edited by LaBombo, 13 July 2014 - 06:25 PM.


#138 CRArko

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 06:37 PM

Ayn Rand came off a lot more feminine after she lost the tie...

Also, you already knew this, but we didn't:

"Conrad, like his fellow candidates, underwent several days of what they considered to be invasive, demeaning, and unnecessary medical and psychological testing at the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute in New Mexico. Unlike his fellow candidates, Conrad rebelled against the regimen. During a Rorschach inkblot test, he told the psychiatrist that one blot card revealed a sexual encounter complete with lurid detail. When shown a blank card, he turned it around, pushed it back and replied "It's upside down".[8] Then when he was asked to deliver a stool sample to the onsite lab, he placed it in a gift box and tied a red ribbon around it. Eventually, he decided that he had had enough. After dropping his full enema bag on the desk of the clinic’s commanding officer, he walked out.[9] His initial application to NASA was denied with the notation not suitable for long-duration flight."

In other words, a posthumous TD Hall of Famer, among other things.

Great link to the Winton article, btw.


Yup, Conrad was something else. One of my favorite spacemen.

The photo, of course, is of Joseph Banks Rhine. A spaceman of a very different kind.
Stonehenge. It's not just for breakfast any more.
http://io9.com/archa...-sto-1632927903