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Game Thread: All-Star Game @ Target Field, 7pm CT

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#1 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 02:38 PM

Game-time forecast: Partly clouy. Winds 8-10mph from the NNW. Temperature near 70.

NATIONAL LEAGUE:
SP, Wainwright (12-4, 1.83 ERA)
-Kershaw
-Simon
-Greinke
-Neshek
-Clippard
-Rodriguez
-Kimbrel
-Watson
-Chapman

1 McCutcheon CF
--Blackmon CF
2 Puig RF
--Pence RF
3 Tulowitzki SS
--Castro
4 Goldschmidt 1B
--Freeman
5 Stanton DH
--Rizzo
6 Ramirez 3B
--Frazier 3B
7Utley 2B
--Gordon (PR) 2B
--Murphy 2B
8 Lucroy C
--Mesoraco C
--Montero C
9 Gomez LF
--Harrison

AMERICAN LEAGUE:
SP, Hernandez (11-2, 2.12 ERA)
-Lester
-Darvish
-Sale
-Scherzer
-Kazmir
-Uehara
-Holland
-Doolittle
-Rodney
-Perkins
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1 Jeter SS
--Ramirez SS
--Aybar
2 Trout LF
--Cespedes LF
3 Cano 2B
--Altuve 2B
--Kinsler
4 Cabrera 1B
--Abreu 1B
5 Bautista RF
--Moss RF
6 Cruz DH
--Seager DH
7 Jones CF
--Brantley CF
8 Donaldson 3B
--Beltre 3B
9 Perez C
--Norris C
--Suzuki C

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Thoughts ... hmm ... please add them when you have them. Everyone.

Edited by ChiTownTwinsFan, 15 July 2014 - 09:32 PM.


#2 Fatt Crapps

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 04:08 PM

Anyone out there got an extra ticket? PM me.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 04:30 PM

Think about Jeter.... a .649 OPS, crappy defense, yet a starting all star. Think about not having to see the press fawn all over him anymore after this season.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 05:23 PM

Think about that new Jeter Rr2pect commercial..........and try not to vomit all over yourself.

#5 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:05 PM

heh ... guess no one has much in way of thoughts tonight?

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:07 PM

heh ... guess no one has much in way of thoughts tonight?


Yeah, well Idina Menzel put me to sleep.

#7 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:10 PM

Well, hmm, not a huge fan of Idina Menzel.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:11 PM

Should've had the brass from the Minnesota Orchestra do the SSB ... that would've been awesome.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:11 PM

That is one nice looking ball park. Beautiful night for the game.

I like Jeter, but I would be OK with less fawning.

Before my last year, I did not announce in spring training that I was retiring because I did not want to deal with the media frenzy wherever I went - not to mention the tears of all the grieving fans.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:12 PM

Well, hmm, not a huge fan of Idina Menzel.


I'm firmly convinced that the music rule for sporting events should be:

1. Upbeat tempo;
2. Keep it simple;
3. Keep it short.

Get on with it!

#11 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:14 PM

Well, that aside, I'd just rather hear someone ... better. That shot of her when she sang 'rockets red glare' and her tongue hanging out? Great.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:16 PM

well, that aside, i'd just rather hear someone ... Better. That shot of her when she sang 'rockets red glare' and her tongue hanging out? Great.


lmao

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:17 PM

Should've had the brass from the Minnesota Orchestra do the SSB ... that would've been awesome.


I like this idea - maybe when the World Series returns to Target Field (if not this year -- next year, 2016 at the latest).

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:19 PM

I like this idea - maybe when the World Series returns to Target Field (if not this year -- next year, 2016 at the latest).


I guess they played the Canadian National Anthem ... but didn't see it broadcast, but I now see pictures from friends' Facebook posts.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:19 PM

I guess they played the Canadian National Anthem ... but didn't see it broadcast, but I now see pictures from friends' Facebook posts.


$300,000 Ad spot playing during the Canadian Nat'l Anthem

Would have been awesome.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:22 PM

Suzuki woulda had that

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:29 PM

I hope I don't have to see that commercial any more tonight.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:30 PM

I hope I don't have to hear that announcer any more tonight.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:31 PM

Okay, Jeter definitely has a sense of the moment.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:33 PM

I hope I don't have to see that commercial any more tonight.


Is he going to ascend into the heavens during the seventh inning stretch?

(I did like how they blurred Mr. Mets head).

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:34 PM

Okay!

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:35 PM

Maybe Matheny should have started Kershaw???

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:35 PM

Should've had the brass from the Minnesota Orchestra do the SSB ... that would've been awesome.


With uniforms and marching... I'm in.

Hoping for a good game and good game thread, but my enthusiasm is a little low. Hard to explain, but to me, hosting the ASG when the Twins are in another down year is like hosting the rotating MN family Christmas when there's no snow and you and your little brother both have pinkeye.

Still cool, because, well, Christmas, but still... And while I don't dislike Jeter the way some people do, the Jeterification of this ASG is reaching the point where I might before it's over.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:38 PM

With uniforms and marching... I'm in.

Hoping for a good game and good game thread, but my enthusiasm is a little low. Hard to explain, but to me, hosting the ASG when the Twins are in another down year is like hosting the rotating MN family Christmas when there's no snow and you and your little brother both have pinkeye.

Still cool, because, well, Christmas, but still... And while I don't dislike Jeter the way some people do, the Jeterification of this ASG is reaching the point where I might before it's over.


I rarely watch much of the ASG. I like the intros and the pre-game stuff. The actual game ... usually not so much.

But yeah, it is a bit of a downer.

But Miggy picks me up!

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:44 PM

I hope I don't have to see that commercial any more tonight.


Just a guess, but do you mean the re2pect thing? Two-spect just makes me think of a deceased entertainer...

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Probably just another sign of my advancing case of G.O.M.L. disease, but gratuitous use of hashtag/L33tspeak stuff in everyday life makes me happy that Weird Al is on my side:

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:44 PM

I hope I don't have to see that commercial any more tonight.


They just don't make 'em like this any more.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:55 PM

They just don't make 'em like this any more.


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:56 PM

Kind of wish we still had Gomez.

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


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 07:01 PM

Kind of wish we still had Gomez.


Yeah, but then no Hardy, and then no Hoey, and then...

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 07:02 PM

I hope I don't have to see that commercial any more tonight.


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