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Game Thread: Twins v Pale Hose, 7/24 @ 7:10pm CT

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#1 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 04:43 PM

Game-time forecast: Cloudy with a 30-percent chance of rain. Winds blowing in from right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Temperature around 75.

PALE HOSE:
SP, Noesi

Adam Eaton CF
Alexei Ramirez SS
Jose Abreu 1B
Adam Dunn DH
Dayan Viciedo RF
Conor Gillaspie 3B
Gordon Beckham 2B
Alejandro De Aza LF
Tyler Flowers C

TWINS:
SP, Hughes

Sam Fuld LF
Brian Dozier 2B
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Josh Willingham DH
Oswaldo Arcia RF
Kurt Suzuki C
Chris Parmelee 1B
Eduardo Escobar SS
Danny Santana CF

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Brian, you're up! Get some good swings in! :)
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With my Obliques?

Things to Think About:

1. The White Sox -- Here's how much I hate the White Sox. The Twins could take a player... any player on the Twins roster. Waterboard him just for entertainment... Place him in an outhouse and tip it over with him locked inside... They could call his wife and pretend to be a girlfriend wondering where he is. They could force him to carry all bags for the entire team... Refuse to play him while he wastes on the bench and the press is told nasty things about his attitude. They could flat out ruin his career and then eventually release him. I would feel sorry for that player... unless he signs with the White Sox after. Then I would just hate him. Come to think of it. Isn't all that stuff what the Twins are doing with Chris Parmelee the past 3 years... Just Kidding.

2. Hector Noesi -- We've faced Noesi before and I've already done a thing on him. So I'll just add that he is still a questionable pitcher with a a 5.21 ERA. Every once in awhile he will throw a decent game but I think that's because the team he faced didn't feel like playing that day. If the Twins feel like playing... Noesi won't be able to do anything about it.

3. The Standings -- I'm strangely as comfortable as I can be with the current standings. I don't want the White Sox to have a better record than the Twins have ever but I also don't want the White Sox to draft before the Twins either. Since both teams are(most likely) not playoff bound. I'm OK with the Twins being just a tish below the Pale Hose.

4. Danny Santana -- It was fun watching him yesterday. He had a great game and I think he does much better when he doesn't have to face pitchers like David Price and Yu Darvish. Maybe he'll get that figured out later. I look for him to continue slapping the ball around against Noesi.

5. Jimmy Buffett -- With all apologies to the Parrotheads out there. I'm not a Jimmy Buffett fan. It's ok... We all like what we like and it's ok. I won't think less of you and you shouldn't think less of me. Margaritaville and Come Monday are OK songs... I don't mind them but all the rest of them have the same tone and style and it just isn't my style. I bring this up because a guy I work with is a Parrothead to the Max and today he was blasting Jimmy Buffett out of his office. One Buffett song after another for a couple of hours. I think he played the entire catalog. I was looking for a barometer just to measure how deep of a tropical depression I was falling into.

Edited by Riverbrian, 24 July 2014 - 05:45 PM.


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 04:50 PM

noesi will start fast and get burnt bad in the 3rd or 4th
100 pitches before the 6th is finished, if he lasts that long

gillaspie is intriguing to me, total concentration and zero signs of emotion
and how many other hitters do not use batting gloves?

god bless the good ol' grateful dead


#3 Winston Smith

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 05:41 PM

...Brian...Brian...Brian you out there?

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


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 05:48 PM

1. The White Sox -- Here's how much I hate the White Sox. The Twins could take a player... any player on the Twins roster. Waterboard him just for entertainment... Place him in an outhouse and tip it over with him locked inside... They could call his wife and pretend to be a girlfriend wondering where he is. They could force him to carry all bags for the entire team... Refuse to play him while he wastes on the bench and the press is told nasty things about his attitude. They could flat out ruin his career and then eventually release him. I would feel sorry for that player... unless he signs with the White Sox after. Then I would just hate him. Come to think of it. Isn't all that stuff what the Twins are doing with Chris Parmelee the past 3 years... Just Kidding.


5. Jimmy Buffett -- With all apologies to the Parrotheads out there. I'm not a Jimmy Buffett fan. It's ok... We all like what we like and it's ok. I won't think less of you and you shouldn't think less of me. Margaritaville and Come Monday are OK songs... I don't mind them but all the rest of them have the same tone and style and it just isn't my style. I bring this up because a guy I work with is a Parrothead to the Max and today he was blasting Jimmy Buffett out of his office. One Buffett song after another for a couple of hours. I think he played the entire catalog. I was looking for a barometer just to measure how deep of a tropical depression I was falling into.


For the first time ever, I enjoyed #1 more than #5.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 05:51 PM

Show me, bunt on, bunt off.

Show me, paint the corners.

Show me, swing for the fence.

If done right, no can defense.
Take your time, and do it right. - N. Fury

#6 Gibby

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 05:54 PM

My wife detests Jimmy Buffet. I don't have an opinion.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 05:56 PM

My wife detests Jimmy Buffet. I don't have an opinion.


Oh wait, maybe it's Neil Diamond she detests.

#8 Circus Boy

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 05:57 PM

Mr. Crarko, I see your Lumberjack Song verse and it made me smile. Played it for my workers the other day on the interwebs -- all women -- and they thought it was a scream. Still sing it when I wear big check shirts.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 05:58 PM

Oh wait, maybe it's Neil Diamond she detests.


How about Barry Manilow?
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#10 Circus Boy

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:00 PM

Oh wait, maybe it's Neil Diamond she detests.


Saw Neil Diamond sing in Cincinnati a lifetime ago. Most white people I've ever witnessed in one place.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:02 PM

by ChiTownTwinsFan Posted Image 1. The White Sox -- Here's how much I hate the White Sox. The Twins could take a player... any player on the Twins roster. Waterboard him just for entertainment... Place him in an outhouse and tip it over with him locked inside... They could call his wife and pretend to be a girlfriend wondering where he is. They could force him to carry all bags for the entire team... Refuse to play him while he wastes on the bench and the press is told nasty things about his attitude. They could flat out ruin his career and then eventually release him. I would feel sorry for that player... unless he signs with the White Sox after. Then I would just hate him. Come to think of it. Isn't all that stuff what the Twins are doing with Chris Parmelee the past 3 years... Just Kidding.


OH MY

god bless the good ol' grateful dead


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:06 PM

how about barry manilow?


the wsox bullpen is worse than her

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:08 PM

the wsox bullpen is worse than her


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:16 PM

Oh, Mandy!


You came and you brought me a turkey on my vacation away from worky.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:19 PM

You came and you brought me a turkey on my vacation away from worky.

wouldn't eat that dirty bird...

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:20 PM

Oh, Mandy!

You came and you gave without taking....

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:32 PM

Hello? I guess everyone else has something better to do.

I think I'll reorganize my sock drawer.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:34 PM

Hello? I guess everyone else has something better to do.

I think I'll reorganize my sock drawer.


Watching Antiques Roadshow before I flip on the game.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:37 PM

Hello? I guess everyone else has something better to do.

I think I'll reorganize my sock drawer.

left ones on the left
right ones on the right

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#20 Circus Boy

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:43 PM

Nice to see Hugh-zie not give up any early runs.

/Does that qualify as a jinx?

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:55 PM

Nice to see Hugh-zie not give up any early runs.

/Does that qualify as a jinx?

Yep

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:56 PM

Hello? I guess everyone else has something better to do.

I think I'll reorganize my sock drawer.


Sorry, I was a wheelin and dealin.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:59 PM

Nothing like switching to the game ....

to the find the Twins trailing.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:00 PM

Hello? I guess everyone else has something better to do.

I think I'll reorganize my sock drawer.



Something better than watching foul ball practice all night? I don't think so!!

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:03 PM

Nothing like switching to the game ....

to the find the Twins trailing.


Lower your expectations........if you can get that low.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:03 PM

I nailed The Palms casino in Vegas for 70 grand a couple years ago. I put all the cash in my sock drawer, and the missus discovered it before I could explain. I stuttered for a week.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:05 PM

that hurts!!!!!

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:06 PM

That'll teach him to keep the ball down.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:09 PM

Well, at least things officially can't get any worse..............................right?

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:10 PM

Oh Oh. I am not watching the game as I do not have access at this moment. What happened to Hughes?