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Game Thread: Twins@Bad Guys 8/3 1:10PM

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#1 Riverbrian

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 10:38 AM

The Lineups... Hitters getting in a line... umm... upward and therefore... they line UP. Much more optimistic than a Line DOWN. ChiTown has them... Coming soon.
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Here you go

Minnesota Twins

CF Santana
2B Dozier
3B Plouffe
LF Willingham
C Suzuki
DH Vargas
RF Arcia
1B Parmelee
SS Escobar

SP Pino


Chicago WhiteSox

CF Eaton
2B Beckham
DH Abreu
3B Gillaspie
SS Ramirez
1B Konerko
RF Viciedo
LF De Aza
C Flowers

SP Quintana

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Things to Think About:

1, The White Sox -- I hate them so much... I've thought about them 6 times this morning. As Thought number one this would be the 7th time. The Twins have had to score a lot of runs to keep up with the Sox this series. I don't know if it's the Twins pitching or the White Sox swinging well. Another game today to try and make that determination.

2. Jose Quintana -- I've already done a thing on Quintana. The Thing to talk about with Jose is this... He's been pitching pretty good lately. He's only allowed 11 runs in his last 8 starts. His ERA is down to 3.15 for the year. The combination of Sale and Quintana is looking like a nice left handed pairing. Thank Goodness the White Sox farm system seems pretty dry because it looks like the Sox have a nice starting point with nowhere to go.

3, The Long Ball -- Today the Twins 4 5 6 and 7 hitters are Willingham, Vargas, Colabello and Arcia. That's 4 guys in a row with easy long ball power. In stature... it looks like a formidable group. It just hasn't been that way for our Twins. It was Danny Santana who went deep yesterday. If your baseball team is built with these 4 guys back to back... They gotta hit the ball hard and far sometime. It's what they were built to do. If they don't... It's like using an Elephant to pick up marbles. I'm not an Elephant expert... maybe they do that... I don't know.

4. The Bullpen -- The White Sox have been knocking around our bullpen pretty good. Gardy uses the bullpen every day. The last time a Twin threw a complete game was in 1937. The bullpen needs to sharpen up or the White Sox need to cool down.

5. Medicine -- Been feeling a little better today since the sudden onset of a summer cold on Friday. For a full day... I didn't take anything. I just rode it out. I had heard that laughter is the best medicine. So... I just tried to laugh as much as possible. Saturday I was still feeling run down so I took some medicine and today I'm feeling better. It turns out that laughter is the best medicine besides... you know... actual medicine.

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 11:58 AM

Pino starting back-to-back games? Talk about old school...like early 1900's old school. :)

 

Gibson is starting today


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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:10 PM

Yeah... Pino was all over everything. ESPN... CBS... Other websites.

I don't know how that happens but it happened,
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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:11 PM

I'll be surprised if I make it through the game. I've taken enough NyQuil... Right now it feels like I poured it on my eyelids.
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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:12 PM

Santana starts the game exactly how a lead off hitter should.
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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:14 PM

I'll be surprised if I make it through the game. I've taken enough NyQuil... Right now it feels like I poured it on my eyelids.

 

Nyquil always makes me feel better .... mostly because I'm knocked out.

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:14 PM

Yeah... Pino was all over everything. ESPN... CBS... Other websites.

I don't know how that happens but it happened,

 

Ghosts. The answer is always ghosts.

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:16 PM

I'll be surprised if I make it through the game. I've taken enough NyQuil... Right now it feels like I poured it on my eyelids.

 

Have you ever tried Zicam?  I know they say most of this stuff doesn't work but if I use Zicam the minute I feel a sniffle, it usually stops it (or at least makes it not so severe).

 

Maybe its mental but it works for me.  But given how far along you already are, it wouldn't be any use.


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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:17 PM

Nyquil always makes me feel better .... mostly because I'm knocked out.


I love the Lewis Black line

"NyQuil comes in red and green and it's the only thing on the planet that tastes like red and green.
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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:22 PM

Well there ya go, RB, we're in a rain delay...a built in excuse for a nap.

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:23 PM

Wish we had that rain here.  Nothing like a nap with the sound of rain.


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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:23 PM

Have you ever tried Zicam?  I know they say most of this stuff doesn't work but if I use Zicam the minute I feel a sniffle, it usually stops it (or at least makes it not so severe).
 
Maybe its mental but it works for me.  But given how far along you already are, it wouldn't be any use.


Honestly...I normally don't medicate. Not on purpose... I guess I'm just a go with the flow guy.

My wife usually has to bring me something and say... Take this... Damn it. And she needs to... Because I don't read the box. If she says... "Well take something" she sees the immediate... I don't know what something is... Look on my face.

I'm not sick very often and when I am... It's a larger sick and nothing seems to help. If it's a little sickness... It usually doesn't bother me.
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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:26 PM

Well there ya go, RB, we're in a rain delay...a built in excuse for a nap.


I'm fighting it... I'm not a napper.
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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:28 PM

I'm not sick very often and when I am... 

 

See, that's a blessing.  I don't get colds very often either but I can almost always count on one the first part of March -- changing seasons or combo cold/allergies or something.  For some reason, if I use Zicam immediately it pretty much stops it its tracks for me.  Then I don't need the Nyquil.   :)

 

I could actually see how some people could get addicted to the nighttime Nyquil, though.  Must have a high alcohol content. 

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:30 PM

And since we didn't get any Everly Brothers last night:

 

Oh, listen to the falling rain
Pitter patter, pitter patter
Oh, listen, listen to the falling rain
Pitter patter, pitter patter
Oh, listen, listen to the falling rain

 

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:33 PM

See, that's a blessing.  I don't get colds very often either but I can almost always count on one the first part of March -- changing seasons or combo cold/allergies or something.  For some reason, if I use Zicam immediately it pretty much stops it its tracks for me.  Then I don't need the Nyquil.   :)
 
I could actually see how some people could get addicted to the nighttime Nyquil, though.  Must have a high alcohol content.


Maybe NyQuil needs a new marketing campaign. Branch out with sales from the non-illness crowd,
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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:34 PM

And since we didn't get any Everly Brothers last night:
 
Oh, listen to the falling rain
Pitter patter, pitter patter
Oh, listen, listen to the falling rain
Pitter patter, pitter patter
Oh, listen, listen to the falling rain


How bout the Cascades

Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain
Telling me just what a fool I've been
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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:35 PM

How bout the Cascades

Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain
Telling me just what a fool I've been

I think we're talking about the same song.

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:37 PM

How bout the Cascades

Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain
Telling me just what a fool I've been

 

Same song.  Different covers.  But since I'm rarely aware of who was singing the original, I associate it with Phil and Don (and after all, we claim them as Iowans).


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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:38 PM

I think we're talking about the same song.

Are we?

I do t recall the Everly Brothers Doin that one.
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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:43 PM

Just looked at the Chicago radar... Looks like a small cell of rain. They should be starting very soon.

I wonder if ChiTown is Ok... With rain falling and all.

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:43 PM

Are we?

I do t recall the Everly Brothers Doin that one.

 

We are talking about the same song but wikipedia (the source of all knowledge) doesn't list an Everly Brothers cover despite a number of other people who think there was one according to Google.

 

It was covered by Jan & Dean and by Gary Lewis & the Playboys, though.  And when I think about it, I'm betting its that last version I remember best cuz I think I had it on an album somewhere.


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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:48 PM

We are talking about the same song but wikipedia (the source of all knowledge) doesn't list an Everly Brothers cover despite a number of other people who think there was one according to Google.
 
It was covered by Jan & Dean and by Gary Lewis & the Playboys, though.  And when I think about it, I'm betting its that last version I remember best cuz I think I had it on an album somewhere.


The Cascades sound like Everly Brothers... That's probably the reason.

How Bout BJ Thomas

Raindrops keep falling on my head
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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:48 PM

The Cascades sound like Everly Brothers... That's probably the reason.

How Bout BJ Thomas

Raindrops keep falling on my head

 

Summer Rain taps at my window


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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:51 PM

Summer Rain taps at my window


Johnny Rivers!!!
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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:51 PM

Well the positive here is that the Twins game lasts later into the day.

I couldn't be a player because of bad eyesight, so I decided to be an umpire instead.

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:51 PM

Are we?

I do t recall the Everly Brothers Doin that one.

Pretty sure the Everly Brothers recorded and released a country version, but I could be wrong.

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:54 PM

Pretty sure the Everly Brothers recorded and released a country version, but I could be wrong.


If they did... That is exactly how they snuck it by me.

Sticking it next to Bill Anderson and Buck Owens.
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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:54 PM

I'll go with this version.

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:55 PM

Honestly...I normally don't medicate. 

 

This shoots some holes in my speculations about some of your posts.  I guess I should not be so quick to jump to conclusions.

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