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#1 Vanimal46

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 08:52 AM

ANNND Welcome back! To Minnesota Twins Whine Line on a Sunday. I hope you all enjoyed Minnesota Twins County Fair yesterday! LL Cool Bean brought the roof down at the beer garden last night, literally. The pig pen was stinking up the whole area, so we had to move on to another town... 

We've been searching for the right words to describe what happened in the game yesterday. Instead, this gif accurately shows how we all felt by the end of it:

 

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Much like Kevin Kiermaier, we're tough as fans. A little ice, heat, and stretching, and we're back at it today. The Twins are taking on the Blue Jays, and looking to snap a 9 game losing streak. This is all sounding like deja vu all over again... Before we talk more about deja vu, let's set the stage with lineups and weather....

It's going to be another beautiful day for our neighbors to the north. 78 degrees F/ 26 degrees C for the first pitch. A chance of thunderstorms beginning at 1 PM. Winds from the SSW at 10 MPH.

 

Minnesota Twins (49-80):

 

1. Brian Dozier ® 2B

2. Joe Mauer (L) 1B
3. Max Kepler (L) RF
4. Trevor Plouffe ® 3B
5. Miguel Sano ® DH
6. Jorge Polanco (S) SS
7. Robbie Grossman (S) LF
8. Kurt Suzuki ® C
9. Danny Santana (S) CF

 

 

P- Kyle Gibson ® - Let's see if he can bounce back from a 5 IP 5 ER 4 BB outing! 

 

Toronto Blue Jays (73-56):

 

1. Jose Bautista ® RF

2. Josh Donaldson ® 3B
3. Edwin Encarnacion ® 1B
4. Russell Martin ® DH
5. Troy Tulowitzki ® SS
6. Kevin Pillar ® CF
7. Melvin Upton Jr. ® LF
8. Devon Travis ® 2B
9. Josh Thole (L) C

 

 

P- old friend R.A. Dickey - coming off a 6.2 IP 2 ER 2 K win against the Angels.

 

Once again we have a thrilling matchup on the diamond. Now, before we all start losing our minds, let's talk about Deja Vu....

 

Bullpen: Denny Hocking had a dead on observation yesterday that hits the nail on the head with this bullpen: "Baseball is unpredictable sometimes.Who would have thought the bullpen had issues that needed to be addressed this season?Some things you cannot plan or anticipate or address.." Very well done, Denny. If you're like me, you think to yourself, I've heard this before.... In fact, we could have said this the last 3 seasons. When is this madness going to end?!

Brian Dozier: If there's one positive out of this season, it's Brian Dozier being red hot at the plate. We doubted him at the beginning of the season, just like the last couple of seasons, and he bounces back in fine fashion. Now it's becoming expected deja vu that he hits bombs out of the park. His last 28 days have produced a .309/.350/.718 with 11 HR and 24 RBI. This is the kind of deja vu we all enjoy. Keep it up Dozier! 

Recurring Dreams: A recent study says that 3 out of 4 people have recurring dreams. The most popular dreams in this scenario is being chased by someone, falling and not catching yourself, or being back at school. Didn't RiverBrian just talk about back to school? Is this a recurring Deja Vu loop?? I'm driving myself CRAZY!

Chief's Jokes: Now I know this has to be just me thinking Chief's game thread jokes are deja vu. Since each day he writes his own jokes to share with us during the game. Are some recycled? Am I being paranoid? Andrew Albers? Is this the year 2013? I need to get out of this deja vu loop....

 

I hope this is the last time that a 9 game losing streak feels like Deja Vu... Now let's snap this losing streak, and win a freaking game! 

 

Let's go Twins! 

Edited by Vanimal46, 28 August 2016 - 09:19 AM.

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 09:03 AM

So are you suggesting we should watch the games while sitting on a bag of frozen peas? Frankly I think Chiefs jokes are numbing enough. :)
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#3 Vanimal46

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 09:22 AM

 

So are you suggesting we should watch the games while sitting on a bag of frozen peas? Frankly I think Chiefs jokes are numbing enough. :)

YMMV of course, but I'll certainly be sitting on a bag of frozen peas after witnessing the last 3 innings of yesterday's game! 

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 09:27 AM

 

YMMV of course, but I'll certainly be sitting on a bag of frozen peas after witnessing the last 3 innings of yesterday's game! 

Only 1.5 back of Atlanta now. At least we have something to root for.

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 09:35 AM

Only 1.5 back of Atlanta now. At least we have something to root for.

I would go for it! No one would remember the Hindenburg, the Titanic, or Walter Mondale without each ones singular achievement. :)
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#6 USAFChief

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 09:40 AM

RE: Chief's jokes.

Yes.
No.
NO.
No.
Concur.

And nice job on GT once again.
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Posted 28 August 2016 - 09:41 AM

Due to being at the Minnesota State Fair yesterday, I was just posting on that game thread and then it got archived.

So I just hope the Twins can stop "TwinsHaiku" STARTING TODAY!!!!!

 

 

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sampleSizeOfOne, on 27 Aug 2016 - 3:44 PM, said:
We lost?!

My pain and my distress
it is not easy to express..
Twinsku ????

Haiku would need"Twins lost again" to make it Haiku;)
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#8 USAFChief

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 09:42 AM

YMMV of course, but I'll certainly be sitting on a bag of frozen peas after witnessing the last 3 innings of yesterday's game!


In my case, those weren't peas. And definitely not frozen.
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#9 USAFChief

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 09:46 AM

Haiku challenge...accepted!

'North calls em Tronno
It seems he is not a fan
Of bending over.
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Posted 28 August 2016 - 09:47 AM

Due to being at the Minnesota State Fair yesterday...


What's the report on new food items at the fair?

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 09:52 AM

What's the report on new food items at the fair?

Battered, and on a stick! :)
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Posted 28 August 2016 - 09:55 AM

The only real delicacy at the Great GetTogether is fresh greasy chees curds. The real kind, not cheap bar imitations. Mini donuts and bags of French fries have there place also, but I will stand in line for cheese curds!
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Posted 28 August 2016 - 09:57 AM

 

What's the report on new food items at the fair?

I went with my standards (cheese curds, pronto pup, french fries, deep fried pickle, which was new to me), as I had my 7 yr old Granddaughter...did nearly 17,000 steps (per phone) mostly rides and yeah some beers Leinie's Octoberfest mmmmmmm  :)

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 10:09 AM

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#15 Vanimal46

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 10:11 AM

The only real delicacy at the Great GetTogether is fresh greasy chees curds. The real kind, not cheap bar imitations. Mini donuts and bags of French fries have there place also, but I will stand in line for cheese curds!


I'm with you on that. I'd gladly stand in line for greasy cheese curds and Pronto pups. Can't go to a fair without getting both!
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Posted 28 August 2016 - 10:12 AM

I went with my standards (cheese curds, pronto pup, french fries, deep fried pickle, which was new to me), as I had my 7 yr old Granddaughter...did nearly 17,000 steps (per phone) mostly rides and yeah some beers Leinie's Octoberfest mmmmmmm :)


Nice! That sounds like a great day. Hopefully your granddaughter didn't get run over by the herds of zombies playing Pokémon GO!
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Posted 28 August 2016 - 10:24 AM

Another Deja Vu situation that I'm going through this weekend: paying for car issues! The battery was replaced yesterday - thank God for friends who helped me identify the problem. And now an oil change/tire rotation/state inspection today.
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Posted 28 August 2016 - 10:35 AM

 

And with the first pick in the 2017 MLB Draft the Minn.........

 

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So the Twins are planning on drafting the "Receding Hairline Guy?"

 

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It's not my fault !


#19 Vanimal46

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 10:53 AM

It'll be interesting who stops by the thread today. Lots of things against us... 9 game losing streak, the great MN get together, and a Vikings preseason game.
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Posted 28 August 2016 - 10:56 AM

 

Recurring Dreams: A recent study says that 3 out of 4 people have recurring dreams. The most popular dreams in this scenario is being chased by someone, falling and not catching yourself, or being back at school.

all while naked, right?

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