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2017 Game Thread Volunteers Needed!1!

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#1 USAFChief

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 06:33 PM

It's almost time...the 2017 season is here! Which means…GAME THREADS!

 

Like previous years, we're asking game thread fans to help us out by starting game threads. Riverbrian will take care of all the series openers, leaving the rest of us in awe...and responsible for the remaining games.

 

USAFChief and ChiTownTwinsFan will be your points of contact, to volunteer, ask questions, get help, or compliment Chief on his fantastic sense of humor and amazing repertoire of laugh-out-loud "original" material.

 

If you want to help, we ask only a couple things:

 

1. If you volunteer, please follow through. (Or contact USAFChief AND ChiTownTwinsFan as far in advance as possible so we can arrange for another volunteer.)

 

2. Have the game thread up at least 2 hours before game time, including lineups.

 

3. If you can't include the lineups when you post the game thread, come back later and add another post with just the lineups.

 

4. We like positivity.

 

5. Funny is great. Innovative is great. But they are not requirements. You are only limited by your imagination.Game thread regulars:step up and help!Newbee’s:get your feet wet, you’ll be great!

 

6. Length is up to you...but it's not necessary to create an opus. Use the following format for the thread title:
(home) Game Thread: Twins vs XXX, 4/1/17 @ 7:10 PM CT
(away) Game Thread: Twins @ XXX, 4/1/17 @ 8:10 PM CT

 

7. Have fun.

 

8. If you make jokes about old age, expect retaliation.

 

Notes:

Lineups are available at several places, just google "Daily MLB lineups" for help.

You won't be able to edit your original post, so make sure you have it the way you want in when you hit "post." You also will need to add a second post to add lineups if they're not in your original thread starter.

 

Please do not volunteer in this thread. This thread is for questions, ideas, etc. To volunteer, pick out the game(s) you want, then send one PM to both USAFChief AND ChiTownTwinsFan. You'll hear back from one of us, letting you know the game(s) is yours to do.

 

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#2 USAFChief

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 06:35 PM

Below you'll find a list of games still in need of a volunteer.

5/3 OAK
5/7 BOS
5/27 TB
5/28 TB
5/30 HOU
5/31 HOU

6/2 @LAA
6/3 @LAA
6/4 @LAA
6/7 @SEA
6/8 @SEA
6/13 SEA
6/14 SEA
6/15 SEA
6/17 CLE
6/18 CLE
6/21 CWS
6/22 CWS
6/24 @CLE
6/27 @BOS
6/28 @BOS
6/29 @BOS

7/4 LAA
7/5 LAA
7/7 BAL
7/8 BAL
7/9 BAL
7/15 @HOU
7/16 @HOU
7/18 NYY
7/19 NYY
7/22 DET
7/23 DET
7/25 @LAD
7/26 @LAD

8/2 @SD
8/4 TEX
8/5 TEX
8/6 TEX
8/8 MIL
8/10 @MIL
8/12 @DET
8/13 @DET
8/16 CLE
8/17 CLE
8/22 @CWS
8/23 @CWS
8/24 @CWS
8/26 @TOR
8/27 @TOR
8/30 CWS
8/31 CWS

9/2 KC
9/3 KC
9/5 @TB
9/6 @TB
9/8 @KC
9/9 @KC
9/10 @KC
9/13 SD
9/15 TOR
9/16 TOR
9/17 TOR
9/19 @NYY
9/20 @NYY
9/22 @DET
9/27 @CLE
9/28 @CLE
9/30 DET
10/1 DET

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#3 Blake

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 06:35 PM

Age is no laughing matter. Side-splitting yes, but laughing? Nope.

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#4 USAFChief

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 06:39 PM

 

Age is no laughing matter. Side-splitting yes, but laughing? Nope.

We'll trust your considerable expertise in this area.

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#5 Blake

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 06:41 PM

I volunteer Vanimal for the game thread just before the trade-deadline!

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 06:46 PM

...and amazing repertoire of laugh-out-loud "original" material.

"Original". Ell-oh-ell.

 

Hey wait. It worked!

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#7 USAFChief

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 06:50 PM

 

"Original". Ell-oh-ell.

 

Hey wait. It worked!

...played him like a fine Stradivarius on opening night, I did

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#8 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 06:54 PM

And if you want to get some practice in, just jump in and do a ST game thread. There aren't any 'by this time' rules or sign ups for ST threads, it's just jump in, first come first served. You have 15 ST threads remaining, including the final one on Mar. 31 v Red Wings.
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#9 Vanimal46

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:12 PM

I volunteer Vanimal for the game thread just before the trade-deadline!


There's no doubt we'll be selling something that day! I'll volunteer for other games soon.
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Posted 17 March 2017 - 08:46 AM

2017 volunteers?!

Sounds like a lot.

That's like, more than 10 volunteers per game this season.

But if i volunteer... you'll only need 2016 more.

Count me in.
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#11 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 10:40 AM

I just want to make it clear to everyone ... that everyone and anyone is welcome and encouraged to start a game thread. You don't have to be a comedic genius, or creative writer, or be clever, or have a schtick. Just bring it to us straight if that's what you got! Give us your serious and/or light-hearted baseball take on things, if that's how you want to play it. As long as you have the pertinent info of where, when and who, we're good. Your cohorts can bring the comic relief in thread (and, they will!) along with 'being at the game' with you. All we need are volunteers to jump in and get it going, however you want. Just make sure to PM Chief and me together in one PM the dates you want to be thread master.

 

And if you have any 'technical questions' on how to start a thread, or how to insert links and/or photos/gifs and/or videos, no worries! ... just ask in the same PM you send to reserve your dates. We're here and happy to get you going!

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#12 Vanimal46

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 11:28 AM

I nominate Dinger for a thread or 6.
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#13 twinsnorth49

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 02:15 PM

Ok, sign me up for.......

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kidding, I'm kidding.

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 02:20 PM

 How not to write a Game Thread, or a handy little tip to overcome writer's block.

 

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:31 PM

 

 How not to write a Game Thread, or a handy little tip to overcome writer's block.

 

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True. Here's how it's done. Riverbrian composing a series opener, moments before first pitch:

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:34 AM

 

 How not to write a Game Thread, or a handy little tip to overcome writer's block.

 

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I thought this is how RB produces numerous game threads throughout the season? 

 

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#17 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:34 AM

I thought this is how RB produces numerous game threads throughout the season?

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Look at me! I'm 3rd from the right. Er, i mean front.

It indeed was the blurst of game threads...
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#18 USAFChief

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 06:16 PM

Lots of volunteer opportunities remaining...

Let's get at least April filled out. C'mon....you KNOW you want to a game thread or three. Take the plunge!
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#19 Vanimal46

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 06:52 PM

Let's not over work the bullpen already in April... We need some starters!
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Posted 28 March 2017 - 07:14 PM

 

Let's not over work the bullpen already in April... We need some starters!

You got the "bull" part right!

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