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Game Thread: Twins@Royals, 7/1 @ 1:15pm & 7:35pm CT

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#1 Blake

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 08:05 AM

 

Ode to TD Baseball Threads:

 

I sat reading through TD game threads,

 

When a thought went rumbling through my head,

 

(although at my age, it might have been something better left unsaid)

 

My muse had returned to the marvelous Twins,

 

And, even though the team is doing quite well with their wins,

 

It seemed the team and front office must eventually pay for their pitching sins.

 

Yet here the Twins are, in the hunt, playing KC as part of a road trip stay,

 

A team with which the Twins had their way,

 

Back when the season started early during the light of day.

 

I wrestled with and discounted my thoughts of gloom,

 

For Twins Wins have continued to bloom!

 

But alas, I couldn't turn away from thoughts of doom.

 

As my mind meandered down that dark road,

 

With no light just a sound, the voice of a sepulchral toad,

 

Egad, I thought, I don't believe this, my very own thoughts, they goad!

 

I banished those ideas with a grumble,

 

Because down that path I couldn't allow myself to stumble.

 

So here I am again, putting together a game thread,

 

Wondering, exactly, just where this will head.

 

Ah well, I suppose it doesn't much matter,

 

As long as TD posters do their game thread natter,

 

Because in the end I've managed to fulfill my quota of game thread chatter!

 

Play ball!

 

Some things to think about:

 

1. Dr. Seuss

2. Iambic Pentameter

3. Limericks

4. “The Gods of the Copybook Headings”

5. The Vorpal Blade

 

 

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 08:07 AM

Pitching:

 

Twins: Jose Berrios

 

KC: Luke Farrell

 

Lineups:

 

Brian Dozier® 2B
Robbie Grossman(S) LF
Joe Mauer(L) 1B
Miguel Sano® 3B
Max Kepler(L) RF
Kennys Vargas(S) DH
Chris Gimenez® C
Jorge Polanco(S) SS
Byron Buxton® CF

 

Whit Merrifield® RF
Ramon Torres(S) 2B
Lorenzo Cain® CF
Eric Hosmer(L) 1B
Salvador Perez® C
Mike Moustakas(L) 3B
Brandon Moss(L) DH
Alcides Escobar® SS
Alex Gordon(L) LF

 

 

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 08:47 AM

The vorpal blade went snicker-snack.

Upon the Royals...
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Posted 01 July 2017 - 11:19 AM

KC's SP Luke Farrell is the son of Boston Manager John Farrell and Boston has allowed John to go see his son play while letting someone else manage the Boston team today.

Edited by jimmer, 01 July 2017 - 11:19 AM.

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 11:30 AM

KC's SP Luke Farrell is the son of Boston Manager John Farrell and Boston has allowed John to go see his son play while letting someone else manage the Boston team today.


I am sure there are fans saying John doesn't care about his own team enough.... But he is doing the right thing
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There's always next year, or the next, or maybe by the time I'm Chief's age, I guess....


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 11:31 AM

 

I am sure there are fans saying John doesn't care about his own team enough.... But he is doing the right thing

He is absolutely doing the right thing.  As is the team for letting him go.

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 12:17 PM

Interesting pre-game video review showing that Dozier should have had a ground rule double on his near-home run that was ruled foul and that Hosmer's 3-run home run was actually foul. Even in the age of replay there are still mistakes made. Oh well, you win some and you lose some.

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 12:29 PM

Um , we call that a routine play by a 3B, homers.

Edited by jimmer, 01 July 2017 - 12:30 PM.

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 12:43 PM

I'm at work so can't see Dozier's at-bat, but this would be a fine time for a dinger.

 

EDIT ADD: But I'm fine with a walk, too.

Edited by Circus Boy, 01 July 2017 - 12:43 PM.

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 12:46 PM

Twins baseball fever. Catch it!

"Not my circus, not my monkeys." -- Polish saying


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 12:46 PM

The Farrell's getting twimsy on the frelling mound.

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The door opened. A woman screamed. Someday, my mom would learn to knock.


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 12:51 PM

We need newer school announcers.


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 12:59 PM

What is on Berrios's neck?

Better looking with the lights out.

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 01:01 PM

Grossman showing of his defensive skills on that catch by Buxton.


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 01:01 PM

 

What is on Berrios's neck?

I noticed that too.


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 01:02 PM

Nice job of getting out of the way when called off by the CF, Grossman.  That's what professionals do.  Wasn't graceful, but at least there was no collision.

Edited by jimmer, 01 July 2017 - 01:02 PM.

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 01:03 PM

 

What is on Berrios's neck?

I noticed that as well

Hit dingers.  Never bunt.


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 01:04 PM

Sanostorm!!

Hit dingers.  Never bunt.


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 01:04 PM

Nice HR!
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Posted 01 July 2017 - 01:06 PM

They should bring back the pick the stick.

Hit dingers.  Never bunt.




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