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Game Thread: Twins v Angels, 7/4 @ 1:10 PM CDT (11:10 AM for us out here)

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#1 Blake

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 08:37 AM

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness"

-The Declaration of Independence

May we all pursue happiness on this glorious 4th of July.

And may the happiness of living in a nation that has a sport such as baseball be compounded by our favorite team winning again against that other team from the West Coast.

May everyone survive the Fourth with all fingers attached.

May all dwellings remain standing and not be turned into a large bonfire suitable for toasting marshmallows.

May we all remain sober and thoughtful during our comments in the game thread. (ha! had you going, didn't I?)*

*Hey, I think I inadvertently covered the "five things to think about" section. Think about that for a moment. Oh wait, that's 6 things. I hope there's not a penalty involved for exceeding the thoughts quota.

The Twins win yesterday was a classic, classic in that Miguel Sano committed a base running blunder after Kepler committed a base running blunder.

After the multiple blunders, both Mr. Kepler and Mr Sano decided they'd had enough of hitting the ball a long way and decided they needed to challenge the Angels infielders. Score: infielders 0, Sano and Kepler 2.

Then, after getting a 4 run lead, My Kintzler was brought in to put the game away. But, Mr. Kintzler, in usual fashion, decided to trick the Angels into thinking they had a chance by allowing a runner to reach. Which, when you think about it is kind of cruel. Letting the other team think they have a chance then shutting the door.

Which brings us to today.

Another day for baseball and it should be a good one. Okay, pretty much any day is a good day for baseball. Sort of goes without saying.

Now for some large explosions:





And now for something completely different:



Play ball:

Pitching for the Twins:

Kyle Gibson

And for the other guys:

JC Ramirez
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#2 Blake

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 08:38 AM

Mods: once again, I will be out and about and unable to post lineups before the game starts.

 

Thanks again for all your help!

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 08:39 AM

Drat, I cannot believe I screwed that up. Both Mr. Kepler? Really? 

 

Any chance Chitown can use her awesome mod powers and insert "and Mr. Sano?" 

 

And also correct the start time? 1:10 am? Really? I made as many blunders in the thread start as the Twins did on the base paths last night. Yeesh.

 

Thanks

Edited by Blake, 04 July 2017 - 08:50 AM.


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:11 AM

I believe that will be 6:48 Local Apparent Sidereal Time in Minneapolis.

Edited by Craig Arko, 04 July 2017 - 09:12 AM.

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:11 AM

Drat, I cannot believe I screwed that up. Both Mr. Kepler? Really? 
 
Any chance Chitown can use her awesome mod powers and insert "and Mr. Sano?" 
 
And also correct the start time? 1:10 am? Really? I made as many blunders in the thread start as the Twins did on the base paths last night. Yeesh.
 
Thanks

done.
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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:12 AM

 

done.

Thank you Chief.

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:14 AM

Thank you Chief.


Welcome, Blake. BTW, many thanks for all the help!
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Posted 04 July 2017 - 10:28 AM

 

I believe that will be 6:48 Local Apparent Sidereal Time in Minneapolis.

I'm sure I could get confirmation of this from the internets but who needs to do that when we have you?

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 10:35 AM

 

I believe that will be 6:48 Local Apparent Sidereal Time in Minneapolis.

So the next thing is to determine what year it is. I think a close estimate is 13,820,000,000 ABB (anno bigus bangus).

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 10:41 AM

I'm watching the Nats and Mets game and the Nats announcers are huge homers as well.  They say he has played REALLY good this year at 2B.  The guy is the worst defensive 2B in the game.


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 10:42 AM

 

I'm watching the Nats and Mets game and the Nats announcers are huge homers as well.  They say he has played REALLY good this year at 2B.  The guy is the worst defensive 2B in the game.

Hey i'm watching the same thing! The announcers are super "broey" together. It is interesting.

 

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 10:47 AM

 

So the next thing is to determine what year it is. I think a close estimate is 13,820,000,000 ABB (anno bigus bangus).

 

Or 57 AG (Anno Gemini).

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 10:49 AM

 

Hey i'm watching the same thing! The announcers are super "broey" together. It is interesting.

 

Broey?  Does that mean delusional?  Cause if so, I agree ;-)

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 11:02 AM

 

Broey?  Does that mean delusional?  Cause if so, I agree ;-)

'broey' I think means 'bro-mancy'

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 11:06 AM

 

'broey' I think means 'bro-mancy'

I sat for a solid 30 seconds trying to think of a better word than broey, better pull out the thesaurus next time!

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 11:10 AM

 

I sat for a solid 30 seconds trying to think of a better word than broey, better pull out the thesaurus next time!

"What's another word for thesaurus?" -Steven Wright

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 11:10 AM

 

"What's another word for thesaurus?" -Steven Wright

'wordexchangerbook'

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 11:11 AM

Thought someone should post this.

 

Angels:

 

1. Cameron Maybin ® CF
2. Kole Calhoun (L) RF
3. Albert Pujols ® DH
4. Yunel Escobar ® 3B
5. Luis Valbuena (L) 1B
6. Andrelton Simmons ® SS
7. Nick Franklin (S) 2B
8. Ben Revere (L) LF
9. Juan Graterol ® C

 

 

Twins:
1. Robbie Grossman (S) DH
2. Joe Mauer (L) 1B
3. Miguel Sano ® 3B
4. Max Kepler (L) RF
5. Eduardo Escobar (S) 2B
6. Eddie Rosario (L) LF
7. Chris Gimenez ® C
8. Ehire Adrianza (S) SS
9. Byron Buxton ® CF

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 11:13 AM

 

Thought someone should post this.

 

Angels:

 

1. Cameron Maybin ® CF
2. Kole Calhoun (L) RF
3. Albert Pujols ® DH
4. Yunel Escobar ® 3B
5. Luis Valbuena (L) 1B
6. Andrelton Simmons ® SS
7. Nick Franklin (S) 2B
8. Ben Revere (L) LF
9. Juan Graterol ® C

 

 

Twins:
1. Robbie Grossman (S) DH
2. Joe Mauer (L) 1B
3. Miguel Sano ® 3B
4. Max Kepler (L) RF
5. Eduardo Escobar (S) 2B
6. Eddie Rosario (L) LF
7. Chris Gimenez ® C
8. Ehire Adrianza (S) SS
9. Byron Buxton ® CF

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 11:16 AM

Most of us are probably aware that Vargas has been sent down again. Interesting factoid: He has two of the six longest HR's in the majors this year according to MLB.com.




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