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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 11:01 AM

Jon Heyman announced this morning that Doug Mientkiewicz has been named the manager of the Toledo Mudhens, the AAA affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. 

 

 

 

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 11:05 AM

Good for him...who doesn't love a Mudhen?What even is a mudhen?I gotta look that up.

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#3 Homer Hanky

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 12:14 PM

And will take over for Gardy in a few years... 

Jon Heyman announced this morning that Doug Mientkiewicz has been named the manager of the Toledo Mudhens, the AAA affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. 

 

 


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Posted 07 November 2017 - 12:43 PM

With the economic state of Detroit I'm surprised the city is starting a new country club!
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Posted 07 November 2017 - 01:49 PM

 

Good for him...who doesn't love a Mudhen?What even is a mudhen?I gotta look that up.

 

Luckily we have people here like birdwatcher who can fill us in! 

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 01:52 PM

Good luck to him


#7 Vanimal46

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 01:54 PM

Pictured: Ron Gardenhire and Joe Vavra roller blade around the Twin Cities area to get the gang back together, Mighty Ducks style. 

 

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 02:38 PM

 

Good for him...who doesn't love a Mudhen?What even is a mudhen?I gotta look that up.

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Otherwise known as a "coot."Often encountered in massive numbers when hunting ducks, much to the anger of the hunter.*

 

*so I'm told

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 02:52 PM

Long-time Twins AAA affiliate...

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 03:08 PM

Good luck to Dougie Baseball.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 03:58 PM

 

With the economic state of Detroit I'm surprised the city is starting a new country club!

Savage.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 04:05 PM

Interesting, didn't he take a step back as manager in the Twins organization because he didn't want to manage outside of Florida? Nothing like being out of a job to make Toledo look tropical. Is Max Klinger also joining the Toledo staff?
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Posted 07 November 2017 - 04:18 PM

gardy, vavvy, dougie. nicky and torii got next?


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Posted 07 November 2017 - 04:41 PM

 

gardy, vavvy, dougie. nicky and torii got next?

 

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 06:00 PM

Savage.


Not intentionally, I was just angling for a rimshot.
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Posted 07 November 2017 - 06:42 PM

With the economic state of Detroit I'm surprised the city is starting a new country club!

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 06:49 PM

 

Luckily we have people here like birdwatcher who can fill us in! 

 

Well, gocgo and Vanimal, the Mudhen can't be found in your average bird book. It's a slang word. I think most birders think of the Common Gallinule as the dictionary word for it. Chief is listening to the wrong crowd about it being too coot for words. The American Coot flocks together in deeper water and acts quite boisterously. Like a raft of TD'ers calling for Ryan's scalp. Gallinules, on the other hand, congregate in very small loose groups, like a group of TD'ers who think Gardy is a good manager.

 

Common Gallinules hang around on the muddy edges of marshy ponds, digging up stuff and wallowing in the murky waters of life. Like TD'ers in general.

Edited by birdwatcher, 07 November 2017 - 06:50 PM.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 06:51 PM

So Detroit is going to recreate Twins managerial excellence circa 2013?

 

Get after it boys! 

 

Kind of, "Data be damned, we got some guys who really battle their tails off."

 

You go Gardy.

 

Man, am I glad Twins moved on to the 21st century in the last year and a half.

 

 

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 10:10 PM

 

So Detroit is going to recreate Twins managerial excellence circa 2013?

 

Get after it boys! 

 

Kind of, "Data be damned, we got some guys who really battle their tails off."

 

You go Gardy.

 

Man, am I glad Twins moved on to the 21st century in the last year and a half.

 

That could make a good theme for a Twitter handle or even, if I may say so, a Tigers forum!

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 11:17 AM

 

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Otherwise known as a "coot."Often encountered in massive numbers when hunting ducks, much to the anger of the hunter.*

 

*so I'm told

So,what your saying is that I am not only a "crazy old coot"...I am a crazy old mudhen!Who knew?!

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