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#1 twinssporto

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 10:59 AM

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As most of you have already heard, today's baseball action at Target Field has been postponed due to snow.  Yes, its April 14th and it seriously looks like I'll have at least 12" of new snow in my back yard. I apologize and ask for your forgiveness in advance for my melancholic, SNOW postponed Game Thread introduction.

 

For those of you wisely living outside of Minnesota in better climates, let me list for you the general emotions and behaviors people have been exhibiting the last couple of weeks around here:

 

  • Anger - At the weatherman and Mother Nature.
  • Despair - Any hope of Spring coming is dead.
  • Anguish - Part of the sad family.  Really just means pain.
  • Depression - There is still 24" of ice on Lake Minnetonka.  Won't be open until May or longer...
  • Regret - I should have moved away years ago.
  • Sorrow - Will I get to fish on open water again? 
  • Hostility - Towards my snow removal equipment and shovels.
  • Rage - the snow just keeps coming and coming.  It's like the mail.
  • Hopelessness - will it ever go above 40 degrees?
  • Anxiety - Summer will never come. We are entering a mini ice age.
  • Alcoholism - Might as well stay in and have a few more cocktails with dinner.
  • Binge eating - Might as well eat another eclair.  Not putting on a bathing suite this year anyway.
  • Hysteria - Emotions are on edge.  Good Def Leppard album though.
  • Arthritis - Cold is not good on the joints.  Slipping and falling on ice doesn't help either.
  • Loathing - At the cold, snow and people smart enough to live in a better climate.
  • Grief - Spring has died.

 

Just thought I would share what some people are experiencing around the area.  I know a few people out there love this weather but I like the change in seasons.  Its time to change this ^*#@&*% season!  I suppose we will go from snow directly into tornadoes and extreme heat.  No buffer season this year.  

 

I was really looking forward to watching the Twins play today for a little entertainment.  Now it looks like my entertainment will consist of firing up the snow blower and watching my 14 week old puppy going to the bathroom outside with snow up to his neck. 

 

Go Twins!!  Hopefully you can play some games at home this year before July!

 

 

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 11:36 AM

Christmas present from my son...

 

 

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 11:42 AM

Great intro! I feel all of that pain in this endless winter.


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 11:49 AM

I’ll go with arthritis and alcohol there. And binge reading and watching.
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Posted 14 April 2018 - 12:33 PM

As someone who grew up in northern Minnesota in some bad winters in the seventies and eighties, this might be the longest winter ever.

 

If we were going to have multiple games cancelled due to winter-like April, why couldn't it have been 2016?Then the snow would have been seen as a bit of a blessing.

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 12:38 PM

The things we have to put up with to live in the best state in the country.
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Posted 14 April 2018 - 12:40 PM

 

I’ll go with arthritis and alcohol there. And binge reading and watching.

Great point!  I should have listed binge watching and reading.  Who'd a thunk you could get through 7 seasons of the Sopranos in a week. 

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 12:45 PM

Depending on when this game is made up, we will try to reuse this thread. It will serve the dual purpose of game Thread and a good look back.

Chicago isn’t a lot better but just warm enough better that we aren’t getting snow, gratefully. As of this writing. Typically in spring the temps here are cooler than in Minneapolis. The spring breezes off the lake keep the chill in the air longer into the spring despite the warmth of the sun.
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Posted 14 April 2018 - 02:15 PM

Really fed up with this weather. Horrible planning by the MLB. If we're forced to stay in we should at least be able to watch the Twins play somewhere warm. 

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 02:35 PM

The things we have to put up with to live in the best state in the country.

Keeps the riffraff out. I heard that all the time when I lived there.

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 02:58 PM

 

Really fed up with this weather. Horrible planning by the MLB. If we're forced to stay in we should at least be able to watch the Twins play somewhere warm. 

Did the MLB plan this mid-April blizzard? I don't think there was any way to anticipate this. Did you want to start the season with 20 straight road games?

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 03:07 PM

 

Did the MLB plan this mid-April blizzard? I don't think there was any way to anticipate this. Did you want to start the season with 20 straight road games?

Moving the start of the season up in general was a horrible idea. We aren't the only teams having trouble getting games in. 

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 03:29 PM

 

Depending on when this game is made up, we will try to reuse this thread. It will serve the dual purpose of game Thread and a good look back.

Chicago isn’t a lot better but just warm enough better that we aren’t getting snow, gratefully. As of this writing. Typically in spring the temps here are cooler than in Minneapolis. The spring breezes off the lake keep the chill in the air longer into the spring despite the warmth of the sun.

Great idea on reusing the thread!

 

BTW, I've got 11" of snow thats fallen so far on my deck.  It's supposed to continue to fall throughout the day tomorrow.  I'm guessing we end up with 14".

 

Pathetic.

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 03:34 PM

I don't see any way that they'll be playing tomorrow either.

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 03:38 PM

Like the 1991 Halloween Blizzard, this mid-April Snownamie is an aberration.I am so happy that the Twins play in a real outdoor ballpark and not a fishbowl retractable roof stadium.

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 03:40 PM

 

I don't see any way that they'll be playing tomorrow either.

No way thats happening.  

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 04:17 PM

 

Moving the start of the season up in general was a horrible idea. We aren't the only teams having trouble getting games in. 

You might be right about that, but this would be happening whether the season moved up or not.


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 04:20 PM

My wife says the Twins' facebook page has announced postponement of tomorrow's game. I'm not on facebook myself but I think someone else can confirm this.

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 04:23 PM

My wife says the Twins' facebook page has announced postponement of tomorrow's game. I'm not on facebook myself but I think someone else can confirm this.


Confirmed via MLB. Looks like Lynn will be starting Tuesday.

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 04:30 PM

 

Confirmed via MLB. Looks like Lynn will be starting Tuesday.

Actually I think that is wrong. Believe I saw that it will be Odorizzi and Berrios in PR. Lynn will start Friday in Tampa

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