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#1 Bark's Lounge

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 05:04 PM

This may be a long shot and most of you might not be willing to participate, but maybe we can get an answer from Terry Ryan on the Anthony Slama situation.

If all goes correctly and I receive a decent amount of signatures (TD names or real names, both work). I will send Terry Ryan an email using his email address from the MLB.com site and cut and paste everyone's name onto an email message following this statement (please critique it and respond if you have any issues with it). If he responds to my email, I will blog his response on TD. To give your signature, respond to my next thread response on this subject. Here is my opening message:

Good Day Mr. Ryan.

A lot of us Twins Fans are somewhat perplexed and a bit upset as to why Anthony Slama has not been given a fair chance to prove himself with the Twins at the Major League Level this season.

We are the fans who pay for tickets. We are the fans who buy memorabilia. We are the fans who spend hours of our day watching a ballclub that has let us down and we will probably continue to do so.

We want to know why you won’t give another opportunity to Anthony Slama, a pitcher who has done nothing but pitch dominantly at every level in the minor leagues. Yes, he was called up briefly in 2010, but that call-up did not quench the thirst of us fans.

What we are requesting is an in-depth answer as to why Slama was not a September call-up. We want to know if he has a future with this club. We want to know what you like, but mostly dislike about him – because from our viewpoint, the Twins organization does not view him as a MLB pitcher.

Mr. Ryan, we deserve to have these questions answered.

With Regards,

Your Supporters,

Edited by Bark's Lounge, 03 September 2012 - 07:16 PM.


#2 Bark's Lounge

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 05:08 PM

Respond to this -

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 05:08 PM


Your Supporters,


That is not totally necessary now, is it?
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#4 Bark's Lounge

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 05:09 PM

Deadline is Wednesday @ 2:00pm

Edited by Bark's Lounge, 03 September 2012 - 05:59 PM.
Thought today was Sunday


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Posted 03 September 2012 - 05:11 PM


Your Supporters,


That is not totally necessary now, is it?


In this kind of scenario, the truth needs to be bent a little bit.:)

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 05:14 PM

[QUOTE=Bark's Lounge;51564][quote name='thrylos98'][QUOTE=Bark's Lounge;51560]
Your Supporters,
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That is not totally necessary now, is it?[/QUOTE]

In this kind of scenario, the truth needs to be bent a little bit.:)[/QUOTE]

If we start quibbling over every word, we will never get this done. Some of us would like to see Ryan replaced, but in the meantime I think we can all support whatever good things he might do. Please sign me up for this petition!

#7 Bark's Lounge

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 05:19 PM

[quote name='glunn'][QUOTE=Bark's Lounge;51564][quote name='thrylos98'][QUOTE=Bark's Lounge;51560]
Your Supporters,
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That is not totally necessary now, is it?[/QUOTE]

In this kind of scenario, the truth needs to be bent a little bit.:)[/QUOTE]

If we start quibbling over every word, we will never get this done. Some of us would like to see Ryan replaced, but in the meantime I think we can all support whatever good things he might do. Please sign me up for this petition![/QUOTE]

Good point Glunn. This will be my last response and I will sign you up!:)

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 05:26 PM

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 05:32 PM

Sign me up, please.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 05:37 PM

Put me down

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 05:44 PM

I'm in,

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 05:51 PM

I'm struggling with the opening language as I'm not anything close to "somewhat perplexed" about this absurd situation. I'm baffled. I think specifics might be included about why TR continues his love affairs with the 2 Jeffs- Manship and Gray, when they predictably and demonstrably have yielded inferior results to Slama at every level. Casey Fien (despite being a nice surprise for the Twins) actually had less justifiable reasons for a call-up over Slama (not sure on the timing with Slama's injury) as Slama is 3 months younger, bigger in stature and has better stats over both his MiLB career and this season at Roc, as well (for example- K/9 of 12.4 vs. Fien's K/9 of 8.9).

Regardless, I heartily endorse the petition.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 06:06 PM

I'm in.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 06:15 PM

Count me in.

#15 Bark's Lounge

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 06:52 PM

I guess I will have to play the Jerry Lewis role in this. Please give your signature to this petition. We might get an answer with your cooperation.:)

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 06:54 PM

Put me in, and I'm not even a Slamatime fan. What I'd really like though is a comment from his agent.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 06:55 PM

Free Slama!

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 07:02 PM

1) I'm in all the way
2) Been thinking about doing somewhat of the same thing, except I was just going to send him an email while he was on Inside Twins next Sunday

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 07:03 PM

Sign me up.

#20 Bark's Lounge

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 07:21 PM

Channeling Jerry Lewis again. Please lend your support - an administrator or two would be nice.:)

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 07:31 PM

Count me in! Thanks for doing this, Jeff Allen

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 07:34 PM

I am not in.
Just call his damn radio show and ask him directly why he promotes inferior pitchers with walk rates and SO less than Slama. He will give you a bull**** answer but at least make him answer

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 07:49 PM

Please put me down, as well as my wife Lauren and beagle Baxter. We all feel very strongly that Mr. Slama and his family have been wronged, not unlike the situation that Mr. Mastroianni found himself in with Toronto a year ago.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 07:52 PM

I am not in.
Just call his damn radio show and ask him directly why he promotes inferior pitchers with walk rates and SO less than Slama. He will give you a bull**** answer but at least make him answer


When is he on the radio? I seriously will call him and press him on it.

#25 Bark's Lounge

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 07:54 PM

Please put me down, as well as my wife Lauren and beagle Baxter. We all feel very strongly that Mr. Slama and his family have been wronged, not unlike the situation that Mr. Mastroianni found himself in with Toronto a year ago.


Done, Done and Done!

#26 Bark's Lounge

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 07:57 PM

I am not in.
Just call his damn radio show and ask him directly why he promotes inferior pitchers with walk rates and SO less than Slama. He will give you a bull**** answer but at least make him answer


I hope you reconsider clutterheart.:)

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 08:07 PM

So I asked my boys, 6, what they thought about Anthony Slama.


Their response, in unison, "Free Anthony Slama!"


I near shed a tear.

#28 Bark's Lounge

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 08:08 PM

Come on Twins Daily Members - We need your support!!!

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 08:29 PM

Count me in too!

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 08:30 PM

Hope you put me in already
(other that the supporting Ryan part)
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