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Game Thread: Twins vs. Yankees 9/12 @ 7:10 PM CT

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#1 Vanimal46

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 04:45 PM



This is the last scheduled game thread hosted by Minnesota Twins Whine Line in 2018. Given the uncertainty of game threads in the future, it may be the series finale of Minnesota Twins Whine Line.

If it is the last game thread, the intern and I have learned very little over the last 4 years! But we wouldn't trade it for anything.

Thanks for listening. Hopefully we see you down the road.
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 05:05 PM

Long time caller, first time listener, here. What's your prediction for the tonight's final score? I'll hang up and ignore.

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 05:19 PM

Yankees- 6. Twins- tbd
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#4 Vanimal46

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 05:53 PM

Long time caller, first time listener, here. What's your prediction for the tonight's final score? I'll hang up and ignore.

Hmm, the radio network didn't cancel our phone number yet, Intern... What do you say, one more time for old sake?

ANNND Welcome! To Minnesota Twins Whine Line: Farewell Edition! I am your host for... Well, whenever the radio network realizes they forgot to call Time Warner and cancel the service! We've got ourselves a real BARN BURNER tonight between the Twins and Yankees. Did you hear? Ownership wants to have more financial flexibility with it's roster heading into 2019, and show MAY not exist soon. In case if that happens, we have several ideas to fall back on! Before we dive into those ideas, let's talk about the weather...

It's a gorgeous night tonight in Minneapolis! 78 degrees and mostly sunny at first pitch. REAL FEEL of 76 degrees! Wind out of the S at 12 MPH... TREAD CAREFULLY with the gusts. Those could sneak up on you at 18 MPH!

Alright, we've had a lot of time to think about what our next idea is, since the phone wasn't ringing offering us a contract! We think they're all BRILLIANT, but you be the judge...

Live at Costco: So many pros with this choice! They offer free samples most days... There's a covered mattress hidden in a drawer to sleep in! And TVs so the Intern can play MLB the Show.

There are also a lot of cameras inside the building... And employees may notice that we haven't showered in a while. On second thought...

Mow Lawns for Money: The more we thought about why we love baseball, we kept circling back to the same love... OF grass designs! Who cares about the game itself, the stage is what matters! And what better stage to play on than a cross-cut pattern in the outfield? We will do that to your lawn! For a small fee...

Live on a farm: After years under the pressure of 100,000 watt radio maybe it's time for us to buy a tractor, grow a beard, and reside in Hattiesburg, MS.

If we're running low on cash, we'll come back! Then retire again... But if they call again, we'll come back and do really well! Then talk about retiring again, but $20 million dollars is too much to ignore and mail it in for another year. At that point enough is enough: it's time to go. On the side we can star in commercials for Wrangler and Micro touch razor blades... You may be asking yourself, "Am I reading a cliff notes' version of Brett Favre's life?" And I'd reply "Yes."

We can't think of any better way to end this than on a weird, random, confusing note.

LET'S GET A WIN TWINS!

Oh wait! We have a voice mail to answer.... Thank you for the call Ash. Intern, how many times did you have to restart this game for the Twins to win on MLB the Show?

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7?!

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We don't predict a good outcome, Ash.

Edited by Vanimal46, 12 September 2018 - 05:55 PM.

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 05:56 PM

Put me down as totally shocked. (And out $20). I bet someone Whine Line would outlast Sid Hartman's column. I am also very disappointed. I always expected you and The Intern to carry on Sid's scoops and shower interviews. Now who will I turn to when I need to find out who the Gophers lost to, due to a horrible officials call in 1958?
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 05:59 PM

Hoping for a series win tonight. Hard to do when the New York team is already scoring one more run per game than the Twins, as well as giving up one less run ERA. So we're down two out of the gate every time. Nutz.

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 06:07 PM

Big fan of the Whine Line. Hope the sponsors pick it up for another season!

 

Question: Is it the same intern? Or do you get a new one each season? If it's the same intern, he/she must be on the same college plan as I was! Four glorious years at WIllmar State Junior College...Go Warriors!

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#8 Vanimal46

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 06:08 PM

Put me down as totally shocked. (And out $20). I bet someone Whine Line would outlast Sid Hartman's column. I am also very disappointed. I always expected you and The Intern to carry on Sid's scoops and shower interviews. Now who will I turn to when I need to find out who the Gophers lost to, due to a horrible officials call in 1958?


You can find us in a Costco near you! Or maybe your neighborhood mowing LIT designs in your neighbor's backyard.
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 06:13 PM

Big fan of the Whine Line. Hope the sponsors pick it up for another season!

Question: Is it the same intern? Or do you get a new one each season? If it's the same intern, he/she must be on the same college plan as I was! Four glorious years at WIllmar State Junior College...Go Warriors!


Thank you for the call Chief. We hope our sponsors call us too! As a long time listener you may recall this story! For the new listeners, our first intern in 2015 let Bark call into the show twice in a day... So he was fired! The intern you know and love started in 2016 and has been here ever since.... I found him playing MLB the Show at Target as the Twins, and the rest is history.
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#10 USAFChief

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 06:20 PM

Trading Hicks was not one of Ryan's better moments, and it was pretty obvious at the time. He'd be the Twins best player today.

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#11 USAFChief

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 06:25 PM

We have a new guy at work, he's half-Indian.

 

We call him Ian.

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 06:26 PM

 

Trading Hicks was not one of Ryan's better moments, and it was pretty obvious at the time. He'd be the Twins best player today.

I dunno, I thought it was a good idea at the time because I thought Murphy would be a pretty good catcher.

 

I don't think anyone expected Murphy to completely and totally implode within months, and for about a year it looked like Hicks was going to bust too...

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 06:26 PM

 

Put me down as totally shocked. (And out $20). I bet someone Whine Line would outlast Sid Hartman's column. I am also very disappointed. I always expected you and The Intern to carry on Sid's scoops and shower interviews. Now who will I turn to when I need to find out who the Gophers lost to, due to a horrible officials call in 1958?

 

I always suspected Vanimal was actually Sid posting under a pseudonym trying to be young and hip.Of course that would make him the second oldest person posting on this board.

Edited by D. Hocking, 12 September 2018 - 06:27 PM.

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 06:37 PM

[quote name="USAFChief" post="793461" timestamp="1536797224"]Big fan of the Whine Line. Hope the sponsors pick it up for another season!
 
Question: Is it the same intern? Or do you get a new one each season? If it's the same intern, he/she must be on the same college plan as I was! Four glorious years at WIllmar State Junior College...Go Warriors![/quote You can be glad that was only a two year school. :)
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 06:41 PM

 

Four glorious years at WIllmar State Junior College..

 

I originally read this as William Shatner Junior College - which would have been a pretty awesome education.

 

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#16 Vanimal46

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 06:46 PM

I always suspected Vanimal was actually Sid posting under a pseudonym trying to be young and hip. Of course that would make him the second oldest person posting on this board.


You don't know that for sure! And if you find out, my close personal friends will say otherwise!
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 06:53 PM

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 06:57 PM

INSIDE Whine Line: Coming up after the 3rd inning...

Who is the Intern? Is (s)he real?!

Tune in to find out!

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 06:59 PM

In what inning does it become not OK to say the NH word ...

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:01 PM

In what inning does it become not OK to say the NH word ...


You can say night vision anytime you want!