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#1 stringer bell

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 04:38 PM

Hurray! The Twins are in first place. We have had a game thread for each game so far, but some of them have started near game time. After a game like last night, there should be interest in this team and probably more contributions in the game thread.

 

Last year there was a game thread procedure featuring a series introduction and then volunteers to introduce the subsequent games in the series. Authoring game thread introductions became both a production and a chore and so it was determined that this year game threads would not be bound by last year's procedures. As noted, some of the threads have been started pretty late and a couple times more than one thread was started, The consensus of the moderators was that a bit more structure would be beneficial, although organizing the threads might become quite an undertaking. I have volunteered (oh-oh!) to organize the daily game thread for now. 

 

So let's get down to the fun part--rules! Well, maybe just firm guidelines. The game thread should be posted at least an hour before first pitch. The game thread title should include that it is the game thread, the date and time and also the Twins opponent (Twins vs. ????). It is also recommended that the lineups be put in the introduction. As far as content in the introduction, let's just say it can be pretty free form. If you want to discuss Baldelli's lineup or the quality of the opponent, tell a story about how Twins baseball affected your life or praise the abilities of someone, go for it! If you just want to write a couple of sentences about the game, that is fine as well. It isn't necessary to craft a short story or three page essay, in fact a brief intro might be preferred. 

 

We do the game threads as if the assembled game threaders were sitting together at the game. We expect that anyone making comments follow the posting rules for this site. We expect that there is respect for each other, but that doesn't mean that we can't have fun. The introduction just sets the tone and we go from there.

 

This thread will be the mechanism for signups for games during the season. While I would hope that there are 135 requests today, each for one individual game, I will try to fill out a schedule as far ahead as possible. If two people both put in for the same game, the one who asks first will get the gig. I would hope to answer requests within 24 hours of when they are made. 

 

Additional tweaks might happen as we go forward, so I will pin this thread and it can be a reference for prospective or confirmed game thread intro starters. If you have any questions, feel free to message me and I'll try to clarify or explain. Thanks in advance!

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#2 PseudoSABR

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 04:49 PM

Thanks for doing this, stringer. 

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#3 milldaddy35

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 06:15 PM

I will take Friday the 3rd, Tuesday the 7th, and Wednesday the 8th. I will sign up for more as we go along. 

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#4 Blake

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 08:52 PM

Looking forward to the Yankees series. 

 

Last time I looked, the Yankees had yet to beat a team with a winning record.


#5 twinssporto

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 10:40 PM

I'll do May 6th, May 13th and 14th.  Will add more later.

 

Thanks for organizing this!

Edited by twinssporto, 01 May 2019 - 10:41 PM.

On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.


#6 stringer bell

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 07:03 AM

Here are the taken introduction dates for May--May3, May 6-8, May 10, May 13 & 14, May 16, May 20, May 24, May 27, May 30. 

 

If anyone wants a game date not listed, please let me know, either on this thread or by message.

 

I will try to keep up with this on a close to daily basis.


#7 milldaddy35

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 01:39 PM

 

Here are the taken introduction dates for May--May3, May 6-8, May 10, May 13 & 14, May 16, May 20, May 24, May 27, May 30. 

 

If anyone wants a game date not listed, please let me know, either on this thread or by message.

 

I will try to keep up with this on a close to daily basis.

Hey, I can take tomorrows game thread (Sunday the 5th)

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#8 stringer bell

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 02:47 PM

 

Hey, I can take tomorrows game thread (Sunday the 5th)

Sample Size of One has that one. Thanks for the offer. The next open game thread date is May 11, doubleheader in the series with the Tigers.


#9 Diesel

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 12:06 PM

I will take the May 15th and 18th posts


#10 stringer bell

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 01:55 PM

 

I will take the May 15th and 18th posts

OK. Got it.Thanks!


#11 stringer bell

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 05:40 PM

Here is the listing of Game Thread introductions. I will try to keep this list updated on a daily basis. Please contact me if there is a discrepancy--stringer bell
 
I will post the month of June sometime around May 15th. Please sign up a couple days in advance, if possible.
 
GAME THREAD INTRODUCTIONS
   











samplesizeof1
















[td]5/30       Yes          Blake
[td]5/31
Date    Assigned      Volunteer
5/1        No           stringer bell
5/2        No           stringer bell
5/3        Yes          Milldaddy35
5/4        No           stringer bell
5/5        Yes          samplesizeof1
5/6        Yes          Blake
5/7        Yes          Milldaddy35
5/8        Yes          Milldaddy35
5/10       Yes          Blake
5/11 Yes/td]
5/12       No
5/13       Yes          twinssporto
5/14       Yes          twinssporto
5/15       Yes          Diesel
5/16       Yes          Blake
5/17       Yes          Milldaddy35
5/18       Yes          Diesel
5/19 Yessamplesizeof1/td]
5/20       Yes          Blake
5/21       No
5/22 Yes samplesizeof1
5/24       Yes          Blake
5/25       No
5/26       No
5/27       Yes          Blake
5/28       No

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#12 milldaddy35

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 12:46 AM

 

Here is the listing of Game Thread introductions. I will try to keep this list updated on a daily basis. Please contact me if there is a discrepancy--stringer bell
 
I will post the month of June sometime around May 15th. Please sign up a couple days in advance, if possible.
 
GAME THREAD INTRODUCTIONS
 
DateName of Volunteer
 
5/1stringer bell
5/2stringer bell
5/3 Milldaddy35
5/4 stringer bell
5/5 samplesizeof1
5/6 Blake
5/7 Milldaddy35
5/8 Milldaddy35
5/10 Blake
5/11 (Doubleheader)
5/12 
5/13twinssporto
5/14twinssporto
5/15 
5/16Blake
5/17 
5/18 
5/19 
5/20Blake
5/21 
5/22 
5/24Blake
5/25 
5/26 
5/27Blake
5/28 
5/30Blake
5/31 

Put me down for 5/17 and 18 please!

 

Appreciate this post by the way. 

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 01:29 PM

Put me down for any of them "here there be monsters" unmarked voids on game thread map.

Nothin' i like better than loosing a monster game thread upon this site.

#14 stringer bell

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 01:36 PM

 

Put me down for any of them "here there be monsters" unmarked voids on game thread map.

Nothin' i like better than loosing a monster game thread upon this site.

I'll put you down for available dates in the next three series. It'll be on the document I posted yesterday unless I get ambitious and produce a new improved one! Either way, you can check this thread.


#15 stringer bell

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 02:25 PM

OK, I found the format for my list above doesn't like editing. I think I have produced one that I can update without messing everything up.https://docs.google....wurlCCu0zc/edit


#16 milldaddy35

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 02:39 PM

 

Here is the listing of Game Thread introductions. I will try to keep this list updated on a daily basis. Please contact me if there is a discrepancy--stringer bell
 
I will post the month of June sometime around May 15th. Please sign up a couple days in advance, if possible.
 
GAME THREAD INTRODUCTIONS
   











samplesizeof1
















[td]5/30       Yes          Blake
[td]5/31
Date    Assigned      Volunteer
5/1        No           stringer bell
5/2        No           stringer bell
5/3        Yes          Milldaddy35
5/4        No           stringer bell
5/5        Yes          samplesizeof1
5/6        Yes          Blake
5/7        Yes          Milldaddy35
5/8        Yes          Milldaddy35
5/10       Yes          Blake
5/11 Yes/td]
5/12       No
5/13       Yes          twinssporto
5/14       Yes          twinssporto
5/15       Yes          Diesel
5/16       Yes          Blake
5/17       Yes          Milldaddy35
5/18       Yes          Diesel
5/19 Yessamplesizeof1/td]
5/20       Yes          Blake
5/21       No
5/22 Yes samplesizeof1
5/24       Yes          Blake
5/25       No
5/26       No
5/27       Yes          Blake
5/28       No

I will take the 21st and 28th. also, the google doc needs to be changed to give access to "everyone with the link"

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#17 stringer bell

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 06:10 PM

OK. I’ve added Milldaddy35 for 5/21 and 5/28. We have two dates open in May (5/25 & 5/26). I will make a sheet for June sometime next week.

 

I believe this link can be opened by anyone. 

 

https://docs.google....wurlCCu0zc/edit


#18 Dave The Dastardly

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 07:29 AM

I'll do May 25 or May 26, or both if they're still open.


#19 stringer bell

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 08:24 AM

 

I'll do May 25 or May 26, or both if they're still open.

Both are open. I'll put you down for them. Thanks! 


#20 stringer bell

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 06:42 PM

OK. We're halfway through May and all but one of the game thread intros are covered. Thanks for stepping up everyone. If someone would like to sign up, it is May 31.

 

I have started another signup document for June. We do have a few dates covered already, but the rest are open. Whenever you are ready, please sign up. Thanks again! Here's the link.

 

https://docs.google....dit?usp=sharing

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