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#41 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 03:29 PM

Now you tell me...

Does that mean tonight is open?

#42 stringer bell

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 03:31 PM

I wrote an intro. Soon to be released.

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 03:33 PM

I wrote an intro. Soon to be released.


Bating breath now...
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Posted 16 August 2019 - 03:34 PM

And if no one comes through for the next couple days, in the manner of the finest Vogon poetry, i might be able to scrape another game thread intro or two out of my ears...

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 03:36 PM

And for a brief moment, all posters on this page of this thread had a number of posts represented by 2 8s and 2 1s (in decimal)

Then i posted again and ruined that...
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Posted 16 August 2019 - 03:43 PM

 

And for a brief moment, all posters on this page of this thread had a number of posts represented by 2 8s and 2 1s (in decimal)

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 03:44 PM

OK. You’ve got Saturday and Sunday. I’ll change the google doc when I get home.

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 06:32 PM

It's this Attention To Detail that separates Twins Daily from all other sites on teh intarwebs. Quality processes lead to a quality experience!


Detailed... the result of battling our tails off, eh?

(Wonder if that will make it to the Oxford English Dictionary?)
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Posted 18 August 2019 - 08:04 AM

So, how does one go about finding the document to sign up for a thread?

 

I'd like to volunteer for one of the Red Sox games in Sept.


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Posted 18 August 2019 - 03:36 PM

So, how does one go about finding the document to sign up for a thread?

 

I'd like to volunteer for one of the Red Sox games in Sept.

There have been enough intervening posts that it's back on the previous page. Here it is again, for August:

https://docs.google....DZQsnX-DI4/edit

 

I believe the September document isn't up at the moment, but will be, Real Soon Now.

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 04:23 PM

 

There have been enough intervening posts that it's back on the previous page. Here it is again, for August:

https://docs.google....DZQsnX-DI4/edit

 

I believe the September document isn't up at the moment, but will be, Real Soon Now.

It will be up Tuesday.


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Posted 20 August 2019 - 04:58 AM

Less than 40 regular season games to go! There still are opportunities to show your writing skills and do an introduction to a game thread. I'll provide a link to the September Game Thread Introductions google doc at the end of this post.

 

You don't have to be someone that has introduced the game thread before. We accept rookies. Here are the upthread guidelines for doing an intro:

 

'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.''

 

Here is the link to the google doc:

https://docs.google....VQmwiw4heA/edit

 

One additional note, two game dates are available this weekend. They are 8/24 and 8/25. Please message me or post on this thread if you can help out. Thanks!

 

 

 

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 07:05 AM

 

Less than 40 regular season games to go! There still are opportunities to show your writing skills and do an introduction to a game thread. I'll provide a link to the September Game Thread Introductions google doc at the end of this post.

 

You don't have to be someone that has introduced the game thread before. We accept rookies. Here are the upthread guidelines for doing an intro:

 

'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.''

 

Here is the link to the google doc:

https://docs.google....VQmwiw4heA/edit

 

One additional note, two game dates are available this weekend. They are 8/24 and 8/25. Please message me or post on this thread if you can help out. Thanks!

According to your guidelines, I've been doing it wrong. :)


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Posted 20 August 2019 - 10:31 AM

 

According to your guidelines, I've been doing it wrong. :)

Hence they are just 'guidelines' and not absolutes. :)

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 01:51 PM

Hence they are just 'guidelines' and not absolutes. :)

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 04:42 PM

One additional note, two game dates are available this weekend. They are 8/24 and 8/25. Please message me or post on this thread if you can help out. Thanks!


I can help out.

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 05:18 PM

OK, samplesize, I’ll assign the 24th to you.

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 05:40 PM

OK, samplesize, I’ll assign the 24th to you.


On it.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 06:38 PM

I’ll do 9/21
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Posted 21 August 2019 - 06:45 PM

 

I’ll do 9/21

OK. I'll post it on the google doc.