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#1 Blake

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:36 AM

The Twins are on a West Coast swing, starting in the North, though still south of the Twin Cities, in Seattle, facing the Mariners.

 

This should be an interesting series because the Mariners have been able to put some runs on the board. Though, their pitching seems to be able to give up quite a few runs also. Which is good for the Twins, not so good for Seattle.

 

It's funny, because I sort of kept an eye on Seattle and noticed they had a good record, but looked at how many runs they were giving up and realized their early season record was smoke and mirrors. And, as of this writing, Seattle shows a -12 run differential while our favorite team, the Twins, show a run differential of +52.

 

Now for some things to think about;

 

1: 7:10 start time on the West Coast. Blech.

2. 9:10 start time for the Midwest. Double Blech

3. Any sort of "light" beer: Blech and ptui

4. Daylight Savings Time: Blech, ptui and arrggh!

 

 

Pitching for the Twins:

 

Michael Pineda

 

Pitching for Seattle:

 

Erik Swanson

 

5. Play Ball!

 

 

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:49 AM

Disclaimer: This writer in no way is endorsing the incredible group, Chicago, and, in fact, thinks further exposure to Chicago should probably be limited as much as possible.

 

 

Disclaimer disclaimer: The management would like to point out the author of this thread appears to be engaging in product placement for some nefarious reason. Please rest assured the author has been warned about continuing these practices.

 

Thank you.

 

Not really TD management.

 

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 09:37 AM

I always find objections to daylight savings time curious. Without it, the sun would be peaking over the horizon at about 4 AM this time of the year and closer to 3:30 in most of June and July. Is that really what you want?

When half of the population was working in agriculture, it didn’t matter. The “business world” runs 7 to 5 and pretty much always has.
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Posted 16 May 2019 - 10:14 AM

Game thread game... let's try and add lines/titles from Chicago songs to fit in context with ongoing conversations.

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 10:20 AM

https://youtu.be/7uy0ldI_1HA

 

MLB games can start at 7 PM?

 

Who knew? Me likey.

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 10:52 AM

It's not when you start, it's when you finish...

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 10:55 AM

Disclaimer...

The above song is not by Chicago.

The poster has an ingrained habit of late to avoid Chicago traffic on road trips if at all possible.

Carry on.
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Posted 16 May 2019 - 11:27 AM

 

I always find objections to daylight savings time curious. Without it, the sun would be peaking over the horizon at about 4 AM this time of the year and closer to 3:30 in most of June and July. Is that really what you want?

When half of the population was working in agriculture, it didn’t matter. The “business world” runs 7 to 5 and pretty much always has.

 

I agree and don't understand it either.Give me longer sunlight after work opposed before it.A lot more people are going to take advantage of sunlight at 8 PM vs 4 AM.

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 11:39 AM

Game thread game... let's try and add lines/titles from Chicago songs to fit in context with ongoing conversations.

I'm saving up a good one for after the first 66 questions.

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 11:45 AM

I agree and don't understand it either. Give me longer sunlight after work opposed before it. A lot more people are going to take advantage of sunlight at 8 PM vs 4 AM.


I'm not going to think very hard about it...

I appreciate incentive to get up at 4am.
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Posted 16 May 2019 - 11:51 AM

Think we see Sano today?I'm hoping so. 

 

 

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 11:59 AM

Daylight savings time is needed for all of the unlighted fields so we can play baseball, softball and soccer later in to the evenings during the summer
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Posted 16 May 2019 - 12:32 PM

 

Daylight savings time is needed for all of the unlighted fields so we can play baseball, softball and soccer later in to the evenings during the summer

 

so just leave it there all year long and be done with it.

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 12:34 PM

so just leave it there all year long and be done with it.

If you keep saving up that daylight for years on end, without some kind of relief valve there might eventually be a rip in the space-time continuum.

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 12:52 PM

 

If you keep saving up that daylight for years on end, without some kind of relief valve there might eventually be a rip in the space-time continuum.

I don't know... AZ and IN did for the longest time.. Pretty sure they didn't turn into blackholes. 

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 12:52 PM

 

I'm saving up a good one for after the first 66 questions.

 

Well, at least no one will be saying "I can't fight this feeling anymore" when Hildy comes in. 

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 12:54 PM

 

Well, at least no one will be saying "I can't fight this feeling anymore" when Hildy comes in. 

Least of all the band Chicago.

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 01:00 PM

 

Least of all the band Chicago.

yeah, that was REO Speedwagon now that I think about it. Need to brush up on my 80s bands. 

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 01:11 PM

In case y'all didn't catch it, Seattle also has a relief pitcher named Austin Adams.

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 01:19 PM

 

yeah, that was REO Speedwagon now that I think about it. Need to brush up on my 80s bands. 

It's time for you to fly...so that you can study up on them!

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