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#1 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 11:57 AM

A get-away game thread intro...

The theme for today is getting away with things.

I'm tempted to end here and see if i get away with it, but i don't want
to set a bad example.

I will try to get away leaving lineups for someone else, because i'm
posting this wicked early, as i'm getting away, by which i mean that i
am travelling. Perhaps i can post them from the road. Certainly that's
easier than this entire intro.

Twins may not get away until after a night game, so it perhaps isn't a
typical such game. I suppose it still is an away game though. I must say
the Angels have been fine hosts. Angelic, even?

I like to think i've got a way with words, but they get away from me so
often i don't even know any more.

Can i get away with bad jokes or obscure references?

Yes. Concur.

So now i'm tempted to go on a true story tangent, and try and tie it
back in...

(True Story this be...)

I owned a pinball machine once. A friend got a Black Knight 2000 for
his girl friend long ago. When they broke up, she returned it. Then
when he moved out of town, he sold it to me for $200. I kept it in a
common space for 8 or 9 years dubiously maintained but playable, with
enough playfield elements working to make it interesting, then i gave
it to someone who would do a better job maintaining it than i ever
did, and who had an original Black Knight to keep it company.

(True Story that were)

It came to mind last night when everything suddenly started working for
the Twins, reminiscent of a point in the game play of this pinball machine
when everything gets lit. It is a dramatic moment.

Anyway, feel free to find BK2K music and give it a listen. It's inspiring music,
at least for an '80s pinball game, and there's a wonderful blog post online about the
effort the designers put into integrating it with game play. Starting to
hope our Managers and Coach are similarly effectual at putting the Twins
together!

But I suppose flippers and a pinball are a far cry from a bat and
a baseball. Nor is it very informative of this upcoming game.

On that note, can you come up with an even more remotely connected thing?

Anyway...

Twins

Martin Perez (L)

Lineups to come.

Angels

Matt Harvey (R )

Lineups to go.
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Posted 22 May 2019 - 12:05 PM

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 12:29 PM

Cleveland already losing 4-0 to the A's. 

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 12:35 PM

Cleveland already losing 4-0 to the A's. 

Now 5-0, in the 4th. This has been your Circus Boy Around The League Update.

 

Heaven help us, we're scoreboard watching. In May. I did not see this coming.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 12:47 PM

Now 5-0, in the 4th. This has been your Circus Boy Around The League Update.
 
Heaven help us, we're scoreboard watching. In May. I did not see this coming.


Guess we're not used to being in this position...

Gotta scoreboard watch while you can. Surf's up. Make hay. Sew yer wild oats and whatnot.

Oh, as Blake has reminded me i have the super power of including media...

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 12:54 PM

And blog post what i mentioned:

 

https://www.gamasutr...Integration.php

 

Sound effects are tuned to the background music, and get sounded on the nearest 16th note.

 

After reading this, i look forward to an epiphany about the Twins use shifts, how they subtly fit into some master scheme.


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 01:37 PM

Oakland is helping out! It’s really early yet, but could this be the end of Tribe dominance in the Central?
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Posted 22 May 2019 - 02:26 PM

Indians lose again. 

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 02:32 PM

 

Now 5-0, in the 4th. This has been your Circus Boy Around The League Update.

 

Heaven help us, we're scoreboard watching. In May. I did not see this coming.

crossedfingers

 

I did.

 

Seriously, though, I thought something was up, because prior to the season the Twins were 20-1 to win the series according to NV sports books.

Edited by Blake, 22 May 2019 - 02:33 PM.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 02:36 PM

1. CF Max Kepler (L)
2. SS Jorge Polanco (S)
3. RF Marwin Gonzalez (S)
4. LF Eddie Rosario (L)
5. 1B C.J. Cron ®
6. DH Luis Arraez (L)
7. 3B Miguel Sano ®
8. 2B Jonathan Schoop ®
9. C Willians Astudillo ®

 

Buck gets the night off.Arraez in at DH.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 02:39 PM

Point Barrow, Alaska (Nuvuk) is the most remote US city. I don't think they have pinball machines there.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 02:43 PM

 

Now 5-0, in the 4th. This has been your Circus Boy Around The League Update.

 

Heaven help us, we're scoreboard watching. In May. I did not see this coming.

But it's SOOOOOO MUCH FUNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 02:43 PM

I've got my broom ready so hopefully I'll get to use it.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 02:47 PM

At this point I almost have faith in every lineup that Rocco throws out there. It's insane that the Twins are doing all this without 2 of their top hitters in Cruz and Garver. Once those guys come back...oh boy

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 02:47 PM

I’m old school and don’t believe in checking the standings before Memorial Day.

However, Twins will still be in first place after Memorial Day, so never mind :)
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Posted 22 May 2019 - 02:53 PM

 

I’m old school and don’t believe in checking the standings before Memorial Day.

However, Twins will still be in first place after Memorial Day, so never mind :)

 

This year, I hope it will still be relevant to be checking the standings come Labor Day.

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#17 TFRazor

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 02:53 PM

Cleveland has lost 7 of their last twelve. Twins have won 8 of their last twelve. That's how you build some breathing room.


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 03:40 PM

Thems

1. David Fletcher ( R) LF
2. Mike Trout (R ) DH
3. Albert Pujols ( R) 1B
4. Jonathan Lucroy (R ) C
5. Tommy La Stella (L) 3B
6. Luis Rengifo (S) 2B
7. Kole Calhoun (L) RF
8. Zack Cozart (R ) SS
9. Brian Goodwin (L) CF

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 03:49 PM

How to describe the Twins lead in the standings:


This?

bucket-and-spade-sandcastle-bucket-and-s


Or, this?

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 03:55 PM

Let's push the lead to 7.5..