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#1 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 04:42 PM

"And he stoppeth one of three..."

I'll take one for the team. This is the one we listen to what the ancient mariners really have to say. Personally i hope we get the spruce goose, rather than an albatross. I also hope we win, and not because the rest of the leauge dies off.

Things to think about...

Coleridge: I had this wonderful dream* where it was the 80s, Reagan was preisdent, and there was an epic game thread intro that i read. Then i woke up and started writing it down, and well something distracted me, and when i got back to writing it, i had forgotten most of it. So i had to make up the rest, so it won't be any different than the rest of mine.

In Minnesot' a team there played,
a stately metrodome was built
by Alf and Mississipp' it drains
across the purple fruited plains
down to a delta silt.

I think it went on to mention Gagne and Hrbek and Viola and Pucket and the dynasty that was supposed to last forever... though being a dream and all, i didn't think to question Alf's competency as a general contractor.

But i went on to think about poetry. And figured i was already Ninja'd if i made more than a passing reference to the Coleridge poem as performed by Iron Maiden. But if i really tried to parody, i know it would somehow wind up with Calloo Callay, and a vorpal bat, and the slaying of the dread Jabberyankees, and i don't wish to jinx it.

So i'll content myself with explaining that this game is hereby named Sam, both as an homage to Mr. Coleridge, but also to suggest a Seuss reference. Would you adopt advanced metrics driven managing philosophies on a boat? With a goat?

So welcome to the game!

I am Sam. Sam i am.

Mariners

G. Bautista (R )

1. Mallex Smith ( L) CF
2. Kyle Seager ( L) 3B
3. E. Encarnacion (R ) DH
4. D. Vogelbach ( L) 1B
5. D. Santana (R ) RF
6. Omar Narvaez ( L) C
7. Dee Gordon ( L) 2B
8. Shed Long ( L) LF
9. Dylan Moore (R ) SS

Twins

Jose Berrios (R )

1. Max Kepler ( L) RF
2. Jorge Polanco ( S ) SS
3. Nelson Cruz (R ) DH
4. Eddie Rosario ( L) LF
5. Mitch Garver (R ) C
6. M. Gonzalez ( Sb) 2B
7. C.J. Cron (R ) 1B
8. Miguel Sano (R ) 3B
9. Byron Buxton (R ) CF

*- for narrative purposes only. Don't go psych-analytic on it, nor march on Washington to build a better world because of it.
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Posted 12 June 2019 - 04:54 PM

An extra kid gets to run out on the field tonight when they change bases, as the crew will also be lint rolling left field.

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 05:15 PM

Cron, Sano, and Bux the 7-8-9 hitters. Not a bad bottom 3rd, wow.

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 05:21 PM

How deep is this lineup? Both guys who homered last night get the night off today.... and tonight's lineup looks stronger. That's just crazy talk.
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Posted 12 June 2019 - 05:50 PM

Sam I Am

 

Welcome to Twins Daily Sam.  Bring us a win.  And I do like green eggs and ham.

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 06:03 PM

<taps on screen>

 

I guess Wednesdays are really dead around here.  Howz it going Sample?

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 06:11 PM

Night after night, day after day, I read the lineup and am amazed at what I see. All this might. And I pray "let the bombas be!"

And what does Horton hear? The crack of powerful bombas and a record setting, special year.
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Posted 12 June 2019 - 06:12 PM

Ughh..we do realize how ****ty of a player mallex smith is right?

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 06:12 PM

there goes the no hitter..........


#10 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 06:14 PM

Is goin' okay.

Too lazy to actually figure out good ways to watch the game other than gameday, but i should bring it up momentarily.

And i suppose hockey fans might be forgiven for favoring a Stanley cup game seven over just any baseball game.

I am actually considering seeing if Coyle can pull a Mientkiewicz

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 06:16 PM

seems I didn't miss much. Berrios getting the K on EE. That's good.

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 06:17 PM

 

Cron, Sano, and Bux the 7-8-9 hitters. Not a bad bottom 3rd, wow.

 

I agree this is a formidable bottom 3rd.I don't love Buxton batting behind Sano, though.Could nullify his speed a bit.  


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 06:17 PM

All right! Way to pitch out of trouble. Now let's get some runs.


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 06:17 PM

There goes the no hitter..........


Where?

I'm sorry. I wasn't watching...

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 06:17 PM

and that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you strand a leadoff double.

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 06:17 PM

 

there goes the no hitter..........

Are one hitters ok?

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 06:18 PM

 

I agree this is a formidable bottom 3rd.I don't love Buxton batting behind Sano, though.Could nullify his speed a bit.  

 

Me thinks Rocco read the article here and decided to double down.

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 06:19 PM

 

I agree this is a formidable bottom 3rd.I don't love Buxton batting behind Sano, though.Could nullify his speed a bit.  

Not a problem. The bases are empty after a home run.

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 06:19 PM

I agree this is a formidable bottom 3rd. I don't love Buxton batting behind Sano, though. Could nullify his speed a bit.


I am okay, so long as it is understood Buxton still gets to bat in the first inning.
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Posted 12 June 2019 - 06:19 PM

Ok... let's get 4 bombas this inning so I can put this away by the time my wife comes home from dinner with a colleague.

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