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Game Thread: Twins @ KC 5:15 PM PST (7:15 PM CDT) 06/20/2019

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#1 Blake

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 08:24 AM

Last night, the Twins...never mind, that's all in the past, let's look to the future, the Twins playing KC at Kauffman Stadium.

 

Whenever I think of Kauffman Stadium, I think of the days when KC wasn't good and the stands had as many Twins fans as Royals fans. Then, KC became a baseball powerhouse, sort of like the guy who was turned into a newt and got better.

 

 

For a bit, it looked like KC was turning back into a newt, and their record indicates this may be so. However, the last time Twins played KC...oh wait, that's in the past and we shall refrain from looking back.

 

Forward, ever forward.

 

Currently, the Twins have almost the opposite record of KC: Twins are 48 and 25 while KC is 25 and 49.

 

With that, some things to think about:

 

baseballwordcloud
 
Pitching for the Twins:

Jake Odorizzi
 
Pitching for KC:
 
Glenn Sparkman
 
Play Ball!

 

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 08:28 AM

Disclaimer: This post in no way is meant to endorse the weighing and burning of the Mother-in-Law, no matter how much she may resemble that which is depicted in this opener. Instead, please leave the determination of witchitude to those who are more qualified, such as those depicted in the documentary above.

 

Thank you and have a nice day.

 

-Documentary producers everywhere.

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 10:11 AM

 

Disclaimer: This post in no way is meant to endorse the weighing and burning of the Mother-in-Law, no matter how much she may resemble that which is depicted in this opener. Instead, please leave the determination of witchitude to those who are more qualified, such as those depicted in the documentary above.

 

Thank you and have a nice day.

 

-Documentary producers everywhere.

is whitchitude the only reason to burn a mother in law? asking for a friend. 

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 10:36 AM

Moderator note: We're two-thirds of the way through June and the game threads have been a lot of fun. Let's keep it up (and let's hope the Twins keep winning!).

 

If anyone who hasn't introduced a game thread is interested, we are nearing the halfway point of the season, so time will be growing short. Read through the Game Thread intro thread pinned in this forum for instructions.

 

I have started a google doc for July signups for the game thread introductions. You can find the document in my post today in the Game Thread intro signup thread. 

 

Thanks to everyone contributing to the game threads and particularly to those who have done the introductions.

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 11:04 AM

 

Moderator note: We're two-thirds of the way through June and the game threads have been a lot of fun. Let's keep it up (and let's hope the Twins keep winning!).

 

If anyone who hasn't introduced a game thread is interested, we are nearing the halfway point of the season, so time will be growing short. Read through the Game Thread intro thread pinned in this forum for instructions.

 

I have started a google doc for July signups for the game thread introductions. You can find the document in my post today in the Game Thread intro signup thread. 

 

Thanks to everyone contributing to the game threads and particularly to those who have done the introductions.

I saw this and nearly had a conniption. I thought perhaps I'd screwed something up.

 

Though, at the rate I'm going, getting it right is more surprising than a screw-up.

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 11:40 AM

I saw this and nearly had a conniption. I thought perhaps I'd screwed something up.

Moderator's note: FINAL WARNING! Stop thinking you screwed something up.

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It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. -- Arthur Conan Doyle


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Posted 20 June 2019 - 11:47 AM

 

Moderator's note: FINAL WARNING! Stop thinking you screwed something up.

Uh, so I screwed up thinking I had screwed up? How'd I mess that up?

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 11:55 AM

Uh, so I screwed up thinking I had screwed up? How'd I mess that up?

Messing up's OK.

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 12:14 PM

Moderator's note: FINAL WARNING! Stop thinking you screwed something up.


Am i still allowed to screw things down?

That way they are less likely to wander off...

As it is said, trust in all... ah, but tie camels at night.
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Posted 20 June 2019 - 12:21 PM

 

is whitchitude the only reason to burn a mother in law? asking for a friend. 

I've always preferred the tried and true method of placing a stone around their neck and chucking them into a lake. Less damage to air quality.

Edited by TFRazor, 20 June 2019 - 12:22 PM.

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 12:30 PM

 

Am i still allowed to screw things down?

That way they are less likely to wander off...

As it is said, trust in all... ah, but tie camels at night.tenor.gif?itemid=4928441

 

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 01:07 PM

(fancy image saying "don't ever change)


Oh, i tried that. People notice pretty quick and tell me my clothes get a bit rank..
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Posted 20 June 2019 - 01:08 PM

Messing up's OK.


Yeah, you can blame it on entropy.
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Posted 20 June 2019 - 01:50 PM

MIN Lineup

M Kepler (L) CF
J Polanco (S) DH
M Garver (R) C
E Rosario (L) LF
C Cron (R) 1B
L Arraez (L) SS
J Schoop (R) 2B
J Cave (L) RF
W Astudillo (R) 3B

MIN Pitcher:
Jake Odorizzi, RHP

KC Lineup

W Merrifield (R) RF
N Lopez (L) 2B
A Gordon (L) LF
J Soler (R) DH
C Cuthbert (R) 3B
L Duda (L) 1B
H Arteaga (R) SS
M Maldonado (R) C
B Hamilton (S) CF

KC Pitcher:
Glenn Sparkman, RHP

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 01:55 PM

No Mondesi this series as he was put on the 10 day IL..good for the twins
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Posted 20 June 2019 - 02:08 PM

Weird that we would keep Cave in the line up but start him in RF and Max in CF, is that a typo?
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Posted 20 June 2019 - 02:28 PM

Poppen optioned, Stewart recalled.
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#18 TFRazor

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 02:34 PM

 

Weird that we would keep Cave in the line up but start him in RF and Max in CF, is that a typo?

Ehhh feel like they're pretty interchangeable defensively. Maybe Rocco just wants to get them both some play in different positions in case they're needed there later in the season

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 02:40 PM

 

Uh, so I screwed up thinking I had screwed up? How'd I mess that up?

Reminds me of something I tell people: I have never made a mistake in my life. There was one time when I thought I had, but it turned out I was mistaken.

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 03:09 PM

 

Weird that we would keep Cave in the line up but start him in RF and Max in CF, is that a typo?

They've used that arrangement 3 times already this season (Cave in RF, Kepler in CF).

 

Last night was actually the first time this year they've started Cave in CF with Kepler in RF:

 

https://www.baseball...9-lineups.shtml

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