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Game Thread: Twins vs. Oakland 5:10 PM PST (7:10 PM CDT) 7/18/20

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#1 Blake

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 12:01 PM

Today marks another day in the saga of Twins Daily game thread brilliance. Well, some call it mediocrity, but, as the author I say, "Brilliance."

 

The Twins got off to a decent start the second half, taking two of three from Cleveland. Then, some team from some where came into town and some things happened.

 

And that's all we'll say about that.

 

 

Today, another good baseball team comes to town and the Twins get another tough test. And, unfortunately, this kind of test is not graded on the curve. This is a pass/fail test across 4 days. Even more interesting, this test continues over the next few months in different locations.

 

And there is no mercy rule with this test. Nope. None. Nada. The test continues until only one is left standing.

 

 

 

Will the Twins be left standing? Will they be the only ones? Please keep tuned in and find out!

 

 

Continuing on with this theme, some things to think about:

 

1. Batman TV series: Seriously good fun or seriously campy?

2. The better joker: Heath Ledger, Jack Nicholson or Cesar Romero?

3. Best Batman: Adam West, Michael Keaton, Ben Affleck, Christian Bale or Val Kilmer?

4. Best Penguin: Burgess Meredith or Danny DeVito? 

 

Pitching for the Twins:

 

Kyle Gibson

 

Pitching for Oakland:

 

Mike Fiers

 

5. Play Ball!

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 12:05 PM

Disclaimer: Management would like to take this opportunity to remind the TD faithful that we allow the author a lot of latitude and understand his delusions of mediocrity. Further, we would like to remind everyone that encouraging delusions of mediocrity merely stimulates more of the same. 

 

Your patience is much appreciated as we navigate this difficult times.

 

Sincerely, 

 

Dr. Pete Nononsense.

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#3 mickeymental

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 12:35 PM

yes, yes, yes and yes.

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 12:40 PM

yes, yes, yes and yes.


Concur.
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Posted 18 July 2019 - 12:46 PM

Continuing on with this theme, some things to think about:
 
1. Batman TV series: Seriously good fun or seriously campy?
Campy Fun
2. The better joker: Heath Ledger, Jack Nicholson or Cesar Romero?
Heath Ledger
3. Best Batman: Adam West, Michael Keaton, Ben Affleck, Christian Bale or Val Kilmer?
Classic - Adam West / Dark Gothic style- Bale
4. Best Penguin: Burgess Meredith or Danny DeVito? 
Meredith - DeVito’s version should be burned from our collective consciousness.
Dark Horse write in candidate- Patton Oswalt from College Humor’s Batman Series (seriously check it out... it’s funny).
 
Oh yeah, and baseball stuff... GO TWINS!!
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Posted 18 July 2019 - 01:16 PM

Better Catwoman: Julie Newmar, Lee Meriweather, or Michelle Pfeiffer?

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Cutting my carbs...with a pizza slicer.


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 01:22 PM

... 
And there is no mercy rule with this test. Nope. None. Nada. The test continues until only one is left standing.
 

...


One can play at this game...

(Hard to pick just one youtube link about one or the one. This wins in my book because he explains how he's bad at math...)

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 01:27 PM

1. Batman TV series: Seriously good fun or seriously campy?
Yes
2. The better joker: Heath Ledger, Jack Nicholson or Cesar Romero?
Mark Hamill
3. Best Batman: Adam West, Michael Keaton, Ben Affleck, Christian Bale or Val Kilmer?
I liked Keaton
4. Best Penguin: Burgess Meredith or Danny DeVito?

Quack, quack quack quack. - Meredith

5. Better Catwoman: Julie Newmar, Lee Meriweather, or Michelle Pfeiffer?

You forgot Eartha Kitt and Halle Berry. However, Julie Newmar was purrrrfect.

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 01:40 PM

Arraez is batting 6th again tonight.Gets on base 44.2% of the time and is batting ahead of Sano, Cave, and Adrianza. Let's try him near the top of the order some time.

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 02:18 PM

 

Better Catwoman: Julie Newmar, Lee Meriweather, or Michelle Pfeiffer?

Yes. Oh, wait, just a moment..Yes..on second though, mmmm...Yes!

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 02:26 PM

...
2. The better joker: Heath Ledger, Jack Nicholson or Cesar Romero?
Mark Hamill
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Oh yeah... I too wasn't thinking that hard, but the animated series was worth watching.

The incidental music to the show comes to mind as easily as the original tv music, which says something.

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 05:04 PM

Lineups:

 

Athletics

1. Marcus Semien ® SS
2. Robbie Grossman (S) LF
3. Matt Olson (L) 1B
4. Mark Canha ® RF
5. Ramon Laureano ® CF
6. Khris Davis ® DH
7. Jurickson Profar (S) 2B
8. Chad Pinder ® 3B
9. Josh Phegley ® C

 

Twins

 

1. Max Kepler (L) CF
2. Mitch Garver ® C
3. Nelson Cruz ® DH
4. Marwin Gonzalez (S) LF
5. C.J. Cron ® 1B
6. Luis Arraez (L) 2B
7. Miguel Sano ® 3B
8. Jake Cave (L) RF
9. Ehire Adrianza (S) SS

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 05:38 PM

Remember...

 

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 05:57 PM

I hope Rosario's absence is because Rocco's sending Eddie a message and not giving him a "scheduled off day."

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 06:07 PM

Better Catwoman: Julie Newmar, Lee Meriweather, or Michelle Pfeiffer?

Anne Hathaway!
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Posted 18 July 2019 - 06:12 PM

jeesh. Defense starting where we left off.

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 06:12 PM

Wonderful start

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 06:13 PM

Great start.

Cutting my carbs...with a pizza slicer.


#19 FLTwinsGuy

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 06:13 PM

Jesus what has happened to this team?

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 06:14 PM

As long as grossman doesn’t beat us
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