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Game Thread: Twins vs. Yankees 5:10 pm PST (7:10 pm CST) 7/22/2019

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#1 Blake

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 08:35 AM

After the exciting win yesterday, and after perusing the game thread yesterday, I came to the conclusion some of theTwins faithful needed some help surviving the game

 

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Nothing like high comedy, drama and angst....all in one game, which encapsulates everything that goes with being a Twins fan this year.
 
The highs and lows of following the Twins this year have been nothing short of spectacular.
 
 
Now, the Yankees come to town and they've been playing good baseball, boo!, and, have been a Twins nemesis for as long as Target Field has been in existence. Not to worry, though, Twins fans, because I have come up with the perfect way to deal with watching the Twins play the Yankees:
 
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And now, for some random thoughts. (Is there any way to add a bit of reverb to these things so this comes across as the portentous announcement it is? Pretentious?)
 
1. Yankees. Enough said.
2. Twins. Enough said.
3. Twins fans: Hoping to survive the next series.
4. Twins bullpen. Said too much already.
 
Pitching for the Twins:
 
Martin Perez
 
Pitching for the ************ Yankees:
 
C.C. Sabathia
 
5. Play ball!

 

 

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 08:40 AM

Disclaimer: The author in no way is implying that he is a medical expert. In fact, the author does not claim expertise in anything. Which, is probably stating the obvious to any of those who have kept an eye on game threads over these last couple of years.

 

Thank you for your patience and please remember to put your trays in the upright position before we enter the holding pattern.

 

Regards.

 

Vendor number 3, row 4, aisle 6, Target Field.

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 08:41 AM

 

 

After the exciting win yesterday, and after perusing the game thread yesterday, I came to the conclusion some of theTwins faithful needed some help surviving the game

 

 
 
Nothing like high comedy, drama and angst....all in one game, which encapsulates everything that goes with being a Twins fan this year.
 
The highs and lows of following the Twins this year have been nothing short of spectacular.
 
 
Now, the Yankees come to town and they've been playing good baseball, boo!, and, have been a Twins nemesis for as long as Target Field has been in existence. Not to worry, though, Twins fans, because I have come up with the perfect way to deal with watching the Twins play the Yankees:
 
 
 
And now, for some random thoughts. (Is there any way to add a bit of reverb to these things so this comes across as the portentous announcement it is? Pretentious?)
 
1. Yankees. Enough said.
2. Twins. Enough said.
3. Twins fans: Hoping to survive the next series.
4. Twins bullpen. Said too much already.
 
Pitching for the Twins:
 
Martin Perez
 
Pitching for the Twins:
 
C.C. Sabathia
 
5. Play ball!

 

 

We traded for CC Sabathia? Or is this some sort of "He blows so bad, it's like he's pitching for the Twins" joke?

 

:P

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 08:43 AM

 

We traded for CC Sabathia? Or is this some sort of "He blows so bad, it's like he's pitching for the Twins" joke?

 

:P

Sigh.

 

Mind fixing?

 

Though, if you decide to leave it, well, makes the disclaimer all that much better!

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#5 USAFChief

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 08:45 AM

 

Sigh.

 

Mind fixing?

 

Though, if you decide to leave it, well, makes the disclaimer all that much better!

Fixed, with minor edit.

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 08:45 AM

 

Fixed, with minor edit.

LOL!

 

The cool thing, if the Twins do actually take CC apart, my original is available for posterity.

 

If not, my original is available for mockery.

 

Win Win!

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 08:48 AM

I cannot believe this is not ESPN's Monday night game instead of Red Sox - Rays. Can't be audience because Tampa has no audience. 2 first place teams as opposed to a 2nd v a 3rd. Makes no sense.

 

No reason for Twins bats not to come alive. Just "see" CC for what he is and forget the NY on the uniform. Just go up there and pretend its BP. Hey Rocco, don't panic just because Perez gives up a couple of runs.

 

Twins 2 of 3; I guarantee it. (Now I will call the Medicare help line, Joe. lol)

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 08:51 AM

Welp this is either going to be really good or really bad. 

 

No middle ground. 

 

At the risk of throwing up in my mouth a little...….go Blue Jays. 

 

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 08:55 AM

 

Welp this is either going to be really good or really bad. 

 

No middle ground. 

 

At the risk of throwing up in my mouth a little...….go Blue Jays. 

 

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Need a Corner Gas Wollerton gif.

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 08:57 AM

 

I cannot believe this is not ESPN's Monday night game instead of Red Sox - Rays. Can't be audience because Tampa has no audience. 2 first place teams as opposed to a 2nd v a 3rd. Makes no sense.

 

No reason for Twins bats not to come alive. Just "see" CC for what he is and forget the NY on the uniform. Just go up there and pretend its BP. Hey Rocco, don't panic just because Perez gives up a couple of runs.

 

Twins 2 of 3; I guarantee it. (Now I will call the Medicare help line, Joe. lol)

 

At least we get Wednesday night on ESPN.

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 08:58 AM

WE NEED TO BUNT ON CC!!

 

//had to be done. no game against CC Sabathia can ever happen without calls to bunt

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 09:08 AM

 

Need a Corner Gas Wollerton gif.

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 09:33 AM

And now, for some random thoughts. (Is there any way to add a bit of reverb to these things so this comes across as the portentous announcement it is? Pretentious?)

 
1. Yankees. Enough said.
2. Twins. Enough said.
3. Twins fans: Hoping to survive the next series.
4. Twins bullpen. Said too much already.

 

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So, in conclusion, what was your question again?


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 11:05 AM

First 2 hitters should bunt and make him field.

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 12:18 PM

WE NEED TO BUNT ON CC!!

 

//had to be done. no game against CC Sabathia can ever happen without calls to bunt

 

First 2 hitters should bunt and make him field.

I dunno, maybe it's just me, but I could see a little small-ball piranha action being called for, with plenty of bunting.

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So, in conclusion, what was your question again?


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 12:22 PM

 

I dunno, maybe it's just me, but I could see a little small-ball piranha action being called for, with plenty of bunting.

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 12:57 PM

WE NEED TO BUNT ON CC!!
 
//had to be done. no game against CC Sabathia can ever happen without calls to bunt


Lol, I just clicked in just to say this. I’ve always wanted to see a team employ this strategy against CC.
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Posted 22 July 2019 - 01:10 PM

Lol, I just clicked in just to say this. I’ve always wanted to see a team employ this strategy against CC.

. Teams have done that and then he gets all childish and pissy and starts throwing at guys and then team teams stop bunting. I h always wanted everyone in the lineup to try to bunt for a hit at least one pitch every at bat just to watch him explode. Who is he to dictate how how the game should be played?
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Posted 22 July 2019 - 01:13 PM

Hard for our guys to be a bunch of savages in the box by bunting.......but I'm down with it.
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Posted 22 July 2019 - 02:30 PM

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

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