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#1 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 08:58 AM

A buddy o' mine is flying into the cities Monday, and thought to check out Target field which was a kindly sentiment, knowing he's not much of a sportsball fan. Last thing what got him to fenway was the Red Bull Crashed Ice competition.

I looked at the schedule and saw there was no game. So i pointed him at the State Fair. I puttered round online, but in the short puttering i couldn't figure out how to pull headliners out from the more mundane every other hour shows. I read some of them allowed to various levels of ribald mockery, until i got to the lumberjack competitions.

Now he has something to share with coworkers. But that being said, i's happy to pass on any recommendations.

All that said, today's game thread will be about bunnies. If i can stick to my theme, we can award ribbons. Remind me what colour means what though. Been a while since i paid that close attention at a fair.

Entries what come to mind, in alphabetical particular order:

Aesop's Astudillo challanger

Brother (aka Br'er)

Bugs

Buster & Babs

Harvey

Peter

Tim's nemesis

Thumper

Honorary mention: Coursing scene from Snatch. (language warning for those what track it down)

Or of course we could talk about the game too. I'm not picky.

Chicago

0. Lucas Giolito (R ) P
1. Leury Garcia ( S ) RF
2. Tim Anderson (R ) SS
3. Jose Abreu (R ) DH
4. James McCann (R ) C
5. Matt Skole ( L) 1B
6. Eloy Jimenez (R ) LF
7. Ryan Goins ( L) 3B
8. Yolmer Sanchez ( S ) 2B
9. Adam Engel (R ) CF

Minnesota

0. Jake Odorizzi (R ) P
1. Max Kepler ( L) CF
2. Jorge Polanco ( S ) SS
3. Nelson Cruz (R ) DH
4. Eddie Rosario ( L) LF
5. Miguel Sano (R ) 1B
6. Luis Arraez ( L) 3B
7. J. Schoop (R ) 2B
8. Jason Castro ( L) C
9. Jake Cave ( L) RF

Will leave ya with this bit of wisdom:

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 09:02 AM

Disclaimer: Am i aloud to write aloud when i mean allowed?

Or vice versa?

I could fix it i suppose...

But, well... um...
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Posted 21 August 2019 - 09:10 AM

Hopefully the Twins jump all over Giolito today like they did his last start against them. I'm sure Cruz will be happy to see Giolito again. Need to make sure he comes up with guys on base!

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 09:28 AM

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Hit dingers.  Never bunt.


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 09:34 AM

Can we get Bigwig or General Woundwort in the mix, or at least Hazel?
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#6 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 09:37 AM

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Been a while since i got to the fair.

Do they give ribbons for squirrels now?

#7 Don Walcott

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 09:44 AM

It does seem like after last night, we should be going with "Rocky".

 

Edit: Just read Randball Stu's latest. "Gabriel" would work as well.

Edited by Don Walcott, 21 August 2019 - 09:47 AM.


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 09:46 AM

Can we get Bigwig or General Woundwort in the mix, or at least Hazel?


By all means!

My bad (and someday i shall patch that hole in my education)

Wallace and Grommit might make good judges too.

#9 Don Walcott

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 09:48 AM

Marlon Bundo?

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 09:49 AM

Don't forget this rabbit.It closely approximates what the Twins lineup does to opposing pitchers.

 

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 09:50 AM

Serious baseball take.Can we put Arraez in the leadoff spot, move Kepler to two, Sano cleanup, Polanco fifth, and Rosario to the 6-spot?I would really like Araaez' professional PA's to come before our power, rather than after.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 09:57 AM

 

Serious baseball take.Can we put Arraez in the leadoff spot, move Kepler to two, Sano cleanup, Polanco fifth, and Rosario to the 6-spot?I would really like Araaez' professional PA's to come before our power, rather than after.

If they were to do this, my vote would be Arraez, Polanco, Kepler, Sano, Rosario.

 

That said, I don't really have an issue with how the lineup is currently constructed. It's working, but I wouldn't quibble if Rocco decided to do something along either of these lines either.

"Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. Sometimes it rains." 


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:03 AM

Don't forget this rabbit. It closely approximates what the Twins lineup does to opposing pitchers.

Rabbitattack.jpg


For lack of a name, i called it Tim's nemesis...

With nasty pointy teeth.
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#14 Don Walcott

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:04 AM

 

For lack of a name, i called it Tim's nemesis...

With nasty pointy teeth.

Look at the bones!!


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:05 AM

 

For lack of a name, i called it Tim's nemesis...

With nasty pointy teeth.

 

<scrolls up to top>

 

Yes, you did have it on there.

 

<hangs head in shame>

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:21 AM

On our way to the game. Anyone interested in meeting and greeting can message me, if you’d like.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:23 AM

Saw Harvey at the Guthrie theatre a few summers back. Okay....Didn't actually 'see' him per se..... just his shadow.And right on cue, we had an extremely long winter here in Iowa the following year. 

 

Need a W today Twins.  

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:29 AM

This is 100% an absolute must win. If they don't, well, you know...


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:38 AM

 

This is 100% an absolute must win. If they don't, well, you know...

They play again tomorrow?

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"Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. Sometimes it rains." 


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:38 AM

Big game here this afternoon! Go Twins!