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Game Thread: Twins vs Cleveland 5:10 PM PST (7:10 PM CDT) 9/6/2019

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#1 Blake

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 03:53 PM

Today opens an important late season series for the Twins. And, this series also bring out the magic of the baseball season. For instance, the following:

 

 

Of course, there is also another kind of magic

 

 

But the true magic lies in a number, specifically, the magic number:

 

http://twinsdaily.co...ad/#entry910891

 

*See above thread for the countdown. 

 

Of course, transportation to Twins games is important:

 

 

I admit, at one point, maybe many points, I had a bit of this going on:

 

 

Because I thought perhaps things weren't going quite as they looked.

 

But, here we are, the Central title there for the Twins to grab. And, all they have to do is get through Cleveland. 

 

Yeah, all the Twins have to do...and as we're well aware, Cleveland isn't going quietly into the night.

 

It's going to be another barn-burner of a series and let the best team, (best team defined as "The Twins") win!

 

With that, here are some things to think about:

 

1. Brad Hand...close game, Brad is probably good for at least one win, for the Twins.

2. Duffey dominated the Red Sox? How cool is that?

3. The defense behind Twins pitching the last game at Fenway was fun to watch.

4. Is "Rally Squirrel" actually a thing?

 

Lineups:

 

*Twins don't have their lineup up yet. Sort of odd.

 

 

5. Play ball!

Edited by Blake, 06 September 2019 - 04:14 PM.

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#2 Blake

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 03:54 PM

Still no lineups for the Twins. Weird, it is.


#3 Don Walcott

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 04:02 PM

 

Still no lineups for the Twins. Weird, it is.

Miffed, are you?


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Posted 06 September 2019 - 04:05 PM

 

Miffed, are you?

Peeved.

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#5 Don Walcott

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 04:15 PM

 

 

Peeved.

Would this help?

 

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

Edited by Don Walcott, 06 September 2019 - 04:15 PM.


#6 Blake

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 04:15 PM

Cool, lineups finally showed up!

 

And, I wish I'd have noticed earlier that one can now edit game thread openers!


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Posted 06 September 2019 - 04:16 PM

 

Would this help?

 

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

Beat you by a minute. :)

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 04:29 PM

Magical opener. Thanks!

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 04:43 PM

Hope the boys come out relaxed and not feel pressured from the fans. Play the game they know they can and try going the opposite field and not swing for the fences on every pitch.

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 04:44 PM

The speed with which the rally squirrel was adopted is a bit comical. I think teams like to have a meme to rally around, but this one seems forced...and not really sustainable?

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 04:45 PM

 

The speed with which the rally squirrel was adopted is a bit comical. I think teams like to have a meme to rally around, but this one seems forced...and not really sustainable?

Considering squirrels seem to breed like rabbits, I'd say they're plenty sustainable.

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 04:49 PM

The speed with which the rally squirrel was adopted is a bit comical. I think teams like to have a meme to rally around, but this one seems forced...and not really sustainable?

Teams sometimes latch on to a momentary interest of the fans, and some stick while others don't, for instance the accidental way Sweet Caroline gained adoption in Bos- ... excuse me one second ....

 

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 05:31 PM

Somebody in some Bible somewhere said, "If a squirrel shall appear a third time then it shall be known as a Rally Squirrel. But until that time it shall be known only a lowly ground squirrel to have rocks chucked at and mocked."

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 05:35 PM

I have a coffee table with a force field around it. Anytime I try and set anything on it the object gets thrust back into my hands. And sometimes I hear this angry voice...

 

Weird.

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 05:41 PM

Teams sometimes latch on to a momentary interest of the fans, and some stick while others don't, for instance the accidental way Sweet Caroline gained adoption in Bos- ... excuse me one second ....

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 06:11 PM

The opening montage reminds me how much I loved the 2001-2003 Twins. So much heart, fire, and antagonism from that squad.


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Posted 06 September 2019 - 06:13 PM

Good start to the game for Big Mike.

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 06:14 PM

Big Mike:

6IP 5H 1R 1ER 1BB 8K

61/86 pitches for strikes

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 06:14 PM

"Cave hustling toward the line," as Jake saunters to catch the easy pop fly.

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 06:20 PM

Way to go Big Mike!!!!!!!!



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