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Game Thread "Wolfgang" Twins vs. Royals 6:10 CDT 9/21/2019

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#1 Sconnie

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 03:46 PM

Today is a special day. Not only do our Twins host the Royals on their push for a post season berth, but today is the first day of Oktoberfest.

Now you may note that it's not yet October. There is an important distinction. Oktoberfest is the harvest festival held in Munich Germany. It's the largest beer festival in the world.

On the east side of the Saint Croix River, we have a great German Heritage. Fantastic German restaurants, festivals, and of course, a hearty few of us Twins Fans! So next time you feel that urge to tease me about my great state, just remember, Wisconsin is as close to a German experience as you can get to from Minnesota without catching as flight, and Germany is pretty freakin' awesome too! Almost as good as Wisconsin!

Lineups:
Arraez - 2B
Polanco - SS
Cruz - DH
Rosario - LF
Sano - 3B
Gonzalez - 1B
Cave - RF
Castro - C
Wade - CF
Berrios

Merrifield - 2B
Mondesi - SS
Soler - DH
Dozier - 3B
Gordon - LF
McBrom - RF
Ohearn - 1B
Viloria - C
Phillips - CF
Sparkman



Go Twins! Lets get that magic number down to 4, or maybe 3!
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#2 Sconnie

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 03:50 PM

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I forgot the picture! Man I’m a doofus! Too much of hurry
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#3 Nine of twelve

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 03:52 PM

 

 

On the west side of the Saint Croix River, we have a great German Heritage.

I understand that's true in Wisconsin as well.

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 04:07 PM

Disclaimer: as the least creative poster here, it’s extra bad when I’m in a rush. Please be kind when i shamelessly rip off your schtick, it’s in admiration.
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Posted 21 September 2019 - 04:09 PM

I understand that's true in Wisconsin as well.

you know I’m rushed when I don’t have command of my cardinal directions!
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#6 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 04:14 PM

Should we be concerned that Kepler's injury is far worse than the team is implying? Or are they just being extremely cautious because they have a pretty good lead?

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 04:19 PM

 

Should we be concerned that Kepler's injury is far worse than the team is implying? Or are they just being extremely cautious because they have a pretty good lead?

Yes. Sorry Chief, I know it's your trademark, but I couldn't resist.


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Posted 21 September 2019 - 04:20 PM

 

Should we be concerned that Kepler's injury is far worse than the team is implying? Or are they just being extremely cautious because they have a pretty good lead?

 

I think if they needed him he'd be playing right now but I'm sure he's a pretty uncomfortable still. He won't be fully healthy again this year but he will play in the playoffs. 


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Posted 21 September 2019 - 04:27 PM

Attending Oktoberfest is Munich is a bucket list item for me... Sigh, one year I'll make it.
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Posted 21 September 2019 - 04:34 PM

 

Fantastic German restaurants

 

Oxymoron? Or are you thinking of "fantastic" in the sense of something that might occur in a fantasy world, for good or bad?:)

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It's great to get out of the cellar ... as long as you bring something with you.


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Posted 21 September 2019 - 04:40 PM

Oxymoron? Or are you thinking of "fantastic" in the sense of something that might occur in a fantasy world, for good or bad? :)

I really like German food
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Posted 21 September 2019 - 04:48 PM

hmm. craig kimbrell and his 6.53 e.r.a. just coughed back-to-back homers in the ninth. cubs lose 9-8. at least the twins dodged that bullet ...


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Posted 21 September 2019 - 04:50 PM

 

I really like German food

 

I do, too, though it's not very veggie friendly. But I think of it more as brewpub-style comfort food than "fine dining."

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It's great to get out of the cellar ... as long as you bring something with you.


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Posted 21 September 2019 - 04:52 PM

I had a meal at a restaurant in Munich that I translated with my phone off the menu to read "Five sausage plate". 

 

It came out and it was literally just five different kinds of sausages on a plate with mustard on the side. I loved every second of it. 

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 04:55 PM

I think this is the night that the Tribe loses and the Twins win. My prediction is that many Twins will feel pretty comfortable after this evening.

 

If the reverse happens, there win be much anxiety in Twins Territory.

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 04:56 PM

Watchin pre -game Marney asking Schoop about the great 2 out hitting with runners on, -Had to chuckle

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 05:01 PM

 

I think this is the night that the Tribe loses and the Twins win. My prediction is that many Twins will feel pretty comfortable after this evening.

 

That outcome certainly seems possible, even likely.

 

Win or lose, I hope that Berrios continues his September revival. Any prospect of advancing in the post-season hinges critically on him being an ace.

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It's great to get out of the cellar ... as long as you bring something with you.


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Posted 21 September 2019 - 05:13 PM

Speaking of food...

Last night Squirrel asked how we’d be spending our weekend when not following baseball. I said I’d be smoking brisket and promised pictures.

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 05:17 PM

Not bad for a homemade smoker...

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#20 Jaykay

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 05:17 PM

Sharp start for Jose.