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Game Thread: Twins @ KC, 5:15 PM PST (7:15 PM CDT) 9/27/2019

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#141 LaBombo

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 08:55 PM

 

Yankees can hit 20 zillion home runs for all I care, as long as the Twins beat them in the playoffs.

 

The idea of this bunch playing the Yankees seemed less intimidating than it has for other Twins teams.

 

Then Roy Smalley said this bunch isn't intimidated by the Yankees.

 

Oh, crap.

Edited by LaBombo, 27 September 2019 - 08:57 PM.

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 08:57 PM

I remember playing games in rain... As a kid, we used to do football practices in any weather, including rain and snow. Baseball in rain, too...not so much snow...

 

Baseball isn't really that fun in rain, because normally good players can look silly with the ball slipping out of their hand, and they can get hurt slipping on wet grass. 

 

On the other hand, football in rain is an absolute blast. The little, fast guys suddenly can't make their cuts without slipping and falling. Advantage goes to the slow, heavy folk whose cleats dig into the mud. Everybody gets filthy, which little boys love. Defenses love the rain because it means more fumbles and passes skipping off people's hands.

 

One of the few good plays I remember as a kid happened in a rain game. I dropped back to pass, then handed off a sneaky draw to my big, lumbering fullback. He rumbled forward while I pretended to be scanning the field for a target. Literally nobody on the defense even looked at the fullback until he was about thirty yards down field. I just watched as he receded into the distance. How the hell did that work so well?? I still don't know. 

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#143 notoriousgod71

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 09:07 PM

Rain delayout reading:

 

https://theathletic....ey-ever-played/

Edited by notoriousgod71, 27 September 2019 - 09:11 PM.

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#144 IndyTwinsFan

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 09:12 PM

Game has just been called.
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Posted 27 September 2019 - 09:18 PM

100 WIN SEASON!!! I wanted this badly!

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 09:19 PM

100 wins!

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 09:25 PM

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#148 Sconnie

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 09:26 PM

Rain delayout reading:
 
https://theathletic....ey-ever-played/

I was expecting to be Rick-rolled

#149 twinssporto

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 09:31 PM

3 digits in the win column!!

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#150 LaBombo

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 09:38 PM

 

3 digits in the win column!!

 

So is this a possible Y2K thing for Target Field and the Twins' own website? It's been almost 55 years since they've needed that third digit; hope the software can handle it.

Edited by LaBombo, 27 September 2019 - 09:39 PM.

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#151 Rosterman

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 09:53 PM

Yankees are at six home runs! Crap!

 

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#152 Blake

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 10:08 PM

 

Are games that have no impact on standings made up this late in the season?

I see I have my answer. MLB.com is showing one of the CWS/Det games as cancelled.


#153 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 10:15 PM

Did we win yet?



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