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Playoff Game Thread: Twins @ New York 6:07 PM CDT 10/4/2019

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#1341 Sconnie

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 10:10 PM

Apparently it still exists.

https://icq.com/windows/pt

wonders never cease!
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Posted 04 October 2019 - 10:11 PM

Rocco managed like the rookie he is. Most of the players looked spooked (is it Halloween already??). Something/Someone needs to step up or the next two games will be big-time bummers. I don't like this any more than anyone else. It feels like that famous phrase uttered by Pedro...

 

 

 

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#1343 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 10:13 PM

 

What a night to play our worst game of the entire year. 

That wasn't even CLOSE to the worst game of the year.

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 10:14 PM

Has anyone mentioned that we were one strike away from hosting these first two games? Like literally one strike.

#1345 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 10:15 PM

 

Rocco managed like the rookie he is. Most of the players looked spooked (is it Halloween already??). Something/Someone needs to step up or the next two games will be big-time bummers. I don't like this any more than anyone else. It feels like that famous phrase uttered by Pedro...

Who looked spooked? Nelson Cruz? Jorge Polanco? Miguel Sano? Jose Berrios?


#1346 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 10:17 PM

 

Twins threw 193 pitches tonight.

Throw the GD ball over the plate. Pitch ahead. Attack. If they hit it, so be it. But stop being strike zone shy

Berrios failed to adjust and get his effing breaking ball over the plate, or at least close to it.

 

He continued to throw those breaking balls about four inches over the plate time and time again.


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Posted 04 October 2019 - 10:17 PM

 

That wasn't even CLOSE to the worst game of the year.

Maybe not. But I have watched or listened to basically every single game this year. And this game is perhaps the only one I can honestly say that I did not enjoy even a little. A lot of it was not the poor play but the fact that if baseball continues trending in this direction of marathon contests, (I don't call this really a game. Games are supposed to be fun. Some Yankee fans probably didn't enjoy this one.), it will go extinct. 


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Posted 04 October 2019 - 10:19 PM

 

Maybe not. But I have watched or listened to basically every single game this year. And this game is perhaps the only one I can honestly say that I did not enjoy even a little. A lot of it was not the poor play but the fact that if baseball continues trending in this direction of marathon contests, (I don't call this really a game. Games are supposed to be fun. Some Yankee fans probably didn't enjoy this one.), it will go extinct. 

Welcome to postseason baseball in the 21st century.


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Posted 04 October 2019 - 10:19 PM

In other words, baseball is fun because you throw the ball over the plate and the batter actually hits the ball. Waiting 45 minutes to see a ball make contact with the bat is not what I call fun. Better start playing baseball tomorrow. 

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#1350 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 10:32 PM

 

In other words, baseball is fun because you throw the ball over the plate and the batter actually hits the ball. Waiting 45 minutes to see a ball make contact with the bat is not what I call fun. Better start playing baseball tomorrow. 

I don't disagree. It's not much fun to watch this kind of baseball and I've been pretty vocal about it for some time, even while accepting that it's the best way to win baseball games.


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Posted 04 October 2019 - 11:06 PM

I am ped beyond belief at the after show on ESPN.....They were making fun of Randy Dobnicks name....they kept saying it over and over wrong and laughing about him. I am so disgusted with MLB I will not watch the game. F@#$ the Twins deserve more respect as Central Division Champs and they are being made fun of.....I'd rather listen on WCCO than watch and listen to the embarrassment of the commentators making fun of Randy. Shame on you.

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 04:44 AM

Rocco and the front office make the lineup decisions together. It truly was an odd decision not to start Schoop. They likely also agreed when Gibson would come in. That's how modern baseball works.

And that's why the FO now often hire 30 something inexperienced managers. They do what they are told. Actual game experience is not a criteria.
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