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#1 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 05:12 PM

1. My precioussss game thread intro. It came to me on my birthday. Normally, what with the trade deadline, and i leave it to other more informed game threaders to introduce the complicated situation. But this year is weird, so it is just the unemployment deadline? Or something.

2. A favorite line from 'A Little Night Music':
"Happy Birthday to Me." I don't know why, bjt it is, and it isn't even very important... But i am suppose to be introducing a baseball game, so i will change the topic to "Smiles of a Summer Night" the movie that got Ingmar Bergman internation recognition just before he made "The 7th Seal", which i keep meaning to watch in memory of Max Von Sydow, and the current pandemic...

3. But back to "Smiles of a Summer Night", which i would liken to the older pitching heavy competitive teams like our Adversary:
the Tribe. Games were short, quick and to the point, like last night's game.

4. And "A Little Night Music" is full of glorious clever music, and will take longer to unfold, being how the Bomba Squad delivers. So go ahead and enjoy this weekend in the country!

5. If it weren't for the last minute, would i get anything done? And for my B-day perhaps i shall splurge on some mlb season ticket. I think i will survive having Yankees and Redsox games blacked out...

Tribe:

0. Mike Clevinger ® P
1. C. Hernandez (S) 2B
2. Jose Ramirez (S) 3B
3. F. Lindor (S) SS
4. Carlos Santana (S) 1B
5. Franmil Reyes ® DH
6. Jordan Luplow ® LF
7. D. Santana ® RF
8. Beau Taylor (L) C
9. Oscar Mercado ® CF

Twins:

0. Randy Dobnak (R ) P
1. Max Kepler ( L) RF
2. Josh Donaldson (R ) 3B
3. Jorge Polanco ( S ) SS
4. Nelson Cruz (R ) DH
5. Eddie Rosario ( L) LF
6. Jake Cave ( L) CF
7. M. Gonzalez ( S ) 1B
8. Luis Arraez ( L) 2B
9. Alex Avila ( L) C

An accute 81°F

And sorry for being so high brow today.
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#2 stringer bell

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 05:24 PM

Thanks sampleSize and Happy Birthday!


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Posted 31 July 2020 - 05:26 PM

Have a great b-day, hope the Twins give you a W!


#4 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 05:48 PM

Thanks all!

The other day i got asked for my 5 year plan...

I'm still thinking about it...
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Posted 31 July 2020 - 06:05 PM

 

Thanks all!

The other day i got asked for my 5 year plan...

I'm still thinking about it...

 

Tell 'em you'll get back to 'em in five years.

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#6 70charger

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 06:06 PM

That is one hell of a suit coat, Dick.


#7 milldaddy35

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 06:07 PM

Happy birthday!

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#8 70charger

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 06:11 PM

No Buxton, no Sano, no Garv Sauce. 

 

I still haven't gotten a satisfying answer as to why Kepler is in right while Cave is in center. Isn't Kepler the better fielder?


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Posted 31 July 2020 - 06:12 PM

Happy Birthday, sample!

Let’s go Twins!
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

#10 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 06:12 PM

Tell 'em you'll get back to 'em in five years.


If they want the real answer, this indeed it.

If they are impatient, i can tell them i plan to learn this little ditty...

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#11 IndianaTwin

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 06:14 PM

Release the Dobber:

 

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#12 70charger

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 06:16 PM

Great snag by Gonzalez!


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Posted 31 July 2020 - 06:16 PM

Nice DP there! Gonzo flashing leather!


#14 milldaddy35

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 06:18 PM

Props to Lindor for the mask but not sure it is doing much without the nose covered

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 06:20 PM

 

Props to Lindor for the mask but not sure it is doing much without the nose covered

 

Maybe he's breathing through his mouth.

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#16 milldaddy35

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 06:21 PM

Dobnak with the same issue we've seen from many Twins thus far...not putting guys away. Smeltzer better be ready to throw tonight

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#17 stringer bell

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 06:24 PM

Dobnak does what Dobnak does--throws strikes and depends on his fielders. 22 pitches though.


#18 70charger

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 06:24 PM

Get out!


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Posted 31 July 2020 - 06:24 PM

There's our Kep!!!


#20 70charger

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 06:24 PM

Kepler!!!!