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#1 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 03:54 PM

You know, that C the Reds use as their logo looks strangely familiar...

I confess, amongst the t-shirts i remember wearing as a kid was baseball player with a baseball head. I am pretty sure it was a Reds shirt. I have no idea why i had a shirt like that. Probably for the same reason i also wore a Mr. Bubbles t-shirt.

The rest of my Cincinnati lore i attribute to Dr. Demento playing the following song:



(Pop quiz: where did they get the video segments to go with that song?)

Which would suggest a game thread theme to the astute TwinsDaily poster:
The Horror. The Horror.

Reds:
0. Luis Castillo (R )
1. Shogo Akiyama ( L) LF
2. Jesse Winker ( L) RF
3. Joey Votto ( L) 1B
4. Eugenio Suarez (R ) 3B
5. Mike Moustakas ( L) DH
6. Freddy Galvis ( S ) 2B
7. Brian Goodwin ( L) CF
8. Kyle Farmer (R ) SS
9. Curt Casali (R ) C

Twins:
0. Michael Pineda (R ) P
1. Max Kepler ( L) RF
2. Luis Arraez ( L) 2B
3. Eddie Rosario ( L) LF
4. Nelson Cruz (R ) DH
5. Jake Cave ( L) CF
6. Jorge Polanco ( S ) SS
7. M. Gonzalez ( S ) 1B
8. Ryan Jeffers (R ) C
9. Ehire Adrianza ( S ) 3B

Now you all continue discussion. Meanwhile, i'm going to hide behind the sofa.
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Posted 26 September 2020 - 04:12 PM

Oakland and Seattle are tied at 1 thru 6 innings, game 1 of doubleheader. Oakland wins make it more likely the Central division winner will be the #3 seed and play Houston...

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 04:13 PM

It's funny how this site has relished facing Astros or Blue Jays in 1st round. I'm sure we would say the same if Reds were a team we could face. They are for sure going to lose 2 of 3 (which would eliminate you in the playoffs) and this lineup doesn't look very 'Winning' Hope I'm wrong and not trying to get cynical, but just upset for games we cashed in during the short season to rest guys (Only 60 Games!) Guys get hurt. Don't handle a whole roster with kids gloves. Done with rant.

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 04:58 PM

 

It's funny how this site has relished facing Astros or Blue Jays in 1st round.

Just for the record, I'm not relishing any particular opponent! Just presenting the information.

 

Oakland loses game 1, 5-1. Now tied with the Twins at 35-23, although Oakland holds the tiebreaker (better divisional record) so they are still #2 seed and Twins still sit at #3.


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Posted 26 September 2020 - 04:59 PM

Twins can clinch the division with a win and a Sox loss

You know horses are smarter than people. You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people.  - Will Rogers


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Posted 26 September 2020 - 05:13 PM

Maybe Cruz needs longer naps.........


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Posted 26 September 2020 - 05:15 PM

"Oo-henny-way Sore-ezz"

 

That might be Gladden's worst pronunciation of the year, and he's had some doozies. 

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 05:20 PM

Not ideal.

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 05:21 PM

 

"Oo-henny-way Sore-ezz"

 

That might be Gladden's worst pronunciation of the year, and he's had some doozies. 

The worst of his mispronunciations, because he's had four years to rectify it, is pronouncing Adrianza with a long a.

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 05:23 PM

One of the worst hitting teams in the majors, against the team with the best home record in the majors. There’s only one logical explanation. It’s called a choke...Take a deep breath, clear all choke reflexes out of your system and win this fricken game

You know horses are smarter than people. You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people.  - Will Rogers


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Posted 26 September 2020 - 05:23 PM

OK boys, let's get out of this now and get the offense in gear. We'll need it.


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Posted 26 September 2020 - 05:25 PM

Just for the record, I'm not relishing any particular opponent!


What about ketching up on any opponent?

Pardon me, Oakland, do you have any Grey Poupon?
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Posted 26 September 2020 - 05:26 PM

What a bad start

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 05:27 PM

Smeltzer, oh boy

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 05:28 PM

So yeah, i coulda done a better job developing a horror theme.

"No, don't go into the scary house!" "Don't throw that fastball down the middle!"

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 05:28 PM

And Smeltzer warming up. This is kind of a chilling view of the Twins practicing for the playoffs.


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Posted 26 September 2020 - 05:31 PM

And Smeltzer warming up. This is kind of a chilling view of the Twins practicing for the playoffs.



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Posted 26 September 2020 - 05:33 PM

Well bothe the Pirates and the Cubs lead 1-0, they’re waiting for us

You know horses are smarter than people. You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people.  - Will Rogers


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Posted 26 September 2020 - 05:33 PM

Oh yeah!

Welcome back Arraez!

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 05:36 PM

I hope we start the playoffs facing the Yankees. No fear Twins Territory!  Seriously, if we can't beat them into submission the Twins are not as good as we thought. 

 

For the record, I think we are a lot better team than the Yankees! 

 

Go Twins!

 

Yankees blow!

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