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#1 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 12:18 PM

5 things to think about before the game. Or at least to think about thinking about.

1. Home Opener. I really should have some epic music cued up (or is that queued up?) I'm sure something will suggest itself.

2. The other team. The Mariners. No, not the merry nurse. Neither the Ancient Mariner for those of you who are Coleridge fans or Iron Maiden fans. They were an expansion team in 1977 from just before St. Helens blew.
Er... I haven't paid much attention of late to how they are doing nowadays...

3. Our team. The Twins. We aren't playing too badly so far. But modesty and humility are virtues. Besides, i wouldn't want to jinx us.

4. Baseball. It is a game requiring a lot of hand eye coordination, not to mention, bats, gloves, a field with bases and lines. Did i miss anything?

5. Food! I'm hungry. When do we eat?


Mariners
0. Marco Gonzales ( L) P
1. Mitch Haniger (R ) RF
2. Ty France (R ) DH
3. Kyle Seager ( L) 3B
4. J. Marmolejos ( L) 1B
5. Dylan Moore (R ) 2B
6. T. Trammell ( L) CF
7. Luis Torrens (R ) C
8. Sam Haggerty ( S ) LF
9. J.P. Crawford ( L) SS

Twins
0. Jose Berrios (R ) P
1. Jorge Polanco ( S ) 2B
2. Kyle Garlick (R ) LF
3. Nelson Cruz (R ) DH
4. Byron Buxton (R ) CF
5. Mitch Garver (R ) C
6. Max Kepler ( L) RF
7. Miguel Sano (R ) 1B
8. A. Simmons (R ) SS
9. Luis Arraez ( L) 3B

Ps. Will add epic music as i go, but < 2 hours to game time, and i figure folk are getting antsy. And sorry for mispelling Sam's last name. And evidently i am unable to hit a spacebar on a touch screen...

Edited by sampleSizeOfOne, 08 April 2021 - 01:20 PM.

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 12:20 PM

Arraez in the 9th spot, interesting. Baldelli must be playing a hunch with Polanco. Look at Bux anchoring that 4 spot, the guy has turned into a beast. Let's go!


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Posted 08 April 2021 - 12:37 PM

Epic music #1

 

As i mentioned it already i guess i'm required toinclude this

 

 

TL,DR: don't let old coots start telling you stories.

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 12:39 PM

 

Arraez in the 9th spot, interesting. Baldelli must be playing a hunch with Polanco. Look at Bux anchoring that 4 spot, the guy has turned into a beast. Let's go!

I hadn't caught that, though i on second glance, they are throwing a lefty at us... or rather a lefty is throwing to us, so it makes matchup sense to lead with the right.

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 12:43 PM

Epci music #2, still thematically appropriate, if set to older music:

 

Cue line: 

 

BOATSWAIN:. What is to be done with this here hopeless chap? Let us sing him the song that Sir Joseph has kindly composed for us. Perhaps it will bring this here miserable creetur to a proper state of mind.

 

 

(is quoted in a Star Trek TNG movie, as well as Raiders)


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Posted 08 April 2021 - 12:46 PM

I enjoyed some nice strawberry Marmolejos on my toast this morning.

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 01:00 PM

I don't recognize more half the names in Seattle's lineup. Who are these guys?

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 01:00 PM

I would like to see more Jeffers behind the plate. Why do they start Garver two days straight?

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 01:01 PM

Carnac.jpg

 

Carnac the Magnificent: <holds envelope to forehead> “Say here’s to Kyle”
Ed McMahon: Say here’s to… wait, shouldn’t that be, say hi to Kyle for me?
Carnac: Not really.
Ed: Or maybe, Say Hey Kid?
Carnac: Look, buy yourself a turban, then you can do the mind-reading trick.
Ed: Heaven has no brighter star than you oh great Sage. I would not presume.
Carnac: And yet... ya kinda did, didn't ya.
Ed: My apologies.
Carnac: May your proctologist be a frustrated concert trombonist.
Ed: Cruel, but fair.

Carnac: It comes with the job description.

Ed: In any case, no one knows the contents of the envelope but you.
Carnac: So are you going to jabber all day, or shall I open it?
Ed: Please do so. Again, the answer to which is: “Say here’s to Kyle.”
Carnac: <opens, blows, removes card> “What’s the recipe for Garlick toast?”
Ed: Hi-yo!

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 01:03 PM

 

I would like to see more Jeffers behind the plate. Why do they start Garver two days straight?

No answer from me you'll get

but i approve the rhyming couplet!

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 01:04 PM

I don't recognize more half the names in Seattle's lineup. Who are these guys?

Mariners, I think they're called.
 

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 01:12 PM

Isn’t Trammell the prospect who Cincy gave up for Bauer in the 3 way trade? I think he was very highly rated.

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 01:26 PM

 

No answer from me you'll get

but i approve the rhyming couplet!

And ... we're off and running!


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Posted 08 April 2021 - 01:29 PM

 

Mariners, I think they're called.
 

I can confirm...I think.

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 01:43 PM

 

Mariners, I think they're called.
 

I hope they're buoyant then.

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 01:43 PM

I don't recognize more half the names in Seattle's lineup. Who are these guys?

You say you only recognize a few of the names in the lineup?

Wait ‘til you see the names of the guys in the bullpen...
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Posted 08 April 2021 - 01:48 PM

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Go Twins!

 

Let's get it on!!

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#18 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 01:59 PM

#3 Epic music (at least to my ear)

 


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Posted 08 April 2021 - 02:02 PM

 

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Go Twins!

 

Let's get it on!!

Kept trying to click it and failed...

 

This it?

 

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 02:05 PM

I've got nothing going yet on MLB.tvIs there a rain delay?