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Game Thread: Twins@Yankees 7/12 6:05PM

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#1 Riverbrian

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 11:55 AM

Minnesota: SP Scott "Screech" Diamond

2B Dozier
RF Parmelee
C Mauer
1B Morneau
DH Doumit
3B Plouffe
LF Arcia
CF Hicks
SS Florimon

New York: SP Hiroki "Pick a Nick Name" Kuroda

CF Gardner
RF Suzuki
2B Cano
DH Wells
LF Almonte
1B Overbay
SS Nunez
3B Cruz
C Stewart

The Twins have lost 11 out of 12... Big Deal... I need new Windows in my house and I've been losing money on my heating and cooling bills as a result for years. That losing streak makes the Twins current streak look like a walk in the park.

The Twins have plenty of left handed hitters to take a shot at the short RF porch and a right hander on the mound. Of course... Not striking out in double digits will help a bunch. Diamond the ports idea wil toe the rubber for the Twins.

Edited by Riverbrian, 12 July 2013 - 03:26 PM.

A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

#2 ashburyjohn

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:06 PM

Diamond the ports idea wil toe the rubber for the Twins.


The idea being, we're switching from Margaritas to Ports? Sure, it's after dinner.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:17 PM

The idea being, we're switching from Margaritas to Ports? Sure, it's after dinner.


I love Auto Correct... I'm not gonna correct the auto correct. The randomness of port sider becoming many things is interesting.
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#4 ashburyjohn

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:46 PM

Yes, yes, the auto-correct feature always explains why I zlkjnadsjlkfnasdfuyb.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:22 PM

So, what are the chances they actually win one of these games?

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:28 PM

The Twins have lost 11 out of 12... Big Deal... I need new Windows in my house and I've been losing money on my heating and cooling bills as a result for years. That losing streak makes the Twins current streak look like a walk in the park.


Maybe if you made a financial commitment to the product you would see a better return. Or... is that trolling?:P

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:34 PM

Maybe if you made a financial commitment to the product you would see a better return. Or... is that trolling?:P

Don't blame the front office (wife); the manager clearly left the SW (starting windows) in too long.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:36 PM

I can't wait to see how this series turns out.

(mild case of sarcasm)

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:37 PM

So, what are the chances they actually win one of these games?

I tried to calculate the odds. Unfortunately, my excel spreadsheet just returned a value of "James, You're going to want to have a drink before this number is displayed."

You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 02:56 PM

I tried to calculate the odds. Unfortunately, my excel spreadsheet just returned a value of "James, You're going to want to have a drink before this number is displayed."

Nothing about "heat death of the universe" was mentioned? Lucky.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 03:36 PM

Are we behind yet?

May all our prospects be All Stars and the beer be free.


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 03:40 PM

Only by three laps. Plenty of time to catch up.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 03:58 PM

Hoping to see some productive outs tonight! Baby steps.

May all our prospects be All Stars and the beer be free.


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 03:58 PM

Actually, I like the lineup. Packed with LH bats, perhaps someone will find the short porch in RF, maybe a few someones.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 04:06 PM

Hoping to see some productive outs tonight! Baby steps.


I will settle for contact... If we F6 27 Times tonight. I will consider it good.
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Posted 12 July 2013 - 04:10 PM

If we F6 27 Times tonight. I will consider it good.


At a certain level I don't care how the 27 outs come about, so long as we have about 16 additional plate appearances (and only a couple LOB). :)

Let me amend that. My main hope is that the opponents tonight make 27 outs of their own. I will consider that good.

Edited by ashburyjohn, 12 July 2013 - 04:13 PM.


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 04:11 PM

Hoping to see some productive outs tonight! Baby steps.


Yes, but you really should clarify by which team...

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 04:15 PM

Actually, I like the lineup. Packed with LH bats, perhaps someone will find the short porch in RF, maybe a few someones.


Exactly what I was thinking, I especially like Parmelee in the 2-hole in front of Mauer, Parm has an excellent chance to go deep tonight.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 04:34 PM

At a certain level I don't care how the 27 outs come about, so long as we have about 16 additional plate appearances (and only a couple LOB). :)

Let me amend that. My main hope is that the opponents tonight make 27 outs of their own. I will consider that good.


The Yanks get a lead off homer in the bottom of the tenth?

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 04:46 PM

I was meditating and had a vision of some things that will transpire in tonight's game.

Although this vision was somewhat hazy, the certainty I took from this vision was that two players of Japanese descent will lead their team to victory.

This vision did not indicate if it was the Twins or Yankees who would win.

There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 04:50 PM

The Yanks get a lead off homer in the bottom of the tenth?


*shrug* If you'll guarantee me exactly 27 Yankee outs, I'll take my chances. 24, 25, 26, 28... are a different story.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 04:53 PM

This vision did not indicate if it was the Twins or Yankees who would win.


Wow! A last minute re-signing of Nishioka (plus some other guy) plus this outcome will be the greatest comeback in sports history!

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 05:00 PM

Wow! A last minute re-signing of Nishioka (plus some other guy) plus this outcome will be the greatest comeback in sports history!


I get it. Bark's Lounge's thread post = sucked.

There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 05:03 PM

So, what are the chances they actually win one of these games?


I have to say, I really admire the G-string I just noticed in your avatar.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 05:04 PM

I've been wondering, does Bark's Lounge have barcaloungers?


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 05:04 PM

Wow! A last minute re-signing of Nishioka (plus some other guy) plus this outcome will be the greatest comeback in sports history!


If we call him Arciaki... Will that work?

I think Arciaki will wear the Victory Kimono and Cherry Blossom tonight.

After 7 strikeouts in the two days... I think he will be Samurai like with a strong rebound and short porch.
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Posted 12 July 2013 - 05:04 PM

I get it. Bark's Lounge's thread post = sucked.


Bark's Lounge's thread post > Nishioka's MLB career

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 05:06 PM

I get it. Bark's Lounge's thread post = sucked.


They all can't be Grade A... Sometimes Grade D and in between. Grade D is my middle name.
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Posted 12 July 2013 - 05:08 PM

Time for me to go awol for the next 48 hours, hopefully my return to civilization comes with a Twins sweep*.





[SIZE=1]*the good kind of sweep[/SIZE]

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 05:12 PM

If we call him Arciaki... Will that work?

I think Arciaki will wear the Victory Kimono and Cherry Blossom tonight.

After 7 strikeouts in the two days... I think he will be Samurai like with a strong rebound and short porch.


At the risk of joining you in banishment for ethnic insensitivity, I'll go along in wishing Oswaldo-san the best of luck tonight in keeping with Bark's prophecy.