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Game Thead: Twins@Yankees 7/14 12:05

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#41 ashburyjohn

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:18 PM

Facts have no place in a game thread.


That's a fact.

/ Expect to hear from the kangaroo court shortly.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:19 PM

Mild trolling in a game thread is condoned, when done deftly (Chief seems to always get a pass on those grounds). Falling for the troll... that earns you an eye-roll smiley face when Brock implements one. :)

I'm a sucker for trolls... one look at my wife is good enough evidence of that.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:19 PM

It would be a pretty sad rookie class if the ROY had a hard time getting his BA above the Mendoza line. I know Hicks is doing a lot better lately, but I think he'd really have to step it up to win that.


Good reason to root for this outcome.

Has anyone ever won ROY and Comeback Player of the Year in the same season? I'll have to check.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:20 PM

I'm a sucker for trolls... one look at my wife is good enough evidence of that.


All right, folks. If you choose to take a swing at this hanging curve, at the very least, be kind.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:21 PM

Nice throw Thomas.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:23 PM

Can someone watching the game please decode this pbp:

Z Almonte grounded into fielder's choice to center, I Suzuki safe at third on error by second baseman B Dozier

FC to center? Grounded?

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:28 PM

Can someone watching the game please decode this pbp:

Z Almonte grounded into fielder's choice to center, I Suzuki safe at third on error by second baseman B Dozier

FC to center? Grounded?


Runner on 1st, ground ball up the middle that looked like DP, Dozier goes to his right and the ball goes off his glove, rolls into CF. I'm sure it was scored E4, with "FC" the call for what should have been a force at 2B (can't assume the DP.)

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:29 PM

Mild trolling in a game thread is condoned, when done deftly (Chief seems to always get a pass on those grounds). Falling for the troll... that earns you an eye-roll smiley face when Brock implements one. :)


I get a pass because I'm having a bad day...I woke up grumpy this morning.

Should've just let her sleep.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:32 PM

I get a pass because I'm having a bad century


ftfy

/ because, you know, he's old

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:33 PM

Ichiro doing his best Nishioka impression...

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:34 PM

Wish we could play these Yankees all the time

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:37 PM

ftfy

/ because, you know, he's old


Yeah, but the first 2 were gang-busters.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:40 PM

"Can't anybody here play this game??!?!??!?11?"

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:41 PM

Also from the pbp:

Joe Mauer Strike (swinging), Strike (swinging), Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, J Mauer walked

The "Joe doesn't try in the clutch" crowd will just look at the walk and say that he wimps out when two guys are in scoring position. But the pitch-by-pitch tells another story. Sometimes you try and fail, and eventually the pitcher walks you because you won't swing at slop; that won't stop the narrative some people wish to carry.

Edited by ashburyjohn, 14 July 2013 - 12:45 PM.


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:43 PM

Also from the pbp:

Joe Mauer Strike (swinging), Strike (swinging), Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, J Mauer walked

The "Joe doesn't try in the clutch" crowd will just look at the walk and say that he wimps out when two guys are in scoring position. But the pitch-by-pitch tells another story. Sometimes you try and fail, and eventually the pitcher walks him because he won't swing at slop; that won't stop the narrative some people wish to carry.

In this particular PA, I agree 100%.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:45 PM

Also from the pbp:

Joe Mauer Strike (swinging), Strike (swinging), Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, J Mauer walked

The "Joe doesn't try in the clutch" crowd will just look at the walk and say that he wimps out when two guys are in scoring position. But the pitch-by-pitch tells another story. Sometimes you try and fail, and eventually the pitcher walks him because he won't swing at slop; that won't stop the narrative some people wish to carry.


TIL: Narratives are usually wrong, but people follow them anyway :(

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:46 PM

"Can't anybody here play this game??!?!??!?11?"


What's six unearned run, among friends?

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:46 PM

Gardy managing his tail off today.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:47 PM

Doumit with the little league 'run until they tag you' base running gaffe. It's been a great game otherwise, but holy crap is he lucky they're beating up on the yanks for a change. Would say something positive about gibson's day but don't want to ji... Wait, did that count as a mention of...ok, I'll just stop.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:48 PM

Gardy managing his tail off today.


That blind squirrel still has his tail. Try again.