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Game Thread: Indians@Twins 7/19 7:10PM

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#1 Riverbrian

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 10:00 AM

Cleveland: SP Scott Kazmir

Bourn - CF
Cabrera - SS
Kipnis - 2B
Swisher - 1B
Brantley - LF
Santana - DH
Chisenhall - 3B
Gomes - C
Stubbs - RF

Minnesota: SP Mike Pelfrey

Dozier - 2B
Plouffe - 3B
Mauer - C
Morneau - 1B
Doumit - RF
Colabello - DH
Hicks - CF
Thomas - LF
Florimon - SS


Things to think about for tonight's game:

1. Think about baseball being back... You never know what you got until its gone. It's been 4 days of not knowing what to do with myself and the ideas I actually came up with for doing with myself. Were not good!

2. Think about the rotation... We just had 4 days off from baseball... So everyone is basically ready to start. Gardenhire can reset his rotation and the order he chose was Pelfrey, Correia, Diamond, Gibson and Deduno. Is he trying to matchup against the Indians or just keeping the same rotation and he forgot that Deduno was supposed to go before Gibson.

3. Think about the New Call Ups... Chris Herrmann, Doug Bernier and Chris Colabello are up with the club replacing Arcia, Parmelee and Escobar. These are big moments for the 3 new players.

4. Think about Justin Morneau... After Perkins... He appears to be the most talked about trade candidate.

5. Think about flotation devices on airplanes... Your seat becoming a floatation device is nice but it would be a better idea for... you know... boats... With airplanes I wonder if your seat becoming a parachute would be a better idea.

Edited by Riverbrian, 19 July 2013 - 04:26 PM.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 10:24 AM

Okay sitting on a plane as I type I'd rather not think about no. 5. But you all are welcome to think of me as i chime in by the pool sipping a fruity drink or winning big at the black jack tables or just plain getting into fun trouble. I'm on vacay, my brothers!

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 10:28 AM

Okay sitting on a plane as I type I'd rather not think about no. 5. But you all are welcome to think of me as i chime in by the pool sipping a fruity drink or winning big at the black jack tables or just plain getting into fun trouble. I'm on vacay, my brothers!


Have A Great Time Chitown!!! You deserve it.

At the Craps Table... Keep to the pass line... It's your best odds.

Also... If you run into anyone interesting... You should probably stay away from the chapel until sobriety comes back around.

Also... It's very warm in Vegas in July... Dress Scantily... Just like Chief does... He wears a tube top everyday in July.

Edited by Riverbrian, 19 July 2013 - 10:30 AM.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 10:30 AM

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 10:34 AM

Okay sitting on a plane as I type I'd rather not think about no. 5. But you all are welcome to think of me as i chime in by the pool sipping a fruity drink or winning big at the black jack tables or just plain getting into fun trouble. I'm on vacay, my brothers!

Have fun in Vegas. You could always bet on the Twins while you're there (to win or lose). I heard they allow gambling in Vegas.

Also, Craps is a ton of fun. If you hear something that sounds like a party inside a casino, there's pretty good odds that it's coming from a craps table.

And RB, I agree with you about no. 1. I haven't known what to do with myself with 4 days of no Twins games.

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


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 10:40 AM

Have fun in Vegas. You could always bet on the Twins while you're there (to win or lose). I heard they allow gambling in Vegas.

Also, Craps is a ton of fun. If you hear something that sounds like a party inside a casino, there's pretty good odds that it's coming from a craps table.

And RB, I agree with you about no. 1. I haven't known what to do with myself with 4 days of no Twins games.


Yes Captain Louis Renault... There is Gambling allowed. ;)

When I went to Vegas... I was "Shocked, Shocked, to find that gambling is going on in here".
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Posted 19 July 2013 - 10:41 AM

Have A Great Time Chitown!!! You deserve it.

At the Craps Table... Keep to the pass line... It's your best odds.

Also... If you run into anyone interesting... You should probably stay away from the chapel until sobriety comes back around.

Also... It's very warm in Vegas in July... Dress Scantily... Just like Chief does... He wears a tube top everyday in July.


One more thing... If you run into Elvis Presley... It's not him.
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Posted 19 July 2013 - 10:42 AM

Have A Great Time Chitown!!! You deserve it.

At the Craps Table... Keep to the pass line... It's your best odds.

Also... If you run into anyone interesting... You should probably stay away from the chapel until sobriety comes back around.

Also... It's very warm in Vegas in July... Dress Scantily... Just like Chief does... He wears a tube top everyday in July.

False.

I wear nothing in July.

I do recommend Chitown follows suit though.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 10:50 AM

Cleveland: SP Scott Kazmir

Minnesota: SP Mike Pelfrey

Things to think about for tonight's game:

1. Think about baseball being back... You never know what you got until its gone. It's been 4 days of not knowing what to do with myself and the ideas I actually came up with for doing with myself. Were not good!


You need children. The last time I didn't know what to do with myself was shortly before my wife said, "We're ready for kids". I wasn't aware of the unilateral nature of that decision, but now I have two and one on the way in August. Life is busy.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 11:48 AM

You need children. The last time I didn't know what to do with myself was shortly before my wife said, "We're ready for kids". I wasn't aware of the unilateral nature of that decision, but now I have two and one on the way in August. Life is busy.


Yeah... It's usually the Wife who says "we're" ready.

I got two myself. They also took the all star break off seemingly.

So... I had no excuses left to offer when my wife suggested mowing the lawn or helping in the garden.

I need my Twins... Good or Bad... It matters not.

Edited by Riverbrian, 19 July 2013 - 11:51 AM.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 12:21 PM

False.

I wear nothing in July.


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 12:27 PM

Yeah... It's usually the Wife who says "we're" ready.

I got two myself. They also took the all star break off seemingly.

So... I had no excuses left to offer when my wife suggested mowing the lawn or helping in the garden.

I need my Twins... Good or Bad... It matters not.


Fortunately I was in the wilds of Northern Ontario througout the Yankee sweep and Rays debacle without any data services, back close enough to civilization for the last two Yankee wins and the All-Star break to get some reception but intermittent enough to not bother most of the time. So while I'm raring to see some baseball, I've been distracted enough not to lose my mind.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 01:09 PM

Fortunately I was in the wilds of Northern Ontario througout the Yankee sweep and Rays debacle without any data services, back close enough to civilization for the last two Yankee wins and the All-Star break to get some reception but intermittent enough to not bother most of the time. So while I'm raring to see some baseball, I've been distracted enough not to lose my mind.


Northern Ontario?

Wow... When you get away... You really get away...

I looked up some facts:

Northern Ontario is approximately 10 Billion Square Miles. For the Canadian... That's 584 Billion Kilometers.

Northern Ontario has a population of 7...

To compare and contrast...

The Planet Mars is 142 Million Square miles and has a population of 8.

Of the Population of 8 on Planet Mars... 6 of them are regular posters on Twins Daily.
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Posted 19 July 2013 - 01:27 PM

Here's another Northern Ontario Tidbit:

If you are standing in the exact center of Northern Ontario. Stay Healthy!!! The Nearest Hospital is in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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Posted 19 July 2013 - 01:29 PM

Northern Ontario?

Wow... When you get away... You really get away...

I looked up some facts:

Northern Ontario is approximately 10 Billion Square Miles. For the Canadian... That's 584 Billion Kilometers.

Northern Ontario has a population of 7...

To compare and contrast...

The Planet Mars is 142 Million Square miles and has a population of 8.

Of the Population of 8 on Planet Mars... 6 of them are regular posters on Twins Daily.


There's 7 people in Northern Ontario? Funny I didn't run into them, I think that makes the Walleye to person ratio around 400,000/1....and it's 585 Billion km's, using a Canadian calculator.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 01:36 PM

I think that makes the Walleye to person ratio around 400,000/1....


And I still wouldn't be able to catch any of them.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 01:39 PM

There's 7 people in Northern Ontario? Funny I didn't run into them, I think that makes the Walleye to person ratio around 400,000/1....and it's 585 Billion km's, using a Canadian calculator.


I rounded down and also keep in mind that the Canadian Calculator was actually made in Taiwan and they don't recognize the Number 9.
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Posted 19 July 2013 - 01:46 PM

And I still wouldn't be able to catch any of them.


Too Funny!!! You to!!! I can't catch fish either... I could be sitting in a boat with the world's greatest Walleye fisherman (I believe that is Kent Hrbek)... Herbie could be pulling in walleye every 10 seconds. He could do everything the same and hand me the line... and I would get nothing for 3 hours.

He of course would then take the line back and resume catching walleye every ten seconds.
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Posted 19 July 2013 - 02:03 PM

Too Funny!!! You to!!! I can't catch fish either... I could be sitting in a boat with the world's greatest Walleye fisherman (I believe that is Kent Hrbek)... Herbie could be pulling in walleye every 10 seconds. He could do everything the same and hand me the line... and I would get nothing for 3 hours.

He of course would then take the line back and resume catching walleye every ten seconds.


I was up around Red Lake and went out a couple if times with some Cree guides, I swear these guys could catch whatever they wanted with a tree branch and a piece of sewing thread.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 02:05 PM

You need children. The last time I didn't know what to do with myself was shortly before my wife said, "We're ready for kids". I wasn't aware of the unilateral nature of that decision, but now I have two and one on the way in August. Life is busy.


When I was a little younger than you, I had 3 theories about raising kids. Now, I have 3 kids, and no theories.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 02:09 PM

When I was a little younger than you, I had 3 theories about raising kids. Now, I have 3 kids, and no theories.


Oops, that may have been an oldie. How about this, then: one of the wisest things any parent ever told me was that when you go from 2 kids to 3, you switch from a man-to-man defense to a zone.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 02:11 PM

I enjoy fishing. I define fishing as drinking beer in a rowboat on a sunny day, about 20 yards from shore. There, I think I'm caught up - game thread started early and I didn't.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 02:17 PM

We must be really anxious for Twins baseball if we're already up to 23 posts before the lineups are announced.

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


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 02:18 PM

I enjoy fishing. I define fishing as drinking beer in a rowboat on a sunny day, about 20 yards from shore. There, I think I'm caught up - game thread started early and I didn't.


OK... When it rains... The Worms in an effort to avoid the water come out of the ground.

If... Worms make effort to avoid water... How do Fish know that they like eating them?

And... If Cats avoid water... And they do... How do Cats know that they like eating Fish?

The questions we run across in life are vast and difficult.
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Posted 19 July 2013 - 02:20 PM

We must be really anxious for Twins baseball if we're already up to 23 posts before the lineups are announced.


LOL... We are simply sitting in the left field stands... Waiting for the game to start.
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Posted 19 July 2013 - 02:26 PM

ChiTown, we need up to the minute updates from Vegas until game time!

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 02:34 PM

We must be really anxious for Twins baseball if we're already up to 23 posts before the lineups are announced.


A subtle distinction. We're anxious for Twins baseball, not necessarily "Twins baseball."

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 02:45 PM

I think underwater must be an interesting place to view.

All the Different plant species... Different kinds of fish... Big and Small. A collection of different items that are accidentally and purposely dropped from boats... Jimmy Hoffa and Homeowners hit hard by the housing bubble collapse.
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Posted 19 July 2013 - 03:04 PM

And... If Cats avoid water... And they do... How do Cats know that they like eating Fish?


For that matter, how does Science explain catfish?

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 03:06 PM

LOL... We are simply sitting in the left field stands... Waiting for the game to start.


Way waaaay out in left field does sound about right.