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Game Thread: Twins@Angels 7/23 9:05PM

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#1 Riverbrian

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 04:49 PM

Twins: SP Kyle Gibson

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

Angels: SP Tommy Hanson

LF Shuck
CF Trout
DH Pujols
2B Kendrick
3B Callaspo
1B Trumbo
C Conger
RF Cowgill
SS Aybar


Things to think about for tonight's game:

1. Think about Kyle Gibson... When going through a struggling season such as this one. Rookie pitchers with potential become our dreams. Let's hope this dream is a good one.

2. Think about Pacific Time... I'm supposed to be watching baseball at 7:10 Central at the latest. I'm supposed to be in bed around 11PM. California messes up everything.

3. Think about Tommy Hanson... A shadow of the once highly thought of Braves prospect. The guy used to throw upper 90 bullets. Now he looks like he is pitching hurt perpetually. He's almost painful to watch. The fastball is much slower.

4. Think about Ryan Doumit... .174 in his past 23 at bats... PM to Ryan Doumit. Knock it off!!!

5. Think about toothbrushes... The modern day toothbrush was invented in by William Addis in England... That's right England... If it was invented anywhere else... It would be called a Teethbrush.

Edited by Riverbrian, 23 July 2013 - 05:57 PM.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 05:52 PM

Great setup Brian.

4. I think that last night Doumit made the final out in at least 3 innings. I was sitting less than 50 feet from him as he walked to right field and could tell that he was frustrated.

Last night was a good win for the Twins, despite Hicks' failure to slide and Dozier overrunning the pop up in right field. The Angels seem to be demoralized and I hope that the Twins can capitalize again tonight.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 05:59 PM

Great setup Brian.

4. I think that last night Doumit made the final out in at least 3 innings. I was sitting less than 50 feet from him as he walked to right field and could tell that he was frustrated.

Last night was a good win for the Twins, despite Hicks' failure to slide and Dozier overrunning the pop up in right field. The Angels seem to be demoralized and I hope that the Twins can capitalize again tonight.


I assume you are not ball parking it tonight.
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Posted 23 July 2013 - 06:04 PM

The Angels seem to be demoralized and I hope that the Twins can capitalize again tonight.


Some say you shouldn't kick a dog when it's down. Understood.

Replace the word "Dog" with "Angel", and I'm lacing up my steel toed boots and getting after it.

Note: I am still bitter about the 2002 ALCS

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 23 July 2013 - 06:43 PM

I assume you are not ball parking it tonight.


Not tonight. I have had some family matters that have been pressing so I bought tickets for only one game this year. But I will be watching at home and sharing some of my experiences from last night.

We did not get back until after midnight last night, because of freeway repairs, and I am too tired to even think about that much driving. Also, getting to Anaheim during rush hour is not fun.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 06:46 PM

Some say you shouldn't kick a dog when it's down. Understood.

Replace the word "Dog" with "Angel", and I'm lacing up my steel toed boots and getting after it.

Note: I am still bitter about the 2002 ALCS


The final game of the 2002 ALCS was unbearable. Eleven years later I still have nightmares. Between Adam Kennedy's twelve home runs in one game and that feces throwing monkey, the trauma has lingered.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:16 PM

Were you in a road gray Twins jersey last night, Glorm?

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:20 PM

Were you in a road gray Twins jersey last night, Glorm?


No, my son and I were both wearing the Twins blue t-shirts with red letters. We were in the first row next to the Twins dugout.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:43 PM

Mauer scratched?

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:50 PM

Mauer scratched?

Damn, the Twins. Literally.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:51 PM

The final game of the 2002 ALCS was unbearable. Eleven years later I still have nightmares. Between Adam Kennedy's twelve home runs in one game and that feces throwing monkey, the trauma has lingered.


I wish there was a way to Double Like Your post. Consider this response a manual "Double Like".

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:52 PM

Mauer scratched?


What's the scoop?

Edit: Forget it, PseudoSABR's post revealed the reason.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:55 PM

Damn Pacific time games. I'm tired.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:57 PM

Damn, the Twins. Literally.


And Arcia was pulled from his game, so presumably on the way to Anaheim while Joe is away.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:01 PM

I don't think Roy is as handsome as he was when he was younger.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:04 PM

The final game of the 2002 ALCS was unbearable. Eleven years later I still have nightmares. Between Adam Kennedy's twelve home runs in one game and that feces throwing monkey, the trauma has lingered.


I refuse to "like" this, because how can I- the flashbacks still linger- but I completely agree. An ugly, ugly end to a really fun season.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:05 PM

And Arcia was pulled from his game, so presumably on the way to Anaheim while Joe is away.

It sounded like Gardy really wanted him up here. I've liked how adamant Gardy has been about Arcia.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:05 PM

Damn, the Twins. Literally.


Wait, three royal babies born in two days???

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:07 PM

Just tuned in. Where's Mauer?

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:08 PM

Joe will never make it back in time with the two hours difference.

If it 9:08 Pacific Time... That means the babies were born on Sunday.
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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:08 PM

Damn Pacific time games. I'm tired.


Sure, you just come back from a huge Vegas debauch and you blame the Twins being on the West Coast. Sorry, not biting on that.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:11 PM

Sure, you just come back from a huge Vegas debauch and you blame the Twins being on the West Coast. Sorry, not biting on that.


heh ... what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. So now it's like I was never there, therefore can complain about west coast games. :)

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:11 PM

Damn Pacific time games. I'm tired.


You never did tell "the joke" after your flight yesterday.

You know... I just flew in from Vegas... And boy are my arms tired!
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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:12 PM

You never did tell "the joke" after your flight yesterday.

You know... I just flew in from Vegas... And boy are my arms tired!

That's because I usually tell jokes that are actually funny!

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:13 PM

Yeah... But you should never pass up the chance to lay an egg.
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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:15 PM

Yeah... But you should never pass up the chance to lay an egg.


I know I never do.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:15 PM

Yeah... But you should never pass up the chance to lay an egg.


Is that what you told Scott Diamond in May?

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:16 PM

That's because I usually tell jokes that are actually funny!

That's debatable.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:18 PM

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:19 PM

The final game of the 2002 ALCS was unbearable. Eleven years later I still have nightmares. Between Adam F7'ing Kennedy's twelve home runs in one game and that feces throwing monkey, the trauma has lingered.

FTFY, with an assist to Ashbury.