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Game Thread: Twins@Royals 8/5 7:10PM

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#1 Riverbrian

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 12:52 PM

Twins: SP Kevin Correia

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

Royals: SP Jeremy Guthrie

RF Cain
1B Hosmer
DH Butler
LF Gordon
2B Tejada
3B Moustakas
C Kottaras
SS Escobar
CF Dyson

Things to think about:

1. Think about the Astros... Yeah we swept them... But they played some bad baseball... It has to be the worst sweep feeling produced in quite some time.

2. Think about the Royals... The Royals are turning it on. I've always felt that this team was capable of contending and they were very slow coming out of the gate. They are 13-3 since the All Star Break and within wild card consideration distance.

3. Think about the Blue Jays... The Blue Jays are 51-60 and the Twins are 48-60. The Blue Jays went for it... This year... It can be argued that the Twins didn't... I don't know what's worse... Cheering for a team that didn't go for it and wasn't supposed to succeed and end up failing or Cheering for a team that went for it and was supposed to succeed and end up failing.

4. Think about Oswaldo Arcia... It just feels better having him in the lineup. Don't it.

5. Think about "Take me out to the ball game" Why do we sing that line at the games when we are already at the "Ball Game"?

Edited by Riverbrian, 05 August 2013 - 05:13 PM.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 04:15 PM

I've never been a big Dodgers or Royals fan, in fact my SoCal relatives turned me totally off of the Dodgers years ago. :) But this season, I think it would be hilarious if they met in the World Series, given all the lecturing we were reading earlier in the season about how a) paying a lot for free agents doesn't even lead to much success, and B) the Royals' trade of a top prospect for some established pitching was foolish. Baseball is much too complex for pat answers like those.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 04:24 PM

5. Think about "Take me out to the ball game" Why do we sing that line at the games when we are already at the "Ball Game"?


Because we're having so much fun we want to come back? Again and again and again? I might go see 4 in a row at the Cell ... but that probably won't be because I'm having so much fun, though.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 05:31 PM

I've never been a big Dodgers or Royals fan, in fact my SoCal relatives turned me totally off of the Dodgers years ago. :) But this season, I think it would be hilarious if they met in the World Series, given all the lecturing we were reading earlier in the season about how a) paying a lot for free agents doesn't even lead to much success, and B) the Royals' trade of a top prospect for some established pitching was foolish. Baseball is much too complex for pat answers like those.


I think the Dodgers vs. Royals would be too Blue!
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Posted 05 August 2013 - 05:32 PM

Because we're having so much fun we want to come back? Again and again and again? I might go see 4 in a row at the Cell ... but that probably won't be because I'm having so much fun, though.


Held Hostage?
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Posted 05 August 2013 - 05:45 PM

Here is where you can keep track of what is happening in the Minors tonight:

Minnesota Twins Affiliates Scoreboard | MiLB.com Scoreboard | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:11 PM

My girlfriend (not originally a baseball fan) is trying to learn more about the Twins after seeing how bizarrely I care about them. I've explained a lot to her (she knows who Sano is and understands Morneau's sad story), but I've had trouble selling her on the franchise as it currently stands. How do you explain a rebuilding phase to an entry-level fan and get someone to buy in?

Edited by B Richard, 05 August 2013 - 06:13 PM.
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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:24 PM

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:26 PM

My girlfriend (not originally a baseball fan) is trying to learn more about the Twins after seeing how bizarrely I care about them. I've explained a lot to her (she knows who Sano is and understands Morneau's sad story), but I've had trouble selling her on the franchise as it currently stands. How do you explain a rebuilding phase to an entry-level fan and get someone to buy in?


Explain to her that you can't start a masterpiece without starting out with something that looks like crap.

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


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:26 PM

My girlfriend (not originally a baseball fan) is trying to learn more about the Twins after seeing how bizarrely I care about them. I've explained a lot to her (she knows who Sano is and understands Morneau's sad story), but I've had trouble selling her on the franchise as it currently stands. How do you explain a rebuilding phase to an entry-level fan and get someone to buy in?


It's like a mood... Everything is fine for awhile and then all of sudden in cyclical fashion the mood changes and pretty soon the couch, the chairs, the kitchen appliances, the color of the bathroom isn't working anymore. So you get some new stuff and you don't like that stuff until you get used to it.
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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:26 PM

Why is that ball not caught?
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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:28 PM

Some folk'll never judge a ball and then again some folk'll.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:28 PM

Why is that ball not caught?

Good question.

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


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:28 PM

Why is that ball not caught?


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:28 PM

It's like a mood... Everything is fine for awhile and then all of sudden in cyclical fashion the mood changes and pretty soon the couch, the chairs, the kitchen appliances, the color of the bathroom isn't working anymore. So you get some new stuff and you don't like that stuff until you get used to it.


Trouble at home?

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:29 PM

Some folk'll never judge a ball and then again some folk'll.

That line should be used when Cletus actually makes a play.

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


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:34 PM

Look at that. We made it through the first inning without the other team scoring. Watch out AL Central. The Twins are rolling now.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:36 PM

Why is that ball not caught?


I can't explain how, but I'm pretty sure Doumit's pitch framing is to blame.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:37 PM

Yeah Trevor, that's what a strike looks like
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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:37 PM

Trouble at home?


Yeah... I'm never ever really sure why?
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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:38 PM

Yeah Trevor, that's what a framed strike looks like

Fixed it for you.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:39 PM

Held Hostage?


Being held hostage might be more fun than 4 games in a row at the cell. ;)

Just finished work and heading home ... will catch up with the game then.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:41 PM

Yeah Trevor, that's what a strike looks like


What I tell the players I coach is this. "If its spinning... It's a curveball". That's all you need to know.
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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:43 PM

Being held hostage might be more fun than 4 games in a row at the cell. ;)

Just finished work and heading home ... will catch up with the game then.


Posted at 7:39... 2 hours to get thru Chicago Traffic... ChiTown will be joining is in the 8th inning.
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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:47 PM

He is our ace correct?
http://m.rottendata.net/gallery/var/resizes/Eric's/Funny/Ace-Of-Spades-Posters.jpg?m=1339184517

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:48 PM

I'm liking Dozier.
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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:50 PM

I'm liking Dozier.

That's two games in a row where Dozier made a play that had me applauding at
home.

EDIT: That could've been Saturday, now that I think about it. Whatev's

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:52 PM

He is our ace correct?
http://m.rottendata.net/gallery/var/resizes/Eric's/Funny/Ace-Of-Spades-Posters.jpg?m=1339184517


Correia?

He's More like

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:54 PM

He is our ace correct?

Ace is another name for "slightly better than a pitching machine," right?

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:54 PM

Our ace after Riverbrian gets the lipstick out.
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