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Game Thread: White Sox@Twins 8/17 6:10PM

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#1 Riverbrian

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 09:37 AM

White Sox: SP Chris Sale

Twins: SP Andrew Albers

Things to Think About:

1. Think about Albers... What else are you going to think about.

2. Think about Albers... Two Starts on the Road and not a run given up in 17.1 Innings.

3. Think about Albers... His first home start... Can he Keep it Going.

4. Think about Ummm... How about Albers... He doesn't even have a picture under his name at ESPN.

5. Think about God!!! The existence of God has been questioned by some and the discussion often revolves around Faith. For those who require something specific to fuel belief in a higher power... When you grab a Kleenex from the box... The next one pops up.

Who else has the power to get that done?

I'm on the road today... If someone would be so kind to post the Starting Lineup when they are announced it would be much appreciated.

(ashburyjohn edit: Done and Done)

Alejandro de Aza CF
Gordon Beckham 2B
Alexei Ramirez SS
Paul Konerko 1B
Adam Dunn DH
Avisail Garcia RF
Jeff Keppinger 3B
Dayan Viciedo LF
Josh Phegley C
(Chris Sale P)

Brian Dozier 2B
Joe Mauer 1B
Josh Willingham LF
Ryan Doumit DH
Wilkin Ramirez RF
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Chris Herrmann C
Clete Thomas CF
Pedro Florimon SS
(Andrew Albers P)

Edited by ashburyjohn, 17 August 2013 - 02:09 PM.

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

#2 twinsnorth49

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 10:47 AM

Last Albers start was at home Bri.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 10:53 AM

For whatever reason, the rotation is somehow interesting enough that twice in a row now I've been surprised to see that it's Albers's turn again. I know Pelfrey isn't good, and Correia has been marginal, but Gibson and Deduno keep the interest level up for me, and suddenly boom, it's Albers again. Hope he continues to impress.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 12:06 PM

Last Albers start was at home Bri.


Indeed it was. I was there. It was glorious.
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#5 Kwak

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 12:12 PM

Now we know why KC was so interested in getting a 2B (Carroll) to finish the year--Tejada is suspended for 105 games.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 12:57 PM

Maybe Tejada is the PTBNL. :)

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 12:58 PM

White Sox: SP Chris Sale

Twins: SP Andrew Albers

Things to Think About:

1. Think about Albers... What else are you going to think about.

2. Think about Albers... Two Starts on the Road and not a run given up in 17.1 Innings.

3. Think about Albers... His first home start... Can he Keep it Going.

4. Think about Ummm... How about Albers... He doesn't even have a picture under his name at ESPN.

5. Think about God!!! The existence of God has been questioned by some and the discussion often revolves around Faith. For those who require something specific to fuel belief in a higher power... When you grab a Kleenex from the box... The next one pops up.

Who else has the power to get that done?

I'm on the road today... If someone would be so kind to post the Starting Lineup when they are announced it would be much appreciated.


I hope you aren't implying that Albers is God. I wish God was a Minnesota sports fan, but he seems to enjoy toying with us in that area. How else do you explain the Vikings and the Twins?

#8 ashburyjohn

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 01:16 PM

I hope you aren't implying that Albers is God.


I am waiting to see Pilgrim's response before deciding how many days to ban Brian for trolling.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 02:37 PM

I am waiting to see Pilgrim's response before deciding how many days to ban Brian for trolling.


I don't think Brian was implying that Albers was God; just that God is one who works in strange and mysterious ways. Albers is an example of that.

That said, I say ban him for a week - just on general principal.:D

Better yet - make him actually watch the game rather than spending half his time posting on the gamethread.

Edited by IdahoPilgrim, 17 August 2013 - 02:45 PM.


#10 edavis0308

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 02:54 PM

Morneau out of today's lineup? Hmm ....

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 03:01 PM

Morneau out of today's lineup? Hmm ....


Keep hitting that Refresh button on the main TD page, folks.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 03:04 PM

Keep hitting that Refresh button on the main TD page, folks.

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But not the content of the conversation?

#13 Erock

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 03:22 PM

While the Morneau absence is more interesting, why is Arcia on the bench again?

#14 edavis0308

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 03:36 PM

While the Morneau absence is more interesting, why is Arcia on the bench again?


Too risky. Can't shatter his confidence and have him have to face Sale.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 03:37 PM

But not the content of the conversation?


We should come up with a Game Thread tag line. I'll kick it off with "Come for the game, stay for the moobs." I'm sure someone will do better.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 03:42 PM

Keep hitting that Refresh button on the main TD page, folks.


Is this an actual hint that something is coming, or are you just shamelessly trying to push up page views for the site owners?:)

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 03:46 PM

Is this an actual hint that something is coming, or are you just shamelessly trying to push up page views for the site owners?:)


I will reply to this question shortly. Keep checking back.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:33 PM

Arcia has a wrist thing (plus a lefty on the mound), Morneau most likely it's just a lefty on the mound thing, plus getting Mauerzie out from behind the plate.

But I could be wrong, so feel free to refresh often.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:36 PM

Can I get my gratuitous pic of my kid up early, and get it out of the way. I cant help myself, this is the only forum I like.
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Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:36 PM

We should come up with a Game Thread tag line. I'll kick it off with "Come for the game, stay for the moobs." I'm sure someone will do better.

"Oh, by the way, someone hit a home run, I think. Maybe."