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Game Thread: Twins@White Sox 9/17 7:10PM

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#1 Riverbrian

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 04:19 PM

Twins: SP Mike Pelfrey

CF Mastroianni
2B Dozier
3B Plouffe
RF Arcia
DH Doumit
LF Willingham
C Pinto
1B Colabello
SS Florimon

White Sox: SP Jose Quintana

CF De Aza
SS Ramirez
LF Viciedo
DH Dunn
1B Konerko
RF Danks
2B Beckham
C Phegley
3B Semien

Things to Think About:

1. Think about Josmil Pinto... As of September 2013... He's the best person to think about right now... Brian Dozier is here to stay... Joe Mauer is not around... Colabello has been around for awhile... Josmil is the fresh shiny package around all the unwrapped and played with toys.

2. Think about Joe Mauer... He's been gone along time now. It's not PC these days to make light of concussions. We saw what happened to Morneau with his concussion... With that said... I think I suffered about 97 of them in my youth... I got back at it very quickly... The only thing that happened... is that I started punctuating with ellipses... Why do they seem to effect Twins Players harder than other Baseball Teams.

3. Think about Mike Pelfrey... As of September 2013... The Current Starting Rotation... Pelfrey... Correia... Hernandez... Diamond and Hendriks... If you look at those five arms... It's pretty clear... Pelfrey and Correia have to lead the way. Hopefully Pelfrey can do some leading tonight.

4. Think about Brian Dozier... He's had his day off... He should be rested and ready to hit that dinger that puts him alone in the lead for home runs on the team.

5. Think about how far we've come as individuals... When I think back to my younger days... I started out with nothing and I still have most of it.
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#2 jokin

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 05:04 PM

3) Can I think about Albers, in your "Current Starting Rotation", instead?

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:17 PM

2. I wonder why catchers' masks cannot include small shock absorbers where the grill attaches to the mask. Even if the shock absorbers absorbed only 10% or 20% of the force from an errant pitch, why would that not be worthwhile? My gut tells me that there must be significant room for improvement in catcher mask technology such that concussions could be significantly reduced, using shock absorbers and high tech materials.

Do we have any actual or armchair engineers here who could shed more light on this?

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:18 PM

Nice atbat by Dozier

#5 Riverbrian

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:29 PM

2. I wonder why catchers' masks cannot include small shock absorbers where the grill attaches to the mask. Even if the shock absorbers absorbed only 10% or 20% of the force from an errant pitch, why would that not be worthwhile? My gut tells me that there must be significant room for improvement in catcher mask technology such that concussions could be significantly reduced, using shock absorbers and high tech materials.

Do we have any actual or armchair engineers here who could shed more light on this?


Its a good idea and I'm sure the technology is on its way. Concussions is becoming the necessity and that's the mother... Of... Something.

I think shock absorbed technology would be a good idea for 1 year olds as well.
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Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:30 PM

3) Can I think about Albers, in your "Current Starting Rotation", instead?


oops... Yeah forgot about him... Ok... Pressure is off Pelfrey.
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Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:32 PM

2. I wonder why catchers' masks cannot include small shock absorbers where the grill attaches to the mask. Even if the shock absorbers absorbed only 10% or 20% of the force from an errant pitch, why would that not be worthwhile? My gut tells me that there must be significant room for improvement in catcher mask technology such that concussions could be significantly reduced, using shock absorbers and high tech materials.

Do we have any actual or armchair engineers here who could shed more light on this?


Shock absorbers would be great idea for some of my comments as well!
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Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:33 PM

Do we have any actual or armchair engineers here who could shed more light on this?


I took my prototype out for a test drive. Thoughts?




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Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:33 PM

Arrived twenty minutes after game time. I see the score is 0-0. How much longer is the rain delay forecast?

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:34 PM

I think shock absorbed technology would be a good idea for 1 year olds as well.


Bad things occasionally happen to toddlers, but my experience is they are basically made out of rubber at that age.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:39 PM

Pinto is acting like he wants to stay
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Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:42 PM

Bad things occasionally happen to toddlers, but my experience is they are basically made out of rubber at that age.


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#13 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:43 PM

4. Think about Brian Dozier...


Sigh! :D

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:46 PM

Sigh! :D


It doesn't take much coaxing to lead you down that path... Does it?
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Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:47 PM

2. I wonder why catchers' masks cannot include small shock absorbers where the grill attaches to the mask. Even if the shock absorbers absorbed only 10% or 20% of the force from an errant pitch, why would that not be worthwhile? My gut tells me that there must be significant room for improvement in catcher mask technology such that concussions could be significantly reduced, using shock absorbers and high tech materials.

Do we have any actual or armchair engineers here who could shed more light on this?


Wasn't there something said that Joe (and others) were testing out some new equipment with thicker padding or some such? Thought I read that. Something that was being tested to help with the heavy dings.

Idiots will be idiots. Recognize it and don't be one yourself or engage in pointless dialog. Unless you are trying to entertain yourself.


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:48 PM

It doesn't take much coaxing to lead you down that path... Does it?


I thought you put that in there for me! Tell the truth, you'd be disappointed if I DIDN'T say something!

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:51 PM

A friend just forwarded this article that argues that bunting is almost always a bad idea and that the smarter teams are bunting less. Any comments?

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 07:01 PM

Any comments?


If only there were a game-centric place to discuss this thoroughly.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 07:02 PM

It doesn't take much coaxing to lead you down that path... Does it?


Ashbury: Do-
CTTF: *sigh*
Ashbury: -es anybody know how long the rain delay will be?

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 07:03 PM

Snark aside, I find the article to be right on point.