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Game Thread: Indians@Twins 9/29 Game 162 Final Game 2013

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#41 glunn

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 01:37 PM

A 1-hitter for my birthday*? How did you know what I wanted!


*Yes, my actual birthday. Also my twin boys' birthday.


Happy birthday!

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#42 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 01:43 PM

Boys and girl have a nice off season it's been fun when not in my corner.

Have a b-day party to go to for my granddaughter and her 5 day old baby sister. ;)


A 1-hitter for my birthday*? How did you know what I wanted!




*Yes, my actual birthday. Also my twin boys' birthday.


Happy birthdays all around!

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#43 ashburyjohn

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 01:48 PM

Did it hurt when they cut them off?


When I located this photo, I took a look around to see how it and various copies of it was interpreted. What I found was universally "heart". I was wondering who in this group would speak up with the ambiguous interpretation (that I also was worried about, hence my research). :)

#44 ashburyjohn

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 01:51 PM

His brother died of a heart a few years ago


See, this is why the Pohlads take NO chances.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 01:54 PM

I was wondering who in this group would speak up with the ambiguous interpretation (that I also was worried about, hence my research). :)



I'm as subtle as a Twins starting rotation.

#46 glunn

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 01:59 PM

That last one did not look like a strike to me.

#47 ashburyjohn

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 01:59 PM

I am merely wondering whether a manager who is particularly good at working with young players might help Plouffe turn it around.


Most people with nice jobs have annual reviews, in which you look back at the year's accomplishments to determine things going forward. With reGardy to the Twins manager, I am having trouble coming up with many. Dozier, yes. Mauer was good, but any credit for that went on previous years' annual review. He installed Florimon as the regular SS, and got AAA hitting to go with MLB fielding. On the pitching side, Deduno stepped forward with an above league-average performance before needing to be shut down. Perkins, see Mauer above. They got full value out of Correia. The bullpen in general came out OK, particularly Swarzak who I choose to believe grew up a little after the cracked rib incident, but nobody emerged as lights-out.

If the Twins ended at 66-96 with several young guys having stepped forward and older guys like Correia not contributing like expected, I'd feel differently. Given what we've seen, I'd give the manager an Unsatisfactory rating and look to move on.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 02:04 PM

I'm as subtle as a Twins starting rotation.


Since Chief's not here to say it, I'll fill in:

The low road. You took it.

/ edit: Oh, and believe me. I could have picked a much worse potato picture than that one.

Edited by ashburyjohn, 29 September 2013 - 02:18 PM.


#49 ashburyjohn

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 02:12 PM

Michael Tonkin's 0.00 ERA. Ruined. I blame Gardy. :)

#50 ashburyjohn

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 02:15 PM

Pretty clearly a 3-inning stint for Rally Avatar needs to be allowed for. Here she is, one last time this season, glunn's best friend, Olivia!

#51 glunn

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 02:17 PM

Pretty clearly a 3-inning stint for Rally Avatar needs to be allowed for. Here she is, one last time this season, glunn's best friend, Olivia!


Olivia!!! I once paid a woman to change her name to Olivia.

#52 glunn

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 02:23 PM

So who makes the World Series this year? I am guessing Tigers and Dodgers.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 02:26 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez feels the might of the Rally Avatar.

#54 glunn

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 02:28 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez feels the might of the Rally Avatar.


Then Colabello fails to harness her power.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 02:30 PM

So who makes the World Series this year? I am guessing Tigers and Dodgers.


I always go with the large payrolls so I'll guess Angels against Phillies.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 02:31 PM

Then Colabello fails to harness her power.


The Rally Avatar is a subtle and ineffable power. Not a Get Out Of AAA Free card.

/ I realize this does nothing to explain Eric Fryer's RBI single

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 02:34 PM

Hey game threaders. I want to thank you all for bringing some good times and a ton of laughs to the table.

If I offended, annoyed, or step out of bounds on anyone this season - you have my sincerest apologies. I am a work in progress.:)

"The coldest winter I ever spent was watching the Twins in the Summer of 2013"
(2013 is interchangeable with 2011 & 2012)

Here's to wishing everyone a fantastic offseason!!!

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#58 ashburyjohn

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 02:36 PM

Here's to wishing everyone a fantastic offseason!!!


Looking forward to it. The moderation duties should quiet down quite a bit now that there will be nothing to argue feverishly about.

And thanks for your contributions here - they've been fun. As, I guess I should add, has been the case with everyone else too. I'm glad everyone got the idea of what Game Thread was about.

#59 glunn

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 02:37 PM

So if the Cubs and Twins end the season with identical records, who gets the higher draft pick? Do they flip a coin?

#60 glunn

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 02:39 PM

Hey game threaders. I want to thank you all for bringing some good times and a ton of laughs to the table.

If I offended, annoyed, or step out of bounds on anyone this season - you have my sincerest apologies. I am a work in progress.:)

"The coldest winter I ever spent was watching the Twins in the Summer of 2013"
(2013 is interchangeable with 2011 & 2012)

Here's to wishing everyone a fantastic offseason!!!


Same to you my friend. You have been a valuable contributor to the game threads, and I am sure that your mom is proud of you.