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Pre-Season Game Thread Twins@Red Sox 3/1 12:05PM

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#1 Riverbrian

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 10:22 PM

Twins: SP Who cares he's only going to throw an inning or Two

Starting Lineup: Some Players but they will get taken out before the game is over.

Red Sox: Same Thing as the Twins... Herman's Hermits... 2nd Verse same as the first!!!

Things to think about:

1. Its pre-season... Time to practice and improve to get ready for the season. It's the same thing for the game threads... A winter of rust to shake off. We can't be expected to just hit the ground running and be in mid-season form.

2. Polar Vortex... You know its a bad winter when they come up with a new term to add to our language. I'm sure the term has been around for the while but they didn't bring it to top of the mind until people in Atlanta felt kinda chilly.

3. Ft. Myers... Spring training home of the Twins and Red Sox. I'm sure those Bostonians think they own Ft. Myers but they don't. Ft. Myers is Twins Territory. Think of it this way... There are way more babies born in Ft. Myers that are Twins than babies born with Red Sox.

4. Ft. Myers... The forecast calls for 84 degrees today... Where I live... The forecast calls for a high of 6 below... Yeah... I'm thinking real hard about Ft. Myers!!!

5. Me... I've been waiting all winter for the first coverage of Twins baseball and my schedule is jammed. I gotta post the game thread early. Record the game for watching later and I can't participate in the game thread because I'm booked on a Saturday of all days. Does anyone feel bad for me?

Have fun... Everyone is welcome to participate. For anyone new or old... The game thread is like a bunch of people in the LF bleachers watching the game... Talking about the game or anything else on their mind and we mean anything... Jump in feet first and have fun. It's not an exclusive club... It's all inclusive... Some of us may dominate the conversation. That's cause we are loud mouths and I mean that respectfully. Get loud with us and we won't be so dominate.

No arguing is about the only rule we follow and that's because nobody finds that fun. We are all about fun and friendship. If someone takes a jab at you... Assume its in fun because it probably is. Oh yeah... And stay away from those 7 words in the George Carlin bit!!! Try for PG-13.

I'll try get a pre-season game thread up for all televised games.

Edited by Riverbrian, 28 February 2014 - 10:34 PM.

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

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 10:39 PM

Oh yeah... And stay away from those 7 words in the George Carlin bit!!! Try for PG-13.


Just so there's no confusion, I'll list them so that everyone knows what to avoid.

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Enjoy!

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 10:45 PM

Just so there's no confusion, I'll list them so that everyone knows what to avoid.

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Enjoy!


Did you intend for those asterisks to be arranged so they are almost anatomically correct?


[SIZE=1]I'll ban myself for 24 hours[/SIZE]
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#4 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 11:01 PM

Did you intend for those asterisks to be arranged so they are almost anatomically correct?


[SIZE=1]I'll ban myself for 24 hours[/SIZE]


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#5 Riverbrian

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 11:02 PM

Caption Contest

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Hey, who tipped the factory over? And how did they tip the factory over?

Or

Ok... That concludes this round. Team Six is leading the way with 12.
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#6 Riverbrian

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 11:08 PM

Yeah, if I'm standing on my head.


Or if you lost your legs in an unfortunate farming accident while wearing a real tall hat.
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Posted 28 February 2014 - 11:58 PM

I have missed Brian's game thread introductions, and he did not disappoint.

#8 Seth Stohs

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 08:38 AM

Twins Lineup:

Aaron Hicks CF
Brian Dozier 2B
Joe Mauer 1B
Josh Willingham LF
Chris Parmelee RF
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Kennys Vargas DH
Kurt Suzuki C
Eduardo Escobar SS

Scott Diamond SP

#9 JB_Iowa

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 08:51 AM

I've been waiting all winter for RB's game threads.

Glad the threads are back -- even though winter doesn't seem to be over.

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 09:09 AM

Almost a full Twins lineup. Only one player almost sure not to be here when the regular season starts. Or two if you count Diamond. Should be fun.

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 09:25 AM

Looks like the other pitchers scheduled for today are:

Perkins
Burton
Pressly
Tonkin
Meyer
Johnson
Hoffman

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Really looking forward to seeing Meyers' innings since Twins players seem to think he's been nasty in BP this spring.

#12 J-Dog Dungan

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 10:11 AM

Woohoo! Let's go Twins. Let's get back to baseball!

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 10:19 AM

Woohoo! Let's go Twins. Let's get back to baseball!


Nice marimba, jdog.
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Posted 01 March 2014 - 10:46 AM

For those of us who can't watch FSN, the MLB Network is kind enough to replay the game later today. Check your local listings.

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 11:25 AM

It's-45 degrees celsius outside....but I don't care...


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 11:43 AM

Looking forward to seeing Mauer back in action. Also, Hicks, Suzuki, and Vargas.

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 12:13 PM

For those of us who can't watch FSN, the MLB Network is kind enough to replay the game later today. Check your local listings.

You ever watch a replay without knowing the results?

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 12:14 PM

Green grass, sunshine and shorts:D....wish i was there instead of back here in this God Forsaken Winter.
Twins "new" stadium looks GREAT!

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 12:15 PM

See ya on the 15th pitch of the inning (I think).

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 12:15 PM

Diamond only gives up one hit.

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 12:15 PM

Twins "new" stadium looks GREAT!


This does seem to be Bill Smith's forte.

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 12:16 PM

It was quite amazing looking at it in construction mode in December ... can't wait to see the finished product.
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Posted 01 March 2014 - 12:18 PM

I'm all giddy ... a live baseball game!
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Posted 01 March 2014 - 12:21 PM

Dozier actually gives Mauer the chance for an RBI.

Wow.

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 12:21 PM

For those of us who can't watch FSN, the MLB Network is kind enough to replay the game later today. Check your local listings.


Watching here on MLB.com, well worth the 100 or so bucks to watch. I don't do cable
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Posted 01 March 2014 - 12:22 PM

And he does!!!

#27 Jerr

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 12:22 PM

And that's how it's done!!!

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 12:24 PM

Watching here on MLB.com, well worth the 100 or so bucks to watch. I don't do cable
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I bought it again this year ... even though last year I swore I wouldn't ... I found it, well, annoying.
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#29 Jerr

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 12:26 PM

I have gone thru the same here.

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 12:28 PM

Now to see what the Twins can do with bases loaded.

Oh, how I wish they could chug along as well as yesterday and today all season long.