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Spring Training Game Thread: Phillies@Twins 3/9 12:05PM

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#31 Jim Crikket

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:48 AM

Bought a black Mustang Cobra convertible back in the mid-late 1990s. Was kind of my mid-life crisis car. I miss having it every spring.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:49 AM

Bought a black Mustang Cobra convertible back in the mid-late 1990s. Was kind of my mid-life crisis car. I miss having it every spring.


So, have an old life crisis and buy another one? ;)

Or go with something like ... a Mini convertible ... such a fun car to drive.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:50 AM

Bought a black Mustang Cobra convertible back in the mid-late 1990s. Was kind of my mid-life crisis car. I miss having it every spring.


I've always wanted a convertible... So I bought a 2013 Dodge Dart. I can't seem to get out of my own way!
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:51 AM

I heard Ruf can't play D... It appears that he can.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:51 AM

I'm not mini enough to look anything but really stupid in a mini convertible :)
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:54 AM

I'm not mini enough to look anything but really stupid in a mini convertible :)


This guy who works for me is a big dude and he drives a Mini Cooper.

Watching him get in is a treat and I swear I hear the car say something snide when he opens the door.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:57 AM

This guy who works for me is a big dude and he drives a Mini Cooper.

Watching him get in is a treat and I swear I hear the car say something snide when he opens the door.


I'm kind of reaching the point where I just don't want to climb in and out of a little car anymore, let alone driving a manual in Chicago traffic, which I don't have to do every day, thankfully. But 4 1/2 yrs on a car is not long enough yet to think about another one. I like having no payments and am hoping to like that for another 8-10 yrs.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:57 AM

Aw... they took him out already. Pelfrey sounded good...

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:58 AM

Had my eye on a Mercedes CLK350 convertible. But rear wheel drive is just not practical around here in the winter and I really dont want to have to buy something else to drive in the winter. I had an old Blazer I drove winters when I owned the Mustang.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:59 AM

When I'm set up with the snowbird routine, I'll get something fun and snazzy.


Ooou ... nice to have such a tall 1st baseman!
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:59 AM

I hear ya.. No payments is wonderful.

I'm still paying my wife off... I can't wait until I can just drive her around with no payments.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:00 PM

I hear ya.. No payments is wonderful.

I'm still paying my wife off... I can't wait until I can just drive her around with no payments.


Brian, those payments will end with infinity.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:02 PM

Kind of surprised they didn't let Pelfrey throw more. Didn't seem to throw too many pitches.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:03 PM

Yeah ... but maybe despite the count, he did what he wanted to do? I never know about these things.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:04 PM

Well, my 4-year-old neighbor has decided its warm enough for a convertible .... has his new bike out (with tiny little training wheels). :)

He's a speedster, though.

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:05 PM

Hmm ... maybe one of the games I get to I'll sit out there on the berm in LF and have a huge sign that says 'A shout out to Twins Daily' (or get Halsey to do that)
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:06 PM

oh man ... I do not want to be reminded of how fun it was to watch Revere run in the outfield.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:09 PM

Ben Revere... I would have made the trade and I'd still make the trade today... Even after Vance Worley looked horrible last year.

But... Revere can play for my team any day.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:14 PM

I'm not going down to ST until the 22nd. This is going to be a LONG two weeks.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:14 PM

Deduno getting some folks to chase.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:15 PM

Deduno looking a little nasty that inning, too. Nice work by the pitchers today. Would be kind of nice to see hitters come out of hibernation some time soon.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:15 PM

We'll just miss each other ... I'm going to the Keys 21-23 then home on the 24th.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:16 PM

I'm not going down to ST until the 22nd. This is going to be a LONG two weeks.


At least Daylight Savings time cut an hour out... Just like that.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:17 PM

We'll just miss each other ... I'm going to the Keys 21-23 then home on the 24th.


The keys to a convertible and driving the Florida keys. Synergy at its finest!!!
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:18 PM

Wonder if I should bring my 'Dunk City' tshirt with me. I see their game is delayed. How does a basketball game get delayed?
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:20 PM

I am really looking forward to seeing the finished stadium. Was there at Christmas time, couldn't get anywhere as it was still a construction zone.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:23 PM

Santana with a another hit?

Somewhere Thrylos is cheering.

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:30 PM

Yeah, I'm anxious to see the improvements to Hammond, too. Thinking I may try sitting in those outfield areas. I missed going to ST last year for the first time in several years. I like to go toward the end, though, when the minor league rosters are a bit closer to being set.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:32 PM

I like all times for different reasons. This ST will be the 14th in a row ... 18th, 19th over all. Yeah ... I want to try and sit everywhere and try out all the 'new' spaces.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:34 PM

So far my flight is on time. The incoming flight left early. Just have to get through the security at Midway which is worse than O'Hare ...
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