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

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#61 Riverbrian

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:35 PM

[QUOTE=ChiTownTwinsFan;201966 How does a basketball game get delayed?[/QUOTE]

The top ten reasons.

#10... The National Anthem comes with a drum solo.
#9... Tournament timing and the game before goes long.
#8... Television timing and the game before goes long.
#7... Justin Beiber is in the crowd and being disruptive.
#6... Power failure and the lights go out.
#5... Someone was shooting the lights out during warmups.
#4... Someone was shooting the lights out with an actual Gun.
#3... Someone spilled Orange Juice all over the floor.
#2... Someone measured the rim and the visiting side was two inches smaller in diameter.
#1... The fresh seafood that the referee crew had last night... Was a little too fresh.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:36 PM

lol ... I'm guessing 8 or 9.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:36 PM


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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:38 PM

Ok... I've been defending Parmelee's OF D and doing so with passion. I honestly claim.. I have never been disappointed with his D and then he pulls up on that flyball and it drops in for the 1st Phillies hit in 6th inning.

The sun had better have been in his eyes. Cuz that was lame.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:41 PM

We don't have a lot of direct flights from Cedar Rapids to Florida, but Allegiant flies from here direct to Sanford, St Pete and Punta Gorda a couple days a week each. Worked out well this year, because I can fly down to St Pete on the 22nd, get a hotel room there, go watch the Twins play the Phillies in Clearwater the next day, then drive to Ft Myers after the game. Then I have a flight home the following Saturday direct from Punta Gorda, which isn't far from Ft Myers.

Theyre all small airports that are easy to get in and out of.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:43 PM

Ok... I've been defending Parmelee's OF D and doing so with passion. I honestly claim.. I have never been disappointed with his D and then he pulls up on that flyball and it drops in for the 1st Phillies hit in 6th inning.

The sun had better have been in his eyes. Cuz that was lame.


I had the same thought. Then I remembered it's a ST game and a no-hitter doesn't really matter. But still, yeah... seemed like a bit more effort could have been expended.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:45 PM

I heard Ruf can't play D... It appears that he can.


Oh... Now I see what they mean.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:46 PM

Pelfrey has been refreshingly sharp. That sink is sinking. If he keep that pitch throughout the year... People wiil complain less about him!!!


Maybe, maybe not. When we trade Correia, Pelfrey will fill that role.

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:46 PM

We don't have a lot of direct flights from Cedar Rapids to Florida, but Allegiant flies from here direct to Sanford, St Pete and Punta Gorda a couple days a week each. Worked out well this year, because I can fly down to St Pete on the 22nd, get a hotel room there, go watch the Twins play the Phillies in Clearwater the next day, then drive to Ft Myers after the game. Then I have a flight home the following Saturday direct from Punta Gorda, which isn't far from Ft Myers.

Theyre all small airports that are easy to get in and out of.


My sister flies Allegiant into/out of Punta Gorda. She loves it. Honestly, at RSW ... oy, talk about a long security line wait.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:47 PM

Yeah, sure glad the Twins decided they had enough offense this year.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:48 PM

Not sure what TV commercials you are getting on normal TV, but on mlb.tv ... they keep replaying that Reebok/UnderDog commercial ... love that theme song.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:49 PM

I had the same thought. Then I remembered it's a ST game and a no-hitter doesn't really matter. But still, yeah... seemed like a bit more effort could have been expended.


A no-no should always matter in my opinion. I remember throwing a no-no against my friend in a whiffle ball game and it mattered to me.

As for Parm... He needs to make this team.

It had to be the sun.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:51 PM

There's the Danny Santana we've come to know and cringe about.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:51 PM

Not sure what TV commercials you are getting on normal TV, but on mlb.tv ... they keep replaying that Reebok/UnderDog commercial ... love that theme song.


We've been thru this... Before in time.

When you talk about Underdog... Your words must rhyme.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:52 PM

There's the Danny Santana we've come to know and cringe about.


Revere will do that to ya.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:54 PM

oh crap.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:57 PM

Herrmann should have handled that ball in the dirt. That could cost us a run.

Colabello picked him up with a nice play.

And now Gibson has to finish up and we have team baseball covering for a mistake.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:59 PM

And now Gibson has to finish up and we have team baseball covering for a mistake.



And that they did.

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 01:00 PM

Gibson worked out of that well.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 01:01 PM

Maybe, maybe not. When we trade Correia, Pelfrey will fill that role.


We better not trade Correia... We need a cap on Martyrs!!!
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 01:04 PM

Yep ... Revere is still entertaining me.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 01:06 PM

Well, that substitution didn't work.

No outs and he goes on that???

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 01:06 PM

Ben was a little shallow on that one... That's a bad place to be with nobody on and one out.

If I was Sandberg... I'd let him know about that.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 01:06 PM

OOPS, sorry, 1 out.

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 01:07 PM

Escobar was safe
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 01:08 PM

He was; because the throw was off. But I'm not sure I'd have run on that to begin with.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 01:08 PM

OOPS, sorry, 1 out.


Contact play. He would have taken off no matter what.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 01:09 PM

How close was the play?

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 01:10 PM

close enough I think you ask them to look at the replay.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 01:11 PM

yeah ... seemed liked Gardy wanted to, but then didn't, but wanted to, but didn't.
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