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Preseason Game Thread: Marlins@Twins 3/16 12:05PM

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#1 Riverbrian

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 09:45 AM

Twins: SP Ricky Nolasco

CF Presley
2B Dozier
1B Mauer
LF Willingham
DH Kubel
3B Plouffe
RF Arcia
C Suzuki
SS Escobar

Marlins: SP Kevin Slowey

SS Solano
C Brantly
3B Baker
LF Ozuna
1B Wigginton
CF Bogusevic
RF Johnson
DH Rosa
2B Bohn

Things to Think About:

1. Think About Kevin Slowey... OK that's enough thinking about him. He used to be a Twin... He's not now.

2. Think about Stretching Out... It's gotta be closer to the time when starters start going a little longer to get ready for those 100 pitch outings in the regular season. I noticed Corbin for the D-Backs threw quite a few innings yesterday. The D-Backs and Dodgers timeline is probably a little more advanced because they are starting in Australia early this year.

3. Think about Stanton... Not in the Lineup... He's fun to watch. We won't be watching him.

4. Think about Power... The Twins are not exactly hitting the ball out of the park this spring. Willingham... Plouffe... Kubel... Arcia are all in the lineup today batting 4 through 7 in the lineup. While it's only spring training... Those 4 have combined for 88 Spring Training At Bats and have produced a total of 2 dingers. Are these 4 going to provide exceptional defense or speed? I don't think so... I think they need to hit the ball out of the park at least 20 times a piece this year. I'll keep telling myself it's only Spring Training.

5. Think about my friends son... I was talking on the phone with a friend of mine. It had been awhile since we talked and in the process of catching up. He told me that his 22 year old son had gotten divorced two years ago after two years of marriage with one small child. Looking for a fresh start from a bad breakup... His son moved to California and was struggling to make ends meet with his financial support payments. He had taken a side job working on a parsley farm and was getting by until the ex-wife heard about the extra income. He was just recently informed that wages from that side job would be garnished.

I started laughing and my friend didn't understand why I started laughing. Garnish is a real possibility... If you work with parsley.

Edited by Riverbrian, 16 March 2014 - 09:57 AM.

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

#2 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:40 AM

6. Think of me. I'm at the game. It's beautiful here, AGAIN, today!

Also, ran into Stringer ... good guy! We SE Minnesota types have to stick together
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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:56 AM

Trying out one of the new areas and sitting in the grandstand. Here's my vantage.

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#4 Chance

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:01 AM

Great job as usual, RB.

I believe this is the opening day lineup, with the exception of Parm for Kubel.

How about that left right lineup?

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:07 AM

Yay, I actually get to watch a game!

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:18 AM

I'll wave to you snepp
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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:20 AM

I'm just waiting for the camera shot of section 125.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:24 AM

Nice dig by Mauer on the DP ball.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:52 AM

The outbound breeze is pretty strong. It took both those by Arcia and Escobar. My seat was pretty shady for the first 3 innings. Now coming into fu on sun. Wish I hD my SPF 50 today.
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#10 notoriousgod71

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 12:33 PM

Well, it's officially a season as I'm already irritated by the official scoring.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 12:47 PM

Kubel is not doing much at all. Hard to keep Kubel and Bartlett on a team that is trying to build for 2015 and 2016.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 01:23 PM

I doubt that there is anyone that posts here that thinks either Kubel or Bartlett should make the trip North unless it is to Rochester, N.Y. and not the Twin Cities. I never did get management's thinking on the decisions to sign those two..................Oh wait, I think they are doing it as a favor to the Saint Paul Saints in helping with their expenses, that is the league the two of them belong in anyway. And now Colabello will probably make the team, another move I am not crazy about either. Sorry to be so critical but...................

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 01:57 PM

Trying out one of the new areas and sitting in the grandstand. Here's my vantage.

You must've held your camera upside down when you took this one.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 02:11 PM

4. Think about Power... The Twins are not exactly hitting the ball out of the park this spring.





https://encrypted-tb...FS5O9IYy-KPMqggNope, that still doesn't do it for me.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 02:18 PM

Winnah! Nice to meet Chitown at the game. Pretty good pitching and a sharper performance in the field. The sun is also great for middle-aged aches and pains.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 03:40 PM

Slowey throws his fastball by Mauer on a 2-0 count -- the Twins' best player.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 07:12 PM

Slowey throws his fastball by Mauer on a 2-0 count -- the Twins' best player.


Joe's probably going to be thinking about that lost ST opportunity for awhile. Hopefully he can move on.