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Spring Training Game Thread: Twins v Rays, 3/18/14 @ 6:05pm

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#91 JeffReboulet

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:11 PM

Brutal game. Can't believe I'm still watching, and I'm actually sober tonight.

Dick just made a Jayson Nix / Stevie Nicks pun...... yikes...

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:16 PM

Twins 8th: 3 swings - 1 LD, 2 GB, 0 FB, 0 fouls, 0 whiffs

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:18 PM

sigh. hope the game is better on Friday ... it's the last one before heading back north. heading back north. sigh.
When life gives you lemons, suck on them and persevere.

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:20 PM

And, Willi ... can I just say ... I can't believe you still​ have that avatar!
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#95 TKGuy

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:22 PM

Bye bye Vanimal, we hardly knew ya

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:22 PM

Anyone still on the Deibinson train, after that iron-glove act in the 9th?

#97 Willihammer

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:25 PM

Rays 9th: 7 swings - 0 LD, 2 GB, 1 FB, 2 fouls, 2 whiffs

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:28 PM

Finally. Our liberatore is here to free us from this bondage

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:31 PM

And, Willi ... can I just say ... I can't believe you still​ have that avatar!


Well its been such a good luck charm...

#100 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:32 PM

Well its been such a good luck charm...

uh huh ... you go ... er ... Dozier's head and the Kool-Aid man.
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#101 ashburyjohn

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:33 PM

Finally. Our liberatore is here to free us from this bondage


He is at this moment an ineffective hero to anyone's cause except maybe a couple of Twins trying to win a job.

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:40 PM

Twins 9th: 11 swings - 2 LD, 3 GB, 0FB, 3 fouls, 3 whiffs

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:46 PM

Final tally:
Rays pitching/Twins offense: 63 swings - 4 LD, 15 GB, 6 FB, 23 fouls, 15 whiffs
Twins pitching/Rays offense: 69 swings - 12 LD, 17 GB, 8 FB, 24 fouls, 8 whiffs

#104 ashburyjohn

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:47 PM

Hm, trade 7 or 8 whiffs for 7 or 8 line drives and it's an even ballgame!

#105 LaBombo

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:45 PM

Tell me that when we find a leadoff hitter as good as Ben Revere ...... I'm stil waiting...

(might be waiting till past i'm dead)

And No Byron Buxton should not be a leadoff hitter (he may have to be)

Before the internet and mainstream saber, there was much hand wringing in the press and in the stands about where to bat Rickey Hendersen. He stole a bajillion bases pretty often, but also cranked out mid-teens to mid-twenties homers.

In addition to being one of the more interesting Hall of Famers (and one of its biggest A-holes going back to Ty Cobb), Hendersen is also the poster child for batting order debates, going back to when the internet was called newspapers, and people still thought that Joe Morgan knew more about baseball than the mole that Bill James had removed from his neck while fully conscious and prehistorically FaceBlogging into a spiral notebook that baseball could be a little better if math didn't have its head shoved into a toilet full of idiotic scouting terds about body types and dad athleticisim.

/Rant over/

Edited by LaBombo, 18 March 2014 - 11:24 PM.


#106 ashburyjohn

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 10:22 AM

/Rant over/


Where was the point that it started? :)

#107 LaBombo

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 11:48 AM

Where was the point that it started? :)

Second paragraph. First was pretty standard fare for me.

#108 ashburyjohn

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 11:52 AM

Second paragraph. First was pretty standard fare for me.


I was kidding. Pretty standard fare for me.