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Spring Training Game Thread: Twins @ Red Sox, 3/29/14 @ 12:05pm CT

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#1 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 09:47 AM

Gametime forecast: 75 deg, rain, 72%PoP (looks like we're headed for another cancellation)

Twins:
SP, Pelfrey

Dozier ® 2B
Suzuki ® C
Mauer (L) 1B
Willingham ® LF
Kubel (L) DH
Plouffe ® 3B
Arcia (L) RF
Hicks (S) CF
Florimon (S) SS

Red Sox:
SP, Peavy

Nava (S) LF
Victorino ® RF
Pedroia ® 2B
Napoli ® 1B
Sizemore (L) CF
Bogaerts ® SS
Carp (L) DH
Middlebrooks ® 3B
Ross ® C

<Brian's 'Things to Think About' here; tba, check back later>

Thank You ChiTown

Things to think about:

1. Chance of Rain -- With the possibility of a washout... I wonder if there is any reason to go outside. Is there any reason to think about things to think about at all? Too late I'm already thinking.

2. The final game of Spring Training -- This is it... They are all trained... The Dolphin can jump through the hoops and slide out of the water on its belly and make little dolphin chirping sounds for a fish. The Technical parts of playing baseball have been ironed out. They now how to position for a cut in all situations. They've seen fastballs and breaking pitches. Timing has been timed and locations have been located. Starting Monday... Welcome to the Show!!!

3. Possums -- When a Possum is threatened. It will fake death and even mimic the smell of a death. It lays still, mouth open and saliva will foam while it secretes a death smelling odor. They are pretty good at it and predators become disinterested and leave it alone. This has been Josh Willingham strategy throughout spring training and 2013. Possums usually come out of it within 4 hours. Josh must have missed that part.

4. Boston -- We are playing Boston again... Getting in the car driving to Dunedin is hard on everyone involved.

5. Rain -- Water on the ground evaporates into the sky. After that... a bunch of stuff happens that the weather broadcasters on television have a hard time grasping. Eventually... The water returns to earth in the form of rain.

Arizona doesn't have any water so they don't get any rain. Florida has a bunch of water so they get rain. Spring training Homes for the Major League Clubs have been trending toward Arizona because they have less rain cancelations.

Once they realize that Chief is nearby... They will move back to Florida.

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 10:48 AM

5. Rain -- Water on the ground evaporates into the sky. After that... a bunch of stuff happens that the weather broadcasters on television have a hard time grasping. Eventually... The water returns to earth in the form of rain.


Yup, the hydrologic cycle. Looks like it might rain Monday in Chicago, too.

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 10:52 AM

Yup, the hydrologic cycle. Looks like it might rain Monday in Chicago, too.


Yeah ... I haven't decided if I'm going to the game or not ... couldn't talk any of my friends into going ... 'It'll be too cold' ... oh boo hoo ... sheeesh. Anyway ...
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Posted 29 March 2014 - 11:10 AM

And it's a game ... rain must have abated.
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Posted 29 March 2014 - 11:19 AM

Damn! Wish I had TV of this ... sounded like a good catch by Hicks.
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Posted 29 March 2014 - 11:21 AM

Damn! Wish I had TV of this ... sounded like a good catch by Hicks.


Well, Parker thought it was and he a little less into hype than the TV/radio guys.


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    Aaron Hicks just made a terrific play on a Dustin Pedroia deep smash to the triangle of center field. Defense is certainly coming together.


    At least I think this is still Parker?

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 11:22 AM

Hammer!!! Let's hope he has the feel of that and will take that north with him!
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Posted 29 March 2014 - 11:24 AM

I'm not dead yet - said Josh Willingham as he rounds the bases for his first hit and homerun in a millennium.

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 11:24 AM

JB ... you and I have a similar baseball background ... a girl growing up in the 60s wasn't encouraged to play baseball. But I did play softball ... summer rec stuff, because other than swimming at the local Y, that was about it for organized sports for girls. The one time I played with the neighborhood boys ... I hit the ball over the neighbor's garage ... and that was it. Heh ... like beating the boys at euchre during study hall in high school ... played with them once, beat them soundly, and was the last time I was asked to play. Boys and their weak egos. ;)
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Posted 29 March 2014 - 11:32 AM

I'm not dead yet - said Josh Willingham as he rounds the bases for his first hit and homerun in a millennium.


Almost as good; Arcia taking a walk.

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 11:35 AM

It was amazing how quickly Title IX changed things for girls in athletics.

The funny thing was that my school district was made up of 2 small towns. The smaller one always had girls basketball but the larger one didn't. When the two towns merged in 1959, girls basketball was eliminated. And other sports opportunities for girls were more limited. It took until Title IX to get back girls basketball in my high school and by then I was a senior. But we did have softball and track before that but I'll admit, I'm a lousy athlete.

And yes, the boys never gave us any advantages.

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 11:43 AM

JB ... you and I have a similar baseball background ... a girl growing up in the 60s wasn't encouraged to play baseball. But I did play softball ... summer rec stuff, because other than swimming at the local Y, that was about it for organized sports for girls. The one time I played with the neighborhood boys ... I hit the ball over the neighbor's garage ... and that was it. Heh ... like beating the boys at euchre during study hall in high school ... played with them once, beat them soundly, and was the last time I was asked to play. Boys and their weak egos. ;)


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Posted 29 March 2014 - 11:46 AM

Strong winds today, so maybe more long balls. The rain just might hold out though.

3 transport trucks are loading with only one more vehicle to get on board and they can head to Mpls. 7 vehicles to a rig. Long gone are the days of Escalades and Hummers for this crew.

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 11:47 AM

Pics or it didnt happen.


uh huh. I'll remember that.
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Posted 29 March 2014 - 11:51 AM

I'm stuck at the Atlanta airport, waiting on a flight to Baltimore. This guy I met on the internet sold me tickets to the Twins season opener against the Orioles tomorrow! He sold me the tix CHEAP! I had no idea Baltimore was still I sing hand written tickets!

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 11:55 AM

ChiTown, our forecast for tomorrow is 67 degrees, clear & sunny, wind at about 13. About as nice as could be wished for this time of year.

I'll try to blow hard so that it reaches you by Monday.

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 11:56 AM

lol ... can't believe the radio guys are talking about how bad the traffic is down there.
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Posted 29 March 2014 - 11:57 AM

ChiTown, our forecast for tomorrow is 67 degrees, clear & sunny, wind at about 13. About as nice as could be wished for this time of year.

I'll try to blow hard so that it reaches you by Monday.


Yeah ... still not sure I'll go to the game ... it's high premium pricing ... but if I can get a single seat in left field, if the sun is out, shouldn't be too bad.
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Posted 29 March 2014 - 11:57 AM

I'm stuck at the Atlanta airport, waiting on a flight to Baltimore. This guy I met on the internet sold me tickets to the Twins season opener against the Orioles tomorrow! He sold me the tix CHEAP! I had no idea Baltimore was still I sing hand written tickets!


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Posted 29 March 2014 - 12:00 PM

Co-signed by Boog Powell, no less.


Hey...wait...how did you know that?

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 12:03 PM

oh poop.
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Posted 29 March 2014 - 12:03 PM

We need to send in Delilah to cut Napoli's beard.
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Posted 29 March 2014 - 12:07 PM

We need to send in Delilah to cut Napoli's beard.


I think that beard is one of the ugliest things I've seen in a long time. There were other ugly ones on that team but I do believe his was an ugly prize winner.

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 12:08 PM

I think that beard is one of the ugliest things I've seen in a long time. There were other ugly ones on that team but I do believe his was an ugly prize winner.

yeah, and I tend to like beards on guys ... but yuck.
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Posted 29 March 2014 - 12:09 PM

Hey...wait...how did you know that?


A little oriole told me.

Although my friend in Boston likes to call them the Baltimore Oreos.

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 12:13 PM

It started raining here now, so hurry up and get 5 in the books. Hate to see a Hammer dinger wiped out.

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 12:17 PM

It started raining here now, so hurry up and get 5 in the books. Hate to see a Hammer dinger wiped out.


It was wiped out by Napoli in the bottom of the 2nd.
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Posted 29 March 2014 - 12:23 PM

It started raining here now, so hurry up and get 5 in the books. Hate to see a Hammer dinger wiped out.


As long as he can remember to duplicate it regularly, its okay.

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 01:13 PM

At least the kids can put up some runs. Walker is going to be a bright spot for Twins fans.

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 01:18 PM

At least the kids can put up some runs. Walker is going to be a bright spot for Twins fans.


Really looking to see more of him and Vargas.