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  1. my ‘60s experience was somewhat different, ashbury. it was ALL about ripping open that 5-cent pack and rifling through the five minty-fresh cards in hope of finding killebrew, oliva, tovar or the ever-elusive mudcat grant — and the unique thrill when it actually happened. i do agree that it had nothing to do with asset appreciation. but i’d like to think that today’s 10-year-old kid can still find total satisfaction in seeking a similar needle-in-a-haystack thrill.
  2. "i went to the convenience store and the guy was locking the door. i said, 'your sign says open 24 hours.' he said, 'yeah, but not in a row.'"
  3. Alyea impressed his new team with a 4-for-4, 2 HR, 7 RBI performance against the Chicago White Sox. The Twins won the game 12-0, and Calvin Griffith may have thought he found the answer to his team’s troubles against left-handed pitching. Alyea gave Griffith and the Twins ample reason to believe that might be the case with a .415/.473/.774 April. Unfortunately for both Alyea and the Twins the hot start was just that. He came back down to earth and batted just .259/.335/.468 the rest of the season. After a .177/.282/.241 performance in 1971, the Twins let Alyea go in the Rule V draft. He bounced around the league in 1972 attempting to find the magic that propelled him in April of 1970, but was never able to.
  4. twins should start colome, let him give up a few runs, get him out of the way and wage a furious comeback.
  5. anybody know when the regular season starts?
  6. > In the earliest version of base ball—two words back then—games were not nine innings long. Instead, teams played until one side scored 21 runs, which, at the time, were called “aces.” > In the early days, outfielders could put out base runners not just by tagging but also by throwing the ball at them before they reached the base. > Batters had the right to request a low or high pitch from 1867 to 1887 > Pitchers were required to throw underhand until 1883 > Rather than crouching, catchers would stand a few feet behind home until the early 1900s > The spitball was outlawed in 1920 -- but pitchers who had been throwing it for years were grandfathered in > Ground rule doubles were actually home runs as recently as 1930
  7. looking like the twins needed to keep adrianza too. expand the dugout!
  8. they should start each extra inning with loaded bases and a 3-0 count.
  9. what a rube i am. all this time i'd been led to believe it was rheumatizz medicine.
  10. i’m confused. which team is which? Baddoo homered to left (374 feet), Schoop scored, Ramos scored and Goodrum scored.
  11. maybe, maybe not. the name brant alyea ring any bells?
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