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    wsnydes reacted to ashbury in 75 RBI or 75 RBIs?   
    It is a joke.  "Like two ships passing in the night."  The way we classy people say "one night stand."  Thanks for the grammar refresher though - it had been quite a while since Squirrel reminded us.
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    wsnydes reacted to ashbury in 75 RBI or 75 RBIs?   
    Except when it's two sheeps passing in the night.
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    wsnydes reacted to Squirrel in 75 RBI or 75 RBIs?   
    It’s RBI and MPH. Context tells us when the plural should be applied. Sheep, sheep. It’s never sheeps.
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    wsnydes reacted to ashbury in 75 RBI or 75 RBIs?   
    MsPH.
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    wsnydes reacted to ashbury in 75 RBI or 75 RBIs?   
    Concur.  The R stands for what it needs to stand for in the given situation.
    Just as CDC used to stand for Control Data Corporation or Centers for Disease Control, depending on the need of the sentence.
     
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    wsnydes reacted to DJL44 in 75 RBI or 75 RBIs?   
    The singular and the plural are both RBI. It is Runs Batted In, not Run Batted Ins
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    wsnydes got a reaction from MMMordabito in The Most Important Blog - What to Eat at Target Field?   
    I'm partial to Tony Os cuban myself.  If I have the time, the Red Cow sliders are my go to though.  But they're literally about as far away as you can get from my seats, so they aren't something I'll get during the game unless I'm really craving them.
     
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    wsnydes got a reaction from Unwinder in The Most Important Blog - What to Eat at Target Field?   
    I'm partial to Tony Os cuban myself.  If I have the time, the Red Cow sliders are my go to though.  But they're literally about as far away as you can get from my seats, so they aren't something I'll get during the game unless I'm really craving them.
     
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    wsnydes reacted to bean5302 in I’m Incredibly Bored of Position Players Pitching   
    100% agree, and it won't stop at teams looking at 97% as the cutoff. They'll keep pushing and pushing.

    Top of the 8th inning, chances the visitor wins the game:
    1 run lead = 75%
    2 run lead = 87%
    3 run lead = 94%
    4 run lead = 97%
    5 run lead = 98%

    top of the 9th visitor leading
    1 run lead = 85%
    2 run lead = 93%
    3 run lead = 97%
    4 run lead = 99%
    5 run lead = 99%
    It gets even worse from a likelihood things turn around if the home team is winning, and visiting teams have no significant reason to care if the home town crowd is entertained.

    bottom of the 7th - home team lead
    1 run lead = 82%
    2 run lead = 91%
    3 run lead = 96%
    4 run lead = 98%
    5 run lead = 99%

    bottom of the 8th - home team lead
    1 run lead = 89%
    2 run lead = 96%
    3 run lead = 98%
    4 run lead = 99%
    5 run lead = 100%

    Statistically, if the bullpen has been significantly depleted up on the visiting team over the past few days, slapping a position player onto the mound starting with the bottom of the 7th down by 3+ runs is reasonable. Those games happen all the time and analytics will start driving the decision more and more, especially with the forced reduction in bullpens.
     
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    wsnydes reacted to Vanimal46 in I’m Incredibly Bored of Position Players Pitching   
    I’m not sure position players will hurt their arms when they’re throwing 45 MPH floaters to home plate. I would love to see a team decide to bat around and score 20 runs because a position player is in there. Because the way things are trending, it’s making a mockery of the game.
    We’re better off having a concede/forfeit rule in place than continue seeing position players pitch every week. 
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    wsnydes reacted to ashbury in Twins Positioned for Deadline Creativity   
    BTW, you any relation to Jason?
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    wsnydes got a reaction from PopRiveter in Does the computer think Joe Mauer is a HOFer?   
    And a damn good defensive catcher too.
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    wsnydes got a reaction from rwilfong86 in Does the computer think Joe Mauer is a HOFer?   
    And a damn good defensive catcher too.
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    wsnydes reacted to Squirrel in Introducing Dark Mode!   
    Then you're not doing it right  
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    wsnydes reacted to ashbury in Introducing Dark Mode!   
    My first experience using the Dark Web has been less life-changing than I expected.
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    wsnydes got a reaction from Will Goodwin in MLB Ballpark Rankings   
    Great first post and welcome to Twins Daily!
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    wsnydes reacted to Brock Beauchamp in MLB Ballpark Rankings   
    Welcome to the board!
    As for the Big A, I loathe that stadium. I lived in Long Beach for nine years and saw more games in that park than I can count. On top of it being boring and stale, it's a football stadium and all the seats face the wrong bloody direction. I'm pretty sure I have permanent neck damage from sitting in the stadium with my head craned left/right for three hours a night.
    But yeah, Trout and Ohtani are pretty much the best things going in baseball right now.
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    wsnydes got a reaction from cHawk in MLB Ballpark Rankings   
    Great first post and welcome to Twins Daily!
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    wsnydes got a reaction from Zoilo in MLB Ballpark Rankings   
    Great first post and welcome to Twins Daily!
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    wsnydes reacted to Zoilo in MLB Ballpark Rankings   
    Nice ranking. I’ve been to every yard except Tropicana, and my rankings would likely have the parks falling in to the same spot as yours, juxtaposed a spot or two either way. 
     
    To be personally hypercritical, though (cuz, let’s face it, “lists” are fodder for the “how dare you?” comments), I’ve gotta say that nothing screams ORANGE COUNTY more than the staid, perfectly adequate, colloquially dubbed, BIG A; felt a bit too pure & squeaky clean, minus the pure. Except, let’s face it, any ballpark that hosts Mike Trout 81 days a year will rank 5-10 spots higher because of him. 
     
    More than a worthy effort. Good stuff, and the tops of the top is where it should be; Fenway Pahk. Because baseball pairs well with a dozen shades of green. 
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    wsnydes got a reaction from Karbo in Through 19 games, what are the strengths and weaknesses of this team?   
    I'd be very interested in an update at the 40 game mark.  Especially if the starters continue their trend and offense continues to warm up.
    The quarter mark of the season is also a reasonable place to look at reasonable trends and what direction this team is really headed in.
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    wsnydes got a reaction from RpR in Through 19 games, what are the strengths and weaknesses of this team?   
    I'd be very interested in an update at the 40 game mark.  Especially if the starters continue their trend and offense continues to warm up.
    The quarter mark of the season is also a reasonable place to look at reasonable trends and what direction this team is really headed in.
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    wsnydes got a reaction from cHawk in Through 19 games, what are the strengths and weaknesses of this team?   
    I'd be very interested in an update at the 40 game mark.  Especially if the starters continue their trend and offense continues to warm up.
    The quarter mark of the season is also a reasonable place to look at reasonable trends and what direction this team is really headed in.
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    wsnydes got a reaction from MN_ExPat in The Community Awards are approaching their first anniversary and you want this prize   
    Door knob.  
    I apparently neglected to include a key word there.
     
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