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  1. Oldgoat_MN's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by J-Dog Dungan
    I have been quite pleasantly surprised about the results so far this year. Could this be the Twins' turn to play the team that turns it around after a few bad years (ala the Vikings of this year)?
    Sadly, no.

    That doesn't mean that they can't be more fun to watch than they were last year. Hicks, Parmelee, Plouffe, Dozier, etc., who is going to step up?

    With lowered expectations for 2013 we can look to the future and just enjoy the games.

    It's not like we're watching the Cubs.
  2. J-Dog Dungan's Avatar
    I have been quite pleasantly surprised about the results so far this year. Could this be the Twins' turn to play the team that turns it around after a few bad years (ala the Vikings of this year)?
  3. Brad Swanson's Avatar
    Hardy has always thrown like that, and he has an odd swing too. He is so slow. He seems like an oddly coordinated fellow.
  4. TwinVike61's Avatar
    Agreed. This is exactly the start they needed for the fans and for themselves to show that games are played on the field and staying in games and battling their tales off can lead to some great things.
  5. stringer bell's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Willihammer
    Dick Bremer said he talked to Torii after the opener. Evidently those 3-4 o'clock shadows were making Worley's cutter really hard to pickup.
    Another topic for DickBert on Thursday was relievers throwing huge numbers of innings. Both Dick and Bert remembered Bill Campbell who threw over 162 innings for the Twins. Neither mentioned an ex-Twin who should have certainly been mentioned when talking about relievers pitching high numbers of innings--Mike Marshall. Marshall threw over 200 innings out of the bullpen in 1974 for the Dodgers and won the Cy Young award. He pitched two or three years for the Twins and threw over 140 innings in one season. I remember him as surly, opinionated and a freak of nature. He threw every day whether he got in the game or not and seemed to have a bionic arm. Campbell, OTOH, seemed to have his effectiveness diminished due to the heavy workload he endured while a member of the Twins and later with the Red Sox.
  6. Willihammer's Avatar
    Dick Bremer said he talked to Torii after the opener. Evidently those 3-4 o'clock shadows were making Worley's cutter really hard to pickup.
  7. gil4's Avatar
    Are playoff tickets on sale yet?
  8. beckmt's Avatar
    Nice to see the wins. Tigers will need bullpen help, but will probably get it. Baltimore will be another test, hope the Twins do well. First month will be somewhat telling. Hope the Twins are .500 or over at the end of April.
  9. TwinVike61's Avatar
    Hey, thanks for this summary. I didn't get a chance to watch or even listen to the game at work so these insights are helpful.
  10. Brad Swanson's Avatar
    Henry Blanco is still around? He's got to be 60 years old by now. He was 60 when he was 30. Nice list, always fun to see where old names pop up.
  11. stringer bell's Avatar
    Add Brendan Harris to the list. He is on the Dodger team listed as a third baseman, no doubt as a result of Hanley Ramirez' injury. Harris is on the Angel team, and with injuries to Aybar and Callaspo, he is seeing some playing time at short and third.
    Updated 04-28-2013 at 07:46 AM by stringer bell (erroneous info)
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