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    Opening Day Game Thread: Twins @ White Sox, 3:10 p.m.

    Here we are. Let the REAL games begin.
    Gametime weather: Cloudy. Winds blowing in from center field at; around 55.

    Twins:
    SP, Nolasco

    Brian Dozier 2B
    Kurt Suzuki C
    Joe Mauer 1B
    Josh Willingham LF
    Chris Colabello DH
    Trevor Plouffe 3B
    Oswaldo Arcia RF
    Aaron Hicks CF
    Pedro Florimon SS

    White Sox:
    SP, Sale

    Eaton CF
    Semien 2B
    Gillaspie 3B
    Abreu 1B
    Dunn DH
    Garcia RF
    De Aza LF
    Ramirez SS
    Flowers C

    And the next up to bat? Brian, with his 'Things to Think About.' Check this space later for more.

    Thanks ChiTown and Seth

    Things to think about:

    1 Opening Day -- Unless your team is playing in the World Series. Opening day is simply the best day of the year for all teams. It's been a long winter... Still going in my case as I look at a blizzard out my window. Opening Day... Is the first look at the team and a day that anything is possible.

    2. National Holiday -- Budweiser and Ozzie Smith are trying to make opening day a national holiday. To me its such a no brainer... I'm burning a vacation day today regardless (I actually went in to work this morning but I'm taking the afternoon off in solidarity with what should be a national holiday)!!!

    3. March 31 -- On this date in 1880... Wabash Indiana became the first city to be completely illuminated by electric light. Once the citizens of Wabash saw where they were living... Most of them moved to Cincinatti Ohio.

    On this date in 1985... ABC aired the 200th episode of the Love Boat. 95% of everyone is perplexed that Fred Grandy was in 200 episodes of anything... I was always impressed that all Love Boat episodes could be watched by 5 year olds without needing a birds and bees discussion immediately after.

    On this date in 1999... Fabio was hit in the face by a bird while riding a roller coaster in Virginia... I have nothing to add... Other than... If I had a time machine... I'd be real tempted to go back to 1999 Virginia just to watch that happen.

    4. Platoon? -- Colabello starting against a left hander. Kubel on the bench. Is it possible a Platoon is getting started. It's been awhile since the Twins have utilized a platoon and it been awhile since I've seen the movie platoon.

    5. Game Threads -- Welcome to the first official game thread of 2014... Everyone is welcome to participate... Just jump in... Try not to be too serious and no bad moods and you are good to go.

    Go Twins!!!
    Last edited by Riverbrian; 03-31-2014 at 01:45 PM.

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    I'm proud they decided to let Colabello start this one against a lefty. This may show that they will truly platoon Kubel and Chris.

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    Whooooo, baseball!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    Whooooo, baseball!
    Indeed

    I can already tell TD is experiencing some heavy traffic.

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    Should be a national Holliday.

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    A thought... (welcome to be incorporated in the official listing, if it fits)

    Cleansing the palate. From context, it seems to have to do with getting ready to appreciate the finer tastes/points of something.

    How does one cleanse one's palate for opening day?
    "You have no idea how often I contemplate the wavefunction of baseballs. I've
    lost whole days to the subject.

    Sorry, not a joke,"
    ++(a pro physics friend)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post
    Indeed

    I can already tell TD is experiencing some heavy traffic.
    You going to the game ChiTownTwinsFan?

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    Not super happy to see Suzuki ib tge 2 spot, but we'll see. Wish i was off work earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkeypaws View Post
    You going to the game ChiTownTwinsFan?
    I went back and forth trying to decide. None of my friends wanted to go and I just didn't relish being a lone Twins fan in a sea of black and white for the Sox's home opener. I also didn't relish buying a ticket in the outfield for $75. (Home opener premium pricing.) So, I'll watch from the comfort of my own home for today. But I might go on Thursday, if I can run away from work for the afternoon.

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    Your fresh and new, at least for one day, 2014 Mn Twins.
    Last edited by Winston Smith; 03-31-2014 at 12:25 PM.
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    If the gusts we're getting here today hit Chicago early enough, it could be a really interesting afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_Iowa View Post
    If the gusts we're getting here today hit Chicago early enough, it could be a really interesting afternoon.
    Yeah ... you saw the weather forecast for the game up top? I'm sort of laughing because I look out the window and it's sunny and blue skies with a few wispy clouds; it's currently 63 degrees; and looking at the trees, it's pretty calm wind-wise ... but I guess that could change in a couple hours.

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    With winds blowing like that I'm glad we don't have Vance out there

    Two-hole = black hole.

    Barf.

    Go Twins.
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    Season Over.


    In first!

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    What I want to see is how Nolasco comes out of the gate. That's kinda where the money went. (Cue Robert Palmer).

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    Florimon's really more of a classic Gardenhire #2 hitter. Very Casilla-like.

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    way cool!

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    I can't wait for the game. Hopefully I can stream it somewhere. Go Twins!
    I couldn't be a player because of bad eyesight, so I decided to be an umpire instead.

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    It sounds like the weather is good, but the replay hardware is blowing fuses. They need Tony Stark in there.

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