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Thread: Game Thread: Twins @ White Sox, 4/2/14@1:10pm CT

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    Looks like Gardie is gunna do one of his "tricky moves" with the way this batting order is set up. Here's what he does......He secretly alternates left/right/left/right through the batting order in order to "trick" the opposing pitcher. Before you know it, POW!!!, opposing pitcher is confused and the TWINS WIN!!! This one is going to be a dandy! Can't wait to see it unfold and see the "confused" responses from the White Sox pitchers!

    Tomorrow's lineup will be even more entertaining as he empties his bench and "gets everyone involved." Can't wait to see Plouffe playin first base, Bartlett in center field leading off and Mauer playing shortstop and batting 8th!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikecurveball View Post
    He secretly alternates left/right/left/right through the batting order in order to "trick" the opposing pitcher. Before you know it, POW!!!, opposing pitcher is confused and the TWINS WIN!!!
    Wheels within wheels. Not only is the pitcher confoozled, but the opposing manager is powerless to avoid this trap by bringing in a reliever of opposite hand. Truly, the man is miles ahead of you and me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    I'm as pleasantly surprised by Correia's steady 2013 as anybody, but I'm still not quite ready to call a QS for him until around the 7th inning, maybe the 8th.
    Well, at least you said 7th or 8th and not "post game interview." I'll give you that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe A. Preusser View Post
    Well, at least you said 7th or 8th and not "post game interview." I'll give you that.
    Being a second guesser isn't how I roll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    Wheels within wheels. Not only is the pitcher confoozled, but the opposing manager is powerless to avoid this trap by bringing in a reliever of opposite hand. Truly, the man is miles ahead of you and me.
    He certainly had me flummoxed with his use of Escobar as a pinch-hitter.

    I don't know if Gardy plays chess or not, but if he does I suspect he'd give Kasparov a run for his money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boom Boom View Post
    I don't know if Gardy plays chess or not, but if he does I suspect he'd give Kasparov a run for his money.
    "Vhy do you keep calling your pawns 'piranhas', and vhy do you have 15 of them on the board instead of some rooks and bishops?"

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    I say that for the 2014 season we change our team name to a softball team name like "The Dingers" or something like that. Then we go back to the baby blue uniforms of old and play circus music when the team takes the field! We could mentally spot The Dingers 3 runs each game and pretend to be in the playoff race! If we lose 4-2, we consider it a 5-4 win! At the end of the season when all the other fans are pi$$ed because we finished in the cellar, we will be celebrating like we won the world series!

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    Any day is a great day to play baseball.
    This comment brought to you from the Rosedale Mall studio by Hamm's Beer, brewed in the land of sky blue waters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    "Vhy do you keep calling your pawns 'piranhas', and vhy do you have 15 of them on the board instead of some rooks and bishops?"
    Post to beat thus far, but i may be biased being a huge chess fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikecurveball View Post
    I say that for the 2014 season we change our team name to a softball team name like "The Dingers" or something like that. Then we go back to the baby blue uniforms of old and play circus music when the team takes the field! We could mentally spot The Dingers 3 runs each game and pretend to be in the playoff race! If we lose 4-2, we consider it a 5-4 win! At the end of the season when all the other fans are pi$$ed because we finished in the cellar, we will be celebrating like we won the world series!


    Drop the baby blues and i think you're on to something.

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    Minor League crowd, perfect setting for the teams involved.

    "Mediocre breaking balls are a gift from God." - Kirby Puckett

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe A. Preusser View Post
    Drop the baby blues and i think you're on to something.
    If they drop trou I stop watching.

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    Holy cow there is no one there
    I couldn't be a player because of bad eyesight, so I decided to be an umpire instead.

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    Give Mauer credit for sacrificing his body there.

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    I thought the White Sox announcers were just being homers, but the reply showed that the dribbler was very close to being foul when Mauer scooped it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    If they drop trou I stop watching.
    Start is spelled S T A R T, not S T O P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tibs View Post
    Holy cow there is no one there
    A cold night in April is always tough to draw a... wait, what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe A. Preusser View Post
    Start is spelled S T A R T, not S T O P.
    I don't judge, man, I don't judge.

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    Give him a hit!

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    The only way we can win is taking advantage of stuff like that.

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