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Thread: Game Thread: Twins @ Indians, 4/4@2:05pm CT

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    Game Thread: Twins @ Indians, 4/4@2:05pm CT

    Gametime forecast: 56°F • Light Rain • 72% PoP

    Twins:
    SP, Pelfrey

    Dozier 2B
    Mauer 1B
    Willingham LF
    Colabello DH
    Plouffe 3B
    Arcia RF
    Suzuki C
    Hicks CF
    Florimon SS

    Indians:
    SP, Salazar

    Morgan CF
    Swisher 1B
    Kipnis 2B
    Santana 3B
    Brantley LF
    Cabrera SS
    Murphy RF
    Gomes C
    Chisenhall DH

    Check back later for Brian ... he's doing his thing:

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    Thing Done... Thanks ChiTown

    Things to think about:

    1. Cold Weather -- Let's be honest... The Baseball played by both teams on the South Side of Chicago wasn't what I call professional baseball. As fans when we watch it... it leaves us a little nervous about what lies ahead. Gardenhire pointed out that the weather was a factor and I think that is quite possible. I remember playing in weather when I was in High School. The bat stung... the wind did tricks with the baseball... It's hard to focus when you are constantly thinking that it's flipping cold out. I remember that from my high school days and that's probably why they looked like high schoolers at times.

    2. Cleveland Indians -- Fresh Blood to play... A first look at the Division rivals from Cleveland... After having a nice run last year... The fans in Cleveland are gulping a little with the loss of Kazmir and Ubaldo from the rotation. Did Cleveland take a step back many seem to think so and the answer to that question will be cumulative as the season progresses.

    3. Mike Pelfrey -- Last year he was coming off injury and it took a little while before he started pitching half way decent but he did start pitching half way decent. He has a new contract with the Twins so the Twins must assume that the 1st half was explained by his recovery from surgery. Today is start #1 for the big tall Pelfrey.

    4. Carlos Santana -- Playing 3B... A few of us have thought about moving Joe Mauer to 3B. Many have argued that you can't move a guy to 3B from the C position just like that. The Indians are trying it out. I'll be very interested in watching the defensive play of Santana... Especially considering that the DH Lonnie Chisenhall is a 3B.

    5. April 4 -- On this date in 1948... 84 Year old Connie Mack challenged 78 year old Clark Griffith to a foot race from home to 1st. It ended in a tie... With the baseball rule... A tie goes to the runner... The Umpires were completely confused.

    On this date in 1964... The Beatles Can't buy me love hits #1 on the charts and stays there for 5 weeks. The Song simply states that Money can't buy me Love... People who married for money and even prostitutes across the world were completely confused by the message of the song.

    On this date in 1968... Martin Luther King Jr was shot and killed in Memphis Tennessee. Many Many Many people were confused by why such a thing could happen to a man that important to mankind.
    Last edited by Riverbrian; 04-04-2014 at 11:21 AM.

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    If Colabello stays hot; Willingham is another guy we can sit and rotate Kubel in against the right handers. I wonder if the three of these guys (along with Mauer), can hold down 1B, DH, LF all year, giving each enough rest to stay healthy and enough at bats to stay productive.

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    No Kubel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willihammer View Post
    No Kubel?
    So many great players he can't get all on the field!
    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 Willihammer View Post
    Hold on. I'll go outside.

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    I like that he didn't want to sit Cola after the 6 rbi day. And Willingham is starting to get it going too. So I guess that leaves Kubel as the odd man out (for today).

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    pelfsie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiverBrian View Post
    I remember that from my high school days and that's probably why they looked like high schoolers at times.
    You should have given college a try, Brian. The level of play yesterday might have looked better to you with that perspective.

    4. Carlos Santana -- Playing 3B... A few of us have thought about moving Joe Mauer to 3B. Many have argued that you can't move a guy to 3B from the C position just like that. The Indians are trying it out. I'll be very interested in watching the defensive play of Santana... Especially considering that the DH Lonnie Chisenhall is a 3B.
    He's a black magic manager. He's tryin' to make a third baseman out of me.

    5. April 4 -- On this date in 1948... 84 Year old Connie Mack challenged 78 year old Clark Griffith to a foot race from home to 1st. It ended in a tie... With the baseball rule... A tie goes to the runner... The Umpires were completely confused.
    Chief's comment at the time: "it's fine for those young'uns to try it, count me out though."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willihammer View Post
    Radar doesn't look too bad
    Radar-O-Reilly-m-a-s-h-14058957-320-240.jpg

    "Right back atcha."

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    Pretty excited for this one, as I am "working from home" today. Sometimes the beginning of the season is such a tease with all of the day games.

    *Typed right as Dick tells me the game is not likely to start on time...yay

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    Radar looks worried...I want a game today....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    You're all over the *M*A*S*H* jokes to start the season.
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerr View Post
    Radar looks worried
    I picked that one at random. But now that I look again, an awful lot of the pictures GIS shows first have him looking as though he just witnessed the Twins infield trying to corral a popup in the wind.

    bogart.JPG

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    Ottumwa, Iowa? Always reason to look concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    I picked that one at random. But now that I look again, an awful lot of the pictures GIS shows first have him looking as though he just witnessed the Twins infield trying to corral a popup in the wind.

    bogart.JPG


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    20121008-1.jpg

    Radar-O-Reilly-m-a-s-h-14056544-320-240.jpg
    I could go on, but you get the idea.

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    Is the game in a delay? Gameday doesn't say a thing.

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    Actually sounds like they are pretty much on time .... but it isn't 2:00 CT yet.

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    Typed too soon:



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