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    Game Thread: Royals@Twins 4/13 1:10PM

    Game-time forecast: Cloudy. Winds blowing out to right field at 10-20 m.p.h. Temperature around 45.

    Royals:
    SP, Vargas

    Aoki RF
    Infante 2B
    Hosmer 1B
    Butler DH
    Gordon LF
    Perez C
    Moustaka 3B
    Cain CF
    Escobar SS

    Twins:
    SP, Correia

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

    (Hmmm, this is starting to look mighty familiar.)

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    Things to Think About:

    1. Jackknife Replication -- At a certain point... Numbers will replicate and repeat themselves. It's how a political exit poll sampling can lead to a winner being declared accurately and quickly with many votes to be cast and counted.

    The Twins are around 1/15th of the way through the season. Using a sampling frame... It's clear the Brewers are the Best team in baseball and the Reds are the worst. The Twins are slightly below mid-pack and should finish with 76 wins and draft anywhere from 10 to 15 in the 2015 draft.

    Margin of Error +|- 20 Wins/15 Draft Position

    2. Brian Dozier -- 4 Home Runs... Tied for the AL lead in Dingers with Jose Bautista, Melky Cabrera and Jose Abreu. I don't think Dozier will be matching Stanton Blow for Blow all year but I think we can assume Dozier is a legit 20 homer power threat.

    All day yesterday... I was thinking... It's time to stop thinking about Dozier as a little fast glove guy. He's a power source and mis-cast as a leadoff hitter. String beat me to the posting of the thought (great minds think alike) with the thread he posted yesterday. Dozier needs to go down in the order to an RBI spot. We need a legit leadoff guy cuz we are wasting Dozier at that position.

    3. Leadoff Guy... With Plouffe, Colabello, Kubel, Dozier, Pinto and Suzuki performing. Wouldn't it be great to have a lead off guy. Someone who works the count and gets on base at a high percentage... Someone like... Mauer... Oops Sorry... No... Mauer is a perfect two hitter. Someone to hit in front of Mauer... We only have the SS position to play with... I'm making the call for Nunez so we can slot Dozier down in the order where all the action is.

    4. Colabello -- The dude is doing it.

    5. Dreams -- I had a strange dream last night... I was sitting at a picnic table in the middle of a field. There was a perfect round hole in the middle of the picnic table and bugs were crawling out of the hole one after another and crawling all over the picnic table... Thousands of them and more coming.

    Robin Williams shows up dressed as Popeye and he covers the hole with his hands and this big dude... (I assume Bluto he didn't identify himself) starts spraying this stuff on the bugs. Popeye and Bluto start bumping into each other and a fight breaks out.

    My question... Was I Olive Oyl?
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    Get your brooms out!

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    1. On the other hand, if we use actual numbers rather than projections, to date every single team in MLB has achieved the under on the over/under thread.
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    Looks like it is cool in the TC but not going to rain.


    3. Make Halsey happy and try Mauer at leadoff for a few games!!

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    5. Yes, yes you were. Olive Oyl is your alter ego.

    Royals lineups aren't posted yet ... so I'm gonna go wash my hair and get ready for work and if they aren't up by then, well, bother.

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    I am a bit disappointed that Pinto isn't catching today. Putting Mastro in right and using CC at DH would work.

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    I just want to point out that Brian Dozier is on pace for 58 homeruns
    I couldn't be a player because of bad eyesight, so I decided to be an umpire instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tibs View Post
    I just want to point out that Brian Dozier is on pace for 58 homeruns
    True, but its early. He'll pick up the pace when it gets warmer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    True, but its early. He'll pick up the pace when it gets warmer.
    What's to keep them from pitching around him to get to Joe?

    (My napkin calculation says if Dozier has 4 and is on pace for 58, Mauer with 1 must be on pace for... 14.5. I guess that's 14 and a ground rule double?)

    Oh right. He can run too! Is there anything he can't do?
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    True, but its early. He'll pick up the pace when it gets warmer.
    For the love of god, someone help me like this post.

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    Snow, Snow, Snow, Snow, Snow .....

    I'll try not to send it north.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinscowboysbulls View Post
    Come on!
    What? You asked for help and as a moderator, I'm obliged to give it to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_Iowa View Post
    Snow, Snow, Snow, Snow, Snow .....

    I'll try not to send it north.
    ugh, JB ... you probably won't be sending it north ... you'll be sending it to me! It's in the forecast for tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post
    5. Yes, yes you were. Olive Oyl is your alter ego.

    Royals lineups aren't posted yet ... so I'm gonna go wash my hair and get ready for work and if they aren't up by then, well, bother.
    I'm gonna have to get a black skirt with a yellow stripe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post
    What? You asked for help and as a moderator, I'm obliged to give it to you.
    It helped me!!!
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    Come on!
    Nope, its true! It's really that easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post
    ugh, JB ... you probably won't be sending it north ... you'll be sending it to me! It's in the forecast for tomorrow.
    If it's any consolation, so far it is only collecting on the lawn, not the sidewalk.

    Didn't realize we were going to get this today!

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    The temps will be in the upper 30s, lower 40s tomorrow, so I'm sure there will be no accumulation, but still, just ugh.

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