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    Game Thread: Blue Jays@Twins 4/15 7:10PM

    Tap Tap Tap... ChiTown... Tap Tap Tap... ChiTown... Tap Tap Tap... ChiTown.

    ChiTown: What do ya want Sheldon?
    Sheldon: I need the lineups!!!
    ChiTown: Lineups?
    Sheldon: Baseball nomenclature for the systematic placement of nine athletes selected by the team supervisor that declares the exact order of batters to face the opposition and where they have to stand when playing defense.
    ChiTown: Oh (Pause) In a bit
    Sheldon: So... I should wait right here.
    ChiTown: Yep Right Here (Door Slams)
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    Geez, settle down, man ...

    Game-time forecast: Mostly cloudy. Winds blowing in from right field at 5-15 m.p.h. Temperature near 40. (Yikes, it's gonna be a cold one tonight!)

    Jays:
    SP, Morrow

    Melky Cabrera LF
    Munenori Kawasaki 2B
    Jose Bautista CF
    Adam Lind DH
    Edwin Encarnacion 1B
    Dioner Navarro C
    Moises Sierra RF
    Brett Lawrie 3B
    Ryan Goins SS

    Twins:
    SP, Hughes

    Brian Dozier 2B
    Joe Mauer 1B
    Trevor Plouffe 3B
    Chris Colabello RF
    Jason Kubel LF
    Josmil Pinto DH
    Kurt Suzuki C
    Aaron Hicks CF
    Pedro Florimon SS
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    Things to Think About:

    1. The Blue Jays -- The AL East Division Leading Blue Jays are coming to town. 7-6 is good enough to be on top of the East. The Twins at 6-6 would be just a half game out if we were in the East... But No!!! We are in the death trap called the AL Central. I wish we could play in a cupcake division like the AL East!!!

    2. Brett Lawrie -- This one comes with a Video (Yeah I'm High Tech)

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5nuHKYAdNM

    This is the most recent example of jaw dropping defensive skill. The level of defense played by Brett Lawrie is a whole new level. Brooks Robinson has nothing on what is happening today at the hot corner. Sorry to the old guys who watched Brooks play. Brooks was the best for his time but today's top end 3B talent is leaps and bounds better. Brett Lawrie, Nolan Arenando of the Rockies and Manny Machado of the Orioles are incredible defenders. The likes of which have never been seen before and they are on display on almost a nightly basis. I know that Lawrie is out there and I know that Arenando is out there and it's part of what was my defensive frustration with Plouffe. He can't do this stuff and I want someone who can do this stuff.

    3. Trevor Plouffe -- I retract what I just said about Trevor Plouffe... If he continues to hit and use the whole field like he has been doing. He doesn't have to play like Lawrie at 3B. I defensively forgive him... so he doesn't have to get defensive about it.

    4. Phil Hughes -- Start number 3 for the Twins... It's been one bad inning in each start. The other innings have been great. Let's see if he can prevent the bad inning. At least give up just one run an inning for a change of pace.

    5. Canada -- Canadians come down to the states often but we don't get up to Canada much in return. The last time I was in Canada was before passports were required. My Sister went up there once and ran into a moose. She called my other sister to pick her up because her car was wrecked and my other sister ran into another moose on the way. They called me to come get them both. I told them they had to walk home. I'm not an idiot... I recognized the pattern immediately.
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    Tap Tap Tap... ChiTown... Tap Tap Tap... ChiTown... Tap Tap Tap... ChiTown.

    ChiTown: Now what?
    Sheldon: Your lineup contains a fallacy and/or paradox and/or conundrum.
    ChiTown: What are you talking about?
    Sheldon: A fallacy is a deceptive, misleading or false notion. A paradox...
    ChiTown: I know what the words mean, Sheldon. Unlike my neighbor Penny next door. What problem do you think you have found?
    Sheldon: Your lineup shows a DH for the Twins, but a pitcher is still batting ninth.

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    Wow, I hope the main show tonight is as good as the warmup acts. You all have me rolling in the aisle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    Tap Tap Tap... ChiTown... Tap Tap Tap... ChiTown... Tap Tap Tap... ChiTown.

    ChiTown: Now what?
    Sheldon: Your lineup contains a fallacy and/or paradox and/or conundrum.
    ChiTown: What are you talking about?
    Sheldon: A fallacy is a deceptive, misleading or false notion. A paradox...
    ChiTown: I know what the words mean, Sheldon. Unlike my neighbor Penny next door. What problem do you think you have found?
    Sheldon: Your lineup shows a DH for the Twins, but a pitcher is still batting ninth.
    a below average pitcher at that.

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    There's a Kawasaki vs. a Suzuki.

    Gladden is going to hate this because he is a Harley Guy!!!
    A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

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    Quote Originally Posted by diehardtwinsfan View Post
    a below average pitcher at that.
    Decent arm. Little movement on the fastball though.

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    What are the odds Bautista has a homerun versus his favorite team to face, the Twins, tonight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ppearson50 View Post
    What are the odds Bautista has a homerun versus his favorite team to face, the Twins, tonight?
    5 to 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    Tap Tap Tap... ChiTown... Tap Tap Tap... ChiTown... Tap Tap Tap... ChiTown.

    ChiTown: Now what?
    Sheldon: Your lineup contains a fallacy and/or paradox and/or conundrum.
    ChiTown: What are you talking about?
    Sheldon: A fallacy is a deceptive, misleading or false notion. A paradox...
    ChiTown: I know what the words mean, Sheldon. Unlike my neighbor Penny next door. What problem do you think you have found?
    Sheldon: Your lineup shows a DH for the Twins, but a pitcher is still batting ninth.
    Actually most pitchers would hit better at this point. Maybe use the DH for Floriman?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winston Smith View Post
    Maybe use the DH for Floriman?
    Fun idea, but the thinking is a little too outside-the-box, since the rules do specify the pitcher being the one batted for.

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    A moose once bit my sister.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blindeke View Post
    A moose once bit my sister.
    Is this the perp?

    moose_skowron.jpg

    Edit: I missed the Python reference on first try. Perhaps because you misspelled Møøse.
    Last edited by ashburyjohn; 04-15-2014 at 05:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blindeke View Post
    A moose once bit my sister.
    I was once mistaken (mistook?) for a moose...

    Not as glamorous as it sounds, but i've gotten some mileage out of the story by now.
    "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 ashburyjohn View Post
    Is this the perp?moose_skowron.jpg
    Given the logo on the hat, he's most likely guilty of SOMEthing.
    Every post is not every other post. - a wise man

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    Decent arm. Little movement on the fastball though.
    I don't think he's walked anyone yet. Has he allowed a run?
    "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 sampleSizeOfOne View Post
    I don't think he's walked anyone yet.
    No. Due to excellent framing by Mauer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    Fun idea, but the thinking is a little too outside-the-box, since the rules do specify the pitcher being the one batted for.
    Fine print has no place on a game thread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winston Smith View Post
    Fine print has no place on a game thread!
    Nor fine humor.Bad dum tsshh
    Every post is not every other post. - a wise man

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    Quote Originally Posted by blindeke View Post
    A moose once bit my sister.
    Happens all the time in Canada
    image.jpg
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    Actually most pitchers would hit better at this point. Maybe use the DH for Floriman?
    Hmmm. Do the rules REQUIRE the DH to hit for the pitcher? Nolasco was in the NL, he has batted before.

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