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    Game Thread: Astros@Twins 6/6 7:10PM

    Game-time forecast: Partly cloudy with a 50-percent chance of rain. Winds blowing from left to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Temperature around 75.

    Roh Roh... Here come the Astro's Lineup from ChiTown... Jane... Stop this Crazy Thing!!!

    Geez, Brian ... I was waiting FOREVER for you to finish your spiel so I could jump in and do my little thing here. And here's my little thing ...

    Astros:
    SP, Keuchel

    Fowler CF
    Altuve 2B
    Springer RF
    Castro C
    Dominguez 3B
    Singleton 1B
    Carter DH
    Grossman LF
    Gonzalez SS

    Twins:
    SP, Hughes

    Santana DH
    Dozier 2B
    Mauer 1B
    Willingham LF
    Plouffe 3B
    Kubel RF
    Suzuki C
    Escobar SS
    Hicks CF

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    Things to Think About:

    1. The Astro's -- Rebuilding a down and out franchise is always a challenge and there are deferent degrees of philosophy executed by GM's in charge of such tasks. The Twins have attempted to remain as competitive as possible while building minor league talent from below. The Astro's took more of nuclear bomb approach. They traded every veteran of value for minor league prospects and played bad enough that they have been drafting first overall since 1976. Team payroll was down to the price of 12 gallons of gas for awhile and is still in the 20 gallons of gas range. The Astros have youngest team in baseball with an Average age of 17.8. The 2014 Astros started off bad but the youngsters have been turning things around lately. Hot prospects George Springer and Jon Singleton are up now... joining Jose Altuve... Jason Castro and Matt Dominquez and finally sharp baseball people are going... Ahhh.... I see what you are doing here. The Pitching staff is also young and there are more coming. It's quite possible that they won't draft first next year.

    2. Timing -- If this was April... We would love to have been playing the Astros... The schedule maker said nope... The Twins would face the Astros in June. The Astros have won 9 of their last 12 games and that's just wonderful timing. Streaks can stop and go cold just as quickly as they start and get hot. In the end... it doesn't matter but I sure hope no one showed up with the impression that the Astros will be a walk on the space treadmill. You could end up like George thinking that way.

    3. Dallas Kuechel -- He's 26 years old and he has arrived in the majors this year. Dallas has been fantastic while pitching a 2.70 ERA. I'm not sure the Astros were expecting him to be ace like but I'm sure they are not asking him to regress back to expectation. He was a 7th round draft pick out of the University of Arkansas. Dallas was born in Tulsa Oklahoma and I'm pretty sure that's why his parents named him Dallas. I've seen research that says that 44 percent of boys born in Dallas are named Tulsa. Out of state jealousy... Club Officials are trying to entice Dallas Kuechel to change his name to Corpus Christi. I really haven't seen him pitch yet so I'm not sure what he is dealing but he is dealing something based on the numbers... Propably bottom of the deck sleight of hand that someone just has to get wise to.

    4. Oswaldo Arcia -- They are calling it a sprained ankle and that probably means that his leg fell off entirely. It was a bummer injury of Arcia because his bat was really on a roll. He was becoming the guy you had to wait to watch hit. The guy who made you say hold on... Yes I'll help but hold on... As your wife is stuck underneath the downstairs couch that she tried to lift herself... repeating Help Help Help over and over again.

    5. "As You Like It" -- I was listening to the Rush double live album "All the World's a Stage" late last night before going to bed. This led to me thinking about Shakespeare and his oft quoted line. "All the World's a stage" and that led me to think... Where does the Audience Sit?
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    A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    The guy who made you say hold on... Yes I'll help but hold on... As your wife is stuck underneath the downstairs couch that she tried to lift herself... repeating Help Help Help over and over again.
    Or if the spouse is walking the dog and gets stuck on the conveyor belt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    Or if the spouse is walking the dog and gets stuck on the conveyor belt.
    Help! Jane! Stop this crazy thing!



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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    Help! Jane! Stop this crazy thing!

    I think this one is better suited for this crowd:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmAwcMNxGqM


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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post
    I think this one is better suited for this crowd:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmAwcMNxGqM

    Why is this considered comedy, but a Three Stooges short counts as a documentary about men in the workplace?
    Last edited by ashburyjohn; 06-06-2014 at 05:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post
    I think this one is better suited for this crowd:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmAwcMNxGqM

    Hopefully someone will not go too far and think a clip from TBS After Dark (TM some other poster) is better suited to this crowd.
    Last edited by D. Hocking; 06-06-2014 at 05:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D. Hocking View Post
    Hopefully someone will not go too far and think a clip from TBS After Dark (TM some other poster) is better suited to this crowd.
    That was last night. New thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    That was last night. New thread.
    In a way it is impressive how the game threads manage to find new diversions every night. There are some posters quite talented in finding new tangents that normal people could never dream up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D. Hocking View Post
    In a way it is impressive how the game threads manage to find new diversions every night. There are some posters quite talented in finding new tangents that normal people could never dream up.
    Paging LaBombo and Bark's Lounge...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by D. Hocking View Post
    In a way it is impressive how the game threads manage to find new diversions every night. There are some posters quite talented in finding new tangents that normal people could never dream up.
    I have no idea what you mean by this.

    http://youtu.be/17CLlZuiBkQ
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    Quote Originally Posted by crarko View Post
    I have no idea what you mean by this.

    http://youtu.be/17CLlZuiBkQ
    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    Paging LaBombo and Bark's Lounge...!
    ,,,Oh!.....and crarko, too...!

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    • Johan Santana tore his Achilles and is out for the year




    For all you youngsters out there, you hit your mid-30's and its downhill.

    Really sorry to read this about Johan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_Iowa View Post
    • Johan Santana tore his Achilles and is out for the year



    For all you youngsters out there, you hit your mid-30's and its downhill.

    Really sorry to read this about Johan.
    I had 5 knee surgeries before I hit my mid 20s. Other-wise it's been a nice ride. I look forward to being an old fart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibby View Post
    I had 5 knee surgeries before I hit my mid 20s. Other-wise it's been a nice ride. I look forward to being an old fart.
    LOL. As long as those knee surgeries don't come back to haunt you now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_Iowa View Post
    LOL. As long as those knee surgeries don't come back to haunt you now.
    Oh, I'm up to 9 now, but just 1 more to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibby View Post
    Oh, I'm up to 9 now, but just 1 more to go.
    Is the 10th one free??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post
    I think this one is better suited for this crowd:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmAwcMNxGqM

    i was expecting
    http://youtu.be/5DxDEoDojJ4

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_Iowa View Post
    Is the 10th one free??
    No, but I will be, after about a 6 month rehab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_Iowa View Post
    • Johan Santana tore his Achilles and is out for the year



    For all you youngsters out there, you hit your mid-30's and its downhill.

    Really sorry to read this about Johan.
    I'm in my mid thirties, so far, no Achillies injuries, knock on wood

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibby View Post
    No, but I will be, after about a 6 month rehab.
    Good to hear.

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