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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    Typically it's because they were all superstars in high school and therefore never asked to bunt.
    I agree with that. Still, they have had to have been taught how to bunt, and with all that talent it shouldn't be difficult to let the ball hit the bat. Fundamentals!
    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
    How can an MLB player not put down a bunt? He even stabbed at it like some of my junior high kids do. All you have to do is let the ball hit the bat.
    You might be on to something. Good bunters seem to all have pretty much the same technique. But bad ones each seem to have their very own special way of not getting the bunt down.

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    The poor Rubberband.
    A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

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    Ugh, the rubber band broke.

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    Well shoot
    I couldn't be a player because of bad eyesight, so I decided to be an umpire instead.

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    Ah crap

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    Well that was a lot of effort for nothing.

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    Pitching, pitching, pitching.

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    Leaving Gurrier in and a lead-off walk. Yeah...

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    Ahh Smurf... and @$#&!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Took Matty G out too soon.

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    Late to the party, but a couple thoughts on bottom nine:

    1. The 0-2 pitches to Reyes were godawful. Luckily Reyes fouled the first one off, the second was even worse.

    2. I hate the Twins playing their off field outfielders so deep. They do that way too much, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    Took Matty G out too soon.
    Thanks. That'll help me forget about wondering why the best reliever was on the bench after pitching one meaningless inning in the last five days.

    As a side note, would it be fair to say that Guerrier is leading all veteran Twins in output/TD expectation ratio?

    Nice to see Morales get a hit. It will be interesting to see the ripple effect if he hits well and becomes the everyday DH until the trade deadline deal. Sorry, couldn't resist the last part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    Late to the party, but a couple thoughts on bottom nine:

    1. The 0-2 pitches to Reyes were godawful. Luckily Reyes fouled the first one off, the second was even worse.

    2. I hate the Twins playing their off field outfielders so deep. They do that way too much, IMO.
    0-2 fast ball down the middle, lined into right. I turned the computer off.

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    Glad the Twins made a comeback. Wish they hadn't grounded into a DP with the bases loaded in the 8th? 7th?

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    sigh. at least my cookies turned out nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScrapTheNickname View Post
    0-2 fast ball down the middle, lined into right. I turned the computer off.
    People turn computers off still?

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    Late to the party, but a couple thoughts on bottom nine:

    2. I hate the Twins playing their off field outfielders so deep. They do that way too much, IMO.
    That has been true to some extent going way back to the Puckett era.

    Balls hit hard enough to reach the track either have the hang time that you can reach them from pretty far in, or are LD rockets that are trouble unless hit right at the fielder.

    Meanwhile, any slap hitter can plop a ball in medium shallow L/C/R that's uncatchable for even the rangiest fielder while playing deep.
    Last edited by LaBombo; 06-09-2014 at 10:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post
    sigh. at least my cookies turned out nice.
    Cookies tangible and edible. Twins loss abstract and forgettable. Sounds like a net win.

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