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    Game Thread: Twins@White Sox 9/17 7:10PM

    Twins: SP Mike Pelfrey

    CF Mastroianni
    2B Dozier
    3B Plouffe
    RF Arcia
    DH Doumit
    LF Willingham
    C Pinto
    1B Colabello
    SS Florimon

    White Sox: SP Jose Quintana

    CF De Aza
    SS Ramirez
    LF Viciedo
    DH Dunn
    1B Konerko
    RF Danks
    2B Beckham
    C Phegley
    3B Semien

    Things to Think About:

    1. Think about Josmil Pinto... As of September 2013... He's the best person to think about right now... Brian Dozier is here to stay... Joe Mauer is not around... Colabello has been around for awhile... Josmil is the fresh shiny package around all the unwrapped and played with toys.

    2. Think about Joe Mauer... He's been gone along time now. It's not PC these days to make light of concussions. We saw what happened to Morneau with his concussion... With that said... I think I suffered about 97 of them in my youth... I got back at it very quickly... The only thing that happened... is that I started punctuating with ellipses... Why do they seem to effect Twins Players harder than other Baseball Teams.

    3. Think about Mike Pelfrey... As of September 2013... The Current Starting Rotation... Pelfrey... Correia... Hernandez... Diamond and Hendriks... If you look at those five arms... It's pretty clear... Pelfrey and Correia have to lead the way. Hopefully Pelfrey can do some leading tonight.

    4. Think about Brian Dozier... He's had his day off... He should be rested and ready to hit that dinger that puts him alone in the lead for home runs on the team.

    5. Think about how far we've come as individuals... When I think back to my younger days... I started out with nothing and I still have most of it.
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    3) Can I think about Albers, in your "Current Starting Rotation", instead?

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    2. I wonder why catchers' masks cannot include small shock absorbers where the grill attaches to the mask. Even if the shock absorbers absorbed only 10% or 20% of the force from an errant pitch, why would that not be worthwhile? My gut tells me that there must be significant room for improvement in catcher mask technology such that concussions could be significantly reduced, using shock absorbers and high tech materials.

    Do we have any actual or armchair engineers here who could shed more light on this?

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    Nice atbat by Dozier

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    Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
    2. I wonder why catchers' masks cannot include small shock absorbers where the grill attaches to the mask. Even if the shock absorbers absorbed only 10% or 20% of the force from an errant pitch, why would that not be worthwhile? My gut tells me that there must be significant room for improvement in catcher mask technology such that concussions could be significantly reduced, using shock absorbers and high tech materials.

    Do we have any actual or armchair engineers here who could shed more light on this?
    Its a good idea and I'm sure the technology is on its way. Concussions is becoming the necessity and that's the mother... Of... Something.

    I think shock absorbed technology would be a good idea for 1 year olds as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    3) Can I think about Albers, in your "Current Starting Rotation", instead?
    oops... Yeah forgot about him... Ok... Pressure is off Pelfrey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
    2. I wonder why catchers' masks cannot include small shock absorbers where the grill attaches to the mask. Even if the shock absorbers absorbed only 10% or 20% of the force from an errant pitch, why would that not be worthwhile? My gut tells me that there must be significant room for improvement in catcher mask technology such that concussions could be significantly reduced, using shock absorbers and high tech materials.

    Do we have any actual or armchair engineers here who could shed more light on this?
    Shock absorbers would be great idea for some of my comments as well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
    Do we have any actual or armchair engineers here who could shed more light on this?
    I took my prototype out for a test drive. Thoughts?





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    Arrived twenty minutes after game time. I see the score is 0-0. How much longer is the rain delay forecast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    I think shock absorbed technology would be a good idea for 1 year olds as well.
    Bad things occasionally happen to toddlers, but my experience is they are basically made out of rubber at that age.

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    Pinto is acting like he wants to stay
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    Bad things occasionally happen to toddlers, but my experience is they are basically made out of rubber at that age.
    If I have another Kid... I'm gonna name him Firestone... If its a girl Good Year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post

    4. Think about Brian Dozier...
    Sigh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post
    Sigh!
    It doesn't take much coaxing to lead you down that path... Does it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
    2. I wonder why catchers' masks cannot include small shock absorbers where the grill attaches to the mask. Even if the shock absorbers absorbed only 10% or 20% of the force from an errant pitch, why would that not be worthwhile? My gut tells me that there must be significant room for improvement in catcher mask technology such that concussions could be significantly reduced, using shock absorbers and high tech materials.

    Do we have any actual or armchair engineers here who could shed more light on this?
    Wasn't there something said that Joe (and others) were testing out some new equipment with thicker padding or some such? Thought I read that. Something that was being tested to help with the heavy dings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    It doesn't take much coaxing to lead you down that path... Does it?
    I thought you put that in there for me! Tell the truth, you'd be disappointed if I DIDN'T say something!

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    A friend just forwarded this article that argues that bunting is almost always a bad idea and that the smarter teams are bunting less. Any comments?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
    Any comments?
    If only there were a game-centric place to discuss this thoroughly.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    It doesn't take much coaxing to lead you down that path... Does it?
    Ashbury: Do-
    CTTF: *sigh*
    Ashbury: -es anybody know how long the rain delay will be?

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    Snark aside, I find the article to be right on point.
    "Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
    - Strib commenter educating the elitists on the value of RBI's

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