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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/21/2020 10:50:02 AM   
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Several Giants, including manager Gabe Kapler, first-base coach Antoan Richardson, hitting coach Justin Viele and outfielders Jaylin Davis, Mike Yastrzemski and Austin Slater, took a knee during the national anthem before Monday’s exhibition game in Oakland. Shortstop Brandon Crawford stood between Davis and Richardson and put his hand on their shoulders in a show of support.

Kapler, who has voiced support for the Black Lives Matter movement on social media in the months following George Floyd’s death in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25, said he spoke to the team beforehand and shared his plans to kneel.

Kapler, whose parents were active participants in the civil rights movement, stressed that he supported each player’s decision on whether to kneel or stand during the anthem, but he wanted to use his platform to show solidarity with the fight against social injustice and systemic racism in America.

"I did that because I wanted them to know I wasn't pleased with the way our country has handled police brutality,” Kapler said. “I told them I wanted to amplify their voices, and I wanted to amplify the voices of the Black community and marginalized communities as well.

“I told them I wanted to use my platform to demonstrate my dissatisfaction with the way we've handled racism in our country. I wanted to demonstrate my dissatisfaction with our clear systemic racism in our country. I wanted them to know that they got to make their own decisions, and we would respect and support those decisions.

"I wanted them to feel safe in speaking up, and so we had these kind of discussions for the last several days. We will continue to have them and make them part of the fabric of our clubhouse."


https://www.mlb.com/news/giants-gabe-kapler-kneel-during-national-anthem

No such thing as systemic racism in our country. Our government does not support racism so it can't be systemic.
As for protesting I'm all for it. Do it on your own time not your employers.

With no fans in the stands, I say skip the National Anthem.

Plenty of ways(for players) to voice their opinions on social issues without pissing off a certain percentage of fans.
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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/21/2020 10:55:14 AM  1 votes
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Several Giants, including manager Gabe Kapler, first-base coach Antoan Richardson, hitting coach Justin Viele and outfielders Jaylin Davis, Mike Yastrzemski and Austin Slater, took a knee during the national anthem before Monday’s exhibition game in Oakland. Shortstop Brandon Crawford stood between Davis and Richardson and put his hand on their shoulders in a show of support.

Kapler, who has voiced support for the Black Lives Matter movement on social media in the months following George Floyd’s death in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25, said he spoke to the team beforehand and shared his plans to kneel.

Kapler, whose parents were active participants in the civil rights movement, stressed that he supported each player’s decision on whether to kneel or stand during the anthem, but he wanted to use his platform to show solidarity with the fight against social injustice and systemic racism in America.

"I did that because I wanted them to know I wasn't pleased with the way our country has handled police brutality,” Kapler said. “I told them I wanted to amplify their voices, and I wanted to amplify the voices of the Black community and marginalized communities as well.

“I told them I wanted to use my platform to demonstrate my dissatisfaction with the way we've handled racism in our country. I wanted to demonstrate my dissatisfaction with our clear systemic racism in our country. I wanted them to know that they got to make their own decisions, and we would respect and support those decisions.

"I wanted them to feel safe in speaking up, and so we had these kind of discussions for the last several days. We will continue to have them and make them part of the fabric of our clubhouse."


https://www.mlb.com/news/giants-gabe-kapler-kneel-during-national-anthem


Good for him. I'm hoping we see a lot of this now that sports are returning.
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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/21/2020 11:13:47 AM   
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Several Giants, including manager Gabe Kapler, first-base coach Antoan Richardson, hitting coach Justin Viele and outfielders Jaylin Davis, Mike Yastrzemski and Austin Slater, took a knee during the national anthem before Monday’s exhibition game in Oakland. Shortstop Brandon Crawford stood between Davis and Richardson and put his hand on their shoulders in a show of support.

Kapler, who has voiced support for the Black Lives Matter movement on social media in the months following George Floyd’s death in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25, said he spoke to the team beforehand and shared his plans to kneel.

Kapler, whose parents were active participants in the civil rights movement, stressed that he supported each player’s decision on whether to kneel or stand during the anthem, but he wanted to use his platform to show solidarity with the fight against social injustice and systemic racism in America.

"I did that because I wanted them to know I wasn't pleased with the way our country has handled police brutality,” Kapler said. “I told them I wanted to amplify their voices, and I wanted to amplify the voices of the Black community and marginalized communities as well.

“I told them I wanted to use my platform to demonstrate my dissatisfaction with the way we've handled racism in our country. I wanted to demonstrate my dissatisfaction with our clear systemic racism in our country. I wanted them to know that they got to make their own decisions, and we would respect and support those decisions.

"I wanted them to feel safe in speaking up, and so we had these kind of discussions for the last several days. We will continue to have them and make them part of the fabric of our clubhouse."


https://www.mlb.com/news/giants-gabe-kapler-kneel-during-national-anthem

No such thing as systemic racism in our country. Our government does not support racism so it can't be systemic.
As for protesting I'm all for it. Do it on your own time not your employers.

With no fans in the stands, I say skip the National Anthem.

Plenty of ways(for players) to voice their opinions on social issues without pissing off a certain percentage of fans.

I've never really understood why it is mandatory to play The Star Spangled Banner before sporting events in the first place. I have no doubt that the people, who are deeply offended by players taking a knee during the anthem, include those who leave their hats on, keep drinking their beer or looking at their phones while it is playing.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/21/2020 12:10:55 PM   
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Several Giants, including manager Gabe Kapler, first-base coach Antoan Richardson, hitting coach Justin Viele and outfielders Jaylin Davis, Mike Yastrzemski and Austin Slater, took a knee during the national anthem before Monday’s exhibition game in Oakland. Shortstop Brandon Crawford stood between Davis and Richardson and put his hand on their shoulders in a show of support.

Kapler, who has voiced support for the Black Lives Matter movement on social media in the months following George Floyd’s death in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25, said he spoke to the team beforehand and shared his plans to kneel.

Kapler, whose parents were active participants in the civil rights movement, stressed that he supported each player’s decision on whether to kneel or stand during the anthem, but he wanted to use his platform to show solidarity with the fight against social injustice and systemic racism in America.

"I did that because I wanted them to know I wasn't pleased with the way our country has handled police brutality,” Kapler said. “I told them I wanted to amplify their voices, and I wanted to amplify the voices of the Black community and marginalized communities as well.

“I told them I wanted to use my platform to demonstrate my dissatisfaction with the way we've handled racism in our country. I wanted to demonstrate my dissatisfaction with our clear systemic racism in our country. I wanted them to know that they got to make their own decisions, and we would respect and support those decisions.

"I wanted them to feel safe in speaking up, and so we had these kind of discussions for the last several days. We will continue to have them and make them part of the fabric of our clubhouse."


https://www.mlb.com/news/giants-gabe-kapler-kneel-during-national-anthem

No such thing as systemic racism in our country. Our government does not support racism so it can't be systemic.
As for protesting I'm all for it. Do it on your own time not your employers.

With no fans in the stands, I say skip the National Anthem.

Plenty of ways(for players) to voice their opinions on social issues without pissing off a certain percentage of fans.

I've never really understood why it is mandatory to play The Star Spangled Banner before sporting events in the first place. I have no doubt that the people, who are deeply offended by players taking a knee during the anthem, include those who leave their hats on, keep drinking their beer or looking at their phones while it is playing.


Empty places?

Don't have it.

Lots of angst resovled.

Though you can't keep everyone happy. Some will be unhappy because they can't kneel/protest.

Maybe they can during their game/event.

Randall Cunningham can have in-game lessons incase anyone needs one for taking a knee during the game.

< Message edited by Mr. Ed -- 7/21/2020 12:12:19 PM >


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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/21/2020 12:21:58 PM   
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ESPN

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29474430/2020-mlb-season-expert-predictions-division-picks-playoff-field-world-series-winner

AL Central
Our pick: Twins (24)

Who else got votes? Indians (5), White Sox (3)

Why did you pick the White Sox?

Among the trio of AL divisions, the Central is the most wide-open, and between Cleveland, Chicago and Minnesota, the White Sox possess the highest ceiling during this boom-or-bust season. Tim Anderson emerged as a legitimate offensive force at shortstop last season, winning the batting title despite playing in fewer than 130 games, while Lucas Giolito lived up to his former consensus top pitching prospect hype for the first time to the tune of a 3.41 ERA in 29 starts and an All-Star appearance. Toss in the free-agent additions of Dallas Keuchel and Yasmani Grandal, the continued development of Eloy Jimenez and the rookie season of Luis Robert, and this White Sox squad boasts the highest talent ceiling in the division. 2020 could be the year, amid the craziest of circumstances, the accumulation of top-tier young talent comes together on the South Side. -- Joon Lee

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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/21/2020 12:34:48 PM   
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Several Giants, including manager Gabe Kapler, first-base coach Antoan Richardson, hitting coach Justin Viele and outfielders Jaylin Davis, Mike Yastrzemski and Austin Slater, took a knee during the national anthem before Monday’s exhibition game in Oakland. Shortstop Brandon Crawford stood between Davis and Richardson and put his hand on their shoulders in a show of support.

Kapler, who has voiced support for the Black Lives Matter movement on social media in the months following George Floyd’s death in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25, said he spoke to the team beforehand and shared his plans to kneel.

Kapler, whose parents were active participants in the civil rights movement, stressed that he supported each player’s decision on whether to kneel or stand during the anthem, but he wanted to use his platform to show solidarity with the fight against social injustice and systemic racism in America.

"I did that because I wanted them to know I wasn't pleased with the way our country has handled police brutality,” Kapler said. “I told them I wanted to amplify their voices, and I wanted to amplify the voices of the Black community and marginalized communities as well.

“I told them I wanted to use my platform to demonstrate my dissatisfaction with the way we've handled racism in our country. I wanted to demonstrate my dissatisfaction with our clear systemic racism in our country. I wanted them to know that they got to make their own decisions, and we would respect and support those decisions.

"I wanted them to feel safe in speaking up, and so we had these kind of discussions for the last several days. We will continue to have them and make them part of the fabric of our clubhouse."


https://www.mlb.com/news/giants-gabe-kapler-kneel-during-national-anthem

No such thing as systemic racism in our country. Our government does not support racism so it can't be systemic.
As for protesting I'm all for it. Do it on your own time not your employers.

With no fans in the stands, I say skip the National Anthem.

Plenty of ways(for players) to voice their opinions on social issues without pissing off a certain percentage of fans.

I've never really understood why it is mandatory to play The Star Spangled Banner before sporting events in the first place. I have no doubt that the people, who are deeply offended by players taking a knee during the anthem, include those who leave their hats on, keep drinking their beer or looking at their phones while it is playing.


Empty places?

Don't have it.

Lots of angst resovled.

Though you can't keep everyone happy. Some will be unhappy because they can't kneel/protest.


Maybe they can during their game/event.

Randall Cunningham can have in-game lessons incase anyone needs one for taking a knee during the game.

The NBA put a gag order(China) on its members for financial reasons.

MLB can do the same thing.
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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/21/2020 12:38:00 PM   
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ESPN

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29474430/2020-mlb-season-expert-predictions-division-picks-playoff-field-world-series-winner

AL Central
Our pick: Twins (24)

Who else got votes? Indians (5), White Sox (3)

Why did you pick the White Sox?

Among the trio of AL divisions, the Central is the most wide-open, and between Cleveland, Chicago and Minnesota, the White Sox possess the highest ceiling during this boom-or-bust season. Tim Anderson emerged as a legitimate offensive force at shortstop last season, winning the batting title despite playing in fewer than 130 games, while Lucas Giolito lived up to his former consensus top pitching prospect hype for the first time to the tune of a 3.41 ERA in 29 starts and an All-Star appearance. Toss in the free-agent additions of Dallas Keuchel and Yasmani Grandal, the continued development of Eloy Jimenez and the rookie season of Luis Robert, and this White Sox squad boasts the highest talent ceiling in the division. 2020 could be the year, amid the craziest of circumstances, the accumulation of top-tier young talent comes together on the South Side. -- Joon Lee

I highly dispute that opinion. I like the job that Chicago is doing of building, but they aren't at that level of talent yet. The Twins improved the lineup and pitching from a 105 win season. They have a bunch of young power arms and power bats knocking on the door. Chicago most definitely does not have a higher talent ceiling than the Twins.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/21/2020 12:54:35 PM   
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ESPN

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29474430/2020-mlb-season-expert-predictions-division-picks-playoff-field-world-series-winner

AL Central
Our pick: Twins (24)

Who else got votes? Indians (5), White Sox (3)

Why did you pick the White Sox?

Among the trio of AL divisions, the Central is the most wide-open, and between Cleveland, Chicago and Minnesota, the White Sox possess the highest ceiling during this boom-or-bust season. Tim Anderson emerged as a legitimate offensive force at shortstop last season, winning the batting title despite playing in fewer than 130 games, while Lucas Giolito lived up to his former consensus top pitching prospect hype for the first time to the tune of a 3.41 ERA in 29 starts and an All-Star appearance. Toss in the free-agent additions of Dallas Keuchel and Yasmani Grandal, the continued development of Eloy Jimenez and the rookie season of Luis Robert, and this White Sox squad boasts the highest talent ceiling in the division. 2020 could be the year, amid the craziest of circumstances, the accumulation of top-tier young talent comes together on the South Side. -- Joon Lee

I highly dispute that opinion. I like the job that Chicago is doing of building, but they aren't at that level of talent yet. The Twins improved the lineup and pitching from a 105 win season. They have a bunch of young power arms and power bats knocking on the door. Chicago most definitely does not have a higher talent ceiling than the Twins.



Won't get any argument on that from me. Chicago system has some potential arms coming; so do the Twins. It's subjective, just like top minor league guys...but currently at the majors, I don't think their ceiling is any higher than the Twins. Cleveland? Maybe. Giolito could be pretty tough, but then again, so could Berrios. Both wore down as the year went on.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/21/2020 1:00:38 PM   
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ESPN

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29474430/2020-mlb-season-expert-predictions-division-picks-playoff-field-world-series-winner

AL Central
Our pick: Twins (24)

Who else got votes? Indians (5), White Sox (3)

Why did you pick the White Sox?

Among the trio of AL divisions, the Central is the most wide-open, and between Cleveland, Chicago and Minnesota, the White Sox possess the highest ceiling during this boom-or-bust season. Tim Anderson emerged as a legitimate offensive force at shortstop last season, winning the batting title despite playing in fewer than 130 games, while Lucas Giolito lived up to his former consensus top pitching prospect hype for the first time to the tune of a 3.41 ERA in 29 starts and an All-Star appearance. Toss in the free-agent additions of Dallas Keuchel and Yasmani Grandal, the continued development of Eloy Jimenez and the rookie season of Luis Robert, and this White Sox squad boasts the highest talent ceiling in the division. 2020 could be the year, amid the craziest of circumstances, the accumulation of top-tier young talent comes together on the South Side. -- Joon Lee

I highly dispute that opinion. I like the job that Chicago is doing of building, but they aren't at that level of talent yet. The Twins improved the lineup and pitching from a 105 win season. They have a bunch of young power arms and power bats knocking on the door. Chicago most definitely does not have a higher talent ceiling than the Twins.

Are you including spring training wins?

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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/21/2020 1:02:53 PM   
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The White Sox are definitely a team on the rise. Cleveland showed last year that they should not be underestimated. Neither one can field a 1 - 9 lineup like the Twins.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/21/2020 1:04:38 PM   
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Are you including spring training wins?

Yes. There were a few that were so impressive that they should have counted in the regular season.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/21/2020 3:14:47 PM   
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ESPN

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29474430/2020-mlb-season-expert-predictions-division-picks-playoff-field-world-series-winner

AL Central
Our pick: Twins (24)

Who else got votes? Indians (5), White Sox (3)

Why did you pick the White Sox?

Among the trio of AL divisions, the Central is the most wide-open, and between Cleveland, Chicago and Minnesota, the White Sox possess the highest ceiling during this boom-or-bust season. Tim Anderson emerged as a legitimate offensive force at shortstop last season, winning the batting title despite playing in fewer than 130 games, while Lucas Giolito lived up to his former consensus top pitching prospect hype for the first time to the tune of a 3.41 ERA in 29 starts and an All-Star appearance. Toss in the free-agent additions of Dallas Keuchel and Yasmani Grandal, the continued development of Eloy Jimenez and the rookie season of Luis Robert, and this White Sox squad boasts the highest talent ceiling in the division. 2020 could be the year, amid the craziest of circumstances, the accumulation of top-tier young talent comes together on the South Side. -- Joon Lee

I highly dispute that opinion. I like the job that Chicago is doing of building, but they aren't at that level of talent yet. The Twins improved the lineup and pitching from a 105 win season. They have a bunch of young power arms and power bats knocking on the door. Chicago most definitely does not have a higher talent ceiling than the Twins.

Agreed that writer is beyond idiotic.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/21/2020 3:56:42 PM   
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Several Giants, including manager Gabe Kapler, first-base coach Antoan Richardson, hitting coach Justin Viele and outfielders Jaylin Davis, Mike Yastrzemski and Austin Slater, took a knee during the national anthem before Monday’s exhibition game in Oakland. Shortstop Brandon Crawford stood between Davis and Richardson and put his hand on their shoulders in a show of support.

Kapler, who has voiced support for the Black Lives Matter movement on social media in the months following George Floyd’s death in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25, said he spoke to the team beforehand and shared his plans to kneel.

Kapler, whose parents were active participants in the civil rights movement, stressed that he supported each player’s decision on whether to kneel or stand during the anthem, but he wanted to use his platform to show solidarity with the fight against social injustice and systemic racism in America.

"I did that because I wanted them to know I wasn't pleased with the way our country has handled police brutality,” Kapler said. “I told them I wanted to amplify their voices, and I wanted to amplify the voices of the Black community and marginalized communities as well.

“I told them I wanted to use my platform to demonstrate my dissatisfaction with the way we've handled racism in our country. I wanted to demonstrate my dissatisfaction with our clear systemic racism in our country. I wanted them to know that they got to make their own decisions, and we would respect and support those decisions.

"I wanted them to feel safe in speaking up, and so we had these kind of discussions for the last several days. We will continue to have them and make them part of the fabric of our clubhouse."


https://www.mlb.com/news/giants-gabe-kapler-kneel-during-national-anthem

No such thing as systemic racism in our country. Our government does not support racism so it can't be systemic.
As for protesting I'm all for it. Do it on your own time not your employers.

With no fans in the stands, I say skip the National Anthem.

Plenty of ways(for players) to voice their opinions on social issues without pissing off a certain percentage of fans.

I've never really understood why it is mandatory to play The Star Spangled Banner before sporting events in the first place. I have no doubt that the people, who are deeply offended by players taking a knee during the anthem, include those who leave their hats on, keep drinking their beer or looking at their phones while it is playing.


Empty places?

Don't have it.

Lots of angst resovled.

Though you can't keep everyone happy. Some will be unhappy because they can't kneel/protest.

Maybe they can during their game/event.

Randall Cunningham can have in-game lessons incase anyone needs one for taking a knee during the game.


ha ha -- I can finally laugh about this a little ...
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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/21/2020 4:01:14 PM   
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I've never really understood why it is mandatory to play The Star Spangled Banner before sporting events in the first place.


Ever since it became a form of protest I've never liked the anthem being played at sporting events - never gave it much thought prior.

Ill feel better when they stop playing it.
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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/21/2020 7:58:16 PM   
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Got my FSN today!

I was testing it out watching 2019 Twins v. Yankees. Polonco, Cruz back-to-back - remember that?

- then I hear: Everybody Clap Your Hands, clap clap clap clap clap clap clap[/I]

- it's going to be a weird one, but I'm in ....
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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/22/2020 8:37:28 AM   
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I've never really understood why it is mandatory to play The Star Spangled Banner before sporting events in the first place.


Ever since it became a form of protest I've never liked the anthem being played at sporting events - never gave it much thought prior.

Ill feel better when they stop playing it.

Same boat
One good way to avoid stupid conflict
Stop doing the thing that causes it

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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/22/2020 9:06:14 AM   
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I've never really understood why it is mandatory to play The Star Spangled Banner before sporting events in the first place.


Ever since it became a form of protest I've never liked the anthem being played at sporting events - never gave it much thought prior.

Ill feel better when they stop playing it.

Same boat
One good way to avoid stupid conflict
Stop doing the thing that causes it


Yes. I don't watch the game for the anthem. Vegas would be pissed losing betting dollars over the length of the anthem in the Super Bowl.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/22/2020 9:11:25 AM   
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Are they going to have cardboard cutouts of the fans in the seats? If they do that at Target Field, will they start removing them after the 7th inning to replicate a real Twins game experience.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/22/2020 9:13:15 AM   
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Are they going to have cardboard cutouts of the fans in the seats? If they do that at Target Field, will they start removing them after the 7th inning to replicate a real Twins game experience.


have the cutouts facing each other and not watching the game to also replicate the experience.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/22/2020 9:14:17 AM   
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Put a few down the foul lines an in the OF seats

And have a contest to pick the cutout that gets hit by a ball first. Extra bonus if the cutout's head is taken off by the baseball.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/22/2020 9:15:37 AM   
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Are they going to have cardboard cutouts of the fans in the seats? If they do that at Target Field, will they start removing them after the 7th inning to replicate a real Twins game experience.


have the cutouts facing each other and not watching the game to also replicate the experience.

I would estimate, conservatively, that at least half of them would have to be captured looking at their phones to make it an authentic experience.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/22/2020 10:05:25 AM   
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love these ideas

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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/22/2020 10:12:53 AM   
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It's all about the fan experience my man.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/22/2020 11:32:03 AM   
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I can just see it. Peppering cutouts

and soon

Cardboard Cutout Lives Matter!!

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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/22/2020 11:33:00 AM   
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Better extend the netting!

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