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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/22/2020 11:34:32 AM   
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Better extend the netting!



LOL

So what are they going to do about foul balls down the line, that the ball "person" normally gets?

You would wind up adding MINUTES to every game for the delay!



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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/22/2020 11:41:46 AM   
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Better extend the netting!



LOL

So what are they going to do about foul balls down the line, that the ball "person" normally gets?

You would wind up adding MINUTES to every game for the delay!



They should have strategically placed stadium employees pick up the cut outs and run after the foul ball.

Another thought is to take down ALL of the netting. It would be fun to watch Sano foul one straight back and decapitate a cutout of a fan.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/22/2020 11:43:25 AM   
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Better extend the netting!



LOL

So what are they going to do about foul balls down the line, that the ball "person" normally gets?

You would wind up adding MINUTES to every game for the delay!



They should have strategically placed stadium employees pick up the cut outs and run after the foul ball.

Another thought is to take down ALL of the netting. It would be fun to watch Sano foul one straight back and decapitate a cutout of a fan.



Or Drill the ump in the back of the head.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/22/2020 11:44:03 AM   
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All the netting down, how many wild pitches would wind up out of play?

Would be some good entertainment.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/22/2020 3:20:34 PM   
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Tonight's lineup vs LHP Lester

1. Garver C
2. Donaldson 3B
3. Cruz DH
4. Polanco SS
5. Sano 1B
6. Rosario LF
7. Gonzalez RF
8. Kepler CF
9. Adrianza 2B

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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/22/2020 3:22:33 PM   
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Tonight's lineup vs LHP Lester

1. Garver C
2. Donaldson 3B
3. Cruz DH
4. Polanco SS
5. Sano 1B
6. Rosario LF
7. Gonzalez RF
8. Kepler CF
9. Adrianza 2B

These are not your Uncle's Twins
Damn, what a lineup improvement since the Dark Gardenmeister Years.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/22/2020 3:23:08 PM   
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Arraez and Adrianza are apparently in a platoon situation.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/22/2020 3:33:34 PM   
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Arraez and Adrianza are apparently in a platoon situation.

More like Adrianza is playing because it's an exhibition game.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/22/2020 3:42:18 PM   
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Tonight's lineup vs LHP Lester

1. Garver C
2. Donaldson 3B
3. Cruz DH
4. Polanco SS
5. Sano 1B
6. Rosario LF
7. Gonzalez RF
8. Kepler CF
9. Adrianza 2B

These are not your Uncle's Twins
Damn, what a lineup improvement since the Dark Gardenmeister Years.



Polanco in cleanup is

Interesting

Sano recovery from personal issues and COVID positive test are on track.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/22/2020 4:11:22 PM   
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Still missing Buxton.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/22/2020 6:00:06 PM   
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Another thought is to take down ALL of the netting. It would be fun to watch Sano foul one straight back and decapitate a cutout of a fan.





They could just show highlight clips of this happening anytime someone complained about the netting.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/22/2020 6:11:08 PM   
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Watching Twins baseball right now. Wow.
Unfortunately Lester gets us with a 1-2-3 inning.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/22/2020 6:21:36 PM   
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Twins getting lit up today. Who is this bum pitching for us?

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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/22/2020 6:42:27 PM   
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Is that the Homer Bailey?

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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/22/2020 10:08:36 PM   
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That fake crowd noise is bad. They should be able to do better than that.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/22/2020 11:07:38 PM   
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Arraez and Adrianza are apparently in a platoon situation.

More like Adrianza is playing because it's an exhibition game.


That's kind of what I'm thinking, It's a scrimmage. If being named one of the most likely to hit .400 in this shorten season means anything he shouldn't be platooning a whole lot.
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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/23/2020 5:54:27 AM   
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The Twins will not head into the regular season with their first-choice roster in place.

Manager Rocco Baldelli announced Wednesday that righthander Jake Odorizzi, slated to be the No. 2 starter in the rotation, will begin the season on the injured list because of upper back soreness. Odorizzi was scratched from his outing Monday because of the injury, and has not recovered sufficiently for him to take the ball Saturday against the White Sox.

So the Twins will start, in order, righthander Jose Berrios, lefthander Rich Hill and righthander Kenta Maeda in the three games against Chicago.

Odorizzi went 15-7 last season and was named to the All-Star team for the first time in his career. Baldelli said the IL move will be backdated so Odorizzi will only miss the first five games of the regular season.

“He’s dealing with a little something, but he’s still able to take part in most of his day and most of his preparation,” Baldelli said. “I wouldn’t expect this to linger too long. I would expect him to be back out on the mound sometime soon, probably throwing a bullpen either just before we come back or soon after we come off the road, and then be ready to go.”

While Odorizzi is out for the opening weekend, Byron Buxton could be in.

Buxton, who is recovering from a left midfoot sprain, worked out at CHS Field in St. Paul on Wednesday, getting some running in and facing live pitching. Buxton injured himself while changing directions as he attempted to catch a fly ball. The injury can be a serious one, but a day later, Buxton did not need protection and could put weight on the foot, a good sign. He might not be ready to play on Friday for Opening Day, but he could be available later in the series. He’s expected to drive to Chicago on Thursday.
The Twins have until 11 a.m. Thursday to set their 30-man roster for the season opener.

“Buck was able to go over to St. Paul, get a full day of work in, run and pick up the intensity on his running,” Baldelli said. “I got some videos of him getting swings off of live pitching. That’s what allows him to actually get a lot in and we’ve talked to Buck about potentially coming over this weekend.”


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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/30/2020 12:53:54 PM   
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Putting this here since the taxi squad is practicing at CHS

The St. Paul Saints are coming home. They received approval from the state of Minnesota to return to CHS Field beginning Tuesday.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/30/2020 12:59:54 PM   
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Putting this here since the taxi squad is practicing at CHS

The St. Paul Saints are coming home. They received approval from the state of Minnesota to return to CHS Field beginning Tuesday.

Good. Are they still in the North Woods league IIRC what it's called? Do they play the St. Cloud Rox or the Wilmar Stingers?

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RE: General Twins Talk - 7/30/2020 1:03:17 PM   
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Putting this here since the taxi squad is practicing at CHS

The St. Paul Saints are coming home. They received approval from the state of Minnesota to return to CHS Field beginning Tuesday.

Good. Are they still in the North Woods league IIRC what it's called? Do they play the St. Cloud Rox or the Wilmar Stingers?



No

North Woods league stuff is college kids. These are former pro's and wanna be pro's.

American Association of Independent Professional Baseball

Used to be the northern league a lifetime ago.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 8/11/2020 5:20:43 PM   
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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Twin Cities doctor is urging the Twins to change the team’s classic “Minnie and Paul” logo to reflect the diversity of the team’s players and fans.

Dr. Charles Crutchfield, the Twins’ consulting dermatologist, is asking the Pohlad family, which owns the Twins, to update the iconic logo, which was made in 1961.

“I have always loved Ray Barton’s original ‘Minnie and Paul’ logo design,” Crutchfield said, in a statement. “But the time is now to create a respectful and subtle yet very significant update that honors and reflects the team’s players and its fans from different backgrounds. It’s an easy fix but it’s an important one – and it’s long overdue.”

Since the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, the Pohlads and the Twins have made public commitments to racial justice. Through their foundation, the Pohlad family pledged $25 million toward racial justice in the Twin Cities.

On Juneteenth, the team removed the statue of former owner Calvin Griffith from Target Field over anti-Black remarks he made in the 1970s. He reportedly said that the team moved to Minnesota because there was so few Black people here at the time.

During the Twins home opener last month, the team honored George Floyd with a moment of silence and a tribune on the outfield wall.

Crutchfield, who is Black, says his family has a long history of pursuing diversity and equality in Minnesota. His grandmother was the first Black public school teacher in the state. His mother was the first Black woman to graduate from the University of Minnesota Medical School.

For his part, Crutchfield was the first Black graduate of the University of Minnesota dermatology residence and the first Black dermatologist to practice privately in Minnesota. He currently serves as medical director at Crutchfield Dermatology in Eagan and lectures at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Crutchfield said he conducted an informal poll online asking people if they wanted a refreshed Minnie & Paul logo, an entirely new logo or no changes to the 1961 logo. Nearly 90% of responders preferred the modified logo.

The longtime season ticket holder offered the idea to the team’s administrative leaders several years ago. But Crutchfield says that recent unrest brings the concept a new urgency.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 8/11/2020 6:34:17 PM   
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Still missing Buxton.


I think he's in a platoon situation
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RE: General Twins Talk - 8/18/2020 7:19:05 PM   
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Can somebody help me out here. Tyler Clippard entered the game last night with the Twins leading 2-0. He pitched 1.1 innings and left with a 3-0 lead. Why isn't Yahoo awarding him a hold. I checked the definition of hold. It requires the pitcher enter the game in a save situation to I checked the definition of save and here it is from MLB.Com.

Save (SV)
Definition
A save is awarded to the relief pitcher who finishes a game for the winning team, under certain circumstances. A pitcher cannot receive a save and a win in the same game.

A relief pitcher recording a save must preserve his team's lead while doing one of the following:

Enter the game with a lead of no more than three runs and pitch at least one inning.
Enter the game with the tying run in the on-deck circle, at the plate or on the bases.
Pitch at least three innings.

Hold (HLD)
Definition
A hold occurs when a relief pitcher enters the game in a save situation and maintains his team's lead for the next relief pitcher, while recording at least one out. One of two conditions must be met for a pitcher to record a hold: 1) He enters with a lead of three runs or less and maintains that lead while recording at least one out. 2) He enters the game with the tying run on-deck, at the plate or on the bases, and records an out.


Yahoo has had a day to correct this and still hasn't.
Am I missing something?

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RE: General Twins Talk - 8/18/2020 7:25:28 PM   
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ESPN has Clippard with a hold.

Twins Pitching
PITCHERS IP H R ER BB K HR PC-ST ERA
M. Wisler 2.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 30-17 1.50
D. Smeltzer (W, 2-0) 2.2 1 0 0 1 3 0 40-28 6.17
T. Clippard (H, 5) 1.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 20-13 1.69
T. Duffey (H, 6) 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 20-14 0.00
T. May 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 13-8 3.00
Z. Littell 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 14-8 9.00
TEAM 9.0 7 1 1 2 9 1 137-88

Tyler Clippard has the 3rd most holds in baseball history and could end his career with the record.

Rank Player Holds Years
1 Arthur RhodesL 231 1991–2011
2 Tony WatsonL* 217 2011–present
3 Tyler Clippard* 215 2007–present
4 Joaquín Benoit 211 2001–2017
5 Joe Smith* 210 2007–present
6 Matt ThorntonL 206 2004–2016
7 Luke Gregerson* 189 2009–present
8 LaTroy Hawkins 184 1995–2015
9 Javier LópezL 178 2003–2016
10 Sergio Romo* 178 2008–present


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RE: General Twins Talk - 8/19/2020 1:53:47 PM   
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High school prospect Na Seung-yeop is bypassing the KBO draft and will be signing with the Minnesota Twins for $800,000-$900,000.

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