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10/28/12 11:38 P

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I'm watching the top of 10 right now. Sure would be a shame to see a sweep....a long winter ahead with no baseball to watch...just news and speculation!

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10/28/12 2:19 P

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Wow, Detroit has looked terrible during the World Series. Looks like it could end tonight.


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10/13/12 1:35 P

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So much for a Beltway series - both Washington and Baltimore fell last night. emoticon

I have to say, though - the playoffs so far have been some really good baseball!

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10/7/12 1:19 P

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I think Bruno is likely to get the call-up as hitting coach. I've heard nothing but good about the work he's done in Rochester.

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10/7/12 10:41 A

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Either Redmond or Bruno (or both) would be a great addition to the coaching staff. Loved them both as players!

I'm still saddened about Jerry though :(


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There are rumors that Tom Brunansky and some other Rochester coaches will be brought up to fill the vacancies.

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10/5/12 8:18 P

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I think most of Twins Territory agrees with you, Sharon. Of all the coaches, White seemed the least likely to go.
I am somewhat surprised Anderson survived the purge, since pitching was the Achilles heel of the 2012 Twins.
I have to admit, with Stelmaszek gone, I hope the Twins make an overture to Mike Redmond. I think the team needs someone with his spirit. emoticon

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10/5/12 2:54 P

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Broke my heart about Jerry White....and Stelly too, but especially Jerry. But clearly, a shake-up was needed. I'm glad Gardy was spared.

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10/5/12 1:29 P

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Wow - some shakeup in the coaching staff... Hard to see a veteran coach of 32 years being let go... but I guess they gotta do what they gotta do!

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10/4/12 1:44 P

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Bittersweet - Last Game of the Season. Hope 2013 is a better season. emoticon

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10/3/12 1:52 P

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The National League is looking good, too. For sentimental reasons, I'd love to see Atlanta do well - it'd be a nice farewell for Chipper Jones.

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10/3/12 11:21 A

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Bittersweet....last game of the regular season. But this is going to be one exciting post-season!

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10/3/12 9:46 A

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Wow, there will be some good baseball tonight. Two division champions to be decided - one in head-to-head competition!

I didn't stay up to watch the New York/Boston game last night - the Red Sox were ahead when I checked out! How exciting would it be if New York and Baltimore were tied, too?

I'm cheering for the Orioles and Red Sox tonight - the Yankees have had their turn! And while I've always liked the Texas Rangers, I think I have to support Oakland in their come from behind bid.

Happy Baseball! emoticon

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10/2/12 10:25 A

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The summer (and the baseball season) did fly by, didn't it? But the Twins were so lackluster this season, I'm ready for post-season play.

The NL is all sewn up, and the Tigers clinched yesterday - I have several freinds in Michigan, and they're in our division....so I guess I'll root for them. The other races in the AL sure are coming down to the wire!

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10/2/12 9:45 A

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Hard to beleive baseball is almost over for the seasom. Almost time for another post-season without the Twins. emoticon

Luckily, the races are pretty exciting. Who's hoping for a game 163 between the Yankees and Orioles?

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9/12/12 5:42 P

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WooHoo on the wins! Hope the boys can come back from last night's disappointing game.

Patty - thanks for the review on Wine Women and Baseball! I've always thought that sounded like a cool event. Maybe some year I'll be in Minnesota when they hold it so I can go...

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9/11/12 6:41 P

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Went to Wine~Women & Baseball last night with a group of friends! So much fun, and a win to boot! Woot!Woot! If you get a chance to go to this event (it does cost extra, and you do have to sign up early) Go!!!! emoticon

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9/11/12 10:36 A

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And we are no longer in last place! We are tied for 4th! emoticon

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3 wins in a row! My sister and I are going to the game tonight. Let's hope their win streak continues for at least 1 more!

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9/9/12 8:47 P

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Very nice to see Morneau hit two no-doubt homers today!

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9/9/12 5:39 P

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Walkoff Home Run for Justin Morneau!! Woo Hoo, that's just what we needed! It's hard to work up excitement in September when post-season play isn't in the future....but this was a great game!

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8/30/12 12:37 P

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I missed last night's game, but was happy to see the final score pop up on my phone!

I sure hope there will be a chance for fans to get tickets to the All Star Game. Probably some sort of lottery system? They will be giving details soon.

Lots of buzz about Joe....it's mostly a formality, and I can't think the organization would let him go....but a lot of emotions out there from people who don't understand how the system works - not to mention the fact that stranger things have happened. I'll be glad when it's over.

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8/30/12 11:45 A

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I think last night was proof that the Twins can generate offense - what the team needs to succeed next year is PITCHING!

I think Target Field and the Twins will put on a rockin' All Star Game! It was so cool to see Carew, Oliva, Molitor and Blyleven there to play ambassador (not to mention Mauer and Morneau!) The only sad part - I wish Puckett was here to see it.

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Nice game last night! Cool news that the 2014 All Star Game will be held at Target Field!

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8/29/12 11:30 A

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I don't hold any grand hopes for the Twins this season either....but would still like to see a late-season surge and a finish in, say, 3rd place!

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8/29/12 9:17 A

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Heartbreaker Monday night - Liam Hendricks finally pitches a good game, and Felix Hernandez shuts out the Twins!

I hate to say it, but baseball hopes are now tied to the Baltimore Orioles. If they hold on and make the playoffs, I won't feel like the season was a total waste!

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8/19/12 12:34 A

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I'm watching a very frustrating bottom-of-the-ninth right now vs. Seattle. Bases walked full with nobody out....Ugh.....

...And, it's over with a sacrifice fly. We really need to get something going!! It's way too early to give up, but honestly!

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8/7/12 7:04 P

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Guess it's Baseball Week for you! Have a great time!

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There were! They started calling for a pitching change after the first two homers....

I spent some time talking to a Cleveland fan - he still can't quite figure out what happened to his team. Hard to believe it was only 5 years ago that Cleveland was top dog in the AL Central.

Unfortunately, some fans decided to take their frustration out on the Twins bullpen. Perdomo actually got into a shouting match with a fan who was heckling him while he was warming up.

I'm going to a Beloit Snappers game tonight. I'll post some pictures (if they came out) when I get to a better internet connect and a better computer!

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8/7/12 10:22 A

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Carren, is this the game you went to? I didn't realize that! It's fun to watch such a romp - as long as it's going your way that is! Betcha there were a ot of disgruntled fans in attendance though!

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8/7/12 12:29 A

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Great game tonight! I was actually sitting pretty close to where Morneau's homers landed. I felt kinda bad for the Cleveland fans.

Was pretty disappointed in Nishiyoka's play - two errors, no hits.

Go Twins!

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8/5/12 4:07 P

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I just got home and turned on the game. Did he move across the field to the other dugout?

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Just announced - Danny Valencia has been traded to the Red Sox. He's been assigned to the AAA farm team.



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8/3/12 8:57 A

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emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I've been watching the Olympics so, of course, they've been winning.

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8/2/12 11:04 P

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Cool, you got to see a good game. emoticon

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8/2/12 4:44 P

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Going to the game at Fenway tonite! Deduno is pitching. Could be good or bad!

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Today's a rare opportunity for me to see a day game on tv....and though I feel guilty sitting inside on a beautiful day (though getting hotter by the minute) I'm watching! (and admitedly multi-tasking at the the computer) It's GREAT! I've always been at work this time of day. There really are some up-sides to being unemployed!

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8/1/12 11:22 A

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Nice to see Nick Blackburn pitch a good game last night. Too bad A.J. Pierzynski had to go and spoil it. emoticon

Mauer had a bad night last night - 0 for 4 (admittedly, Viciedo made a good catch on the one). He had runners in scoring position in every plate appearance except the first - one hit would have swung the game.

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7/30/12 11:39 P

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Walk off!
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7/29/12 7:02 P

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I'll second that emoticon

The Twins looked really good in this series. The best part was seeing some really good fielding. I'd forgotten just how good Justin Morneau is at 1st base - some of those picks were amazing!

I have a feeling the Twins will be seeing Liriano pretty soon - can't imagine that the White Sox won't run him out during the upcoming series (MLB.com lists the Wednesday pitcher as TBA.)

I'm sorta looking forward to watching A.J. Pierzynski catch Liriano. emoticon

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Woo Hoo....4th place, Baby!!

Sorry to hear about the Liriano trade, but there are others I'd be sorrier to see go. We'll still have to face him.....and as we all know, when he's good, he's really good. (But when he's bad, well, you know.)

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7/28/12 10:06 A

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I wonder if we'll see Danny Valencia today?

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7/28/12 7:33 A

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Doh, I missed all the good stuff because I was watching the Olympics! Well, at least they won!

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Sounds like you will have a great time at the game, Carren! I hope someday (when I have time AND money) I can be one of those fans that goes to see the team on the road at the various major league parks. You are getting a good start!

Hopefully tonights slaughter was just the shot in the arm the Twins need to get going again!

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Well, at least one pitcher is on - way to go Scott Diamond!
Good job by the offense too - hopefully they didn't use it all up in one game!

BTW - I just bought my tickets for the August 6 game in Cleveland. I'll be sitting in the section next to the Twins bullpen! emoticon

Edited by: CARRENK at: 7/28/2012 (10:06)
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Another example yesterday. Blackburn = 4.1 innings, 10 hits, 8(!) earned runs. Bullpen (Fein, Burton, Perkins) = 3.2 innings, 2 hits, 0 earned runs.

Of course, the offense didn't help - 9 runners left on base.

Let's hope the boys use the day offf to clear their heads and get back on track for the Indians!

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No kidding!

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I think you nailed it on the head with that post!

One day at a time!


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The pitching staff really needs to get over this Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde thing. If the starter is good, the bullpen stinks. If the starter bombs, the relievers pitch magnificently for a lost cause. emoticon

I'd love to see everyone play well on the same day for a change!


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I'm so mad tonight! I can't believe we blew the 4-2 lead!

Wonder who's going to end up on the block??

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So much for the resurgent Francisco Liriano - he's getting pounded. My guess is the trade prospects dry up after tonight. emoticon

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Amen! We need these young guys to play to their full potential if the Twins are going to contend any time this decade. Twins' pitching hasn't been stellar in a while.

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Well, at least they won the series . . . And Deduno got his first win. And the expression on the poor guy's face--somewhere between terrified and constipated! Maybe he can relax now.

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I didn't get to see much of the weekend series - I was assisting a friend with a move. Really wish the Twins had done better agains KC. Bullpen seems to be struggling lately. Glad Blackburn had a good outing, though!

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Probably a solid theory - they think the Twins can't hurt 'em and put in the meatball pitcher. But the bullpen didn't fare any better....so I'm hoping it wasn't a fluke. Not sure about Baltimore's rotation? I wonder if even their ace can stop the Twins on a roll? We shall see soon!

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Wow, that was lot of fun!

My sister came up with the theory to explain why the Twins don't score any runs in the game following a laugher. The game where they score lots of runs is probably started by the other team's worst pitcher, and then the following game is started by their ace.

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Wow - what a game! They really needed that!

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I just hope they leave some in the tank for the next three games...

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This is a fun game to watch....13-5 bottom of 6 right now with a runner on 1st and only one out....why couldn't they have used a little of this on the A's?

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Just turned the game on at the end of the 1st inning... didn't see how they scored 7 runs in the first, but it's great! So glad the bats are going again! Now here's hoping to some good pitching from the home team!

Okay, so Mauer just hits one out. We were sitting just on the other side of that same foul poll yesterday. That would have been really exciting for us had he hit that homer yesterday afternoon! emoticon

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Hopefully Mr. Thome will be kind and not lose any more baseballs in the flower pots! (And perhaps his teammate Mr. Hardy will do the same!)

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Yeah, I like this year's DQ hat too. Matches the shorts my son (and just about every young man on the planet, I think) has been wearing this summer.

The game....ugh. I'm glad I missed it today. Saw the score, and thought they were talking about Saturday's game. Both just awful. Hoping we have a better time of it with Baltimore.

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I was thinking of you today - sorry you got such a bummer of a game. The hats look cute, at least. emoticon

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I usually enjoy being at Target Field but... the game wasn't that good and it was HOT and HUMID! We never leave until the final pitch, but after a while I was hoping the innings would go a little more quickly. What a shame.

On a brighter note, we did get some nice Twins hats today as a give-away and my son even won a free DQ ice cream cake because he was 1 of 100 to get a special green sticker on his cap. (He was the first in Gate 34 so maybe they had that planned...) Anyway, they gave away 20,000 hats so it was a nice little bonus to get a DQ cake out of the deal. Might use it for his brother's birthday cake next week!

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What a terrible series! Just a mess of errors - fielding, base running, you name it. The Twins seem to have some rust from the All-Star break. emoticon

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Amen to that! I'm planning to catch the Twins in Cleveland in early August. Hopefully they'll have some momentum then. (Hopefully Josh Willingham will still be with the team - he seems to be at the center of most of the trade speculation.)

Enjoy Sunday's game! I hope the weather's not too brutal. Oakland seems like the type of team the Twins can shut down, so things look good for a Twins win!

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I'm with you on that! Overall, they have been playing great lately so we need to keep that momentum going. Besides that, we're headed to the game on Sunday and would love to see a win! emoticon

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It was on the front page of the StarTribune too....and it's currently on the news again too. They talked about the Tweets you mentioned, and showed the pic of Willingham hitting the ground. I'm sure the "duck and cover" was instinct on Willingham's part....it sounded more like an attack than a thunder clap! And they ALL took off running, so he shouldn't feel too bad.

If the Twins turn it around now it wouldn't be the first time a team did an about-face after the All Star Break. Sending good vibes for that now!



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I don't think Josh Willingham will EVER live this down! emoticon Every article I've seen has commented on his duck and cover.

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That's funny! I bet there are a bunch of good stories to be told about the lightening!

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Me too - two heartbreakers in a row. I'm inclined to blame MLB's television deals, since I couldn't watch either game because of national blackouts. (ESPN didn't even have a crew in Arlington last night!) emoticon

Denard Span and Ben Revere both tweeted from the clubhouse during the delay last night about the thunder. Revere noted that he hopes no one heard him 'scream like a little girl'. Gotta love a guy who can make fun of himself! emoticon

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Uggghhhhhh... Hope the Twins players have some nice plans for the All-Star break so they can forget about the looong game tonight...

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I'm pretty sure it'll show up on some bloopers reels this week. It was comical, once the shock was over and nobody was hurt. I don't know that I've ever seen a group of players just drop everything and head to the dugouts en masse! No words were spoken....then just RAN!

Looks like we're going to pull out a win. (I'm writing this in the bottom of 9, and I hope I did't just jinx it!)

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Let's just say that I stopped cleaning cupboards and watched the lightening strike replay a few times. It was a serious situation and I don't mean to make light of it, but after all is said and done and everyone safe, it is pretty comical to see the way the players dashed out of there! emoticon I'm sure it will show up in many sports broadcasts later tonight...

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Yeah, I'm trying to do some cleaning, too. Can't wait to see what happened with that lightening strike - can't say I've every watched/listened to a game when that happened.

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If it makes you feel any better, I'm mostly just listening to the tv broadcast anyway. I'm still cleaning out and wiping down my kitchen cupboards.

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I'm radio only tonight, as I was last night. *&%^ Yankees always get the national game here in New Jersey! emoticon

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I was "out" last night, but we asked them to put the Twins game on the TV on the wall. It was crowded and we couldn't hear anything - but it was nice to be able to at least SEE the win! Hoping for more of the same tonight!

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It is good to see Morneau coming back. I thought Smalley made a good comment on last night's broadcast: Morneau has missed significant parts of two seasons, it's going to take him time to regain his timing. I think he's looking better all the time!

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Nice to see Morneau swinging such a productive bat. Looks like he appreciated it as well!

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I'm a Valencia fan too, but Plouffe is looking and playing like a 3rdbaseman--a really good one. I like Plouffe alot too. Last year I was hoping he'd be the one to win the SS spot, but it wasn't to be. Now it looks like he's found his spot and he's playing some really exciting baseball. I've never liked Casilla, but Danny really isn't known for his defensive abilities. Where oh where could we put him?

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I'm a Danny Valencia fan, and was really sorry to see him go down. But yep, I have to agree. Plouffe has surprised me in the greatest of ways! I think he's my new fave. But I still wish Danny could come back...maybe as a utility man.

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Exactly! Yes, the Twins looked bad at the beginning of the year. But I think the media is ignoring some of the good changes.

1) The rookie pitchers - they've rocked!
2) The reimergence of Liriano - I don't know if he's turned a corner or is benefiting from his personal catcher, but he is lookingmuch more consistent.
3) Trevor Plouffe - who would have predicted that not only would he go on a home run tear, but he'd play credible defense at 3rd? (Sorry, Danny, I think you lost your job.)
4) Mauer is looking like a batting champ again. While he'll probably never hit 20+ homers again, he's already got more homers than last year!

The Twins may just redeem themselves from last year!

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