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allstar game

Posted: 7/15/2014 5:30 PM

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anyone watch the HR derby? I never watch it. But, what kind of reception did Morneau get?
Also I keep hearing that the Twin Cities will hit a new record low temp tonite? Is that true? Wouldn't you know, the get the all star game after the Metrodome shuts down....noidea
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Posted: 7/15/2014 6:49 PM

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Morneau got a standing ovation.

Metrodome didn't just shut down, it was torn down...thank God. The place was a P.O.S. It was built on the cheap, it was a P.O.S when it was completed and should have been torn down years ago.

Thank God for Target Field and the new Viking Stadium that's going up in it's place.
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Posted: 7/15/2014 7:20 PM

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But it is definitely very bizarre to drive past where it used to be... Very bizarre. I have family in Roseville and thought I was going the wrong way when I didn't see the Metrodome. 
viperdk wrote: Morneau got a standing ovation.

Metrodome didn't just shut down, it was torn down...thank God. The place was a P.O.S. It was built on the cheap, it was a P.O.S when it was completed and should have been torn down years ago.

Thank God for Target Field and the new Viking Stadium that's going up in it's place.
 Meyer and May will be top of the rotation starters by 2015. 
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Posted: 7/15/2014 8:52 PM

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I never realized how much baseball fans like Alexei Ramirez, they wouldn't stop cheering when he came on the field... :)
 Meyer and May will be top of the rotation starters by 2015. 
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Posted: 7/15/2014 8:52 PM

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I love the enthusiasm, but I think it might be quite premature calling Meyer and May the 1 and 2 starters for 2015.  They might crack the rotation but each needs to develop command of their pitches.  As another young pitcher, watch Gibson for example.  One game he's lights out, the next he get's rocked the first 1 to 2 innings.  Being able to hit your spots, move effectively around the strike zone, throw any pitch anytime for a strike is prototypical for aces.  It takes a while to convert a live arm into dominating teams day in day out.  I like the prospects of both Meyer and May.  I'm concerned about May not having enough pitches.  I'd love to hear from Insagt if he has seen him throw three kinds of pitches effectively.  If he's only got two pitches, he might fit better as our ace of the future.  I hope he develops another pitch or two.  I don't know him well enough but hopefully he's working on something in Rochester.

When it comes to the highest ceiling of all of our pitching prospects, you've got to look to Berrios.  He's got command and 3-4 pitches already.  I can't wait to see him settle in at AA.  Kohl Stewart is having a decent year in low A Cedar Rapids.  The rotation is looking strong for 2016 but 2015, it should be fun to watch, but I don't think we'll be great just yet.
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Posted: 7/15/2014 10:52 PM

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ETCDelawareTwinsFan wrote: I love the enthusiasm, but I think it might be quite premature calling Meyer and May the 1 and 2 starters for 2015.  
Absolutely concur.
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Posted: 7/15/2014 10:54 PM

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What a great game and what a fantastic finish from Perkins and his battery-mate Kurt Suzuki! 

Loved his comments about the 'playoff-like atmosphere' and how he'd like to have that feeling here in Minnesota.  It was an awesome game and went exactly to script, with our hometown boy shining in the end.
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Posted: 7/16/2014 6:53 AM

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May and Meyer need a full season at AAA. And now that Diamond is gone, they had better stick around because our rotation is taking major hits. May's injury set him back a bit. Both guys are working on being able to take command of 3 pitches. Both have had Gibson-like moments this season...great one day and not so great the next. Meyer was leading the league in k's...something Twins pitchers don't specialize in.
I'd like to see our rotation be May, Meyer, Johnson, Pino and Gilmartin the rest of the way. But Twins injuries will determine if that will come to pass. If we can keep those 5 we will be a post season contender. And I think the Twins need to have some team in the organization be a contender.

As of the ASG--it was great. And the tribute to Jeter was also pretty neat. Whether you hate or love the Yankees...this game is the perfect venue to honor the superstars of the game...especially as they end their career. When else can everyone feel good about a competitor....for one night. I think baseball needs to add two roster spots for each league...so that the greats of the game can participate...no matter what kind of season they are having....the fans love it and its good for the sport.

In Jeter's case, he has never done anything to embarrass himself or his sport over a 20 year career. Thats rare in todays sports arena. He deserved his moment. The fans loved it and it made this game very memorable.
It reminded me of when I went to Yankee Stadium in Sept 2001 to see Ripken's last game (turned out it was his last road game because of 9/11) On that day, every person in that stadium was a Cal Ripken fan. They all wanted to see him get one last hit...cheering and standing for every AB. (he ended up going 0-8 and having the worst day of his career! And the game ended in a tie) But still it was really something to be a part of...in an 'enemy' ballpark
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