GameChat – Twins @ Mariners, 9:10 pm

Ouch, gotta love these west coast games… I’m sure our west coastie fans LOVE finally having games AFTER they get home from work but us poor midwesterners have had to wait sooooooo long for our baseball! Of course, today we had plenty to keep us busy I’m betting – at least I did.

So, lineup news: the update on ‘Lando is that things aren’t as scary as they looked last night. He’s sore but scans found no new damage and he’s likely to fly out and join the team tomorrow. No word on how soon he’ll play but it’s probably a shorter period off than JJ had with his bone bruise. The interesting side-effect is that instead of putting Lexi out there at 2B, it’s Cuddy. Now this could be fun/tense/entertaining/scary!

Minnesota @ Seattle
Span, CF   Suzuki, I, RF
Hardy, SS   Figgins, 2B
Mauer, C   Gutierrez, F, CF
Morneau, 1B   Bradley, LF
Thome, DH   Sweeney, M, DH
Cuddyer, 2B   Lopez, J, 3B
Kubel, RF   Wilson, Jo, SS
Young, D, LF   Johnson, Ro, C
Punto, 3B   Tuiasosopo, M, 1B
  Liriano, P     Fister, P


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 10 0
Seattle 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 4 10 0


So Cuddy didn’t embarrass himself or anything at 2B although this was obviously not are BEST defensive arrangement of players.  Sure tried to make things interesting at the end too!  But it’s nice to start with a win.  I believe we have consensus amongst game watchers that the white hats with the gray unis REALLY sucks.  Not a good combo and makes the laundry guys look bad.

Chat awarded the BOD to Justin Morneau for breakdancing in the top of the 9th.  Oh wait, not quite but he did do an awful lot of mashing of the ball and some FANTASTIC defense at 1B definitely earned the recognition even with the entertainment on the basepaths.  All-you-can-eat pastries for the other long ball hitters.

Time Out to Remember

Baseball will be back tonight (LATE) for the Knuckleballs but in honor of the holiday, we ask you to put that aside for a moment.

For all those who have served in our nation’s military, we thank you.  For all those families who have sacrificed, we thank you.  But in the true recognition of Memorial Day and it’s history, we remember those who fell in the service of this country and we honor their memory.

There is no way to pay the debt owed for the privileges I enjoy.  I can only recognize the depth of loss and remember the cost.

We encourage all our readers to enjoy their Memorial Day in whatever manner they choose but to take a moment during the day to remember those we’ve lost.

… The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion … 

Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address




Day is done,
gone the sun,
From the hills,
from the lake,
From the skies.
All is well,
safely rest,
God is nigh.