GameChat – Rangers @ Twins #4, 12:10pm

Yes, it was a huge bummer that the Twins couldn’t pull off a win (even a walk-off) in honor of my birthday attendance last evening but at least it was a phenomenal night for baseball and we really had a good time. I will say this since it was my first time physically in attendance this season – all joking aside, give extra time to get through security than you are used to. The stuff they had added for the All-Star game (metal detectors and the whole shebang) really slows things down and makes lines much longer.

Today is every bit as nice so for those who can get away from work (not me) and get to be outside (not me) to enjoy a little baseball (again, not me), you will have a marvelous time.

Let’s hope Deduno can keep things on line enough (or just NOT enough) to get the Twins a win today!

Texas @ Minnesota
Choo, DH Dozier, 2B
Sardinas, SS Mauer, 1B
Moreland, 1B Plouffe, 3B
Beltre, A, 3B Arcia, O, RF
Rios, A, RF Willingham, DH
Choice, LF Kubel, LF
Martin, L, CF Pinto, C
Chirinos, C Escobar, E, SS
Odor, 2B Santana, D, CF
  Martinez, N, P   Deduno, P
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Texas 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 5 12 0
Minnesota 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 11 0

This game was tied when I went in to my last meeting of the day at the office. It didn’t end that way. – JC

Episode 85: Astatine, Jim Callis and the Most Important Coach in Baseball

Half of Twins Territory still thinks we’re morons, but “This is Talk to Contact.” You can download the new Talk to Contact (@TalkToContact) episode via iTunes or click here you can download the new episode, and if you want to add the show to your podcast player, this is the RSS Feed.

This week’s episode is highlighted by a lengthy interview with Jim Callis (@JimCallisMLB, who talks about the draft and a whole mess of Twins topics. The Baseball Pirate makes his return from defending the homeland and the whole gang is back together for the first time in a long time. The show starts out with a rousing discussion of which coach is the most important coach in baseball, and whether or not any of the players on the 25-man roster could be more important than the most important coach. Interesting things are happening.

Brian Dozier continues to impress, the Twins pitchers continue to distress (except for Punxsutawney Phil Hughes), and Eduardo Escobar continues to mash extra-base hits like it’s his job (because it is). Is Eddie Escobar playing over his head? Probably some, but could this also be the natural maturation of a player who’s been in the big leagues since his age-22 season?

Eddie Rosario makes his return from his drug suspension, Ben Revere hits a real life, honest to god, over the wall home run and Carlos Gomez says “It’s sexy batting clean-up!” All this and more on this week’s episode of Talk to Contact.


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