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Pitchers K. Correia (still a Twin!) -v- Y. Ventura
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The non waiver trade deadline has now passed and what do the Twins have? One less outfielder because Sam Fuld was traded to the A's. One more pitcher because the A's traded Tommy Milone in return. The Twins got a catcher for the short term because the team and Kurt Suzuki agreed on a contract extension, and the fans get to be a little excited because the Twins called up slugger Kennys Vargas.
Most everything has been discussed in the CoC, but feel free to add anything else here.
Oh, and the Twins can win a series with a victory tonight. Go team go.
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An article in the New Yorker got me curious about the xx. I've only given them a cursory listen thus far. Anyone else have an opinion on them?
A fine performance by Trevor May. Byron Buxton is getting things going. Ryan Eades is pitching better.
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Joe Sugden (1870)
Laughing Larry Doyle (1886)
Art Nehf (1892)
Allen Russell (1893)
Elmer Riddle (1914)
Curt Gowdy (1919)
Hank Bauer (1922)
Vic Davalillo (1936)
John Vukovich (1947)
Dave Dombrowski (1956)
Leon Durham (1957)
Mike Bielecki (1959)
Scott Bankhead (1963)
Ted Barrett (1965)
Gabe Kapler (1975)
Rene Rivera (1983)
Hall of Fame broadcaster Curt Gowdy was the voice of the NBC Game of the Week from 1965-1975.
Dave Dombrowski has been the general manager of the Montreal Expos/Florida Marlins and of the Detroit Tigers.
Ted Barrett has been a major league umpire since 1994.
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Two-thirds of the way through the regular season. Who's got anything left to give this team?
Phil Hughes vs. Danny Duffy. That's probably a best-case scenario.
A good performance for Alex Meyer. Aaron Hicks gets all the New Britain hits. Max Murphy makes his Class A debut.
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