July 16, 2015: Wins

The second half of the season begins tomorrow. Let's see what the Nation thinks about their second half.

I looked at the seasons with two wild cards and last year's 88 wins was the lowest yet. In order for the Twins to reasonably expect to make the postseason they need to aim for 90 wins. If they replicate the first half in the second half, that would give them 89 wins.

The Twins are 49-40 and have 73 games remaining. How many more do they win?

  • 36 to 39 (71%, 15 Votes)
  • 40 to 43 (19%, 4 Votes)
  • 44 or more (5%, 1 Votes)
  • 32 to 35 (5%, 1 Votes)
  • 31 or fewer (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 21

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54 thoughts on “July 16, 2015: Wins”

  1. Microwave update:
    Replaced the old microwave with a new microwave of the same model.
    Within 30 minutes of exploring the old microwave (without the schematics on hand), I found the fuse and it was not just melted but shattered. I could have found it a lot quicker if I'd had the schematics on hand.
    EAR went from excited about how quickly I replaced the microwave with frustrated about buying a new one while having a nearly-functional one (expectations!).
    Anyways, I'll need to mail-order a fuse. Anyone interested in a nearly-new over-the-range microwave that will work as soon as I can get one part?
    I can't give this one away like I did the dehumidifier though. Maybe half-price?

    1. I've been considering swapping out the hood fan with an over-the-range for a couple years now. I'd consider your offer, but I'm no where near you and I need a black one.

      You're welcome for this completely useless comment.

        1. over-the-stove microwaves are the Devil's work. I so want to get rid of my (non-functioning from a previous grease fire that took it out) one and replace it with a proper vent hood.

          1. I agree on the vent hood. We picked up something like this a few years back and I absolutely love it. When we crank it up full power, you can actually see anythink in the air getting sucked out.

    2. And now my over-the-range microwave is making a strange sound when it's in use. It sounds like a rotating plate mis-aligned with the wheels, except that this model doesn't have a rotating plate...

        1. That was my first guess, but I haven't taken a look yet. I was planning on taking the dryer apart this weekend...

  2. Microwave update, part two:

    While in the unfinished basement last night, I noticed in the dark that the floor on the side we just use for storage seemed like it was a different color. Turned on the light, and it's covered with a light brown, thin, wet substance. We quickly moved a bunch of the storage stuff and found that one of the interior walls is slowly caving in and clay is sneaking all over from somewhere.

    Needless to say, the microwave is now not nearly as much of a concern.

    1. Get a kiln?

      Seriously, that possibly blows. Hopefully it is a small, easily repairable problem.

  3. I got hit up on the old "Sanctuary City" thing again today. I was asked if I felt "patriotic" living in a place like that. I said that yes I do. Great schools, they clean the roads in the winter, low crime. I'm happy to live in Minnesota.

    Holy shit, people. I may have gotten a little heated in this place, but consider it a relief valve. I have put up with this nonsense forever and had to just take it because a lot of times it has come from my various direct supervisors and now from my clients. Ugh.

    1. I saw my first non-WGOM reference to sanctuary cities yesterday on Facebook. I was so tempted to engage, just because the poster is a known-idiot, and... that could be fun, right? I resisted. Part of me was sad, but... it was the right call.

      For lent one year, I gave up commenting on political posts on facebook, because I was unable to resist engaging in these sorts of things.

      1. A friend of mine created a separate facebook account where people he knows and shares his political views can comment together. It's actually really cool, because it's compartmentalized, and people with the view can vent, and if you get offended, just stop subscribing to that account, but you can still be friends with him.
        I have many friends on facebook of different political persuasions, and many on here as well. I look, I listen, I may open up a word document and write stuff down, but I rarely let those comments out. It just leads to a black hole of misery. It's not worth it. Even though some people are clearly wrong, and clearly only my persuasive ability can bring them back to reason.

        1. I try not to get into political discussions. If I do, I just use statistics and facts to refute ridiculous claims made by others. I am usually ignored because it doesn't fit in others' narratives.

          1. You ever try dismissive quasi-agreement?
            Like "Pfft! If you think that's a big problem... [esoteric issue]."
            Note there was no actual agreement in there.
            Also works for sports you're disinterested in.

    2. Also, every time I see an immigration issue, I find myself wondering "have these people never watched 'Much Apu About Nothing'"?

    3. I have no idea why people want to start arguments in the work place. Life gives us enough disagreeable moments without creating more of them.

          1. How many days after a discussion does something have to be to qualify as a call-back?

  4. If I dropped something at the post office here in St. Paul before last pick-up at 6pm, it'll be delivered by tomorrow in Minneapolis, right? Maybe even today?

      1. I sent something to Florida on Monday that got there yesterday. So I figured the same time span would work for about 7 miles too.

  5. BREAKING NEWS: Max Kepler has been activated from the disabled list and will be in the lineup for Chattanooga tonight.

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