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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Gleeman: Twins ask fans which brand of luxury car they are

Okay, now I know this data is useless.

Below you’ll find a question included in a “brand survey” the Minnesota Twins’ marketing department just sent out to their fans via e-mail.

The District Attorney Posted: September 02, 2014 at 02:51 PM | 27 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Win Big Stein's Money Posted: September 02, 2014 at 03:01 PM (#4783878)
*Honda Civic - cheap and easy make out spot in the backseat
   2. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: September 02, 2014 at 03:36 PM (#4783928)
It's weird they all have brand names except 'Mini Van'.
   3. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: September 02, 2014 at 04:12 PM (#4783966)
I'm thinking like 1985 Chevy Citation.
   4. Ok, Griffey's Dunn (Nothing Iffey About Griffey) Posted: September 02, 2014 at 04:17 PM (#4783972)
Ford Pinto - design flaw causes it to go up in flames
   5. DanO Posted: September 02, 2014 at 04:35 PM (#4783994)
Maybe they meant Mini Cooper Van?

There really is such a thing! http://www.autoblog.com/2013/04/08/2014-mini-cooper-clubvan-first-drive-review/
   6. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: September 02, 2014 at 04:37 PM (#4783996)
Ford Pinto - design flaw causes it to go up in flames

The Twins aren't really that exciting though.
   7. morineko Posted: September 02, 2014 at 04:41 PM (#4784003)
The car looks OK but it's not allowed to go over 80 mph.
   8. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: September 02, 2014 at 04:43 PM (#4784011)
The Joad truck, of course -- ramshackle, slow, full of poorly-paid people of questionable skill.
   9. vortex of dissipation Posted: September 02, 2014 at 04:46 PM (#4784012)
A Volvo - Scandinavian, and racing a station wagon against sports cars.
   10. Omineca Greg Posted: September 02, 2014 at 07:50 PM (#4784167)
It can't be a Dodge Aries or a Plymouth Reliant.

Minnesota's pitching is last in the league in strikeouts/9.

I had a friend with a LeBaron convertible (another K-Car variant). He thought it was a cherry ride, but his girlfriend would always wear a scarf and big sunglasses whenever the top was down. It was a look worn out of embarrassment, she was hoping no one would recognize her. Whenever they pulled up I'd point and say, "Who's that girl who looks like Grace Kelly and why is she riding in that ugly car?"

Yes.

I am always that smooth around the ladies.

   11. Steve Sparks Flying Everywhere Posted: September 02, 2014 at 08:31 PM (#4784186)
The Ford Taurus is the replacement level player of cars.
   12. bobm Posted: September 02, 2014 at 08:59 PM (#4784193)
A Trabant - because the Twins usually walk

(ETA: The hitters walk. The pitchers don't walk. Maybe they're an intersection instead of a car?)
   13. The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott) Posted: September 02, 2014 at 10:10 PM (#4784237)
I'm a 1982 Ford Country Squire. I miss my old battlewagon.
   14. DL from MN Posted: September 02, 2014 at 10:57 PM (#4784259)
They have a Suzuki and a Pinto on the roster and Mauer's brother owns a Chevy dealership. I can see why they're confused.
   15. Cooper Nielson Posted: September 02, 2014 at 11:50 PM (#4784287)
They have a Suzuki and a Pinto on the roster

Excellent! They've also had a (Lew) Ford and a (Mike) Lincoln in the past. Any other car-named players out there?
   16. Cooper Nielson Posted: September 02, 2014 at 11:57 PM (#4784293)
Searching through BB-Ref I found a John Dodge and a Sam Dodge. Gene Packard. (Damian) Rolls and Royce (Clayton/Ring). Lots of Mercedes, but only one (Joe) Benz.

Kinda close:
Rich Aude
Jeff Datz (who must have been some Datz's Son)
Edinson Volquez(wagen)
   17. Cooper Nielson Posted: September 02, 2014 at 11:59 PM (#4784294)
Anthony Ferrari pitched in 4 games for the 2003 Expos.

Andrew Lambo?
   18. The District Attorney Posted: September 03, 2014 at 12:03 AM (#4784297)
Bob Lemon
   19. theboyqueen Posted: September 03, 2014 at 12:49 AM (#4784316)
Scirocco Baldelli
   20. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: September 03, 2014 at 02:14 AM (#4784337)
I'm gonna tell you 'bout the team that I root for
It's that Dodge Veg-O-Matic there on the Target Field.
Well, I'm gonna tell you 'bout the team that I roll with.
Well it doesn't go nowhere, it just stays there in fifth.

You know, I like it.
You know, I like it a whole lot.

Well, that's my Dodge Veg-O-Matic there on the Target Field
My Dodge Veg-O-Matic, there on the Target Field.
You know, I like it.
You know, I like to watch it reel.

(I don't know why)

I'm gonna tell you 'bout a team you'd best not watch.
The next concussion is just a kick in the crotch.
I'm gonna tell you 'bout a team that you won't dig.
The best prospect gets snapped like a twig.
I like it.

I like it a lot.

Because it's my Dodge Veg-O-Matic, it's there on the Target Field
My Dodge Veg-O-Matic, it's there on the Target Field.
You know, I like it, though,
Yes, I like it a lot.

Tell 'em

Well, I'll meet you at seven at the Target Field.
We can all just stand by the fence, you know, and watch it reel.
Well, I'll see you now at seven, sir, don't be late.
We'll stand there and watch them disintegrate.

You know, I like it.

You know, I like it a lot.

Let's do another verse

Well, go ahead and cheer, don't listen to me, go ahead and do it.
You'll watch one inning and you'll know you blew it.
See, the bats are made of balsa and arms are all quite fungible
You'll want to go back home but find out that tix are non-refundable.

You know, I like it, though.

I like this team a lot.

My Dodge Veg-O-Matic, it's there on the Target Field.
It's my Dodge Veg-O-Matic, there on the Target Field.
Well, you know, I like it.
I like it a lot.
   21. vortex of dissipation Posted: September 03, 2014 at 02:32 AM (#4784345)
Jack Morris
Jack Bentley
Jack Armstrong
Rick Austin
Max Alvis
Walt Bond
Cecil Cooper
Hod Ford
Whitey Ford
Dave Hillman
Philip Humber
Mike Morgan
Bill Singer
Pete Lister
Brian Allard
Jackie Jensen
Fred Talbot

   22. Joe OBrien Posted: September 03, 2014 at 12:39 PM (#4784570)
Marquis Grissom was named after a car. Seriously.
   23. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: September 03, 2014 at 12:57 PM (#4784586)
I think Aaron and I define "luxury car" quite differently.
   24. just plain joe Posted: September 03, 2014 at 01:11 PM (#4784601)
There used to be a car called the "Baker Electric", so numerous Bakers would make the list.

"Stanley Steamer" so ditto for any Stanleys.

After the second world war there were Kaiser cars and Frazer cars so Jeff Kaiser and various Fraziers/Frasers, if you want to fudge the spelling.

Hudson cars were sold until the mid-1950's so Tim Hudson, et al.

There have been literally thousands of brands of cars sold (many of which lasted for a couple of years and disappeared). Someone with plenty of time could come up with a long list of names for the "automobile team".
   25. Flynn Posted: September 03, 2014 at 01:14 PM (#4784604)
Bob Stanley's nickname was the Steamer, and it was a real nickname in the sense that people called him the Steamer or Steamer Stanley quite a lot.
   26. DL from MN Posted: September 03, 2014 at 01:43 PM (#4784640)
Carlos Oldsmobile or Ranger Suarez. Which one did I make up?

If you go with model as well as make you get guys like Ivan Nova and Jason Marquis
   27. Non-Youkilidian Geometry Posted: September 03, 2014 at 02:29 PM (#4784684)
Marty Cordova's name isn't spelled the same way, but when he played for the Jays his catches nevertheless prompted any number of "fine Corinthian leather" jokes from Tatti and Hebscher on Sportsline.

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