09.23.11 THE GAME PLAN

THE BUZZ An eyeball-based guess says Target Field was about half full -- or slightly less -- for Thursday afternoon's game. Sorry, it's just a Lynx town now.

REMOTE PATROL Jim Thome only has one career homer (and a .241 average) in 29 career at bats vs. Carl Pavano. Will that change? Twins vs. Indians, 6, FSN.

Click pick The Twitter feed for the Moneyball movie (@MoneyballMovie) is sparse; it barely has more than 1,000 followers. The movie comes out Friday.

STAR GAZING Manny Ramirez is seeking reinstatement from MLB so he can play Winter Ball in the Dominican Republic. Manny wasn't being Manny retired.

FAST FACT A three-way AL Wild Card tie between the Red Sox, Rays and Angels would create a logistical nightmare that could alter the existing playoff schedule.