k-bro Twins Fest Report - 2012
I was especially motivated to go this year, because Brad Radke was appearing for the first time since he retired. I don't normally like to spend my time in autograph lines, but this was for Brad Radke, so I had to.
He shared an autograph station with Jacque Jones and Shannon Stewart, so it was kind of like a 2004 reunion tour. The line was longer than I expected, but fortunately I made it in just in the nick of time (they closed the line 5 or so people behind me).
For the record both Jacque Jones and Brad Radke are better looking in person than any picture I've ever seen; they both have fabulous smiles.
After I finally got my autographs, I went inside. It's the first time I'd been in the Dome since they put on the new roof. It was a lot brighter in their than it used to be. I can't imagine trying to catch a fly ball with that sun-bright roof.
I sat at the ESPN1500 radio area, which is one of my favorite things to do -- you can relax, and listen to the radio guys interview the players. It's a great way to see the guys as they're being interviewed.
[SIZE=2]Justin Morneau also commented on the bright white roof.[/SIZE]
When we started wondering around, we checked out Bert Blyleven's new Hall of Fame plaque, ...
[SIZE=2]Hmm. I don't think it really looks like him.[/SIZE]
visited the Twins Pro Shop, ...
[SIZE=2]You can get your very own Mike Lamb banner.[/SIZE]
and found TC Bear, among other things.
[SIZE=2]Best mascot in the Majors.[/SIZE]
By the time I did all that, the Twins Grab bag booth was closed down because they had run out of grab bags for the day. I was really disappointed because for $15, you can get a treasure of stuff -- old stadium giveaways, media guides, and other prizes. Bummer. Next time, I'll get those first.
All in all, though, I had a great time. And now I'm really in the mood for baseball to start.