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Results Mixed As Twins Replicate Florida Spring Training Experience

Unconfirmed reports say multiple players, staff devoured or chomped by Earl, a rogue alligator from Orlando.
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Target Field saw its first baseball action of the season this week, as players began reporting for a delayed spring training. Excitement soon turned to chaos as a rogue alligator “gave a good old Everglades chomping” to numerous players, staff, and journalists.

“The team wanted it to feel as much like a Florida spring training environment as possible,” said Larry Thurman, VP of Community Engagement for Orlando’s Wilderness Safari and Topless Frozen Yogurt Bar. “We sent up a couple gators to give it a real Sunshine State feel. I guess Earl got a bit peckish.”

Earl was one of two gators loosed in the Twins clubhouse on Wednesday, where he terrorized and/or gnawed on multiple players and team officials.

“(Max) Kepler came tearing through the clubhouse yelling about the green bear and I was very confused,” said Twins manager Rocco Baldelli. “Turns out Glen (Perkins, retired Twins pitcher and south metro handyman) told him that’s what alligators were when Max got here from Germany and no one corrected him. Anyway, that’s when I saw Earl going to town on a couple advance scouts and I got out of there.”

Minneapolis Animal Control sedated the alligator, and team officials say that while there are multiple injuries and “extensive” gouging, there were no fatalities. Reports that Dan Gladden attempted to ride the gator like a motorcycle and compared it unfavorably to Steve Lombardozzi are unconfirmed at this time.

The other alligator, Eugene, appeared to tire quickly and settled in for a nap on top of The Athletic’s Aaron Gleeman. Officials say both the gator and Gleeman appear to be sleeping soundly and there are no plans to disturb them.

A team spokesperson said the workouts at St. Paul’s CHS Field will go on as scheduled this weekend but with less immediately hazardous Florida effects. Sprawling retirement villages, championship golf courses that wipe out native wetlands, and extensive insurance fraud are all expected to take over the capital city's Lowertown neighborhood beginning Friday afternoon.

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Caution: do not attempt to drive within a twenty mile radius of either of the venues until further notice. The sudden influx of old people running red lights and making random lane changes will be hazardous to your car's metalwork!

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twinsfanstreif
Jul 03 2020 09:13 AM

It's 2020 man, you can't joke like this. The thing is, this could actually happen and it wouldn't even be in the top 10 craziest things to happen in 2020........I hate (and weirdly kind of love) this year so much

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Hosken Bombo Disco
Jul 03 2020 09:36 AM
Maybe the murder hornets can scare the alligators away?
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Lets just hope they are not "Meth Gators" https://www.cnn.com/...trnd/index.html

 

 

On the bright side, we can expect a local eatery review from LENIII any day now.
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Dave The Dastardly
Jul 04 2020 08:57 AM

Word on the street is that Earl has been skinned and is being made into a couple dozen pairs of baseball spikes. Teeth are being strung into a necklace for The Turtle. Seemed appropriate.

Genious

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sampleSizeOfOne
Jul 04 2020 09:41 AM

On the bright side, we can expect a local eatery review from LENIII any day now.


Word on the street is that Earl has been skinned and is being made into a couple dozen pairs of baseball spikes. Teeth are being strung into a necklace for The Turtle. Seemed appropriate.


I'm sad to hear that. I was looking forward to hearing Earl's review of the players.

We might find some business opportunities by comparing them to Len's reports.

At least Earl will serve a valuable lesson for the values of social distancing and the benefits of curbside pickup. I am curious how many he will serve...

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