01-30-2013, 04:19 PM #1
Your favorite #13 memory
To countdown the days until pitchers and catchers report, we're looking at which Twins had the number for that day. With 13 days left, what is your favorite memory of these Twins players?
I'm going with Walker. When The Voice Of Reason and I were moving to MN, we took off a couple of months and traveled the US. We found ourselves somewhere in Louisiana in the middle of the summer, and it was exactly when the minor league (AA?) All-star game was going. It happened to be in Shreveport Louisiana.
Walker was in that All-Star game, and I think he was either from or playing for Shreveport, so there was quite a bit of hype around him. We made it there and attended the ball game. I missed a foul ball by about four inches.
Because of all that, we were really rooting for him when he came up in the 90s. He never really fulfilled that promise, but he had a decent enough career.
01-30-2013, 04:30 PM #2
Pags, part of the old-school Harrischer platoon."Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
- Strib commenter educating the elitists on the value of RBI's
01-30-2013, 05:14 PM #3
Mike Pagliarulo has the game of his life in Game 4 of the 1991 World Series, going 3 for 3 including a homer, accounting for both RBI in an eventual 3-2 loss, and in the top of the ninth he ... is pinch-hit for by Scott Leius who lines out. Imagine if he had been left in, to hit the go-ahead homer with two outs, so that they can then turn the gave over to Aguilera for the save. Arguably no need for Game 7 heroics by Morris, Knoblauch, Gladd... uh, never mind. 3-for-3 is good enough. Good game, Pags.
01-30-2013, 05:58 PM #4
01-30-2013, 06:00 PM #5
I remember that trying to pronounce Pag's last name right was more challenging that saying "Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers" 10x fast.Mastermind of the "Free Bert" sign.
01-30-2013, 06:37 PM #6
01-30-2013, 07:05 PM #7
The best was whenever Bill Tuttle got around to 3rd base after the 6th inning, he'd find his son Bill Jr in the bleachers and start cursing him from the basepath for arriving late to the game, and then Bill Jr would throw his hot dog onto the field and storm out of the park but come back after the game and hug Bill Sr on the field in a touching moment.
01-30-2013, 08:26 PM #8
Tuttle and Reese were great on D in the early years. Roseboro was a great all-star catcher for the Dodgers that just got to old for the Twins.
01-30-2013, 10:04 PM #9