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#1 JB_Iowa

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:37 AM

So happy to see the turnaround in Neshek's baseball fortunes and to see him and his wife recovering from the loss of their first child.


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#2 Sconnie

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:42 AM

JB thanks so much for sharing this. Indeed it is awesome to see so many things go so well for Pat after things went so poorly for him and his family.

#3 WLFINN

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:43 AM

Makes one wonder why he wasn't part of the "reunion tour"

#4 Winston Smith

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:43 AM

Great story!

May all our prospects be All Stars and the beer be free.


#5 Old Twins Cap

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 12:17 PM

Prolly the last MLB player that I can say I had as a student in high school. Nice kid, nice family, and, at one time, was a hell of a good pitcher. You go Pat!

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 03:09 PM

I used to work at an airport in the midwest...it was a smaller airport. we were having a slow day and I was talking to somebody about this kid the Twins had in AAA. He was striking out everybody. I couldnt wait to watch him pitch for the twins in the bigs. His name was Pat Neshek. One of the passengers flying out that day was watching and listening. He asked if i knew Pat or was friends with him. I said no, i didnt know him but I had noticed his stat lines in AA and AAA. And then just to be a smart alec i asked the guy if he knew Pat. The guy smiled. "He is my son in law. Do you want an autographed picture? I admitted that I did and he gave me an 8x10. I still have it. Its an awesome pic side angle from his throwing side showing the whip action Pat gets when he throws. His hand is actually about 120 degrees back of his elbow.

#7 Seth Stohs

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 03:55 PM

He is pitching as well as he has ever pitched in his career, and it's great to see.

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 05:08 PM

Great guy and great pitcher and another one to add to the list of the mistreated pitchers by the Twins and their management/medical stuff...

Glad he is doing well both professionally and (more important) personally...
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#9 TheLeviathan

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 06:18 PM

Pat went out of his way to sign a ball for my nephew at one point and then took the ball to the pen for all the guys to sign. Nothing I've seen of him outside of that did anything but reinforce that's the kind of guy he is: down to earth and just a damn good guy.

So happy he's had continued success.