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Article: Justin Morneau To Retire, Join Twins Front Office

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#21 snepp

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 08:44 PM

The bomb that stuck in the scoreboard in Milwaukee was one of the great "I'm Here!" moments that I'll never forget.

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 08:46 PM

he's my all-time favorite Twin.

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 11:37 PM

 

Three homer game in game two of a doubleheader vs White Sox on 7-6-07.

That was the first 3 homer game for a Twin in decades.I remember we won the first game in a total blow out.Game 2 featured the 3HR from Justin, and I believe a near cycle from Jacque.But the most memorable part of the game for me was Jim Thome knocking Mike Redmond out cold with his vicious follow through in the first inning.Gardy had DH'd Mauer for the nightcap, and the Twins forfeited the DH for the rest of the game.Garza got a couple at bats and even laid down a sac bunt!1 of 3 3HR games I've witnessed in person.1, Dave Winfield in the Dome with the Angels. (also doubled off the plexiglass) 2. Justin.3. Jose Bautista (went to left, center, and oppo).

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 03:22 AM

The 2006 home run in game 2 of the playoffs....I was there. Will never forget it. How the crowd energy could be felt..and the HR off of Zuyma. I seem to recall that Hunter and Cuddyer struck out b4 Morneau hit.
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Posted 18 January 2018 - 09:25 AM

Great guy and so soft spoken.

Here's from yesterday and welcome back Justin!

 

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#26 Craig Arko

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 07:08 PM

And now Kitty Kaat too. :)
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Posted 18 January 2018 - 07:12 PM

 

And now Kitty Kaat too. :)

 

Hopefully, he will teach the pitchers of this era how to field their position, as they don't even try anymore.

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 03:24 AM

My favorite memory is him signing autographs in Anaheim during his last season with the Twins. He was very generous with his time, making a lot of fans happy.

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 08:07 AM

Hopefully, he will teach the pitchers of this era how to field their position, as they don't even try anymore.


Which pitchers don’t try anymore? I always thought that Twins pitchers did a pretty good job of that, better than most, especially Gibson. He’s a pretty good fielding pitcher. But yeah, Kaat was great at that.
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Posted 19 January 2018 - 09:36 AM

Et tu Jim Kaat?

 

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Man, when they put the band back together there are no generational boundaries. I hope they get him back in the booth even if it's just for an inning or two.

 

 

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 12:39 PM

 

Which pitchers don’t try anymore? I always thought that Twins pitchers did a pretty good job of that, better than most, especially Gibson. He’s a pretty good fielding pitcher. But yeah, Kaat was great at that.

 

None.... and I mean none, finish the pitch/windup and come into a fielding position. None. Including Gibson. That was what made Jim Kaat notable.

Edited by h2oface, 19 January 2018 - 12:40 PM.

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