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Your Most Regrettable Twins' Autographed Memorabilia

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#21 IndianaTwin


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Posted 17 March 2018 - 11:41 AM


I can't remember if I posted this before. Matthew LeCroy was part of a very funny occurrence. Spring training, 2004. Mientkiewicz gets a single in the second half of a game. LeCroy asks Gardy if he can go in to pinch run. Gardy gives the thumbs up and makes the move. Mientkiewicz said after the game that waiting for LeCroy to get from the dugout to first base was the longest two and a half minutes of his life.


This reminds me of one of my all-time favorite baseball quotes. One of the Braves announcers, not sure which one, said, "Watching Greg Maddux leg out a triple has replaced the Kentucky Derby as the most exciting two minutes in sports."



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#22 spycake


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Posted 17 March 2018 - 03:23 PM

les straker, 1987 world series game 3 start: 6ip, 4h, 0r, 2w, 4k, departed with a 1-0 lead. twins lost 3-1 after juan berenguer faced five batters in the 7th and blew the save: 1/3ip, 4h, 3er. some days you eat the bear, some days the bear eats you.

Then Game 6, Staker is charged with 4 runs in 3 IP, but we win anyway, with help from Berenguer's 3 shutout innings (oh yeah, and 11 runs :) ).

#23 Circus Boy

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 04:18 PM

Only autographs I got was Detroit Lions quarterback Milt Plum back in 1967 on a promotional visit to Flint, Mich., and a baseball signed "Rollie Fingers HOF 1992" that a friend gave me. Oh, and Richard Nixon signed a note referencing a story I wrote that was on the national wire in 1991 about a friend of his who was the oldest mayor in America. No Twins. Not in the cards.


Excellent thread, BTW.

Edited by Circus Boy, 17 March 2018 - 04:19 PM.

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#24 Deduno Abides

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 04:28 PM

Biggest regret? Lyman Bostock signed my friend’s book but didn’t have time to sign mine because he had to get into the dugout.

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 06:43 PM

Nick Blackburn signed ball

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 09:32 PM


Let's see those autographs from failed prospects, sub-par MLB players, and gimmick players in your Twins' fandom!

My most regrettable autograph...


I gotta say there is nothing you should regret about it.

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 06:52 AM

I'm not an autograph hound, so my biggest regret is that I still haven't gotten around to asking Stew Thornley to sign my copy of his book about Halsey Hall.

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