Man, it was hot at the game yesterday. The sunburn on my arms is going to last for some time…
I wanted to go see the Twins for a few reasons. I had been reading quite a bit that most of the Twins legends had been at their Spring camps, but I wasn’t sure if any of them traveled to away game with the team. I was hoping to see Rod Carew, Paul Molitor, Terry Steinbach, Dan Gladden, and hopefully a few others. Well, the answer is no, they do not travel with the team, at least not to Ft. Lauderdale.
So as for autographs, I walked away with 0. This was by plan though as I don’t have any cards of any of the current players or coaches for either they Twins or Orioles. Many of them signed, and I could have walked away with at least 12-15 autographs, but many of the players that the Twins brought down that signed for the fans were non-roster guys. With Justin Morneau playing in the WBC and Joe Mauer rehabbing an injruy, the biggest stars that Minnesota brought down were Joe Nathan, Joe Crede, and Michael Cuddyer. Of the 3, Nathan signed a few, but I did not see Crede or ‘Cuddy’ pick up a pen all afternoon.
Here are a few of the sights from the game:
The Twins players preparing to take the filed for practice.
Ryan Freel getting ready to sign some autographs. The Orioles are great with their fans – most of their players signed along that line prior to the game starting.
Joe Crede at the plate!
Former Phillies All-star Juan Samuel and Twins player Joe Crede exchanging pleasantries in between innings.
New Twins player Carlos Gomez at bat.