|Danny Valencia and Delmon Young signed ball|
|too much fun with some Big Sticks.|
I never thought that I would miss the Metrodome as the location of Twinsfest. This year's schedule of players/autographs/photos didn't seem at "high profile" as it has been in year's past either. Maybe that's because I opted to not go through a lot of autograph lines, or maybe I was actually observing correctly. Maybe I was just missing Justin Morneau (whom I wouldn't think I would miss) too much.
One of the funniest things was listening to Phil Mackey's radio show where he played the Newlywed Game with Twins players like Slowey, Cuddyer, Valencia, Span, Blackburn, Kubel and maybe a couple others. The point was that the player they were talking to had to answer questions how they thought a certain teammate of theirs would answer. For instance, things got uncomfortable when Slowey tried to evade Mackey's question of "How would Nick Blackburn describe you in 5 words (or less)." He only came up with 1 word: talkative. Danny Valencia got asked "who would (I didn't hear who his counterpart was) say wears his sunglasses at night." Danny said that he would...and he has (he proved this on Twitter).
My favorite person that I met over the weekend was Jim Kaat. That was by far the coolest person (Harmon Killbrew was super cool to meet a few years ago).
I'm sure some people are surprised that I wasn't most excited to get (yet another) picture with Kevin Slowey. Of course I was excited to get my picture with him, but he wasn't someone I hadn't ever met.
|Yeah, you can't tell I'm excited at all here.|
I did hear a rumor at Twinsfest as to why Joe Mauer has a new (and highly talked about) hairdo. Which reminds me, I'm officially back on the Joe Mauer bandwagon with his new do. Rumor has it that Joe is going to be doing some sort of hair product (shampoo or something like that) endorsement. His agent told him to grow his hair out a little so that they would have a little more to work with during the commercial. All I know, it's working for Joe. I did let him know that I liked the new hairdo when I went through his photo line (after a long wait from 10am to 2pm).
Seth Stohs (who shouldn't talk given that he hung out solely at the prospects table the entire weekend) when I got my picture with Kyle Waldrop. Seth kept trying to tell me that I was sitting on Kyle's lap, which I was only squatting next to him. I think Seth was just hoping I would cause some sort of controversy during Twinsfest! (HA!)