To keep with the “This Day in History” them for the afternoon, let’s have a 5 minute look back at game 6 of what has been described as the best World Series ever, the 1991 Series between the Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves.
After taking three games at Atlanta-Fulton County stadium, the Twins returned to Metrodome on the brink of losing the Series. Before the game, Kirby Puckett is said to have told his teammates, “You guys jump on my back tonight, I’m going to carry us”. And carry them he did. With an RBI triple to kick off the Twins scoring in the first, a spectacular catch against the plexiglass to rob Ron Gant of at least an extra base hit, and a sac fly to put the Twins in front 3-2. The Braves tied it up in the seventh leading to extra innings. In the 11th inning, Puckett stepped up to the plate and….
Since there’s no baseball tonight, I figure this is a fine thing to watch a few times. Unless you want to watch hockey. That’s good too. Although the only game on at a normal time is Philly/Habs. Watch the video clip instead.
Earlier today, we learned that the Minnesota Twins declined their $12 million option on Joe Nathan, and according to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated, the right hander is excited about free agency. Nathan's agent Dave Pepe said that his client is looking for a closer job, not setup, for 2012. The veteran closer was 2-1 with a 4.84 ERA and 14 saves in 44.2 innings throughout 48...
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Right-hander Joe Nathan will get a $2 million buyout after the Minnesota Twins declined the club option on the closer for the 2012 season.
Twins general manager Bill Smith says he spoke with Nathan and his agent Tuesday and said the team was interested in re-signing Nathan. The option for 2012 was $12.5 million.
Smith says the Twins will stay in contact with Nathan and his agent...
Joe Nathan's agent Dave Pepe says his client is excited about free agency and seeks a closer job in 2012, tweets SI's Jon Heyman. Nathan is apparently not interested in an eighth inning gig after dominating as the Twins' closer from 2004-09.
Yesterday the Twins made the obvious call of declining Nathan's $12.5MM club option, but they have interest in re-signing...
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Hunter Morris will take the first swings and Tim Hudson the last as the teams and pairings have been set for Friday night's annual Celebrity Home Run Derby at Plainsman Park. Gates and concession stands for the event open at 5:30pm and the eight participants will take batting practice at 6pm along with a 2012 team autograph session on the Tiger Terrace.
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