MINNEAPOLIS As Clyde Doepner walked past the Minnesota Twins' clubhouse Tuesday at Target Field, he was introduced to a group of children taking a tour of the park while the team was out of town.
"I want your job," yelled one of the kids.
Doepner's desirable job? He is the official curator of the Twins, and he joked that the kid outside the clubhouse can't take his job from him any time soon; he's enjoying it too much to relinquish his post.
"Every day when I go to work, my wife says, Have fun,'" Doepner said. "And I do."
Doepner has only officially been the team's curator since prior to the Twins' final year in the Metrodome in 2009, but he's been around the team much longer than that. He's worked with the Twins since the team held its first annual TwinsFest in the late 1980s. Back then, Doepner was simply a collector he estimates he had around 1,000 items at the time who also happened to be an avid Twins fan. He was asked to put together some displays for TwinsFest, somethi...