MINNEAPOLIS Josh Willingham followed up his career year by having a pretty good offseason. The Twins outfielder and Alabama native is also a season ticket holder to the University of Alabama football team.
As a result, he secured tickets to the BCS Championship game, which pitted the Crimson Tide against Notre Dame. Willingham and his family made the trip to Miami for the game, which his Alabama squad won in convincing fashion by a 42-14 final.
Willingham also accompanied Wayne "Big Fella" Hattaway, a longtime Twins employee, current clubhouse attendant and fellow Alabaman, to his first-ever Crimson Tide game.
"That's a whole different story," Willingham quipped. "You could write, like, three articles about that."
Now that Willingham is done watching his favorite college football reach the pinnacle of its sport, he's hoping to bring the Twins one step closer to a similar goal in baseball. Minnesota endured a 96-loss season last year, which was Willingham's first with the team. The ...