Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 9/8/12
MINNEAPOLIS The list of names kept rolling. Former players. Former teammates. Retired numbers. Every one of them holds a place in the hearts of Twins fans, but for one evening, it wasn't about them. It could have been monotonous, this name after name after name, long walk after long walk across the same stretch of outfield that current players cover so quickly. But it wasn't, not really. Not when Tom Kelly was waiting, the final aging legend to wave his way across the grass.And so Target Field clapped and cheered as Kelly's number, 10, was retired. It was silent, and it listened. It listened as Kelly spoke, deflecting the praise as anyone who's followed his career would have expected. Try as they might, the Twins couldn't make Saturday all about Kelly."I just think the game's about the players," said Kelly, 62. "I thought I made that pretty clear. If you surveyed the people that come through the gates each night, 30,000, 40,000, whatever it is, and you asked them, Who are you here ...
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