Posted at 10:59 AM on January 29, 2007
by Ben Tesch
Were you one of the record-breaking attendees of this year's TwinsFest? I had plans and a ticket to go, but I got a forewarning of 2-hour lines just for random minor-leaguers, so I decided not to make the trip. Did you go? Got any autographs or pictures? Anybody seem smaller or bigger than they appear on TV?
Yes I attended. I stood in the Joe Mauer line for about three hours before I was told I would never make it to him. I was still able to get Joe Nathans autograph though, and my picture taken with Kevin Slowey(A minor leaguer) When I watched them go to talk on the radio they all seemed so tall compared to the size of a normal person! The only real long lines were for Mauer and Morneau(my two favorites) :(
I was there on Saturday, and yes, the lines seemed extremely llong even for the young Turks like Tyner and Bartlett, not to mention the three of four hour clustermucks for Santana and Morneau. I gave up , but did manage to find Boof Bonser before he was slated for an Fox 9 interview and he was gracious enough to sign a ball I'd bought. nice guy. Cliche alert: He was taller than he appears on TV, at about 6'3" or so. And he looked good, fit and charming. He's going to have a breakout year, is my cautious opinion.