Posted at 7:01 AM on August 14, 2008
by David Zingler
MINNEAPOLIS - One week from today the Twins will embark on a season high 14-game road trip that will take them up-and-down the West Coast and into Canada. To help combat the team's recent road woes, they've decided to take of their home uniforms with them.
"The guys in the bullpen came up with the idea, I think it was Reyes and Bass" superstitious first baseman Justin Morneau explained. "I thought it couldn't hurt, I've been wearing the same underwear since 2006."
While it's been tradition for the visiting team to wear grey attire, it was unclear if the Twins decision violates any Major League Baseball rules.
"What is the other team going to do, they'll be the only clothes we have," catcher Mike Redmond said. "Besides, by giving us that long of a trip they must not want us to win the division."
Manager Ron Gardenhire echoed that sentiment, "I know Bud Selig used to own the Brewers, but this schedule sure makes him look like a White Sox fan."
Posted at 5:00 PM on August 14, 2008
by Steve Rudolph
Traded or a traitor? Many Packers fans find themselves struggling with that question when they see footage of Green Bay's future Hall of Famer practicing in a Jets jersey.
Favre is the latest in a long list of athletes who after achieving iconic status in one city, finished their career in another. Also on that list: Broadway Joe Namath, Johnny Unitas, and Bobby Orr, just to name a few.
Minnesota fans know what it feels like to see a city's superstar don another jersey having watched Kevin Garnett hoist a championship trophy with the Celtics earlier this summer.
But who are some other Minnesota legends that finished their careers elsewhere? I'd love to compile a top ten list.