Thursday Afternoon, March 22, 2007
Three WOW! Notes
Hello everyone! It's not every day that I write in the afternoon, but there are two things That I think are worth posting right away. One is good news. Another is good news. One is not so good news. I'll let you figure out which is which.
First, it was reported in the Star-Tribune that Joe Mauer came to camp this morning with a sore leg. It was found to be a stress reaction in his fibula. That is essentially a precursor to a stress fracture. The team is saying that they think that this early detection is a very good thing. OK, the Twins have the best 1-2 catcher combo in baseball with Mauer and Mike Redmond. However, if Redmond were to have to be the starting catcher for an extended period, and the Twins had to go with Chris Heintz, or more scary, Brad King, or even more scary, Matthew Lecroy, as the backup catcher for very long, that is a scary proposition! Hopefully all will be fine.
Second, I didn't write much about Gophers basketball this year because they were really bad. But this afternoon, the school announced the they have hired Tubby Smith to be their new men's basketball coach. He has an incredible track record at both Georgia and most recently at Kentucky. It seems a little strange that he would leave Kentucky for Minnesota, but as a Gophers fan, I think it is terrific.
And finally, I received a couple of e-mails this morning but had not been able to confirm anything until now. Apparently this site is mentioned as one of four Twins Fans sites recommended in the pages of Sports Illustrated, in their Twins preview. It is apparently in their Week of March 26 Baseball Preview issue. If you click here, you can vote for this site, or one of the other three, as the top Twins site. The question is Which Twins blog or fan site has the best Twins Info? Anyway, I always wanted to be in the pages of Sports Illustrated. Of course, I also wanted to be mentioned in their Baseball Preview Issue. Sure, I wanted it to be as a player, but I am more than happy with this!!|
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