Today I'll open week #3 of my favorite teams countdown. #7, the Minnesota Twins, fall into a similar category as the #2 team, the Kansas City Royals, teams I hated as a kid that lost a lot and moved up the list. The Twins reached their lowest point on my list in the 1987 World Series. As I mentioned with the Royals, I was a Cardinals fan as a kid and the Twins beat the Cards in 1987. Well it is 2012 now and the Cardinals have not been seen yet, but both team that beat them have. Ain't life strange sometimes? The Twins lost most of the 1990's after winning two championships in 87 and 91. They lost so much it got to the point that Bud Selig wanted to contract them, along with the Expos. That was the point when the Twins went up my list and Selig went down my list. Luckily, they stayed around and actual became winners in the mid 2000's and now have a new stadium and a superstar that cost a whole lot of money.
If I were a Twins fan...
Title of the blog - Hey Selig, Contract This
Favorite Player (current) - Justin Morneau
Favorite Player (all time) - Torii Hunter (when he was a Twin anyway)
Least Favorite Player (current) - Sean Burroughs (yep, he was still active)
Least Favorite Player (all time) - Kent Hrbek
2012 Minnesota Twins Total Cards = 48
With the Twins comes the 3rd person that also appeared in the 1986 Topps set, manager Ron Gardenhire. Here is his before-and-after shot.
With the side-by-side shot comes another 1986 Topps trivia question. Ron Gardenhire was part of the answer to the first question about the 3 Mets in the 1986 Topps set that were managers in 2012. One other team in 1986 Topps featured more than one person that became a manager in 2012. Name that team.
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