Tuesday night, I was again sitting at my computer and listening to the Twins radio broadcast over MLB.com streaming audio. When Dan Gladden began his preamble to giving out the game’s trivia question to PBP man Ted Robinson and the radio audience, I again quickly entered the email address (as well as my city & state this time) in my browser window and waited for the question. “Which Twin was not a ROY winner? Tony Oliva, Rod Carew, Kent Hrbek, or Marty Cordova” I slammed “Hrbek!” into the subject line and clicked the send button.
When I was about to give up on winning, I received this reply, slightly different from last time:
Congratulations, you are the winner for today’s US Bank question of the game! Your name will now be entered into a drawing for a pair of Twins tickets. Since you have won twice, your name will be entered two times in the drawing.
You will be notified should you win the drawing.
The game was sucking, and I had kinda hoped to shut it down and go on to something else, but now I had to wait again to hear my name. Sure enough, “Dazzle” mentioned me as the winner (I’ll have to spell out the state next time — I don’t think he knew what MO stands for, so he skipped it).
Although Kent Hrbek had a great rookie campaign, he lost out to Cal Ripken.
Now on to the trade package that arrived today: (…Joe) from The Sandlot is a big Mets fan, and I loaded up on a big pile of Mike Piazza cards which sat here for quite a while until things settled out at The Sandlot. Well, (…Joe) didn’t have much for Twins, but then he sprung this beauty on me. I mean, I almost have to use foul language to describe it. Sure, it’s Perk, but come on, it’s an auto/jersey #’d to 10!
clockwise, from top left: 2007 Triple Threads Sapphire #189 Glen Perkins [07/10]; 2000 Fleer 3000 Club Paul Molitor; 2006 Topps Turkey Red Red #613 Francisco Liriano; 2011 Topps Gold #288 Matt Capps [1333/2011]; 1996 Pacific Collection #363 Matt Walbeck; 1996 Pacific Hometowns #HP-17 Kirby Puckett – Chicago, IL if you didn’t know
I always want to be sure I’m holding up my end of a trade; I hope you didn’t pay too greatly for that card, (…Joe) — it is much appreciated. And I’ll continue to stockpile Piazzas from my digging expeditions in the boxes at the back of my LCS. Thanks again for the trade.