A new favorite past time in Twins Territory is tracking all the former players for the Minnesota ball club who have gone on to greater success elsewhere. The last few years have been agonizing as players who made up the core of the team for so long have moved to greener fields - and bigger contracts.
|Jason Kubel (far right) during the national anthem at the Target Field home opener.|
But let's be honest. Did anyone really imagine that Latroy Hawkins, at age 41, would still be pitching? Or that Torii Hunter and A.J. Pierzynski would be effective, everyday players into their late 30s? Not many thought Joe Nathan would come back from Tommy John surgery to remain one of the game's elite closers. And let's not even go there with David Ortiz. When he was here, Big Papi was a big bust.
The list goes on and on, but one of the ones that got away has returned to the Twins and it must be said: It's good to have Jason Kubel back.
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