Want to see the Twins and Royals play this Sunday? Good news, you can qualify right now!
Just head to our Facebook page and comment with your favorite Twins player at every position. That’s 10 players- pitcher, catcher, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, DH.
Comment and you’re qualified to take home four tickets.
Random winner will be selected and announced Thursday during the Noon News and Information on both KKWS and KWAD.
Twins vs. Royals, Sunday, June 16 at 1:10. Section 121. Row 8.
Here are my favorites:
Pitcher- Johan Santana… If you’re my age and don’t pick Johan then I don’t know what teams you were watching. I’d accept Liriano or Radke but come on. It’s Johan.
Catcher- Joe Mauer… The only other acceptable answer here is Willians Astudillo.
First base- Justin Morneau… I think this is the hardest single position to pick for my generation. Grew up on Hrbek. In awe of Mientkiewicz. Morneau was just the complete best package. He’s the best.
Second base- Chuck Knoblach… Not a lot of great options here. Dozier would seem obvious here but that’s about it. Who else could you pick? Luis Rivas? Orlando Hudson? Todd Walker? Gross.
Third base- Corey Koskie… I inherently love anyone who shares a name with me and spells it correctly too. Punto was fun. Not a lot of awesome choices for my generation of Twins fan.
Shortstop- Cristian Guzman… Again, who the heck are you going to put here? Pat Mears? Jason Bartlett? Seriously, Polanco is probably the best shortstop the Twins have ever had.
Outfield- Kirby Puckett… Duh.
Outfield- Torii Hunter… Duh but not quite as much.
Outfield- Edde Rosario… This is probably recency bias but he’s been one of my favorite Twins since being called up and he wears my favorite number so this is a no-brainer.
DH- Jim Thome… I had a hard time with this one. I initially thought about Matt Lecroy because I thought it would be funny but then I remembered that Jim Thome hit it off the top of the flag pole in right field one time (and if it wouldn’t have the ball would have stopped rolling around Sid Hartmann’s statue outside the Target Center) and I had to pick him.
Here’s the Facebook post you can you click on to qualify: