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Here’s to You Kid

March 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Junior was one of the great ones

Growing up in the 90’s, I’ve been fortunate enough to see many exceptional ball players in action.  Starting with future Hall of Famers, 8-time batting champion Tony Gwynn and the Iron Man, Cal Ripken.  As well as possibly the last 350+ winner in 18-time Gold Glover, Greg Maddux.  The top base stealer ever, Rickey Henderson.  A shortstop who literally back-flipped his way to 15 All Star selections.  I’ve seen the Bash Brothers, well, bash.  I cheered on the Big Hurt, watched a chubby centerfielder bring 2 World Series titles to Minnesota, and experienced Joe Carter’s dramatic World Series home run.  But, what easily stands out among all these players and amazing experiences is the man who revolutionized the sport, the man commonly known as Junior. Read more…

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Whatever Happened To…


Every month, The Sports Minion will turn back the clock and remind fans of past “legends” in sports.  Not the type of mainstream athlete that belted 49 homers in a rookie season or threw for 50 touchdown passes in a single season.  Our Whatever Happened To section will feature athletes we all remember for various reasons, like this month’s example, his use of goggles. Read more…