the star tribune, along with any other sports rag running the story with an editor worth their salt, probably used that headline this morning. the twins traded justin morneau to the pirates yesterday, just as the dodgers were acquiring michael young from the phillies. usually ned is the one dealing with the pirates. at any rate, morny will be missed in these parts as most fans think back to what he did prior to getting kneed in the head during the 2010 season. since then, he has shown some moments that reminded us of his prime, but he is not all the way back.
i had thought about saving this 2013 topps wbc card until next canada day
more than any other twin, i rooted for morneau to do well. and now i hope he does well in pittsburgh, all the way until the pirates meet the dodgers.
besides, he threw me a ball the other night. that's worth rooting for a guy no matter where he plays.