Kernels fans and Twins fans, alike, canít help but be excited about the number of highly rated prospects included in the initial Cedar Rapids roster this season.
Of the 25 active members of the Kernelsí Opening Day roster, 14 of them received signing bonuses in excess of $100,000 when they signed their names to their first contract with the Twins organization. Altogether, those 14 players signed on for over $12 million in signing bonus money. Three current players received $1 million
Weíve moved one important step closer to having baseball in Cedar RapidsÖ the players have arrived!
The 2013 Kernels roster arrived at Eastern Iowa Airport shortly before noon Tuesday. Itís pretty safe to say the weather was just a bit cooler than it was when they took off from Fort Myers.
(This article was originally posted at Knuckleballsblog.com.)
Manager Jake Mauer said the trip went well, though he did mention that there was a long line at the security
Itís Opening Day!
Alas, we still havenít elected a President with the balls to do the right thing and make Opening Day a legal Federal Holiday and mandate that everyone who doesnít work in a sports bar must be given the day off (and those who do work in sports bars must be paid double-time just for putting up with the rest of us who would spend our entire day drinking beer
You may not have realized it by looking out your window at the new snow Monday morning, but the Twinsí Opening Day is just two weeks from yesterday. That means itís probably time to start taking a more serious look at how the team is rounding in to shape in Fort Myers.
This article was originally posted at Knuckleballsblog.com.
Although Spring Training has officially been in gear for about a month, itís usually pretty pointless to pay a lot of attention to individual performances
One of the people I follow on Twitter (I donít recall who) called it ďBaseballís saddest day.Ē Thatís probably an overstatement, but not by much. To put it bluntly, for baseball fans of my generation, Saturday sucked rocks.
In one calendar day, we lost two giants of the game. First came the news that we lost the man I always felt was the greatest manager of his time, Earl Weaver. Incredibly, a few hours later, came word that Stan Musial had also passed. Weaver was 82 when he