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First Ice-Mike

Twins All-Metrodome Team

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Here are my picks:

1B- Morneau - tough pick between him and Hrbek

2B- Knoblauch

3B- Gaetti

SS- Gagne - Favorite Twin Player

OF- Puckett, Hunter, Gladden

C- Mauer

SP- Viola, Santana, Blyleven

RP- Nathan and Aguilera

DH- Molitor

I really had to think about a few. Care to Discuss?

FI

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You get to vote 25 times...not all my ballots were the same.

1B...you're right. Tough call between Morneau and Hrbek. Hrbek was there longer, and has the 2 World Series. My ballots were split between these two...most going to Hrbek. I also threw a couple votes for Mientkiewitz...there was about a year and a half that the guy dominated the "Web Gems" segment on Baseball Tonight.

2B...Knoblauch.

3B...Gaetti.

SS...Gotta give a mention to Guzman...for the "All Metrodome" team, the guy had a lot of turf hits and triples...my ballots were split between Gagne and Guzman.

C...Mauer is the best, but some of my ballots had Laudner...for posterity.

SP...Santana, Viola, Blyleven, Radke...my ballots were split among these four. Radke was there, every fifth game, for a loooong time.

RP...Nathan and Aguilera, but a few of my ballots had Reardon.

DH...Mostly Molitor, with a few ballots for Chili Davis.

edit: completely forgot the outfield...Kirby, Torii, and Gladden

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1st- Hrbek or Morneau

2nd- Knoblauch

SS- Gagne

3rd- Gaetti

OF- Puckett, Gladden, Brunansky

C- Mauer, Laudner

SP- Viola, Santana, Tapani and Morris (short time here, but very memorable)

RP- Reardon, Nathan, Aguilera

DH- Molitor, Ortiz

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1st..Herbie...got the rings!!

2nd...Knoblach

3rd...toss up between Gaetti and Koskie

SS....Gagne

OF.....Kirby, Torii and Bruno

C.......Mauer

RHS...Bert and Radke

LHS....Viola and Santana

Relievers...Nathan and Aggie

DH...Molitor

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1st Hrbek, Morneau obviously deserving as well

2nd Kboblauch

3rd Gaetti

SS Gagne, but would have been Guzman had he played more years

C Mauer, some to Harper

OF Pucket, Hunter, Bruno. Gladden and Jones are close

SP Santana, Viola, Radke

RP Nathan, Aguilera

DH Davis and Molitor. Ortiz is obviously great, but nothing as a Twin

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1st Hrbek due to rings. Morneau close due to not on the DL 2-3x/year like Herbie was late

2B- Nobody thought of the great Tom Herr? Knobs

SS- Gags

3B Gaetti

OF- Kirby, Gladden, Hunter no one thought Pedro Munoz?

SP- Viola, Morris, Santana

RP- Aggy & Nathan

DH- Chili Davis

Off the bench- Randy Bush, Chip Hale

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1b- Love Herbie but Morneau has the MVP

2b- Blockhead(knoblach)

3b- Koskie/Gaetti(let them split time at 3rd)

C- Mauer(with Harper a close second)

ss- Gagne

CF- Puckett

LF- Hunter(had to move to LF being Kirbs is in center)

RF- Gladden

SP- Viola, Santana, Radke, Bert

RP- Nathan, Eddie, Aggy and Reardon. If I go with one its Nathan.

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1st base..Scott Stahoviak

2nd base....Lombo

3rd base...Tony Batista

ss........Lenny Faedo

C....Pat Borders

Outfield.. Rich Becker, Lew Ford, Glenn Adams

Pitchers...Sidney Ponson, Ron Davis, Kyle Lohse

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dude you crack me up. Working your list backwards great stuff.

So many nights cursing the blown games by Ron Ha. Ouch. Tough years. So what happens if you say alltime.

Here's some questions for you old farts.

Giatti or Killebrew (should be no doubt)

Puckett or Allison (Hmm tougher)

Pitchers Viola or Mudcat Grant

Santana or Kaat

(gets tougher again don't it)

Any others bring the bigger question?

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1st base..Scott Stahoviak

2nd base....Lombo

3rd base...Tony Batista

ss........Lenny Faedo

C....Pat Borders

Outfield.. Rich Becker, Lew Ford, Glenn Adams

Pitchers...Sidney Ponson, Ron Davis, Kyle Lohse

Go with Junior Ortiz at catcher...

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My son thought about Ortiz, but thought some might mix up Jr. with David...All I remember about Borders, is he was supposed to get us over the hump that year.

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In response to:

Poster: ZapBranigan

Subject: Re: Twins All-Metrodome Team

Here's some questions for you old farts.

Giatti or Killebrew (should be no doubt

Puckett or Allison (Hmm tougher)

Pitchers Viola or Mudcat Grant

Santana or Kaat

(gets tougher again don't it)

Killer at 1st, 3rd or left field??

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C- Brian Harper and Joe Mauer is definitely on his way to be one of the faces of the Twins but not yet its too soon and needs to prove he can stay healthy.

1B- Kent Hrbek (all-time and dome) Morneau is definitely on his way though but not yet

2B- Chuck Knoblauch(dome) Rod Carew(all-time)

SS- Greg Gagne or Zoilo Versailles all-time

3B- Gary Gaetti just dome definitely a better fielder than Harmon Killebrew all-time

OF- Kirby Puckett, Torii Hunter, Tom Brunansky(Just dome), Tony Oliva(All time)

DH- Paul Molitor or Chili Davis

SP- Johan Santana(All time and dome), Frank Viola(dome only), Kevin Tapani(dome only), Jim Kaat(all time), Dean Chance or Jim Perry or Bert Blyleven(all-time)

RP- Rick Aguilera(dome), Joe Nathan(all-time and dome), Ron Perranoski(all-time)

PH- Randy Bush

Manager- Tom Kelly (All time)

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Carew probably did...he played with the Angels until the early to mid '80s, didn't he? But it would have been as an Angel...

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There's am idea: A All-Metrodome Visiting Team!

I will nominate Ken Griffey Jr: He always killed the Twins.

DD

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