Twins tap a pirate, Oscar-nominated actor Abdi, for first-pitch honors

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OneOfTheBobs

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Mar 25, 2014
Hiding behind a false moniker to spout your hate. Classy.
Trigger

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Mar 25, 2014
Bushwhacker wrote:
Sounds like a good reason to boycott the game and perhaps the whole season.
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Twins tap a pirate, Oscar-nominated actor Abdi, for first-pitch honors
Article by: PAUL WALSH , Star Tribune
Updated: March 24, 2014 - 3:09 PM
Minneapolis’ hottest celebrity, Oscar-nominated actor Barkhad Abdi, will take to the mound at Target Field and cut loose with the ceremonial first pitch kicking off the Minnesota Twins’ 2014 home season.
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Minneapolis’ hottest celebrity, Oscar-nominated actor Barkhad Abdi, will take to the mound at Target Field and cut loose with the ceremonial first pitch kicking off the Minnesota Twins’ 2014 home season, the team announced Monday.
After his pitch count reaches 1, Abdi will sail over to the stadium’s home run porch and meet with fans attending the April 7 home opener vs. the Oakland A’s.
Abdi was nominated for best supporting actor for his portayal of a Somali pirate in the movie “Captain Phillips” in his Hollywood acting debut.
The home opener festivities are many, as is tradition with the Twins. They start with a free Breakfast on the Plaza, then Twins legends Bert Blyleven, Tony Oliva, Kent Hrbek and Tom Kelly will greet fans as they arrive at the gates.
The national anthem will be performed by Twin Cities stage actress and singer Thomasina Petrus.
Abdi has also been tapped recently for public appearances and broadcast pitches to help MNsure in its push to get uninsured Minnesotans enrolled in a health plan by March 31.
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Agree, and now it turns out this guy is a criminal to boot.

Give him the boot!! Export him to the rock he crawled out from under.
Alice

Honolulu, HI

#6 Mar 27, 2014
Trigger wrote:
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Agree, and now it turns out this guy is a criminal to boot.
Give him the boot!! Export him to the rock he crawled out from under.
Ha ha. Enjoy the new world. Move over we are chasing our Hawaiian criminals to your hood. If you spell Spam a cooking, roosters a crowing and kids a screaming you will know when they arrived in your hood. Ha Ha ha
Trigger

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Mar 27, 2014
Alice wrote:
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Ha ha. Enjoy the new world. Move over we are chasing our Hawaiian criminals to your hood. If you spell Spam a cooking, roosters a crowing and kids a screaming you will know when they arrived in your hood. Ha Ha ha
IF you could send your criminals to Minnesota that would be good. At least when visiting Waikiki we wouldn't have to stumble over street people.

BTW, Spam is made by Hormel, a Minnesota Company. It's GOOD STUFF but not appreciated by everyone. I like it sliced thin and fried golden brown, very tasty.

We have chicken but no roosters,the Government doesn;t allow roosters crowing.

Kids can and do scream even Government hasn't attempted to muffle them.

Mahalo
Alice

Honolulu, HI

#8 Mar 27, 2014
Only stupid skerred uncultured tourist visit Wakiki.
Our hookers prey on the dumb educated american tourists.
Real people who travel avoid Waikiki like the plague, but people like you come and spend you money, year after year.
mahalo for supporting our island lifestyle.

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