Tom Powers: My picks for Twins' bigge...

Tom Powers: My picks for Twins' biggest goofballs under the Dome

There are 14 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jul 26, 2009, titled Tom Powers: My picks for Twins' biggest goofballs under the Dome. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Rich Becker struck out 95 times in 392 at-bats as a young Twins outfielder in 1995.

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Aliens must have

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Jul 27, 2009
... abducted Tom Powers and left us with this wonderful, wacky column. Great stuff.
Win Twins

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Jul 27, 2009
L O V E the article! AWESOME! Thanks for bringing a smile to my face Tom!
From Minneapolis

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Jul 27, 2009
If I'm remembering Tommy Herr correctly, he was also the sickest man in baseball the entire time he was with the Twins. He missed many games because of some unexplained illness or another.
A very entertaining article!
Not again

Alexandria, MN

#5 Jul 27, 2009
I recall when Herr learned he was traded to the Twins he literally started crying! He did not want to play here.
Brett

United States

#6 Jul 27, 2009
Jeff Reboulet, Matt Walbeck, Denny Hocking
just about anyone from 1995 - 2000

except Kirby
Dr Izzill

Duluth, MN

#7 Jul 27, 2009
My vote is for Lew Ford...anyone who would iron their shirt while it's on their body ...well, they just can't be all there.
Pinkfloyd

Winterset, IA

#8 Jul 27, 2009
Lets not forget, Mickey Hatcher

Since: Sep 08

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Jul 27, 2009
Ron Davis
Riggs

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Jul 27, 2009
Man those guys were the Minnesota Timberwolves of Twins!!!!
SP from Saint Paul

Plymouth, MN

#11 Jul 27, 2009
I agree. How do you possibly do this column without Mickey Hatcher and Ron Davis? Especially, using the "character" criterion, you have to include Hatcher, don't you? Hatcher made even the most routine fielding play look like a Cirque du Soleil extravaganza.
Tony Batista

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Jul 27, 2009
What about the man who ran out a single all the way down the foul line until he reached the baggy? both teams and the umps just stared at him until he came ALL THE WAY BACK to 1b. Wacky
WALGAG TOKYO

Saitama, Japan

#13 Jul 27, 2009
Great stuff. I love wierdness, especially sports nut jobs. How about Ted Ulander, the Texas gun nut who scared his team-mates with his weaponry?
Al Newman Fanclub Member

Portland, OR

#14 Jul 28, 2009
I don't see how Power's would forget to mention the time Lew Ford burned himself by trying to iron a wrinkled shirt while he was wearing it.

Since: Jan 09

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Jul 31, 2009
Pinkfloyd wrote:
Lets not forget, Mickey Hatcher
I agree. How could any list of Metrodome goofballs not have Hatcher on it. From what I have heard, part of Tommy Herr's reticence about playing for the Twins was due to some personal issues. I guess Herr's wife gave birth to a child shortly before coming here, and let's just say it was obvious that the child was not his.

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