So E-man and I headed to TwinsFest this weekend. It's a 3-day festival with everything Minnesota Twins. There are lots of players, autograph sessions, games, kids' hitting clinics, auctions, and tours of the Metrodome clubhouse. We ate hotdogs, saw TC the Bear (Twins mascot), and learned how to throw a baseball!
But the highlight of the day for ME...was when Carl Pohlad, the 92 year old owner of the Twins, was being wheeled out on the field by a small golf cart. E-MAN'S FAVORITE...GOLF CARTS!! (do you see where this is going?)
Pohlad is on the Forbes 400...ranked as the 78th richest man in the world. Today he's worth about $2.9 Billion...give or take. He's got one foot in the grave and I think he's losing it...(I often feel rage when I talk about how he's trading away the best pitcher in baseball - Johan Santana!!!!).
ANYWAY...Mr. Pohlad reaches down towards E-man as we pass him on the field. He's assuming E-man wants to shake his hand. A nice gesture. But not what E-man had in mind!!! E-MAN GRABBED HIS HAND AND STARTED TO PULL HIMSELF UP!!! Saying in his 95dB voice..."Can I ride with you??" Carl is almost yanked from the golf cart. There are three women guarding Mr. Pohlad reaching for E-man like Secret Service reaching for an assassin!! I would've helped......but.....I'm just really going to miss Johan Santana!!
I Love TwinsFest!!