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from Jim Souhan of the StarTribune,
Former Twin Francisco Liriano will start for the Pirates, and former Twin Justin Morneau will bat cleanup and wear a new number: 66.
I guessed that was a result of the intense hockey fan paying homage to Penguins great Mario Lemeiux. I was wrong.
``Nope,'' Morneau said. ``It's just 33 times two.''
Morneau wore 33 during his prime with the Twins. Is 99 a possibility? ``Nope,'' he said. ``There's only one 99 for us Canadians.''
read on for some baseball talk...
"He's a great communicator. He's up-front, he puts it out there -- what he thinks is best for the union -- and he's just a great leader."
"You're willing to trust his opinion and his leadership and his instincts. He's just a perfect union boss, I think."
-Justin Morneau of the Minnesota Twins, via John Shipley of the Pioneer Press.
via CTV BC,
Prior to Tuesday night’s game, Grammy Award-winning singer Sheryl Crow performed the Star Spangled Banner at Busch Stadium.
But she didn’t sing O Canada—and neither did anybody else. Instead, an instrumental version of Canada’s national anthem was piped through stadium speakers.
After the game, the 28-year-old Morneau told reporters that Major League Baseball could have handled the situation better.
“I wasn’t very impressed with that to tell you the truth,” he said Tuesday night. “You figure they could find somebody to come and sing the song. They have a hockey team here, the Canadian teams play here.
“It’s something that didn’t really go over too well. I think if it happened the other way around, if they were playing in Toronto and they did that, it would have been a lot bigger deal. But nothing you can do about it.”
added 11:53am, Jeff Blair of the Globe and Mail chimed in too…
It’s simple, really: national anthems have no place being played before sports events. This isn’t the 40s. It is an anachronistic sop to feeble-minded nationalism.