As I was watching Baby Jesus sign his contract it struck me that I'm so old that I remember when Kirby's $3 million contract was the biggest in baseball (for a week). It got me thinking about the other signs that I am old.
I'm so old I remember ...
... being shocked the Twins would let Rod Carew leave.
... when we were excited outdoor baseball was ending in Minnesota.
... the Metrodome was the most popular stadium (by attendance) in the history of baseball.
... when 81 wins meant this was the best Twins team in years and next year we would be a contender (we weren't)
... when the shortstop was the team's power hitting threat
... Talking Baseball was on every radio (especially the "Kirby, the Killer and Carew" Twins version)
... it was really something that 20 Twins games would be televised in a season
... cringing when we brought in our closer (curse you, Ron Davis)
... when you could get through the playoffs with 2 1/2 starting pitchers.
... when everyone thought the Vikings were sure to win a championship before the Twins
... Chuck Knoblauch was the hope for the future of the franchise
So, what Twins memory makes you feel old?