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Some Ruminations for the Braintrust


I was sitting in a hot tub last night soaking my aching bones and was pondering all things Twins. Oddly, I started racking my brains trying to remember stuff that happened many moons ago in Twindom. The Eddie Bane debut came to my mind as something strange that happened back in the early 70s. Does anyone remember that surrealistic promotion by the Twins?

I also remember a pitcher named Hughes who started his rookie (I believe he was a rookie) season 6-0 relying on the fearfully named palm ball. Of course, once teams realized the dreaded palm ball was his only decent pitch. He was soon being shredded by opposing teams.

I also tried to remember players on the Twins whose family names were palindromes and could only recall one, but I am sure there is at least one more. Of course, the one I am thinking of is Mark Salas. Can anyone recall another? How about on another team other than the Twins?

Finally, comes the one I could not resolve no matter how hard I racked my brains. Does anyone remember who the Twins player was who developed some sort of mental aversion to playing in front of large crowds? He tried going to psychotherapists but just couldn't readjust. I can't for the life of me remember that player's name.

As always thanks!

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