Paul Molitor has been everywhere this week, meeting with all the media outlets and greeting fans as part of his intrroduction to the Upper Midwest as the new Minnesota Twins manager. On Thursday, he held a conference call with season-ticket holders, where he revealed that he hopes Danny Santana can take over at shortstop, Aaron Hicks can finally step up in center, and that classic Aerosmith is the friggin' best, man.
"'Dream On', 'Back in the Saddle,' every damn song on Toys in the Attic, man," said Molitor, singing the praises of the veteran Boston-based rock band.
"I'm glad those guys got cleaned up and got super popular in '90s, but that prom theme crap just does not hold up. 'Sweet Emotion' crushes 'Cryin'' like a grape, and you can quote me on that."
Molitor said that if they could get the band for a summer concert at Target Field in 2015 that it would be "epic."
"In my Milwaukee days, me, Robin Yount, and Gorman Thomas would wear out copies of the Greatest Hits cassette," said the St. Paul native. "To see those guys still playing in 2015, I mean, it would be a dream come true."
Molitor added that if Aerosmith couldn't make it, he would be happy with any number of bands from that era.
"Black Oak Arkansas, Molly Hatchet, the Doobies, man, those guys could rip. It wouldn't be the same as the 'Smith, but you get a few of those guys on stage, the summer sun shining? Man."