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Kent Hrbek disappointed to discover the Twins traded for John Gant; had been practicing “sweet wrasslin’ takedowns”

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Twins legend Kent Hrbek has one signature moment in the major leagues. You know the one.

After his retirement a few years later, Herbie has stayed involved with the Twins organization. And he was incredibly excited when he heard that the front office had made a trade deadline move to acquire Ron Gant for JA Happ. According to sources, a ringing “F*ck yeah!!!” echoed through the bowels of Target Field.

Once, however, it was made clear to Hrbek that rather than former Atlanta infielder Ron Gant, the Twins were actually acquiring John Gant, a pitcher from the Cardinals, Hrbek was rather disappointed.

“Man, are you F*cking kidding me!!! I’ve been practicing my sweet rasslin’ moves! That dude’s been telling me he could take me down for years, but I’m one-and-oh, baby! hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!”

“You know, they did the same thing to me when that Greg Gagne guy came up! I was all like, ‘where’s your championship belt, huh High Flyer?’ and he was just all confused.”

Hrbek also continued “ahhhhhhhhhh I just love wrasslin, man! Almost as much as I love a good cold beer afterwards! Did ya know I have a wrasslin mat in my office at Target Field? Its awesome! I was gonna invite Ron to come up, and then boom, body slam him off the desk.”

Team officials, however, denied that Hrbek has a wrestling mat in his office, or that he even has an office, for that matter. An investigation discovered an old mattress in a broom closet next to the closest men’s room to Hrbek’s pub, and they believe this is what Kent was referring to.