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· Kent Hrbek's Tales from the Minnesota Twins Dugout (Tales) » Download by ☆ Kent Hrbek Before Joe Mauer, there was only one Minnesota hometown hero in the world of professional baseball In his short though lively autobiography, Kent Hrbek s Tales from the Minnesota Twins Dugout , the kid from Bloomington, Minnesota covers his experiences in the Twins organization,, the big and small names he s had the pleasure of interacting with and pranking , and what it was like to bring not one but two World Series championships to his hometown team As one of only a handful of former players to have their uniform number retired by the Twins, Hrbek s story deserves to be told in a feature length book I just wish that he had thrown in a couple dozen pages filled with stories from the dugout, which would have pushed the book over the magic number of 200 pages Thanks for re Reading this book was like taking a walk down memory lane While the book was entirely through Hrbek s eyes, and I certainly gotinsight than I had when I was a little girl listening to games, it brought back memories The writing is a very casual style and as a result it made me laugh multiple times Sometimes it jumps through time and back, but it sor less laid out in a logical order.
I ve gotta say, that a non Twins fan might not find it that interesting, and those who are Twins fans who don t remember the 80s might not like it quite as well either All in all, I loved it, but it s definitely not for everyone.
This book is a must for any Twins fan s collection If I wasn t a Twins fan I probably wouldn t have appreciated this nearly as much Spoken from the heart, Hrbek tells it like it is as he chronicles his career and particularly the Twins 87 and 91 championship teams At times it gets old hearing about drinking beer and the negative things said about some members of the team, but overall a very real picture from Kent s perspective.
Also this book really hits home for anyone from the North Dakota Minnesota South Dakota area Kent talks about the area and his love for the outdoors around the upper midwest Growing up there it took me back and the pages turned as I felt like a kid again playing baseball hockey in the backyards as he did Must read for any Twins fan Also suck it Atlanta fans I d like to give this book 3.
5 stars It s not the most elegantly written book I ve read, but it s an interesting story, and one I had a personal interest in, as I cheered for the Twins in their 1987 and 1991 World Series I think my biggest issue is the way he subtly jabs other players, and then tries to sound like he isn t saying anything negative by adding But that s just the way I think or some other disclaimer I appreciate his candor, but I think he spins a few things while at the same time saying he s just making observations All in all, it was an enjoying read and a good insight into the Twins.
Before Joe Mauer, there was only one Minnesota hometown hero in the world of professional baseball In his short though lively autobiography, Kent Hrbek s Tales from the Minnesota Twins Dugout , the kid from Bloomington, Minnesota covers his experiences in the Twins organization,, the big and small names he s had the pleasure of interacting with and pranking , and what it was like to bring not one but two World Series championships to his hometown team As one of only a handful of former players to have their uniform number retired by the Twins, Hrbek s story deserves to be told in a feature length book I just wish that he had thrown in a couple dozen pages filled with stories from the dugout, which would have pushed the book over the magic number of 200 pages Thanks for re Reading this book was like taking a walk down memory lane While the book was entirely through Hrbek s eyes, and I certainly gotinsight than I had when I was a little girl listening to games, it brought back memories The writing is a very casual style and as a result it made me laugh multiple times Sometimes it jumps through time and back, but it sor less laid out in a logical order.
I ve gotta say, that a non Twins fan might not find it that interesting, and those who are Twins fans who don t remember the 80s might not like it quite as well either All in all, I loved it, but it s definitely not for everyone.
This book is a must for any Twins fan s collection If I wasn t a Twins fan I probably wouldn t have appreciated this nearly as much Spoken from the heart, Hrbek tells it like it is as he chronicles his career and particularly the Twins 87 and 91 championship teams At times it gets old hearing about drinking beer and the negative things said about some members of the team, but overall a very real picture from Kent s perspective.
Also this book really hits home for anyone from the North Dakota Minnesota South Dakota area Kent talks about the area and his love for the outdoors around the upper midwest Growing up there it took me back and the pages turned as I felt like a kid again playing baseball hockey in the backyards as he did Must read for any Twins fan Also suck it Atlanta fans I d like to give this book 3.
5 stars It s not the most elegantly written book I ve read, but it s an interesting story, and one I had a personal interest in, as I cheered for the Twins in their 1987 and 1991 World Series I think my biggest issue is the way he subtly jabs other players, and then tries to sound like he isn t saying anything negative by adding But that s just the way I think or some other disclaimer I appreciate his candor, but I think he spins a few things while at the same time saying he s just making observations All in all, it was an enjoying read and a good insight into the Twins.
Kent shares a lot of interesting stories and facts from his days in Bloomington to his days in the Dome to his days as a retired guy fishing on MN s 10,000 lakes He is not shy about his opinions, which I found surprising at first, but really appreciated and admired I wish he would have gonein depth in some topics, and that s the only reason this book didn t get five stars I heart Kent and loved this book It was a fun, quick read, and I m really glad I read it while the Twins are in the hunt for a postseason berth Okay, so the prose isn t quite in the baseball literary tradition of Malamud or Kinsella, but how can you not love Kent Hrbek He s a big lout who who loves to fish and hunt and got to play ball for his home town team and help them win two World Series championships Hrbie tells it like it is and makes no apologies Sure, he should have lost a little weight, but he played his heart out and gave me some baseball memories I will treasure forever This is a quick, fun read that every Twins fan who waxes poetic about 1987 and 1991 should definitely read.
Imagine A Story In Which A Young Man Grows Up So Close To A Major League Ballpark That He Can See The Stadium Lights From His Front Yard He Pretends To Be The Team S Star During Neighborhood Ball Games And Fantasizes About One Day Playing For His Hometown Team Stop Imagining Kent Hrbek Made Those Childhood Dreams Come True Hrbek Was Born And Raised In Bloomington, Minnesota, Site Of The Twins First Minnesota Home, Met Stadium The Kid Who Dreamed About Being A Minnesota Twin Played Seasons For The Franchise, Helping The Club Win Two World Series Titles His Jersey Is Now One Of Five Retired By The Twins, Hanging Alongside The Likes Of Tony Oliva, The Hitter He Emulated As A Child It S A Fairytale Story But It S Only Part Of Kent Hrbek S Tales From The Minnesota Twins Dugout There S A Cruel Reality To The Story As Well Hrbek Was A Year Old Playing In Class A Ball When He Learned That His Father Was Dying Of Lou Gehrig S Disease He Endured Two Serious Knee Injuries Before Playing A Full Minor League Season And He Played Hurt Most Of His Career, Downing Tylenol As If They Were MMs Kent Hrbek S Tales From The Minnesota Twins Dugout Is The Story Of Those Dreams And Realities Enjoy The Humorous Tales Of Pranks Pulled By Him And His Zany Teammates, Revel In The Personal Dreams That Came True And Ponder What Might Have Been Had Hrbek Not Shown Such Disdain For Conditioning And Diets Savor The Story Of The Hometown Hero Who Remains To This Day Fiercely Loyal To His Twins Savor It, Because The Reality For Modern Day Baseball Fans Is That Larger Than Life Characters Like Kent Hrbek Have All But Passed From The Scene Fun remembering Kent and other Twins players and the games.



Okay, so the prose isn t quite in the baseball literary tradition of Malamud or Kinsella, but how can you not love Kent Hrbek He s a big lout who who loves to fish and hunt and got to play ball for his home town team and help them win two World Series championships Hrbie tells it like it is and makes no apologies Sure, he should have lost a little weight, but he played his heart out and gave me some baseball memories I will treasure forever This is a quick, fun read that every Twins fan who waxes poetic about 1987 and 1991 should definitely read.
Kent shares a lot of interesting stories and facts from his days in Bloomington to his days in the Dome to his days as a retired guy fishing on MN s 10,000 lakes He is not shy about his opinions, which I found surprising at first, but really appreciated and admired I wish he would have gonein depth in some topics, and that s the only reason this book didn t get five stars I heart Kent and loved this book It was a fun, quick read, and I m really glad I read it while the Twins are in the hunt for a postseason berth Fun remembering Kent and other Twins players and the games.

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