Sunday, February 9, 2014

The Sunday funnies

It's late in spring training, 1961. The newly-minted Minnesota Twins are in Orlando, Fla., and a big March snowstorm hits the Twin Cities. Calvin Griffith wakes up to an Orlando Sentinel front page featuring a photo of Metropolitan Stadium buried in snow.

Calvin, not yet used to Minnesota weather, is dismayed. He tells the Minnesota writers they won't be able to play for a month.

One of the writers tells Griffith it's not that bad. You can bring in a couple of jet engines to dry out the field, he tells the club owner.

Griffith eyes the scribe skepically. "How are you going to land a jet in there?"

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