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The Cat’s Out of The Bag

January 29, 2013

It’s been difficult, let me tell you.

I was told to keep it hush-hush, on the down-low if you know what I mean. I kept my part of the bargain and didn’t say a word, but it was difficult. It was a long 10 weeks and my excitement only made if feel longer because once we – yours truly and The Powers That Be – finalized the deal, I wanted to say something so badly right then that I felt like I was going to bust. I wanted to let everyone I know in on the news and I wanted to let the world know, but I didn’t want to nix the deal, torpedo it if you know what I mean. No one representing The Powers That Be contacted me and I counted the days and drowned the urge to talk with Oreo cookies and pizza and held my tongue. But then I was driving by Target Field at 1 Twins Way this foggy and icy morning and I’m stopped at the light and I look up and what did I see up there on the 23½ ton jumbo screen, shining in all its 57 feet by 101 feet brilliance like a beacon of hope and salvation in the pre-dawn dark of Minneapolis for everyone to see but the news I’d sworn 10 weeks ago to keep secret. The team – my team – had finally released the information to the world and I was free! I could let everyone know the good news! Feeling the weight of a thousand kept secrets rise from my shoulders and choked with emotion I felt a tear form in the corner of my left eye as I grabbed for my camera to snap the picture you see below. Not just for my soon-to-be-filled-with-wonderful-memories scrapbook, but to share my joy and happiness with the world and you all.

Well, I’d better quit writing now and go get packed for Florida. I’ve only got, let’s see… 18 days to go until Spring Training starts and I’ve got a team to whip into shape and a World Series to win.

New Twins Skipper

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Northern Narratives permalink
    January 29, 2013 12:44 pm

    Well, I have high expectations from you, so … see you in the World Series !!!


  2. CELT permalink
    January 29, 2013 4:32 pm

    I don’t want to be seen as naive or gullible but are you being tongue in cheek or do you really have something to do with the Twins? I already KNOW you are a FAN but then…well…sometimes you jest 😉


    • Michael Fishman permalink
      January 31, 2013 11:44 am

      Hi Celt! For anyone who’s reading this, Celt is my oldest online friend. Not in age (although probably that too! 😉 ) but in length of time. I ‘met’ her right around 15 years ago which is pretty amazing in internet years. Yes, ma’am, I am jesting. Just wishing and dreaming!


  3. February 5, 2013 1:16 pm

    Congrats there! I am sure it was hard to keep the wraps on that news. I know you’ll do a great job with your team. Just keep ’em out of Atlanta! LOL


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