February 07, 2008

Leaving Minnesota

Former Twin Cities sportswriter Jim Caple pens a sad tale about all the major athletes leaving Minnesota lately. My favorite part:

"Granted, the losses have piled up fairly heavily in the past year or so. In addition to Santana, Hunter, Garnett and Moss, Betty Crocker lost her job in a hostile takeover by Rachel Ray, while the Pillsbury Doughboy was arrested for soliciting another passenger in the men's room at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport... So Minnesotans will go on with their normal 15-hour days, inventing new types of post-it notes at 3M, developing cancer treatments at the Mayo Clinic, shoveling driveways and ordering seeds for the next planting season. And come April, they will cheer on the players they got from the Mets (whoever they are) and wait until they develop into stars in their own right who will help the Twins to another championship. And then they will wave good-bye to those players, because if they really are any good, they eventually will leave Minnesota in a trade or free agency."
At least Adrian Peterson will be around for awhile...

Posted by Stephen Silver at February 7, 2008 10:00 PM
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