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    Twins fan's most hated person/thing

    I am sort of a baseball nub but who would be the most hated person/thing for a Twins fan? Something like Chizik for us or Haluska transfering? Anybody got a good one for me?



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    Re: Twins fan's most hated person/thing

    Though it's been a while.....Chuck Knoblauch ranks pretty high.

    I'm not among the group of haters, but AJ Pierzynski seems to be heavily despised by most Twins fans. He is too mouthy, but he personally had nothing to do with his trade to the Giants and subsequent trade to the White Sox.


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    Re: Twins fan's most hated person/thing

    Maybe Hawk Harrelson, but I think everybody hates him.




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    Re: Twins fan's most hated person/thing

    Pierzynski is the first one to come to mind, but he's not on the same level as Chizik. Twins players generally leave on good terms. The fans realize that in most cases we just don't have the money to keep them.



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    Re: Twins fan's most hated person/thing

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    As a Twins fan, I would have to say that Bud Selig is who I hate the most regarding baseball... going back to when he put the Twins up for elimination by contraction, or potentially moving the team.

    One of my buddies had an awesome t-shirt that said "Selig is not my bud!". I loved it.

    I also hated how he just sat idly by while 'roids took over the sport.


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    Re: Twins fan's most hated person/thing

    As somebody who grew up with the Twins, but doesn't really follow them too closely these days, those would have been the three names I came up with. That being said, of the three only Knoblauch has had batteries chucked at him at the Metrodome.



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    Re: Twins fan's most hated person/thing

    Big Papi - ripped Twins coaches for messing with his swing while in Minnesota (which probably has some truth to it) and then gets caught as a steroid user. I'm sure those didn't help at all.



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    Re: Twins fan's most hated person/thing

    Probably Knoblauch, A.J. Pierzynski, or most recently, Bill Smith (former general manager).

    Oh, and for a long time, Carl Pohlad...especially around 2001-2002 when he was ready to move the team to the Carolinas (or contract them altogether). He was always a penny-pincher with payroll, too.



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    Re: Twins fan's most hated person/thing

    Quote Originally Posted by colbycheese View Post
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    As a Twins fan, I would have to say that Bud Selig is who I hate the most regarding baseball... going back to when he put the Twins up for elimination by contraction, or potentially moving the team.

    One of my buddies had an awesome t-shirt that said "Selig is not my bud!". I loved it.

    I also hated how he just sat idly by while 'roids took over the sport.
    You'll have to share him with just about every other team. Bud sucks!



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    Re: Twins fan's most hated person/thing

    Bud Selig.

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    Re: Twins fan's most hated person/thing

    I've been pretty happy with everyone, but I'm only 21 so I haven't been around the team as long as some of you. AJ would be my pick for sure. I'm just bummed when players leave like Cuddy, Hunter, and Kubel, to name a few.



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    Re: Twins fan's most hated person/thing

    The Metrodome. It contributed to a couple of World Series Championships, but that place was a sandbox. It smelled like hotdogs. Glad to see it go.


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    Re: Twins fan's most hated person/thing

    Anyone associated with the Yankees just because of what they have done to the Twins in the playoffs in the past decade



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    Re: Twins fan's most hated person/thing

    I think long term, it would have to be Carl Pohlad, who failed to spend money to keep many players that he should have kept. Before him, Clark Griffith was not too loved either, for pretty much the same reason.

    Player wise, definitely Chuck. I think AJ was like when he played for the Twins, and was not really hated until he got traded to the White Sox.


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    Re: Twins fan's most hated person/thing

    Quote Originally Posted by bpmcclain View Post
    Anyone associated with the Yankees just because of what they have done to the Twins in the playoffs in the past decade
    White Sox, Ortiz, any Pohlad. Torii Hunter quickly climbing the list.



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