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Old 01-05-2009, 05:48 PM
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Default Twins Owner Carl Pohlad has died

Just heard over the radio. No link yet.

RIP nonetheless.

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Old 01-05-2009, 05:50 PM
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So who takes over the team?
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:58 PM
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Just heard over the radio. No link yet.
Here you go...

Longtime Twins owner Carl Pohlad, 93, dies
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:00 PM
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RIP

So who takes over the team?
I wonder if we're looking at the dawn of a less extreme sequel to what happened with the Wirtzes.
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:06 PM
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I had no idea he was that old. For the sake of the Sox, I hope whoever takes over for Pohlad is just as tight with the purse strings.
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:19 PM
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I had no idea he was that old. For the sake of the Sox, I hope whoever takes over for Pohlad is just as tight with the purse strings.
That's what I was thinking. The new owner might actually spend money.
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:37 PM
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RIP. How long has he owned the team? Did he buy it from the Griffiths?
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:39 PM
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So who takes over the team?
I hope it's not Rocky Pohlad.

Oh wait, the Twins are already on television for their home and road games already. They either make the playoffs each year or get close to it without spending tons of $$$. I guess there won't be many changes coming soon.

Edit: I just read the article. His wife was 104 when she died in 2000. Can I get some of the drinking water in their home???
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:05 PM
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RIP. How long has he owned the team? Did he buy it from the Griffiths?
He paid $38,000,000 in 1984 to buy them from Calvin Griffin.

What a deal!
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:12 PM
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What a shame, 1 yr prior to his team playing at a new stadium they so struggled to get.
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:14 PM
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What a shame, 1 yr prior to his team playing at a new stadium they so struggled to get.
The players may have struggled to get it, but Pohlad fought it tooth and nail until the state agreed to pay for it on the taxpayers' dime.
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:01 PM
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The players may have struggled to get it, but Pohlad fought it tooth and nail until the state agreed to pay for it on the taxpayers' dime.
No joke. They were arguing over it when I lived there and that was over a decade ago.

That said, it looks to be pretty nice. However, the models shown never have snow on the field.
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:11 PM
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The players may have struggled to get it, but Pohlad fought it tooth and nail until the state agreed to pay for it on the taxpayers' dime.
He's rich as hell. Why couldn't he throw some of his own private money in there to help the state out a little bit and convince them earlier?
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:38 PM
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Was he a big reason the Twins avoided contraction some years back?
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:41 PM
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Was he a big reason the Twins avoided contraction some years back?
No. he was perfectly willing to accept MLB's contraction offer, the MLBPA stopped the contraction attempt.
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