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07-19-2007, 01:31 PM
Posted By: <b>Joseph</b><p>Minnesota Twins hurler Pat Neshek is a breath of fresh air. He keeps in touch with fans<br />via a blog, which he actually updates fairly frequently, and fairly honestly. His latest blog entry talks about the travails of a ballplayer whose autograph is in demand:<br /><br /><a href="http://eteamz.active.com/patneshek/index.cfm" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://eteamz.active.com/patneshek/index.cfm</a>?<br /><br />

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07-19-2007, 03:01 PM
Posted By: <b>DJ</b><p>I know Pat (a little) and he is what is good about the current athlete and baseball. After every game (in the minors), he would sign for half hour and if you brought him autographs for his collection, he would give you free game tickets. He acts like a kid in a candy store when you bring him stuff (especially hockey memorabilia) and is great about signing via the mail. <br />He is a real cool dude who loves his heavy thrash metal music!<br /><br />DJ

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07-19-2007, 03:17 PM
Posted By: <b>Mike</b><p>My family and I are throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at tonight's Twins game, and sitting in on batting practice. I will pass along your thoughts. I'm sure Pat will appreciate it.

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07-19-2007, 03:53 PM
Posted By: <b>Max Weder</b><p>Mike<br /><br />Pretty cool about the first pitch. I might have missed it in another post, but what is the reason for your first pitch honour tonight?<br /><br /><br /><br />Max

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07-19-2007, 04:04 PM
Posted By: <b>Mike</b><p>At a fundraiser for a Iraqi war veteran. he lost both legs, and a lot of other things in a landmine explosion. he is a local boy who went to high school with my daughter here in the Twin Cities. I figured there was not better place here on this earth, in which my money could go. In exchange for this, we were given this gift. We also get to help with batting practice, and sit in the owners box. But lets keep our veterans in mind each and every day. They are the real heros.

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07-20-2007, 09:47 PM
Posted By: <b>Joe_G.</b><p>Detroit's center fielder, Curtis Granderson, maintains a similar blog on ESPN. His latest entry talks about Neshek and their early Horizon League playing days. The same blog entry also talks about Granderson's fondness of Ken Griffey Jr. and how a fan recently gave him Griffey's rookie card upon receipt of Granderson's autograph. He thanks the fan again in his blog for the exchange. Curtis is very friendly at the ball park and around the community.<br /><br /><a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?name=granderson_curtis" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?name=granderson_curtis</a><br /><br />Best Regards,<br />Joe Gonsowski

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07-21-2007, 12:25 PM
Posted By: <b>Jared</b><p>Curtis used to be roommates with my one of my best friends older brother when he played at University Illinois Chicago, UIC. He was their right fielder and wasn't even the best player on the team. My friends brother was until he blew out all three ligaments in his knee against Ohio State. Curtis would hang out with us when I used to go with my best friend down to Florida for their spring training. We used to watch his brother play and then head to the beach. Curtis was always with us at dinner and lunches and even the beach since his family wasn't able to take the two weeks off. He is really funny and pretty quite. I guess the story goes about him getting noticed by scouts, according to my friends brother, was that he was in right field and ran down a slicing line drive, spun and threw a guy out at home who was tagging with all the scouts in the stands who were there to scout one of their pitchers. I am still to this day surprised he made it so fast to the bigs.