Thursday, July 22, 2010

On the Beat With Jack Morris

We recently visited Target Field for an online piece for Global Traveler magazine. As usual, we attempted to talk to players and coaches about their thoughts on travel, hotels and restaurants
As we entered the pressbox to collect the official team notes, we ran into Jack Morris, a Twins broadcaster and former pitching great. Morris pitched for 18 seasons with the Detroit Tigers, Toronto Blue Jays and Minnesota Twins. He finished with a record of 254-186, in addition to his 7-4 record in the playoffs including 3 World Series Championships.
Morris mentioned Seattle, Chicago and Toronto as his favorite cities, based on the restaurants and the baseball park. His opinion on hotels was interesting, too.
Morris ended the quick interview by deflecting us to a Twins staffer. Hey, no problem with that. He gave us a few moments and we appreciated his time.
The debate rages on as to his Hall of Fame worthiness. Of course, in that same pressbox was another Hall of Fame-type pitcher, Bert Blyleven. That's a lot of success for one pressbox.
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