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Saturday, March 15, 2014

ESPN: LaTroy Hawkins and family

Well, like all family members do, sometimes they do ask for something. Like the request made by Eric Weber (LHFC member No. 230) when he was 17 and attending high school near the Twin Cities a decade or so ago. He and Hawkins were chatting online one day when Weber suddenly asked whether he could borrow the pitcher’s BMW 745 so he could drive his date, Hannah, to the junior prom.

And Hawkins said sure, of course. Because that’s the kind of guy Hawkins is.

The day of the prom was also the day of a Twins game, so Weber waited for Hawkins and the car at the Metrodome. When Hawkins pulled up with the BMW, a fan standing next to Weber asked whose car it was. Weber said, “That’s the car I’m driving to the prom!” Hawkins got out and handed Weber the keys.

This is a really great story. I never really knew much about Hawkins besides the “can’t handle closing” label and frequent team changes but he’s apparently a fantastic person.

Jim Wisinski Posted: March 15, 2014 at 04:23 PM | 12 comment(s)
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