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Sunday, July 01, 2012

MLB: Hemond, former players delight at SABR 42

Or how Tim Laudner had the Fred Clairaudience eating out of his hands…

Laudner, who works as an analyst for Fox Sports Net, had to leave early in order to work a doubleheader at neighboring Target Field, but he got the discussion started by greeting the crowd. Laudner poked fun at the statistical-minded audience, but at heart he was one of them.

“I don’t know anything about OPS or ESP,” said Laudner. “But what I do know is that as soon as I walked into the room, we did share a common denominator. ... I think it’s fairly obvious that the common denominator is truly a love and a passion for the greatest game on this earth.”

Laudner, a member of the Twins’ World Series team in 1987, was joined by a few other players of modest renown. Former infielder Frank Quilici shared the stage, as did Bob “Rocky” Johnson and Bill Davis, a member of the University of Minnesota team that won the College World Series in 1964.

That group was the opening act for Roland Hemond, a three-time Major League Executive of the Year, who would speak to the audience in the same room just a few hours later. And they kept the audience laughing with wide-ranging tales of their experiences as big-league players.

Repoz Posted: July 01, 2012 at 06:56 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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