• 91-Year Old Penny-Pincher Talks Smack At Yanks

    Posted by on September 28th, 2006 · Comments (3)

    From the St. Paul Pioneer Press

    [Twins Owner] Pohlad said he has no preference as to which team — the New York Yankees or Oakland A’s — his Twins face in the first round of the playoffs next week. Then he paused.

    “I’d rather play the Yankees,” he said, “because I know we can beat them.”

    Privately, there is no club Pohlad would rather beat than George Steinbrenner’s Yankees.

    “That’s right,” he whispered.

    Careful what you wish for there, old-timer. Be very careful.

    Comments on 91-Year Old Penny-Pincher Talks Smack At Yanks

    1. Raf
      September 28th, 2006 | 4:53 pm

      For his role in the contraction scheme, I don’t like Mr. Pohlad.

      I hope the Twinkies match up with the Yanks. I also hope that the matchup winds up like the previous matchups.

      I hope they never win another playoff game as long as he’s the owner.

    2. MJ
      September 28th, 2006 | 9:05 pm

      And beating the Twins would also be sticking it in the eye of Bud Selig, the man that received a “loan” from Pohlad conveniently around the time the billionaire founder of Wells Fargo Bank couldn’t wait to sign the contraction papers and get his $150M buy out instead of trying to sell the team and giving someone else a chance to do a better job.

    3. Raf
      September 29th, 2006 | 10:39 am

      Every time he’s mentioned, I think of the Chiefs owner in “Slap Shot”

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