The M&M Boys: Fleeting Greatness

When the Twins christened Target Field six years ago this month, their line-up was anchored by two recent American League MVPs. Still in their 20s, the M&M Boys appeared to be at the peak of their powers and were expected to be for Target Field what Kirby Puckett and Kent Hrbek were for the Metrodome. What we didn’t – and couldn’t – have known then, is that Justin Morneau’s and Joe Mauer’s best days were already behind them. When a sliding Morneau’s head collided with Toronto second baseman John McDonald’s knee that July, the 29-year-old had a batting line of … Continue reading The M&M Boys: Fleeting Greatness