Archive - Nov 21, 2006

MVP Morneau

Twins fans knew that Joe Mauer won the batting title the last day of the season. They expected Johan Santana to win his second Cy Young award. But I don't think very many people seriously expected Justin Morneau to win the Most Valuable Player award.

The Twins have some authentic stars on their team. Mauer, Morneau, Santana and Joe Nathan are about as good as you can get. If the young starting pitchers come along, things are going to be fun.

Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

I have spent the past few evenings reading The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by famed World War II correspondent William Shirer.

The book, with a big swastika on its formidable spine, has been glaring at me from the shelf for several years. I have hesitated to read it because I get very involved with such tales and spend weeks on end meditating upon them. One hates to spend much time thinking about the grim tale of Nazi Germany.