Twins fondly recall 2002 fun; reunion on Monday 09 Apr 12

Minneapolis, Minn. (AP) – Ten years ago, the Minnesota Twins were nearly eliminated as part of baseball’s plan to fold two franchises for financial reasons.

The court intervened, and the Twins came together to win their division and reach the American League championship series on a bargain budget with a bunch of scrappy young players that came up together in the minors.

The Twins will honor that popular 2002 team before their home opener on Monday against the Los Angeles Angels. Former players Doug Mientkiewicz, Eddie Guardado, Brad Radke, Jacque Jones, Corey Koskie and Denny Hocking are schedule to take part in a pregame rally downtown, throw out ceremonial first pitches and lead the crowd in singing during the seventh-inning stretch.