From the Northern reaches of Minnesota, Seth Stohs blogs about the Minnesota Twins, the Vikings, and pretty much everything else that interests him. His blog, Seth Speaks, has been online since May 2003. He’s done several appearances on the Twin Cities sports talk circuit, and the friendly, conversational nature of the blog has earned him 375-450 visitors per day.
BB: When did you become a baseball fan? Did you have a favorite player, a favorite team?
SS: I have been as long as I can remember. My earliest memories are hanging out watching my dad play baseball and softball. I was playing catch with him when I was about 5. As a Minnesota boy, Kirby Puckett was my hero. His major league debut happened when I was eight, and I think it was his name that attracted me to him. I would follow his stats daily, and was so excited when he became a power hitter. I remember watching Game 7 of the 1987 World Series in the basement, by myself, because I was just too nervous to watch it with anyone! 1991 was much the same way. Game 6 was the kind of game that made Puckett more than a hero and put him into the legendary status. I was a Twins fan through the lean years in the late ’90s, rarely missing a game on TV. And it was fun again to watch the Twins become successful the last five years.
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