TWITTER NAME: @ErikssonEk TWEET: En fin reskamrat till Minnesota BEATON SAYS: Loosely translated, that means "I shall soon be the new governor of the State of Hockey" in Swedish. (Actually, Ek literally wrote "A fine travel companion to Minnesota.")
Courtesy: Joel Eriksson Ek via TwitterCourtesy: Joel Eriksson Ek via Twitter
Glen Perkins, Twins closer
TWITTER NAME: @glenperkins TWEET: Thanks @BrianDuensing52 @CaseyFien and the rest of my 'pen mates for an incredible gift!! BEATON SAYS: "Perk" has no problem halting opponents' rallies. But can he stop a slap shot? That's the REAL question.
Courtesy: Glen Perkins via TwitterCourtesy: Glen Perkins via Twitter
Brian Dozier, Twins second baseman
TWITTER NAME: @BrianDozier TWEET: #HRderby BEATON SAYS: Did any player enjoy the All-Star experience as much as Dozier? That seems highly unlikely.
Courtesy: Brian Dozier via InstagramCourtesy: Brian Dozier via Instagram
Chuck Knoblauch, former Twins second baseman
TWITTER NAME: @chuckknoblauch TWEET: Bull Dozier beats the ToddFather easily!!! BEATON SAYS: Knoblauch, the 1991 AL Rookie of the Year with the Twins, rarely misses the mark with his Tweets. (Sadly, the same couldn't be said for his throws to first base back in the day.)
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Karl-Anthony Towns, Wolves power forward
TWITTER NAME: @KarlTowns TWEET: All smiles @NBASummerLeague BEATON SAYS: Someday, that Herbie Hancock is gonna be worth a lot of money . . . #TommyBoyReference
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Karlito Towns, de facto Wolves mascot
TWITTER NAME: @Karlito_Towns TWEET: Enjoyed seeing @karltowns on @nbatv #TheStarters tonight. How about an invite next time guys?P.S.Thx for the cupcake. BEATON SAYS: Lil' Penny Hardaway is also likely irate that his invite was lost in the mail.
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Zach LaVine, Wolves guard
TWITTER NAME: @ZachLaVine TWEET: Me n mom on way to espys BEATON SAYS: The bowtie: always a bold fashion statement.
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Mike Wallace, Vikings receiver
TWITTER NAME: @Wallace17_daKid TWEET: We just Tryna be legendary BEATON SAYS: If you beat the Packers twice in 2015, you'll be plenty legendary in Minnesotans' minds, Mike.
Courtesy: Mike Wallace via TwitterCourtesy: Mike Wallace via Twitter
Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals receiver, Minneapolis native
TWITTER NAME: @LarryFitzgerald TWEET: I had a blast today at the @Bose shoot!! BEATON SAYS: That sight you see is Larry Fitzgerald catching footballs at TCF Bank Stadium. How much would Gophers fans have given to see that about 12 years ago?
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Brian Robison, Vikings defensive end
TWITTER NAME: @Brian_Robison TWEET: Just in case y'all were wondering about yesterday. BEATON SAYS: That's the look of a man who intends to usher Aaron Rodgers into retirement this fall.
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