Willmar notebook: Diamond dream realized in Florida
Yes, Senor Smoke, boyhood dreams can come true!
Ask T.J. Phillips. He was a Minnesota Twin for a week.
He wore an authentic uniform with his name on the back.
A catcher for the Cardinals and Post 167 22 years ago, Phillips hit and played the field with Twins' legends and retired journeymen at the spring training complex in Fort Myers this month.
"It was the coolest thing I ever did in my life," he said over the phone.
You could hear his smile.
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