MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tom Kelly found his jersey ready when he arrived at Target Field on Sunday to manage the U.S. team in the All-Star Futures game but was missing baseball pants.
Kelly, who managed the Twins to a pair of World Series titles during his time in the Minnesota dugout from 1986-01, borrowed a pair from current Twins manager Ron Gardenhire.
"They're a little loose," he joked, a reference to his successor. "No, they're not. They fit fine."
While borrowing Gardenhire's office for the day, Kelly helped himself to a cigar from Gardenhire's humidor.
HOOSIER FAVORITES? The U.S. team featured four natives of Indiana: catchers Justin O'Conner (Tampa Bay Rays, high Class A) and Kevin Plawecki (New York Mets, Triple-A), second baseman Micah Johnson (Chicago White Sox, Triple-A) and right-handed pitcher Alex Meyer (Minnesota Twins, Triple-A). That tied for the largest representation from any state with California, one more than both Florida and Texas.
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