|Fans waiting for the event to start|
The crowd erupted into cheers for Michael Cuddyer and Denard Span as they entered the room. Both players gladly answered an array of questions from the audience. The first question came from Butera and he asked the guys what they both liked most about Joe Mauer. They each gave the standard answer about Mauer being a good teammate and great player. Span went on to say that Mauer is so good that he doesn't even need a back-up catcher. This response got a roar of laughter from the crowd, even from Butera.
|Drew Butera and the NoDak Twins Fan|
Some of the other questions from the fans included:
Who was your favorite player when you were growing up?
What sports did you play in high school?
How do you feel about an increase in the use of instant replay?
What are the positives and negatives of being a MLB Player?
Will Justin Morneau be healthy for the coming season?
I asked the question: How do you guys feel about the emergence of young players, like Kyle Gibson, as they attend their first Spring Training and have the possibility of making their major league debut?
Cuddyer offered up the response that it is always exciting to see the look of the players that are in their first big league camp at Spring Training. He said the "deer in the headlights" look is unmistakable. He also said it is great to see a young prospect get their first hit or first strikeout at the big league level. Those moments remind Cuddyer of when he had those milestones at the beginning of his career.
|Cuddy and Span answering questions|
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