Justin Morneau Says Goodbye To Twins Fans Via Facebook Message

by Clayton Richer | Posted on Monday, September 2nd, 2013
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Justin Morneau took to social media to pay his respects to the Minnesota Twins fans posting this message on his Facebook page. Morneau was dealt to the Pittsburgh Pirates after spending his entire career in Minnesota playing 1278 games over an 11-year span with the Twins. The 32-year old pride of New Westminster, British Columbia will now look to lead the Pirates to post season glory before entering free agency this off-season. There has been much speculation the Toronto Blue Jays would entertain signing the Canadian for a chance to play in his home country.

[quote]First of all, I would like to say thank you to all of the Twins fans. I would also like to thank the Minnesota Twins organization for giving me a chance to realize my dream of being a Major League baseball player. I was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in 1999. Since that day I have been very proud and fortunate to call myself a Minnesota Twin.

I was a wide-eyed 22 year old kid when I made my big league debut in 2003. I received a warm welcome that day and have felt welcomed ever since. I feel like I was a kid when I first got here, but was able to grow up in this organization and become someone my friends and family could be proud of. My wife, kids and family are Minnesotans and this has become my second home. Minnesotans are some of the kindest, most genuine people I have ever met.

I am sorry that during my time here we weren’t able to achieve our ultimate goal of winning the World Series, but I will forever carry many wonderful memories of my time here. I will always cherish every day I was lucky enough to play in front of you fans in a Minnesota uniform.

Thank you for all of your support throughout the years.

Your friend,
Justin Morneau[/quote]

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Clayton Richer is an MLB scribe from north of the border with a slight bias for the Toronto Blue Jays. Clayton has also been the shop-keeper at Baseball Hot Corner since the sites inception in 2012. Follow and interact with Clayton on Twitter @MLBHotCorner or @ClaytonRicher

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