Jack Morris talks about what he sees as Twins' biggest issues this season & the Hall of FameFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - It's become a wintertime tradition as the Fargo American Legion has brought in some heavy hitters in the baseball world for its annual Hall of Fame banquet, and this year was no exception.
By: Dom Izzo, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - It's become a wintertime tradition as the Fargo American Legion has brought in some heavy hitters in the baseball world for its annual Hall of Fame banquet, and this year was no exception.
As former Twins great Jack Morris was the guest speaker.
Morris just missed out on election to the Baseball Hall of Fame earlier this month, I asked him about that and what he sees as the Twins biggest issue in 2014.
Jack Morris: “Your pitcher is the guy that can lead the charge and have to shut down other team, ironically talk to Paul Molitor who's going to be on the bench with Ron Gardenhire this year and Paul and I played together in '93 asked about his role, biggest role is to keep guys positive, young guys tend to start thinking too much and negative thoughts especially when they don't have success and we know baseball is a marathon and not a sprint so he thinks challenge for him to reinforce positive thoughts.”
I know it's fresh, the Hall of Fame ballot your thoughts not being on the ballot and not getting enough votes, what is your reaction?
“It is what it is, I'm grateful honored majority of writers in my corner, sometimes that's forgotten, Jack Morris didn't make the Hall, isn't he mad? I got 2/3 of the vote, I would have won every presidential candidacy for the last 100 years, but not so in baseball, proud of what I did, doesn't define my career in any way shape or form proud of it, got 4 rings and all sorts of bragging rights and can tell stories till the batteries run out in the camera right now.”
Morris' next chance to make the Hall of Fame is thru the Veterans Committee, which will come up in three years.