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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- When Twins manager Ron Gardenhire returned to his office after his team's first exhibition of the season Wednesday, he saw a note on his desk from first baseman Justin Morneau. It read: "Gardy, I forgot to do my sprints after the workout today. So I am fining myself $100.''
Gardenhire laughed. "That's entertaining,'' he said.
Then he stopped laughing. "That's leadership,'' he said.
That story tells an awful lot about Morneau, who won the American League ...
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