Twins thrive with team-first philosophy

Despite payroll limitations, the Twins remain consistently competitive

Originally Published: February 27, 2009
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

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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