Terry Ryan has returned to the Minnesota Twins as the interim general manager by replacing Bill Smith. While the move was made in November, the news is still very exciting for several reasons.
First, the sheriff is back in town. Where Twins players were getting coddled and being read bedtime stories by Ron Gardenhire before, the arrival of Ryan (supposedly) means that warm milk in the Twins' clubhouse will suffer the same fate that beer did in the Boston Red Sox's clubhouse.
However, the most important reason is that the doors to the Terry Ryan Free-Agent Hall of Fame have reopened for business.
In case you haven't heard about it, the Terry Ryan Free-Agent Hall of Fame is for those who have been brought in by the Twins and have failed miserably due to "immense pressure," lack of performance or injury.
Today, we honor (is that the word?) the inaugural class of the Terry Ryan Free-Agent Hall of Fame.