It’s entirely appropriate for any Minnesota Twins fan to pause for a moment to honor composer and lyricist Richard Adler, who died yesterday.
Adler wrote a ton of Broadway tunes and musicals, including most of the ones in “Damn Yankees,” in which a rabid baseball fan sells his soul to the devil in exchange for a chance to lead his favorite team to American League pennant glory. It won the best musical Tony award.
It’s almost as if it was written for you, Twins fans.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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