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Ron Gardenhire

Jim Souhan: Molitor's approach winning with Twins

On the Sunday morning before the All-Star break, Twins manager Paul Molitor walked beyond second base at Target Field and threw pop-ups to his children, who sprinted and dived in the sun. Molitor walked with them to the dugout, turned, looked across the field, and on an idyllic day reflected on what has become an idyllic life. "I haven't really stopped to measure it all," he said. "But every once in a while, in your humble moments, when you think about the journey you've been able to travel through, from growing up here and having family here and playing and fulfilling dreams and all of that good stuff, it's all gone to another level with this opportunity. ...