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Continued: Souhan: Mientkiewicz is all business as a manager

  • Article by: JIM SOUHAN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: June 4, 2014 - 10:03 AM

Mientkiewicz remembers chafing under Kelly’s leadership.

“It’s like when you’re a rookie and you get hazed by veterans,’’ he said. “When you’re a veteran you treat the rookies the same way. It’s the same with managing. I was brought up this way, and it’s not going to be any easier for these guys than it was for me. I didn’t like it coming up, but it probably bought me more years in the big leagues than I ever deserved.’’

It wouldn’t be surprising to see Mientkiewicz back in the Twins’ clubhouse in a year or three.

 

Jim Souhan can be heard weekdays at noon and Sundays from 10 to noon on 1500 ESPN. His Twitter name is @SouhanStrib. • jsouhan@startribune.com

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