Tanner Vavra had a vision, even after eye mishap

  • Article by: PATRICK REUSSE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 15, 2011 - 11:13 AM

Tanner Vavra can no longer see out of his right eye, but the son of the Twins hitting coach has pushed himself to baseball success.

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BallFourAug. 14, 1110:01 PM

Once again, Reusse shows the rest of the sports staff how to uncover and write a story.

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th3171Aug. 14, 1110:08 PM

Great story. Good luck TV and all that comes with it.

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rotoguyAug. 14, 1110:31 PM

We all can learn from this young man's great attitude. Best of luck to you Tanner!

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dvsdan123Aug. 15, 11 7:06 AM

Great story Patrick.

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TonyMaAug. 15, 11 8:03 AM

Another great story by Pat Reusse and another reminder that the athletes/coaches we praise and berate are people too, dealing with their own hardships.

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phairwethrfnAug. 15, 1110:22 AM

Very soft journalism and of course the sheep eat it up! Nothing against the kid I wish him nothing but the best, but I want to read about things that are relevant in the current pro sporting arena not some feel good tripe like this! Bottom line human interest stories have no business in the sports page nor on TV stations that broadcast sports and sporting news 24/7. Oh and I hate the hitting approach his dad teaches.

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williepepAug. 15, 1111:12 AM

Awesome column Patrick... this is why you won me over on the noon airwaves, as well. phairwethrfn: You are obviously a very sad and pathetic person. (probably a packer or hawkeye fan) Keep your comments to yourself next time... nobody cares what you think.

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matthewJamesAug. 15, 11 2:48 PM

Where are all the naysayers when Pat writes a good article.

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kingphelixAug. 15, 11 5:12 PM

Joe should stick to fly fishing. If you can't get 2 former #1 draft picks (Delmon and Mauer) 2 former MVPs (Morneau and Mauer) and a future HOF (Thome) and a Japanese Batting Champ (Nishioka) to hit better than .270, then you shouldn't be a big league batting coach. What's Tony O doing these days? Rod Carew anyone?

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baseball91Aug. 15, 11 5:22 PM

A few in every crowd watch sports, with a lost soul. It's only a game, played by real people. As a couple of the readers need a heart transplant, can someone help out the people living without hearts, like phairwethrfn or kingphelix?

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