Target Field Opener!

12 Apr

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Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for for no less than three years. I have already been to Target Field three times. I was there on a day a month ago when it was 31 degrees for an open house for season ticket holders. I was there when the Minnesota Gophers took on Louisiana Tech in the first game played there. I was also there for the first Twins game in Target Field, but it was an exhibition game. On Monday, the Twins will face the Boston Red Sox in the first regular season game in Target Field history.

Speaking of history, that’s the reason that I wish I could be there. The gates will open three hours before the game and there will be events throughout the day. FSN is inexplicably airing live programming for 11-12 hours before the game itself starts. The gates will be opened by the legends whose numbers they represent (or their family members). A Kirby Puckett statue will be unveiled. Jim Kaat, Jim Perry, Bert Blyleven, Frank Viola, Jack Morris, Eddie Guardado, Corey Koskie, and Al Newman will raise banners in the new ballpark. I imagine there will be other surprises and celebrity in attendance. Geez, even Aaron Gleeman will be there! He’s by far the most read Twins writer that will be there, so hopefully he can gain some interesting information and share it.

It is a great day for the Twins and Twins baseball. It has been a long time coming and I know that I am very excited.

So, what are your thoughts on the opening of Target Field? Will you be there? Will you be playing hookie from work? What are your plans? If you happen to go, share your stories here.

One Response to “Target Field Opener!”

  1. thisisbeth April 12, 2010 at 9:12 am #

    I will be there. I’m shivering with excitement.

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