Due to yesterday’s game being postponed, the Twins face their first double header today at Fenway versus the Red Sox. I guess they better get used to these. Next season, what with playing ball at the new open-air Target Field in Minneapolis, there’s likely to be many more of them if the weather remains inclement early in the season.
I’m hoping the Twins will win both games, purely for the selfish reason that it is my birthday. This day last year, Minnesota were visiting Oakland, and won 5-4 on a rather cold and drizzly night in front of a mere 10,000 people. Craig Monroe (remember him?) hit a home run, but by the end of that game, only die-hard Twins fans had stuck around to bear the elements.
Heather bought a “Happy Birthday Marty” message on the big screen at the Coliseum, which was a very sweet thing to do, but they wouldn’t let her put “Go Twins!” at the end of the message, the cheeky scamps.