Posted at 8:34 AM on June 16, 2008
by David Zingler
It's good to be home breathing the fresh, sophisticated air of Minnesota, but the trip was great. The Twins showed the mental toughness and dogged determination that has been their calling card during the Gardenhire years, but has been absent far too often recently, in grinding out 9-5, 12 inning win on Saturday.
Brian and I cheered for our squad loud and proud and got pelted by dozens of ice cubes and peanuts from that always classy Wisconsin crowd. I never, ever, ever again want anyone from Cheeseland to tell me they have better fans over there. We turned Miller Park into Metrodome East for the 8th straight year.
Really though, all of the controversy just added to the excitement of a classic baseball game. The Twins trailed throughout, took the lead late, Joe Nathan blew a rare save (giving my dad even more anecdotal evidence that he's overrated), Prince Fielder narrowly missed hitting a walk-off homer in the 10th (sorry guys, the ball has to go OVER the yellow line to be a homerun, just like common sense and this Twins fan said) before the Twins finally blew the game open with a 5-run 12th.
Here are few pics snapped by yours truly:
Posted at 9:42 AM on June 16, 2008
by Steve Rudolph
The Twins have added six more All-You-Can-Eat nights this season.
If your stomach can handle watching Joe Mauer ground out to second with runners aboard, $33 for an upper club seat and all the hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, peanuts, and soft pretzels you eat is a pretty good deal.
On the topic of stadium fare, the New York Times has a great interactive map that advises fans what to eat and what to avoid at all 30 major league parks.
According to the Times, the best bet for Twins fans is the carved turkey sandwich behind section 132.
I never understood why the Dome couldn't serve better food. At least it appears the Twins are trying to address that at the new stadium. While I'm not so sure about the appeal of meatloaf and potato sliders on a hot summer day, walleye tacos are a welcome addition.
What did everyone think of the items expected to be on the new stadium menu?