Hope Springs Eternal (Twins Opener Today)

Some Minnesotans’ spirits rise with the crocuses, mine are boosted by the returnGoTwins!.jpg of baseball.

As always, I like the Twins’ chances this year. Sure, there are some questions surrounding some players or situations but the other teams in the AL Central would probably trade their doubts for those questions.

It’s the last home opener at The Dome, tonight, 7:10 p.m., against the Seattle Mariners. Go Twins!


  1. Ross, I am just like you. The baseball opener is always a wonderful day for me!! I love going home and watching the Twins after a hard day of going through history!

    Just a shameless plug, NHS is hosting a history of Vintage Base Ball at Tiny’s Hotdogs on April 23! Social hour is at 6:00 p.m. with the program starting at 7:00 p.m. So come on down to Tiny’s, grab a hotdog and enjoy learning about the history of our national pastime!

    Oh, and did I mention that there will be a meet and greet with Northfield’s own Vintage Base Ball team the Silver Stars!

    April 6, 2009
  2. Ross Currier said:

    The Silver Stars!?!?!

    Wow, this is a BIG EVENT.

    Thanks for the “heads-up”, Hayes.

    April 6, 2009
  3. Yes, Go Twins, unless they are playing against the New York Yankees. Sorry–but I lived in New York for almost 30 years! There are some things I can’t give up.
    And now the Yankees have their new stadium and still have Derek Jeter. An unbeatable combination.

    April 6, 2009
  4. John S. Thomas said:

    You know, life would be perfect with Twins Baseball and Tiny’s hotdogs… Dome Dogs just are not that good in my opinion.

    I see a lost opportunity here for the NDDC to put on a promotion to support a local business! 😎

    Block the street off, get the blow up big screen, and lets have some outdoor baseball! (Who needs that foofie big stadium!)


    April 6, 2009
  5. Susan,
    If I was in charge of LoGro I would ban you for 1 month because of the comment! 🙂 Yankees are just ugh they are the Yankees!!!

    John, I agree with you, lets get a big screen on Division!

    Ross, this is a new job for you!

    April 6, 2009
  6. A little HISTORY here, folks. World Series wins: Yankees 26, Senators/Twins 3.
    Cardinals are second with a lowly TEN.
    From 1923-2000, the Yankees won 26 World Series. They are obviously due for another one this year in the new Yankee Stadium.

    April 6, 2009
  7. Patrick Enders said:

    You offer up the Yankees’ extensive winning record as a reason to root for them?

    It’s easy (even dull) to root for the team with the deepest pockets and the greatest likelihood of winning.

    Why not go out on a limb and root for the underdog?

    April 6, 2009
  8. Patrick, not as a reason to root for them but as a reason to respect their excellence over the years. (I often do root for the underdog. Poor Oklahoma State…)
    I root for the Yankees out of that respect for their excellence, prior regional loyalty and fond memories of having interviewed Yogi Berra, Phil Rizzuto and other Yankees, but I support the Twins otherwise now that I am a Minnesotan. By the way, both the Twins and Yankees lost today, alas.

    April 7, 2009
  9. Patrick Enders said:

    Well, at least you have a team or two to root for. I had my love for my hometown Brewers systematically beaten out of me by Bud Selig. (First there’s his general management of the league. Then there’s the blackmailing of Milwaukee to get a new stadium, and finally the dreaded Realignment. Just try to get excited about the fierce Brewers-Astros rivalry. Or Brewers-Cubs. Who can root against the Cubs?)

    I’d like to root for the Twins – gotta love any team that goes on a winning streak when even their owners seem to be trying to set them up to fail – but there’s that darned dome. Baseball is just not played in domes.

    So when do the Saints start playing?

    April 7, 2009

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