April 4, 2018

Will the Twins’ home opener be the coldest ever?

Despite two days of snow and frigid temperatures, the forecast (fingers crossed) for Thursday’s home opener is partly sunny with a daytime high of 38 degrees. If that holds true, that will not set a record for coldest home opener. In fact, that is four degrees warmer than the coldest home opener for the Twins, which was set in 1962 versus the Los Angeles Angels.  About 8,300 people were brave enough to attend that game, according to Baseball-Reference.com. Thursday’s game is sold out. Target Field seats about 39,000, but let’s see if that many show up.

Extra innings…

-The Twins are back in action Wednesday.

-The snow fell and fell and fell on Tuesday. Undeterred, we went to breakfast, we went shopping and we went to lunch before returning to our place cold and covered in snow. When we weren’t riding the bus, we walked. We stopped a St. Paul police officer for directions and he gave us a funny look when I told him we were walking.

Day 2 photos:

We started our day at the Black Coffee and Waffle Bar in St. Paul.

We came across the Mall of St. Paul, an antique mall, and I bought this Homer Hanky.

We had lunch at the Neighborhood Cafe in St. Paul. Delicious.

And, yes, it snowed. A lot.

COMMENTS

Hi, I’m Rolf Boone and I love the Twins.

I became a fan of the Minnesota Twins after a friendly wager in the early 1980s. I survived Ron Davis, the meltdown in Cleveland, Phil Bradley at the Kingdome and then marveled at a rising generation of stars and two World Series wins in 1987 and 1991. Brad Radke made the 1990s bearable, while Kirby Puckett’s eye injury, exit from the game and eventual death made it almost too much to bear. The new century ushered in more talent — Joe Mauer, Johan Santana, Joe Nathan, Torii Hunter, Justin Morneau — and consecutive seasons of playoff baseball, followed by consecutive seasons of losing baseball. A winning season returned in 2015. So here we are. Go Twins.