I probably would have held this post for the upcoming hibernation period, but for due to a very cool reason, I had to post this before my next game. Yep, I hawked at Target Field when there wasn’t even a game!!
I forgot to take pictures , but I also had a plan of doing a “cartoon” in one of my posts, so what better time than now?!
Quick back-story: I had thrown the baseball around already with my friend Jared. We had taken some pictures, toured the dugouts, and seen nearly everything to see. I noticed that there were a few balls sitting in the center-field area in the raised grass/flower area behind the fence. I figured that I’d try to scope it out, but knew that I wasn’t going to be able to actually climb up and grab any. I had not been in the bullpen yet, so as it cleared out and after I jumped up against the center-field wall (making Revere-like grabs), I decided to get my “Perk” on.
I will not build up the suspense any further. Get your PJs on, grab a bowl of cereal, and hold your laptop like a newspaper, ’cause here come the Funny-Pages!!…
…of the ball cartoon. Now, what do you think? Do these count as balls #67 and #68? They were from a MLB stadium, are definitely officially licensed balls, and one even appears to be mud-rubbed like a gamer (maybe a home run ball or ground-rule double). If I do count them, how do I log them? How do I tie them back to a game? Since MyGameBalls requires that you tie them to a game, does that mean I count them towards my next game, the previous one I attended, or the last game played at Target Field but one I didn’t actually attend? The mind races!!
Anywho, how about the field access and mini-tour part of the evening?
I’ll just post a ton of pictures below and give you a brief caption, since this was meant to be a short post and it’s a Friday afternoon…
Third base: Here’s the view Mr. Plouffe has for half of the playing season.
Third base: The view as if you were able to be just behind a base-runner.
Visitor’s Bat and Helmet Rack: Dang! It’s empty! Still very cool to be able to see, though.
Camera-Well on the Visitor’s side: Oh how lucky I’d be if I could take pictures from here when there are actual players on the field. ‘Tis but a dream.
Dugout Rules (o “reglas” para mi lectores de español): Read up, if you want to be a coach in the pros you should probably be well-versed in these rules.
TC Logo Behind Home Plate: Ahhh, grass + paint = pretty.
Twins Dugout Steps: Stairs coming from the locker-room to the dugout, reminds the guys how to play the game.
Phone to the Bullpen: I was going to “SAVE” this one for last, but I’m going for the complete game here.
Twins Camera-Well Side – FSN Posting: Sorry FSN, looks like I found your rules for the camera men/women! If you want to impress your friends, use this to “guess” what camera cuts will be made and when.
Target Field Seat: Just a close-up of a seat. But not just any seat, seat #24, so very appropriate for the name of this blog!
Well, thanks for taking the tour. I also have a video, but the format is a little weird and I just don’t have the time right now to upload it. I’ll put it together during the off-season.
Huge thanks go out to TK! Thanks for inviting Jared and me along for such a cool event. Thanks also to those of you who let me know what to do with my ball dilemma.