Oakland Athletics 3 – Minnesota Twins 1
Target Field – Minneapolis, MN
Joplin Blasters 2 – St. Paul Saints 9
CHS Field – St. Paul, MN
July 4, 2016
I finally did it. I went to a double-header… kind of. Not only was this a double-header with different teams involved, but it was at a different stadium, different city, and different LEAGUE.
Minneapolis has had the Twins for quite some time, while St. Paul has been home to the Saints, an independent league team (part of the American Association in the minor league structure). I would tell you about some of the famous people to come out of the Saints organization (or in a few cases, fall back into it), but googling that would be more rewarding for the curious reader.
The day started off at Target Field with my friend, Jared, and end with us taking in fireworks at CHS Field – a stadium even newer than Target Field. But why? Because nothing is more American than baseball, and since it was a holiday, why not live it up. Also, like I said before, I had never done this much baseball in one day, so it was exciting.
Ball 1 – Ron Washington
Ball 2 – Unknown Athletic – let’s pretend it was Carney Lansford (2nd place in AL batting average in 1989 to Minnesota’s Kirby Puckett)
Ball 3 – Max Kepler
Ball 4 – Dom
Ball 5 – Dom
Ball 6 – Kennys Vargas
Exit Target Field briskly, walk over to vehicle, then take off for St. Paul…
MiLB Ball 1 – Caleb Thielbar
Take in fireworks on the fourth of July…
MVP Thank Yous:
- Twin Cities