An Afternoon at Target Field

On Sunday, I visited sparkling Target Field to watch the Twins fall feebly to the Royals with some old friends in celebration of Adam’s impending wedding. It was a wonderful day of friendship and hot dogs and sunshine swear words.

Now enjoy these photographs, kindly provided by my friend Mike, a local bald photographer.

We gathered together outside the ballpark at noontime for jovial back-slapping and jocular harassment of passersby. Smiles were abundant and gum was chewed with open-mouthed vigor.

The food offerings at Target Field were wonderful. Here, Adam blasted a fat hot dog into his face in an aggressive manner that will likely earn him a public chastisement once he is married. Enjoy the singleness while you can, Adam. Have another!

The stadium is absolutely beautiful. It’s hard to come up with a complaint (the only inconveniences were from idiots like us slowing up traffic by wandering around with cameras like tourists). My friend Brent commented that it felt like he was on vacation as soon as he stepped inside, and I’d say that pretty much sums it up.

Here’s a shot from my favorite moment of the afternoon. Down 10-5, the game was out of hand when Twins manager Ron Gardenhire came out of the dugout to argue that Michael Cuddyer should have been awarded a base for being hit by a pitch. There really wasn’t a point, but he was going at it and the crowd started cheering and chanting “GAR-DY! GAR-DY!” I screamed, “HE IS CRIMSON WITH RAGE!”

Fun, pointless times.

Finally, enjoy this video I put together that captures the vivid sights, friendly sounds, and remorseful emotions of Target Field. I apologize for the shaky camerawork, but I was working without a tripod and I had few sodapops in me and I was being chased.

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7 Responses to An Afternoon at Target Field

  1. scott says:

    Fantastic post! I have seen moving images of this Target Field on Sportscenter, still weird to see the Twins playing home games outside.

    BTW, no mention of Joltin’ Joe Mauer.

  2. peter says:

    As a Twins fan, it’s definitely weird to see them playing outdoors. Weird but awesome.

    Mauer went 3-4, bumping his average above .370. Then he probably gave a boring interview.

  3. john says:

    I loved the guy flashing a peace sign after Hudson tagged up to score. Freakin’ pacifists.

  4. sarah says:

    I hope that gum you were chewing was Big League Chew. What’s up with the dramatic music?
    Now buy me some peanuts and crackerjack!

  5. Guy Incognito says:

    He didn’t edit that music in there, that is what they were playing at Target Field.

  6. Adam O says:

    That was a great day. Thanks for coming out. And Mike’s pictures are awesome!

    I was really hoping Gardy would have gotten ejected. That would been icing on the cake.

  7. peter says:

    Yeah, Gardy getting tossed would have been the highlight for sure.

    It was a blast, Adam. Thanks for including me!

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