Target Field makes it’s long awaited debut today and the Twins will host their first outdoor ballgame in more then 50 years. Have you done your learning on Target Field yet?
For so many years this Twins team was built on hitting the ball on the ground in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome and stealing bases. It will be interesting to see how this new era of Twins baseball goes.
Acclimating to the quirks and tendencies of this field will be a process for the Twins, so it’s unclear how much of an advantage they will hold in their new outdoor stadium, especially in the earlier games when cool weather might suppress the power that is shaping up to be this team’s hallmark.
It’s always fun to see how a new park plays and get that first glimpse of it. It’s good for baseball that the Twins have their new palace and the prince to run rampant in the place for the next several years in the form of Joe Mauer. It’s an exciting time to be a Twins fan.
And it’s even better to be Aaron Gleeman today, who is in the brand new press boxes at Target. Aaron is always a strong read on the Twinkies.