Saturday, June 30, 2012

Twins vs. Royals

 Saturday we went to the Twins vs. Royals game at noon. This was a make-up game from the April 28 game that was rained out. That day, we were wearing at least 4 layers including winter coats and stocking hats. The temperature dipped below 40 at times.  This was...slightly different. The sun was shining, there was no breeze, and it was 91 degrees! Beautiful day for baseball!

We had seats in Section 215 right behind home plate but in the second deck. We really enjoyed this view but my now-peeling shoulders wished the shade came earlier than the 5th inning.

To beat the heat, we walked around after the first inning and found the Anheuser-Busch "Good Sport" kiosk (Main Level, Section 130) and signed up to be Designated Drivers. This is a little tip I got from my sister and brother-in-law. You sign up and get a wrist-band, agreeing not to drink at the game, and they give you a coupon for a free soft drink. They also enter your name in a drawing for a prize. The drink was a life-saver on a hot day and we thoroughly enjoyed our free lemonades!

In the 8th inning, I was excited to see my name on the Jumbotron as being chosen as the "Designated Driver of the Game" I went down to Guest Services to claim my prize.  I got a Twins hat, that unfortunately, has the Budweiser logo on the back, a "We ID" pin (not sure how that will ever come in handy) and a signed baseball.

We had no idea who the baseball was signed by and suspected it was just some random beer vendor. However, after posting it on facebook, an old college friend suggested it might be Alexi Casilla #12. After checking a few examples online, we determined he was right! The "12" was throwing us off since it looked like "Liz" at the end.  We are excited to display the hat and ball in Ryan's new baseball room!

The Twins won the game and had many great hits, so it was a fun game to watch. Besides the high temp, it was a pretty great day. Once we cleared the traffic gridlock, we stopped in Shakopee for some Jimmy John's and then headed home!

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