Gullible baby Oikawa was easily convinced that Suga was a real alien because of his light hair and the glowing antenna headband. Suga just played along and pointed at random stars, telling Oikawa about ‘the star he was originally from’ and made-up facts about the outer space. Oikawa wished he had a telescope instead of his dad’s binocular so he could get to see the rad alien spaceship station Suga told him about. Little nerds.
Happy New Year everyone! It’s getting close to midnight here and I finished up some sketches that I might color someday~ been at Disneyland for the past several days so I’ve been on an increased Star Wars kick :)
2015 has been a year full of growth and excitement and I can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store! Thank you all my wonderful followers, you’re all so amazing and loving and awesome! Hope you all have a wonderful new year!
I have to say, throughout the past three games, the field has looked great despite the use. I have to hand it to Head Ground Keeper Larry DiVito and the rest of the Target Field Grounds Crew. They did a great job. Especially liked the grass cut out in Center Field.
As far as Minnesotans were concerned, tonight (low 70s, high 60s) was a gorgeous night for baseball. Out of town fans might have found it a wee bit chilly.
Idina Menzel sang the Star Spangled Banner and 6 Thunderbirds flew overhead at the end. Twins great Rod Carew (67-78) threw out the Ceremonial First Pitch to current Twins Manger Ron Gardenhire (02- ).
The Twins were represented by two players, closer Glen Perkins and catcher Kurt Suzuki, and one coach, Skipper Ron Gardenhire.
The highlight of the evening was certainly the standing ovation given to Derek Jeter after he was pulled from the game at the top of the 4th inning.
But as a Twins Fan, the highlight for me was the standing ovation given to Minnesota born, former Gopher and current Twins closer Glen Perkins as he took the field in the 9th. And waiting for him on the mound? Teammate Kurt Suzuki, ready to catch. For Twins fans, it was a perfect ending to an otherwise Twinless game.
John Farrell came very close to being the most hated man in MN when, for a moment, it looked like someone else was warming up to pitch the 9th. Not to mention the stony silence in the 8th when Suzuki didn’t get to bat. I’m pretty sure if anyone else had come out at that point to pitch or catch, there would have been booing. And John Farrell would have been booed every time he came to MN for the rest of his career. Minnesota Nice until you piss us off, then we’ll care a grudge for the rest of eternity.
All in all, it was a fun experience. Not something I’d want to attend every year as someone who enjoys keeping score during the game (half the lineup out at the beginning of an inning is really hard to keep track of–especially when it occurs on defense). I’m glad another one finally came to Minnesota, but I’m more than ready to return to regularly scheduled baseball.