Well, as you may know from other postings in the Duchess’ Diary, the Duchess of Earle is a fan of the great American pasttime, specifically of the Minnesota Twins.
So she is delighted to share in the excitement of the inaugural season at the new outdoor stadium (Target Field), made all the more special by the clinching of the AL Central Division last evening.
For those of you not yet in the know, the Twins had rallied to defeat Cleveland and then they and the fans sat it out, awaiting the results of the game the Chicago White Sox/Oakland Athletics game, which was still being played on the West Coast. The ChiSox failed to overcome a five-run deficit, which took the Twins’ magic number down to zero – and then the fun started. The team christened themselves – and, as you’ll see in the video below, even some of the fans – in celebration.
The Duchess offers her hearty congratulations to the entire team and to the coaching/managerial staff for this grand accomplishment, which feels especially sweet in light of this being the first year of the long-awaited return to outdoor baseball in the Twin Cities. What a way to close out the regular season!
Congratulations, Guys! We’re rootin’ for you in the post-season! Go! Go! GO!
What fun there is more than one kind of fireworks in Target Field this first year!