From displays of historic items and Target Field, to autographs from players of the past, present, and future, TwinsFest 2010 was a hit. In fact, it was the second biggest in term of attendance in it’s history. Second to only TwinsFest 2007, this year’s event drew a total of 34,637 fans over the course of three days.
In the first look at TwinsFest 2010, the many things outside of the autograph stations were made clear. From the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame section, which showed off historic items and the World Series trophies, to the Target Field section, which had the stadium replica and an array of various information, the Metrodome was packed with more than booths to receive player signatures.
Another year of TwinsFest has now passed, and three weeks from the conclusion of the three-day event will bring day one of spring training for the Minnesota Twins. With football a week away from a finish and winter slowly moving by, baseball is making a comeback.
The first real game at Target Field is now just over 70 days away. As the days slowly pass, reality is beginning to set in that the Minnesota Twins will really have their own ballpark and be back outdoors next season.
Mauer says home run derby was tiring “because Morneau kept me out late the night before.”
The line for Joe Mauer’s autograph started outside the Metrodome at 8 a.m. Friday. He was eight hours from signing, and the temperature was minus-4.
It took only one day for the Minnesota Twins and their eight arbitration eligible players to agree to terms. After all players filed by the deadline last Friday, the sides exchanged offers on Tuesday and agreed to contracts for the 2010 season by the end of the day.
The Minnesota Twins have a bullpen logjam, and while it seems to be a problem waiting to be solved, it isn’t a bad issue to have. With pitchers returning from injuries this upcoming spring, pitchers being exiled into the bullpen, and even an addition, the bullpen is already full.
The roster and ballpark won’t be the only things changing in Minnesota for next season, the identity and wardrobe will be new as well. The Twins have announced new logos, patches and uniforms that the club is set to begin wearing for the 2010 season.
The Minnesota Twins still have questions remaining after their trade with the Milwaukee Brewers. While shortstop has been solved, second base, third base, and the rotation have not been.