"Let us go forth a while, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our closed rooms...
The game of ball is glorious."

--Walt Whitman

Monday, January 28, 2008

TwinsFest '08

Saturday marked TBL's annual pilgrimage to TwinsFest. Since attendance is usually right in line with the prior season's team performance, it was possible to wander about more or less freely for the first time in several years. (There are benefits to stinking up the joint, however small and fleeting.)

The main goals of the day were:
1) Introduce a certain dedicated Twins fan to TwinsFest
2) Meet up with the blogger behind Lipgloss and Baseball
3) Go through the free minor-league autograph line every session
4) See the exhibits
5) Sign up to win free stuff

TBL is happy to report that all goals were satisfactorily accomplished. And now, bits and bobs of the day, in photos.

Boof Bonser, newly trim and ready to pitch.

Mike Redmond helps the Twins Wives' Club sell sparkly shirts.

Mystery player and Nick Punto

What with the new ballpark finally going up, one exhibit showed some of the old ones. TBL suspects that taking photos of photos qualifies as geeky.

And, what we're all eagerly waiting for...the new ballpark! Only teensy!

7 rejoinders:

Curveball sounded off...

Hey, that was Francisco with Punto, not Alexi!

Third Base Line sounded off...

Whoops, my bad! Should not blog before coffee...

SethSpeaks sounded off...

It's actually Craig Monroe, not Francisco or Alexi.

k-bro sounded off...

Wow! Boof looks gooood!

Thanks for sharing your photos.

Baseball_Lipgloss sounded off...

Woo Woo! Thanks for taking me through the Down on the Farm line!

Mad Irish sounded off...

I don't know baseball at all, but I thought the new stadium was supposed to be HUGE. That one is really tiny.

becca sounded off...

I love the picture of Nick Puno and Craig Monroe. Nick is so freaking cute!
**Becca** aka Twins Sisters