Players Hang With Fans, Sell Cookbooks At TwinsFest
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota Twins are back at the Metrodome this weekend for a huge fan festival: TwinsFest.
More than 60 current and former players, like pitcher Matt Capps, returned for this year’s event
“It’s been fun seeing the support the Twins fans have for this ballclub has been outstanding,” Capps said.
Along with getting autographs and pictures, fans also got the chance to talk a little baseball with their favorite players. There is also a huge memorabilia sale and a chance for kids to hit some baseballs.
Some players said they have as much fun as the fans. One of those players was outfielder Rene Tosoni.
Tosoni said he showed up to the event early Saturday to help sell cookbooks. He also said he had a question and answer session with some fans and signed autographs for an hour and a half.
This year the Twins Wives Organization is selling cookbooks with the player’s favorite recipes. The sales benefit Jack Jablonski’s medical fund.
Jablonski is the high school hockey player who suffered a paralyzing injury during a game last month. On Friday, some Twins players visited Jablonski in the hospital.
Sunday is the final day of TwinsFest. It goes from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for kids.