MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It was downright cold at Target Field on Monday for the Minnesota Twins home opener.
With wind gusts higher than 40 miles per hour, at times during the game it felt like temperatures were in the teens. But that didn’t stop fans from filling Target Field for the first time this season.
WCCO’s Molly Rosenblatt was there as they opened the gates Monday for the 3:10 p.m. first pitch.
It was definitely still chilly for fans as the game reached the late innings, but the sun was shining and all the love from loyal Twins fans is enough to warm your heart. Bitter winds made it feel like temperatures were barely in the 30s when the gates opened to eager Twins fans, but no one seemed to mind.
“It’s not going to hold you back obviously. Oh, nothing will hold me back,” one fan said.
Even the youngest of fans braved the weather. One little guy was equipped with a snowsuit and smile.
“Whose your favorite player? Joe Mauer. Alright, high five on that,” another fan said.
Blankets were a common sight and most people we caught up with say they’re glad they dressed in layers.
“I got the sweatshirt on underneath, the windbreaker I got the extra warm socks on just in case. Hopefully that’s enough,” one Twins fan said.
And on a day like Monday, the home opener giveaway came in handy. The first 30,000 fans through the gates got red hooded sweatshirts.
“We dressed in layers. And now we have one more,” another fan said.
Even with zero wins and a frigid home opener. Twins fans today, played Minnesota Nice.
“What’s worse the weather or the Twins record? Oh, don’t make me answer that. Hahaha,” a fan said.
The good news is that it won’t get much warmer tomorrow, but the Twins will have a day off. It’s supposed to slowly get warmer throughout the week and we could see 70s by Friday.