I love Target Field. This was our third time there and we hadn't planned a trip for this summer since our annual baseball trip was at Seattle's Safeco Field in May. But then I saw that Justin was back and going to play again this time with the White Sox so I knew this might be the last time to see him play at Target Field.
The weekend series before Labor Day was perfect so we got to see Friday, Saturday and Sundays games. Friday's game was in section 120 just up from third base and the visitor dugout. A lot of fans around us cheered for Justin even though he was just DHing. There were many White Sox fans mixed in too. We always get to the ballpark early just to sit and enjoy whatever is going on down on the field and to people watch as fans make their way to their seats. And Friday night is always fireworks night so we have to stay and watch that too.
Saturday was the highlight of the Series as we went on an afternoon tour of Target Field and later that night the Twins won 11-3! We had this 80+ year old gentleman as our tour guide and he was so much fun and informed our group that we were getting his "extended" tour. He had a story for each stop and most of us had a hard time keeping up with him as he walked! My favorite part was getting to see the World Series trophies up close. If you've never took the tour of Target Field, you're really missing some great behind the scenes memorabilia of the Twins. That night we had the best seats ever in section 115 right above section 9 where the rich people sit! The game was awesome with home runs and of course a proper trouncing of the White Sux!
Sunday afternoon we sat over in right field in section 134. We got there early for lunch and had the State Fair Walleye & Chips, my favorite of the ballpark. Got to watch Kyle Gibson and his young daughter playing around on the field with Trevor P. and some other guys. Sunday's are always family day at the park for the players. Andrew Albers was warming up as starting pitcher that day and the young man sitting next to me was pretty excited. He had intellectual disabilities and came to the game with his Dad. The sons name was also Andrew and he was trying to get Albers attention to toss him up a baseball with no luck. Finally he got up and left on his own. I think they were regulars at the ballpark since his Dad didn't seemed too concerned. Later Andrew came back with an autographed baseball by Jack Morris. I thought that was pretty cool and maybe only something like that happens in Minnesota at Target Field! The game went 12 innings and of course the Twins lost but as always we had another fun day at Target Field because there are no bad days when you get to go to the ballpark and watch the Twins play baseball!