In case you’re living under a rock, a total solar eclipse crossed the entire continental USA today for the first time in 99 years. Hell, even if you are living under a rock you probably heard about it. Everyone was going crazy over it, including the Twins.
The Twins are in Chicago getting ready for tonight’s doubleheader against the White Sox and stopped practice to hold a little eclipse viewing party. Chicago was not in the path of totality, but the moon did cover 86.7% of the sun at its peak.
The Twins are holding their own viewing party this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/p5IFCWjTQ4— Dick Bremer (@dbremer_pxp) August 21, 2017
Jesus, Jose Berrios! Your hands are not eclipse glasses!
Joe Mauer has a good view in middle of eclipse-watching Twins in Chicago. pic.twitter.com/r2BtDAnscl— Phil Miller (@MillerStrib) August 21, 2017
They look like a bunch of nerds. I love it.
Eduardo Escobar was really into the eclipse, like most things.
Requisite Bartolo Colon wearing eclipse glasses shots:
screams from all the haters got a nice ring to it pic.twitter.com/hYPoOHSc2Q— martin rickman (@martinrickman) August 21, 2017
Neil Allen borrows Bartolo Colon's glasses to watch eclipse. pic.twitter.com/lWyIk9Qg5T— Phil Miller (@MillerStrib) August 21, 2017
Kyle Gibson had some, uh, interesting eclipse-watching ideas.
That’s.... not how it works, Kyle.
Welp, Chris Gimenez is now blind forever. Maybe.
The one person who wasn’t into the solar eclipse? Paul Molitor.
Molitor was meh about the eclipse: "It didn't electrify me." Remembered better ones in '90s and '70s. #mntwins— Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) August 21, 2017
Way to be a Debbie Downer, Paul.
But like all good things, the eclipse didn’t last forever.
RIP The 2017 Solar Eclipse. You will be missed.