In case you somehow missed it, the Twins vs. White Sox were snowed out last weekend. As in, no game Friday, or Saturday, or even Sunday (heck, they had already postponed Sunday’s game by Saturday evening). In case you think this was somehow normal and the Twins are so stupid for not building a roof on Target Field, I’m here to tell you it was not normal. 14.9 inches of snow tell at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International over the weekend, which, yes, made this the Twin Cities’ largest April snowstorm in history. Heck, I heard in Maple Grove is snowed 22 inches.
The team announced today when the Twins and White Sox will be making up these games:
- Friday’s April 13th game will be played Tuesday, June 5th, at 3:10 pm at part of a traditional doubleheader.
That means if you had tickets to that game, congratulations! You now have tickets to two games, assuming you don’t work or something and can spend all day at the ballpark on a Tuesday.Ha, psych! It’s been pointed out in the comments that you actually can’t use tickets to the April 13th game for the June 5th doubleheader (unless you had a spring balpark pass). You have to exchange these tickets for another game. Anyway, yhe Twins will also be celebrating Jackie Robinson day during this doubleheader, and give away the Byron Buxton and Brian Dozier gold glove T-shirts to the first 10,000 fans.
- Saturday’s April 14th game will be played Friday, September 28th, at 1:10 pm as part of a split doubleheader. “Split doubleheader” means the ticket only works for the afternoon game, and then everyone has to leave the stadium before the evening game. This series is also the last of the season, so hopefully any and all playoff races will have been decided by then and we can just watch a bunch of September call-ups duke it out. Oh, and this game is also when the Twins will give away those sweet Twins Plaid Flap Caps to the first 10,000 fans.
- Sunday’s April 15th game will be played Monday, August 20th, at 6:10 pm. August 20th was a mutual off day for the two teams.
If you had tickets to these games, you can use your ticket for the rescheduled game or exchange your ticket for a different game (unless you had the spring ballpark pass thing, those can’t be exchanged). You can’t get a straight-up refund.
What impact do these rescheduled games have on the Twins schedule overall? Not much. The Twins have a lot of off days in June (literally every Monday is an off day), so the team should be able to handle the doubleheader easily. The team will have to play thirteen days in a row in August, which kind of sucks, but at least they are mostly against teams that don’t appear to be very competitive (the Tigers, White Sox, Athletics, and Pirates). The September make up game really doesn’t matter, because it’s at the end of the season when both teams will have September call-ups as reinforcements.
Hopefully none of the make up games are snowed out. Keep your fingers crossed.