If you weren’t aware, the Minnesota Twins clinched the American League Central for the first time since 2010, when some of us were young. The Bomba Squad celebrated within the confines of Comerica Park after winning against the Detroit Tigers. So, in case you don’t have television or Twitter or anything, here’s a look at what our favorite team looked like in celebration.
First of all, here’s a look at the team once the Chicago White Sox won against the Cleveland Spiders:
The moment. #MNTwins pic.twitter.com/5aT2aoVyaF— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) September 26, 2019
Luis Arraez caught manager Rocco Baldelli’s speech before they popped the corks. (There’s an f-bomb in there, so beware if you don’t like that.) He also tweeted from his personal account with a couple pictures from the celebration.
Here’s #MnTwins manager Rocco Baldelli’s brief victory speech, via @Arraez_21’s IG feed...— Chris Long (@ChrisLongKSTP) September 26, 2019
And then everyone got crazy:
September 26, 2019
The winning pitcher of the game and husband-to-be Randy Dobnak celebrated in style. Double-fisting the Bud; very nice!
This is the celebration of Randy Dobnak, a man who is getting married two days after earning the win in the game that clinched the AL Central title for his team. pic.twitter.com/cv2fFdzeEz— Do-Hyoung Park (@dohyoungpark) September 26, 2019
Everyone got the memo that beer is a good shampoo, so might as well help each other out, including Kyle Gibson. Gibby said it was a long wait to win the AL Central Championship.
Exhilaration. pic.twitter.com/QkRKYtUECe— Do-Hyoung Park (@dohyoungpark) September 26, 2019
Nelson Cruz popped the bubbly as well:
Nelly can CELLY! #MNTwins pic.twitter.com/XGQe6VSoXI— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) September 26, 2019
And had a nice interview between him and Miguel Sano giving each other some brotherly love:
What's next for the @Twins?— FOX Sports North (@fsnorth) September 26, 2019
"Win." - Miguel Sano pic.twitter.com/1hr4QnjYp2
Jose Berrios got a shot post-spraying-everyone-with-booze, complete with an empty bottle of champagne. He also was interviewed, talking about the young core of the team.
Gracias mi Dios! Thanks God #LaMaKina pic.twitter.com/cMnnBdvVnE— Jose O. Berrios (@JOLaMaKina) September 26, 2019
Gibby - who is somehow the player who’s been with the Twins the longest (who knew?) - presented the team with the championship flag:
Kyle Gibson is the longest-tenured #MNTwins player and has persevered through challenges this season.— Do-Hyoung Park (@dohyoungpark) September 26, 2019
He presented the AL Central championship banner to his teammates. pic.twitter.com/vcdMmyWUsA
Not everyone was able to be with the team, so Marwin Gonzalez got Byron Buxton in on a video call to get him in some pictures, too.
You'll notice Marwin Gonzalez holding up his phone in the front of the photo, with Byron Buxton on a video call, allowing the injured Twin to be part of the moment from Minneapolis. https://t.co/7bPPlQp5Ir— Phil Miller (@MillerStrib) September 26, 2019
The team then took it outside to get some pictures on the field... (YEAH TAKE THAT, DETROIT)
Good morning from your AL Central Champs! #MNTwins pic.twitter.com/9BMsG5w3pT— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) September 26, 2019
...and for Sergio Romo to burn some energy while barefoot in the outfield.
Sergio Romo demonstrates a new way to celebrate a postseason clinch. pic.twitter.com/I8mmmBYzKK— Subscribe to Cut4 on YouTube!!!! (@Cut4) September 26, 2019
Tyler Duffey looks like he was in a car wash, but with booze:
#MNTwins @budweiserusa pic.twitter.com/MypSCCBP00— Tyler Duffey (@TheDoof13) September 26, 2019
And it looks like the team made a good mess:
Good night from Comerica Park pic.twitter.com/inka5CHO19— Betsy Helfand (@betsyhelfand) September 26, 2019
Aftermath of a celebration. #MNTwins pic.twitter.com/lueySupaU0— Dan Hayes (@DanHayesMLB) September 26, 2019
Lastly, you didn’t think I forgot about Willians Astudillo, did you?
La Tortuga! #MNTwins pic.twitter.com/qrwtJwaXU5— Dustin Morse (@morsecode) September 26, 2019
Both FOX Sports North and the Treasure Island Baseball Network did a great job of covering the celebration along with the beat writers. What is your favorite picture, video, or moment of the celebration?