Home Opener Could be Coldest Twins Game Ever
The first-pitch temp for Thursday's home opener is expected to be around 35 degrees. The coldest first-pitch temp ever recorded was in 1962 when the Twins hosted the Angels at Met Stadium -- when the mercury sat at 33 degrees.
Twins officials are shoveling out the stadium today, but fear not -- the field will be a beautiful shade of green, thanks to heaters that sit under the turf.
The record for 'Coldest MLB Game Ever' belongs to the Colorado Rockies, when the game time temp for their match-up in Denver against the Atlanta Braves on April 23, 2013 was just 25°.
The first 30,000 fans through the Target Field gates tomorrow will receive a free Twins hoodie, but that probably won;t be enough to keep you warm. Only at a baseball game in Minnesota will you find fans wearing hats, mittens, and face masks.
I was at the home opener in 2013 when the first-pitch temp was 35°. The Majestic Twins Clubhouse Store at Target Field was selling lots of red & blue stocking caps.