According to a Harris Interactive poll, your Minnesota Twins are the 12th most popular team in Major League Baseball. They are first, of course, in our hearts.
Hall of Fame pitcher Bert Blyleven, a former Minnesota Twins pitcher and their current television color commentator had a habit of circling fans on screen. And fans, of course, have reacted by bringing Circle Me, Bert! signs to the ballpark.
Minnesota Twins OF/IF Michael Cuddyer knocks in the Twins first run en route to a 8-1 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday, June 11, 2011. During a complete game performance, pitcher Scott Baker gave up only one run on five hits. Rookie centerfielder Ben Revere went 2-5, scoring two runs and making a highlight reel diving catch of a fly ball in center and shortstop Alexi Casilla had three hits and scored two runs, one on a wild pitch. Michael Cuddyer RBI from David Erickson.
Did’ja ever notice when a fan runs out onto the field during a Twins game that the television broadcasters Dick Bremer and Bert Blyleven tsk tsk the fan for such a foolish move and talk about what a wrong thing it is to do? One time, Bremer even went so far as to suggest that the fans were booing the break in the action when you could actually hear them cheering. Whatever. That’s his job, I guess.
I think most fans are like me: They find it a welcome and amusing diversion. That’s why the following video from a Houston Astros game this year is so awesome: It shows a great fan escape and the crowd reacting with enthusiasm.
Found at YouTube from megamark09 via Arik Hanson.