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April 1, 2013

Emma at Target Field

Ladies and Gentlemen, today is the home opener for the Minnesota Twins baseball team. We are playing the Detroit Tigers, I know I have lots of friends in Michigan, so no hard feelings, but I am rooting for the Twins!  I have to say my favorite sport is football because it is just like what I like to play at home, chase and wrestle with the only difference being that I get nothing but entertainment for playing and football players get lots and lots of money for playing. The other sport I like is baseball because of the ball, I love to chase dogs that have a ball, so baseball is kind of like that.

Look at Harmon Killebrew's swing!

Look at Harmon Killebrew’s swing!

We have a fairly new stadium for our Twins baseball team, Target Field, which is is also an outdoor stadium.  Luckily, the ground is heated as there will still be snow around for the opener this year. The record low for opening day was set in 1962 with 34 degrees and this year we have a shot at breaking that record – we would rather not but what can we do. I am not sure that an outdoor stadium is the right choice for Minnesota but I do hear that when the weather is nice it is a wonderful place. As always in this country, NO DOGS ALLOWED is their policy so

Go Kirby Puckett!

Go Kirby Puckett!

I have not been there myself.

I have seen photos and mom has actually been to the stadium.  We have some very famous players that have fancy statues outside of the stadium…I decided to sneak myself into some photos to get a better look! Did you see me???

The baseball season is long and hard, so I won’t be posting about it unless something big happens. The Twins are a Minnesota team, so chances are we will be holding up last place once again this year, but being an optimist I am DSC_0716hoping for a good team.  Gramma still has her Homer Hankies from the World Series winners back in 1987 and 1991. Sure would be fun to have a winning team for once. Remember to enlarge the photos just click on them.

For now, Play Ball, and stay warm out there – the forecast is for high temps around freezing so the fans will need to be all bundled up!  This post is no April Fool!

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  1. April 1, 2013 07:10

    HA!!! You are playing MY TEAM!!! I am in Michigan and live 34 miles north of Detroit. It’s gonna be a COLD ONE! Don’t tell, but my Mom is really a CLEVELAND INDIANS fan because she lived in Cleveland for 35 years! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

    • April 1, 2013 08:55

      Mom lived in Belleville by the airport for a year but liked Ann Arbor, she was a flight attendant back then and went to some Tigers games. I know I have lots of pals in MI but honestly, the Indians have to be my enemies too as a Twins fan…no worries, Twins will stink again!

  2. April 1, 2013 07:51

    Our favorite is football, too. We like baseball, though. We watched the Astros game last night with Dad. We are waiting for the Red Sox to start. We have sports fleece to lay on while we watch the games.

    • April 1, 2013 08:57

      Nice, but today at the stadium you would need down coats! The Red Sox beat my Twins in Fort Myers over the weekend, oh well, it is only a silly game!

  3. April 1, 2013 08:16

    Play BALL! Our Cubs open in Pittsburgh today! (White Sox open here in Chicago, but we aren’t WS fans!) Happy April Fool’s Day!

    • April 1, 2013 08:57

      Good, the White Sox and Twins are big rivals! Good luck to your team!

  4. April 1, 2013 08:16

    We love baseball season! Best of luck to your team this year Emma!

  5. April 1, 2013 08:52

    You look soooooo cute in your uniform, let’s play ball!

    • April 1, 2013 08:58

      Ok, come on over but wear something warm, it is only 17 this morning, Fahrenheit!

  6. Roxy the Traveling Dog permalink
    April 1, 2013 08:54

    We aren’t much into ball playing, well Torrey chases her tennis ball. Did you get the beer?

    • April 1, 2013 08:58

      No, did not have the correct id…evidently a dog license does not count 😦

  7. April 1, 2013 10:22

    We love baseball season!!! *paws crossed* it is a season filled with excitement. BOL

  8. April 1, 2013 10:42

    You make quite the fan! Do the Twins have a dog day? In Chicago, the White Sox host pups once a year for a parade around the infeild and a game. Eko got to go last year and had a blast.

    • April 1, 2013 13:34

      No dog day at the new stadium but our second league team, the St. Paul Saints have a dog day where we are allowed to go to the game.

  9. April 1, 2013 11:43

    I hope the peeps who attend have hand and foot warmers, that’s really cold for baseball. I think it stinks that dogs aren’t allowed. 😦

    • April 1, 2013 13:35

      What better way to stay warm than with a dog on your lap, but NO, dogs not allowed 😦

  10. April 1, 2013 11:49

    I know nothing about baseball, but you look super cute!

  11. FleaByte permalink
    April 1, 2013 13:40

    Oh my dog! Made me laugh out loud, seeing you peeking out of those photos!

    • April 1, 2013 13:47

      Good! That was what I was after being the funny dog that I am 🙂

  12. April 1, 2013 13:47

    We love baseball but we are going to have to root for the Detroit Tigers! Sorry! One of human bros teammates from college plays for the Tigers so naturally we root for them! We are a huge baseball family and are so excited for baseball to get started!

    • April 1, 2013 13:48

      That’s ok, mom used to go to Tigers games when she lived in Michigan…it is just a game 😉

  13. April 1, 2013 14:05

    Do they ever have Dog Day at your stadium Emma? Some down here do and it’s always fun..I wish your team well, but since Detroit trains right here in Lakeland (about 3 miles from my house) I gotta root fur them

    • April 1, 2013 14:13

      That’s ok, the Twins are never any good anyway. They don’t have a dog day but our second league team does 🙂

  14. snoopys@snoopysdogblog permalink
    April 1, 2013 15:08

    Freezing temperatures, yikes – I don’t know how you all cope?

    I think it’s silly you’re not allowed in the stadium, you’d make a great mascot!! 🙂

    Wags to all

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • April 1, 2013 18:16

      Just goes to show you how dumb that team is not allowing dogs!

  15. trainingtoby permalink
    April 1, 2013 16:40

    You look so cute in your uniform! When we go to the AAA games here it’s usually warm; I don’t think I’d last 9 innings in that kind of cold!

    • April 1, 2013 18:17

      I would last fine, but the humans may have some issues 🙂

  16. April 1, 2013 16:57

    Emma, you look great in your uniform! I like baseball a little bit, I used to follow it more when I was younger. My dogs agree with you, that sports with balls are the best! We are in New England, so it’s Red Sox or Yankees over here. My family is lifelong Red Sox fans, so I stick with them too. And they even won today! 🙂

    • April 1, 2013 18:17

      And you guys beat my Twins over the weekend in the Grapefruit League…but that’s ok.

  17. April 1, 2013 17:43

    Cold opening day. They are going to need the heated field. I see the game is still going. Wonder who will win?

  18. April 2, 2013 00:39

    We had our opening day today it was cold for Baseball 42F but we didn’t get the rain. Mom is a Cincinnati Reds fan, they were the first baseball team (the Redlegs). She use to go to their game back when they won the World Series several times. They have a dog day too! Good luck Emma but were going for the Reds:-)

  19. April 2, 2013 01:05

    These pictures are so adorable! I have never watched baseball before, but I still think you look furry cute in these pictures! XO

    • April 2, 2013 06:05

      I have seen some kids play in person, but nothing professional.

  20. dogloverofmax@gmail.com permalink
    April 2, 2013 10:30

    Gosh, no dog day?! Astros have a dog day…might need to cheer them on instead Ha ha ha!😄 You do look super cute though in your uniform! I’d sure grab a beer from you too!

    • April 2, 2013 11:11

      I have to go to a second league game if I want a dog day, maybe we will this year???

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