The Minnesota Twins, current leaders of the American League Central division, will begin a week-long homestand with a series of interleague games against the San Diego Padres and the Chicago Cubs.
Padres and Cubs Come to Town
The San Diego Padres will make their first appearance at Target Field since 2017, with former Twins player Nelson Cruz returning to face his former team. The three-game series against the Padres will be followed by three games against the Chicago Cubs. Two of the Cubs games will be played during the day in honor of Mother’s Day weekend.
Struggling Twins Look to Turn Things Around
The Twins will be looking to bounce back after only winning two games in their last two series. Louie Varland will start for the Twins on Tuesday against the Padres, with Michael Wacha on the mound for San Diego.
Batman-Themed Bobbleheads and DC Comics Night at Target Field
Fans attending the Friday night game against the Padres will have the chance to purchase a special theme night package that includes a limited-edition Batman/Twins-themed bobblehead. The game will also be DC Comics Night, with fans encouraged to dress up as their favorite superheroes.
Drive-In Theaters in South Dakota
For those looking for a different kind of entertainment, the article also mentions the remaining drive-in movie theaters in South Dakota. While many have closed, there are still a few options available for those looking to relive a bit of nostalgia from a bygone era.
Overall, it seems the Minnesota Twins have a packed week ahead of them with interleague play and special theme nights at Target Field. With the team currently struggling, fans will be hoping for some wins against their National League opponents. And for those who prefer a different kind of entertainment, the remaining drive-in movie theaters in South Dakota offer a unique and fun option for a night out.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who are the Minnesota Twins?The Minnesota Twins are a Major League Baseball (MLB) team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They are part of the American League Central division and have won the World Series three times (in 1924, 1987, and 1991).
Where is Target Field?Target Field is a baseball park located in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is the home of the Minnesota Twins MLB team and opened in 2010.
Who is Nelson Cruz?Nelson Cruz is a professional baseball player who currently plays for the San Diego Padres. He previously played for the Minnesota Twins from 2019 to 2020 and was a key part of their lineup during that time. Cruz is known for his power hitting and has hit over 400 home runs in his career.
What are drive-in theaters?Drive-in theaters are movie theaters where patrons watch movies from their cars instead of a traditional theater seat. They were popular in the mid-20th century but declined in popularity with the rise of indoor movie theaters and home entertainment options. However, they have recently experienced a resurgence in popularity due to the COVID-19 pandemic as they provide a way to socialize while maintaining social distancing.
What is DC Comics Night at Target Field?DC Comics Night at Target Field is a promotional event hosted by the Minnesota Twins MLB team. It takes place during a game against the Chicago Cubs and includes a special ticket package that includes a limited-edition Batman/Twins-themed bobblehead. The event is named after DC Comics, a comic book publisher known for creating popular superhero characters such as Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman.