Yesterday Lauren, Walsh, Sarah, and I took in the first Twins game at Target Field as the Twins lost to the Cardinals 8-4.  No one was too concerned about the outcome of the game as we once again were just taking in the new stadium and atmosphere.

It rained a lot during the afternoon but stopped in time for the game.  I foolishly wore just a t-shirt, which was a poor choice as we sat in the howling wind in the upper deck.  I thought it would be funny to be the first ever shirtless fan at Target Field, so I removed my shirt for a few minutes in the eighth inning.  Of course Lauren snatched my shirt away and wouldn’t give it back, and a crowd of people watched on laughing.

Lauren and I each had to try one of the official Kramarczuk Polish sausages, which was probably worth the 30-minute wait in line.  Sitting in the row right in front of us was Star-Tribune blogger Howard Sinker, who I chatted with throughout the game.  One of the most memorable moments of the night was Jacque Jones’ pinch-hit appearance in the late innings, earning him a solid one-minute standing ovation.  (For those who don’t know, Jacque Jones is making his return to the team after playing here from 99-05.)

Here’s us singing the first Target Field “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh-inning stretch!