I also saw a few games in the domed Metrodome where the Twins next played for many years. In 1981 I somehow got tickets to the 7th game of the World Series and took my ten-year-old son Jeff. The game (Twins Win!) has gone down in baseball legend as the "Most exciting one-run game ever played." The scariest moment was when the other team had the bases loaded, the ball trickled a few feet ahead of home and we got a double play catcher to first back to catcher. Jack Morris pitched into the tenth inning after demanding to be kept in. Manager Tom Kelly said, "OK, it's only a game."
The Twins are now in their third season in a gorgeous, fan-friendly new ballpark called Target Field. I saw one game in the sold-out first season, a standing room only ticket in which they fell behind 4 nothing in the first inning and eventually lost, but it was great fun and Jim Thome hit a homer. They won their division that year but lost in first round of the play-offs. Last year the Twins fell to last - worst team in baseball. This year they are 2 wins & 4 losses today, but hope springs eternal.
This is a terrific "Lost & Rare" film for all baseball fans, to be available with other sports films on May 1 from Festival Films. Watch for the official announcement and a new website right here. Meanwhile, here is a sneak peak at "Touching All Bases."
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