Spring is a term of art in Minnesota. There is almost always still snow on the ground when the Twins start their season. That is a primary reason why they played in the multipurpose Metrodome with the inflatable roof to prevent snow from caving in the place. When the team, architects, and planners designed Target Field, they made a bold choice to go without a roof. The plot of land they chose had too small of a footprint to include a retractable cover like the one at Safeco Field, and the cost to build a more dome-like retractable roof like the one at Miller Park in Milwaukee was apparently just too cost-prohibitive. As a result of being cheap and stupid, their own team has to suffer through many cold games in the early months of the season and it forces the visiting players to also put their livelihoods at risk.
Just, please, no one get hurt out there today, okay?
|SEATTLE MARINERS||MINNESOTA TWINS|
|Dee Gordon - CF||Brian Dozier - 2B|
|Jean Segura - SS||Joe Mauer - 1B|
|Robinson Cano - 2B||Miguel Sano - 3B|
|Mitch Haniger - RF||Robbie Grossman - DH|
|Kyle Seager - 3B||Byron Buxton - CF|
|Daniel Vogelbach - DH||Max Kepler - RF|
|Ryon Healy - 1B||Ryan LaMarre - LF|
|Ichiro Suzuki - LF||Ehire Adrianza - SS|
|David Freitas - C||Mitch Garver - C|
|James Paxton - LHP||Kyle Gibson - RHP|
Game time: 1:10 PDT
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Radio: 710 ESPN