Fan in the Stands: Out of the rut

Posted: April 14, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CT

By The Fan in the Stands
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(Editor’s note: The Fan in the Stands is a die-hard Minnesota sports follower who will report on the fan experience at Twins games this summer. Most of her work will originate from Target Field, but she’ll occasionally go on the road for us as well. Here’s her reaction to the first few games at the new ballpark.)

We all get stuck in a rut. For the last 28 years, Twins fans have been stuck in the same old routine. We ate the same old Dome Dogs, we sat in the same blue, plastic seats. Maybe you wore the same cap or jersey to every game.

Well, everything’s been turned upside-down! Green seats, not blue! Depending on where you’ve sat, you’ve needed sunglasses or a blanket. So many types of hot dogs and sausages to choose from! Yes, it is a new era in Twins Baseball and I couldn