Beginning Baseball: My First Twins Game at Target Field

What a fantastic Fourth of July weekend!

Beautiful weather, delicious food, awesome fireworks and, oh yeah that’s right…I experienced my first Twins game at Target Field!

Last week I had a set of expectations for this weekend’s adventure. So did Target Field give me what I wanted? Take a look!

At the front of Target Field, ready to be “wowed” by stadium!

Inside beautiful Target Field.

We are ready for the win! Let’s go Twins!

Mascot bonding during the National Anthem.

Getting ready to start the game!

Minneapolis skyline behind Target Field

I have my camera ready for a homer! Any second now…


Cheering for the homerun! Go Twins! Yes, I was very excited!


How about back-to-back homeruns?! Yes, please!

There’s nothing like being at the game.

Happy Twins Fans!

Judging by the look on Mike’s face, this is before the Brew Crew took the lead. Uhhhh…Matt Capps.


Mike is still unhappy with my choice of cheering on the Twins.



Still cheering on loud and proud–even though the Brewers were closing in.


Twins unbearable 9th inning. I still watched the whole thing.

So two of my three expectations were not met: no fireworks and no Twins win. But they did win the series against the Brew Crew.

All-in-all, I’d say my first Twins game was an excellent experience. It was great to be surrounded by other fans and talk about the season, their expectation,s and have someone to chime in with me for some friendly trash talk. There is nothing like watching your team play, and nothing beats being surrounded by fun, knowledgable fans.

Up next: heading into rival territory. On Saturday, I will be venturing to U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago to watch the Twins take on the White Sox.

About Amanda Lawson

A Wisconsinite stuck in Iowa, Amanda began her journey as a new baseball and Twins fan by sharing her experience on Midwest Sports Fans with the Beginning Baseball column. You can follow her on Twitter @AmandaRLawson to stay up-to-date on the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, and other sports information. Besides her work on MSF, Amanda also contributes her Packer knowledge at PocketDoppler and co-hosts every Thursday night on CheeseheadRadio.


  1. So things you weren’t expecting…..a forgotten ticket sitting at home. Amazing how a cold beer and friends can help you get past such frustrations….in a theraputic way, of course!

    • Amanda Lawson says:

      Yeah the ticket at home really only upset me for about 5 minutes. Once I decided it would cost more to turn around and get it than buy a new one, I just focused on enjoying myself.

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