On an ungodly hot day in Miller Park the Twins were victorious, decisively so, in fact. Which made this road trip that much greater already (1 game seen by the Peanuts--1 game won in front of the Peanuts).
But while we were winning a few things caught our attention--
1) You can hear things inside Miller Park, whereas the PA system in the Metrodome sounds like nothing so much as Charlie Brown's teacher.
2) Dick and Bert, who were sitting only a few rows behind us being awesome as usual. Bert gave us a thumbs up.
3) Brewers fans - they're never happy. It seemed like no matter what we did - clap, hold up our Bert Blyleven hall of fame sign, shift slightly in our seats, sneeze, etc. - they would utter something like "stupid effing Minnesota fans." Every time a Twins player struck out, the classy dude two rows behind us yelled "Ha! There goes a Twinkie!!" Yes. We get it. We're there to see the other team. TOO BAD SUCKERS.
4) Sausage race. Possibly the most oddly inappropriate, strangely bizzare kids themed ride I have ever seen. You sit on a giant sausage that is dressed like a human and try to pedal him as fast as possible to the other end of a large cage. Later in the game, the aforementioned sausages, dressed as various ethnic stereotypes, race each other around the field. I would make a joke about male insecurity and compensating for things, but this is a family-friendly blog.
5) When the Brewers played: "What I Like About You" we listened carefully and decided that the line about dancing would be applicable to the first Twin to get a hit in that half of the inning. Unsurprisingly: Scott Baker does not know how to dance. Denard Span--OH GOD does Denard Span know how to dance (Jump around, turn around, talk about true romance).
6) Prince Fielder is a vegetarian, which begs the questions, are the souls of his opponents allowed on his regimen? (We think--Yes--Prince Fielder: Devourer of Souls)
One final note--if you go to a ball game and drink--heavily--so much that you pass out with four cups of rum and coke in front of the women's room--you have wasted 75 dollars--$15 for parking, $20 for the ticket, and $40 on the over priced drinks. If you're money conscious during this recession, you can just pay me 60 and I'll hit you over the head with a hammer--same feeling, steep discount.
The Twins are in St. Louis, we are in Chicago (the twain shall meet again Sunday)