March 25, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS On this day last year, temperatures in the Twin Cities would have been perfect for a baseball game if only season were underway.
Now, one year later, a look outside at snow on the ground and more falling from the sky makes you wonder whether spring (and with it, baseball season) will ever come. But the Minnesota Twins are just two weeks away from Opening Day at Target Field on April 1.
It's the first time since the downtown Minneapolis stadium opened in 2010 that the Twins will begin the season at home. From 2010 to 2012, Minnesota spent the first week of the year on the road, allowing the temperatures back in Minneapolis to warm up at least a few degrees before the team returned to Target Field.
The Twins won't have that luxury this year, and they're keeping their fingers crossed for good weather in the Twin Cities on April 1 when Minnesota hosts the Detroit Tigers.
"The reality of it is any time we're going to play baseball outside in Minnesota in the month of April, there