To get ready for the 2015 baseball season, I took a little trip down to Target Field. We have a beautiful stadium, but shame on the owners for not allowing dogs in the stadium. Maybe I should start a Twitter campaign to get me into the stadium? Lucky for me, there are a lot of fun things outside to see and pose with.
The Twins have their own mascot, TC Bear. I found him hanging out on a bench outside the front of the stadium. Silly guy, he grabbed my leash and wanted to take me for a walk. I politely declined and had a snap taken of me sitting next to him. I was a bit unsure of what to really think of him.
One real odd thing happened. Over by Kirby and Harmon we ran into a herd of wild turkeys. Now what are wild turkeys doing outside a baseball stadium in the middle of a city? We don’t know. Were they fans? Were they trying out for the team…our team is so bad lately, they play like turkeys, so maybe? No idea, but all of the sudden they walked off in the direction of the parking ramp and that was that. Very weird indeed! They look fake in the photo, but trust me, they were 100% real!
I had the pleasure of meeting Carl and Eloise Pohlad, Mom introduced me. She knew them from her college days when she worked at Interlachen Country Club where they were members. I guess they came in with lots of important folks for dinner. If you don’t know, Carl was big in the banking business and acquired the Twins in 1984. He passed away in 2009.
Have you heard about Merrick’s Homeruns for Shelters? For every homerun hit by the home teams during Opening Day games, they’ll make a $1,000 Merrick food donation to a local animal shelter – that’s one shelter for every homer. Pet parents will nominate their favorite local shelter or rescue on the Merrick Facebook page, cheer on their home team to ding one for rescue dogs and cats, and invite their friends to share and vote for their shelter. The shelters with the most votes will win a special delivery of Merrick food later this month to find out more, click here.