Not Part of the Day’s Plan

Yesterday started out innocently enough. I had a lazy morning getting ready to attend the TwinsCentric Viewing Party and picked up CapitalBabs a little bit before 11 a.m. to head down to Apple Valley. After we arrived and said hi to some of the TwinsCentric guys, we set up our computers for the live GameChat. Watching the first televised game of the year and hanging out with a bunch of other Twins fans for the first time this year was a great time. I even won one of the door prizes, a copy of TwinsCentric’s 2010 Minnesota Twins Annual. Since I’ve already purchased one, I’ll be giving the second one as a gift (recipient to be revealed at a later date). I’m really not all that great with meeting people at these types of events (or pretty much any other type of event), but if we have more of these throughout the season, I’ll eventually start to get to know folks.

One topic of conversation between Babs and me and between us and others at Majors was the availability of single-game tickets, which went on sale to the general public yesterday. The more I’ve heard about availability, the more I’ve wondered if I’d be able to get to many games at all and considered whether it might be worth going for a season ticket plan and just selling tickets for games I can’t go to or don’t “need” to attend, but wasn’t sure that was a good financial decision to make right now. After discussing it very briefly with Babs and another friend of ours and realizing how easy it’ll probably be for me to sell my unneeded tickets, Babs dialed the number to the ticket office and I took the plunge.

I am now the owner of two seats in section 322 in the 20-game plan C (orange). Part of me feels like it was one of the craziest things I’ve done in a while, part of me is relieved to know I’ll have tickets to as many games as I generally care to attend in a year, and part of me is just thrilled to be a season-ticket holder. When I woke up this morning I had to go look at the notes I took while on the phone to confirm it really happened.

Next Sunday I get to check out Target Field, including the view from my seats. Remind me to take my camera, okay?

GameChat – (ST) Boston @ Minnesota, 12:05 pm

For all those who are looking around trying to find the game on MLBN – yeah, it’s on a tape delay and will be shown at 8 pm.  So we’ll be going with game time and the radio.  For those of you who joined us on time, congrats on getting your clocks set properly!

The news before today’s game is that the roster cuts have begun – no suprises today though. 

Per Kelly Thesier: three players were optioned to Double-A New Britain: right-handers Deolis Guerra and Loek Van Mil and infielder Estarlin De Los Santos.

Five others were reassinged to Minor League camp: left-hander Jose Lugo, catchers Jair Fernandez and Danny Rams, infielder Steve Singleton, and outfielder Rene Tosoni.

Boston @ Minnesota
Ellsbury, CF   Casilla, A, SS
Pedroia, 2B   Hudson, O, 2B
Youkilis, 1B   Cuddyer, CF
Ortiz, D, DH   Kubel, DH
Hermida, RF   Harris, B, 3B
Scutaro, SS   Peterson, Br, 1B
Varitek, C   Jones, J, RF
Hall, 3B   Portes, LF
Reddick, LF   Butera, C
  Miller, Ry, P     Slowey, P


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