The gates to Target Field will open Thursday afternoon as the tenth season of outdoor baseball begins for the Twins.
The most memorable moments at the ballpark have mostly been related to things away from the field, sometimes the temperatures or a large hawk swooping in on the visiting team.
This year's version has a new manager, Rocco Baldelli, who is just 37 years old. The front office spent some money in the offseason signing sluggers Nelson Cruz and CJ Cron and former All-Stars Marwin Gonzalez and Jonathan Schoop.
Those additions are fine, but the Twins will only go as far as Byron Buxton takes them. This may be it for the star-crossed former top prospect. Either Buxton finds his game again like he did in 2017 or Buxton goes the way of Levi Michael and Shooter Hunt.
Jose Berrios is a star in the making on the mound. He's must see TV when he pitches. Eddie Rosario will be an All-Star. Most Twins want the team to stay relevant at least until the Vikings start training camp.
I think that happens this year. With a division that's winnable, the Twins could be the surprise team of the American League. Or they could lose 90 games again. So it goes when trying to figure out what's happening with the Twins.