Believe it or not, considering how HUGE of a tWINs fan I am, I've never really been that interested in Twinsfest. I know, I know...unbelievable right?! I love me some tWINs! But it's just never something I've really been dying to go to...it seemed fun enough--but really, I'm not the type of girl who's going to pay anywhere from $5-$50 for an autograph from a player. Especially since you have to pay to get in anyways--and I know it's for a good cause but I just couldn't really justify spending that much.
Anyways, cue to the point of this post. My dad and his friend Carl were going to Twinsfest today--Carl's brother sells baseball cards and he always gets free tickets so they figured they would go since it was free. Dad asks me at 11 if I want to go..."oh but Carl will be here at 11:30"...so I decided to pass since I wouldn't have time to shower or get ready. Then Carl shows up and basically forces me to go ("just put on a hat"...yeah, because a hat fixes everything! haha). Now, I will admit, it was much more fun than I thought it would be...but it's also not something I would do every year. It's kind of like the "once you do it, you don't need to do it again" thing--unless of course, you're going to specifically get someone's autograph.
I will forever be happy that I went today though because---dun dun dun!---when Dad and I were waiting upstairs for Carl, JOE MAUER, JUSTIN MORNEAU, CARLOS GOMEZ, and JESSE CRAIN walked by us! And I'm not talking 'just walked by us'. They were literally like a foot away from us. As in, if I had reached my arm out, I would have touched them. I'm pretty sure I stopped breathing while they walked by! And let me tell you, #7 sure was lookin pretty good! Gomez wasn't looking too bad himself--although he had his head shaved and I like him better with long hair! Anyways, just wanted to share my freak out of the day....I was sooo excited! That alone made the whole trip worth it!