Saturday, December 4, 2021

Get ready for baseball!

Once again the Minnesota Vikings are not in the National Football League’s National Football Conference championship game.

Rather, the game is set to pit Tampa Bay Buccaneers against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field home of the frozen tundra. Weather for that NFC match up is expected to reach 30 degrees for a high and 60 percent chance of precipitation, according to the Weather Channel. Just think if the Vikings were the host team, they’d be playing at the climate-controlled US Bank Stadium.

It’ll be interesting to watch the suntanned boys from Florida battle the jackpine savages of the Packers and the late January weather expected for the kick off on Sunday. (Game time is 2:05 p.m. CST.)

Two venerable quarterbacks will battle for the right to face the winner of the Kansas City Chiefs v. Buffalo’s Bills. (Assuming Patrick Mahomes recovers from having his bell rung against the Saints.) That match up will be held in Kansas City, a tad warmer than Green Bay.

Just think the LV Super Bowl will end the coronavirus plagued NFL season and we can get on with America’s favorite pastime. Baseball!

In just 26 days, 10 hours, 10 minutes and 30 second, spring training for the 2021 season begins!

Our Twins will be throwing the ball around Hammond Field in Fort Meyers, with pitchers and catcher the first to report, followed by position players.

When that occurs, winter is officially over and spring will have officially sprung in Minnesota and elsewhere in Twins’ Nation.

After a COVID-19 shortened season our Twins will be eyeing the top spot in the Central Division of the American League. Just think about those warm days at Target Field with a large box of popcorn and a beverage to wash it all down.

Can’t ya feel the warm last spring sun beating down on your head, making ya wish you had sunscreen?

Well, this is certainly going to be interesting–will Major League Baseball allow fans in the stands? (Hold onto that thought about popcorn and a soda.)

Chances are that if enough Twins fans have received their Pfizer or Moderna vaccine that this year we’ll have real fans in the stands rather than cardboard cutouts.

So here’s to the Minnesota Twins and herd immunity!

 

SPRING TRAINING

“People ask me what I do in winter, when there’s not baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.”

Rogers Hornsby-Former–Former St. Louis Cardinals’ MVP in the 1926 World Series.

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