Our hometown Minnesota Twins recently held a Marvel superheroes theme night. Fans had the opportunity to purchase a special ticket package that included a T-shirt featuring the “Guardians of the Infield,” with the Guardians of the Galaxy characters Star-Lord, Drax, Baby Groot, Gamora, and Rocket Racoon. The first 10,000 fans through the gates also received a special Twins Rocket Racoon bobblehead.
Twins players were immortalized on the scoreboard as different Marvel characters, and Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Captain America wandered around the ballpark posing for pictures and greeting fans. Although the Twins lost that game, it was a great way to spend Free Comic Book Day (after getting our free comics, of course).
This leads me to another geek-themed event coming up. On June 21, the Twins—currently the Central Division’s first-place team as of this writing—will cater to the sci-fi nerds out there when they host a Star Wars night for their game against the Chicago White Sox (currently Central Division last place). Whether you are a baseball fan or a Star Wars fan or both, this game will have something for you.
The limited special ticket package includes a bobblehead of All-Star second baseman Brian Dozier dressed as a Stormtrooper with a removable helmet. Check package availability on the Twins website here. In addition to the special package deal, the first 10,000 fans through the gates will receive an exclusive T-shirt, made with design collaboration by Twins employees Peter Nelson and Rachel Hasselhorst and permission from Lucasfilm, featuring a lightsaber and a baseball.
So what should you look for at the game? Besides the entertaining player head shots, which I am absolutely looking forward to, you can expect to see significantly more characters than were at the Marvel superheroes game—between 25 and 30 individual Star Wars characters are expected to be roaming the ballpark. After game start, you can find groups of these characters at the digital clubhouse, which is located near section 229 on the US Bank Home Run Porch. You should be able be able to scout out your favorite character . . . unless maybe you are a Jar-Jar Binks fan like my daughter. There are no guarantees there, but you won’t know for sure unless you show up!