MINNEAPOLIS This is more than just a musical instrument.
Perched high above the infield at Target Field, just a shade toward third base, Sue Nelson's organ is tucked among the red- and blue-clad bodies. Yes, it's the property of the Twins but in name only. The instrument still somehow belongs to Nelson.
It's covered in Crayola-colored drawings she's been given and photos of her with Twins greats like Harmon Killebrew. It's set to just the right height after its initial position made it hard for Nelson to see home plate. The organ is her seat, her perch overlooking the game.
A casual observer knows Nelson for the tunes she plays from memory during games, but a real Twins fan has a better idea of the real Sue Nelson. Hang around Target Field long enough, and you'll strike up a conversation with her, perhaps without even trying. Before any given game, she might stop in the press box to chat with the attendants. In the elevator on the way back up to level five, she won't be able to ...