Found April 13, 2013 on
The Rhino and Compass:
I have tickets for today’s Twins game, the first of my 20 game season ticket package. My friend Kyle who has the other ticket in our set also has season tickets for the Timberwolves. He has offered me a ticket to tonight’s Timberwolves game after today’s Twins game. If things go as planned, we will be able to leave the Twins game and go directly to the Timberwolves game.
By days end, I will know which game was more enjoyable, but going into it, which game seems more appealing? Let’s run through the pros of each game.
- I’m much more familiar with the Twins and I know all their players. Heck, it’s possible I know more Mets than I do Timberwolves.
- There is still hope to the Twins season. Sure, they aren’t very good, but it’s only a handful of games in! Hope has been extinguished at Target Center.
- I’m pretty sure baseball is entirely legit. I remain unconvinced that the NBA isn’t entirely choreographed
-Green grass, blue skies, birds chirping
- I have a lot more Twins paraphernalia than Timberwolves (none)
Sure, it sounds like I am leaning heavily towards the Twins game, but after 3 hours outside today, going inside might trump everything.
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