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Less than 24 hours until Twins Home Opener festivities

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Batter up! There's no snow in the forecast and Target Field is set to host the Oakland Athletics (2-3) for the Minnesota Twins Home Opener Monday -- there are plenty of festivities before the first pitch.

The Twins (2-3) will finish up a series against the Cleveland Indians (3-2) on Sunday at 12:05 after pulling away with one win against the White Sox (2-3) in their first series of the season and one win and one loss thus far in Cleveland.

BREAKFAST ON THE PLAZA

Fun starts with breakfast at 6 a.m. Fans are invited to drive down 7th Street (adjacent to the Twins Majestic Clubhouse Store) and grab a free ballpark breakfast. Free food and beverages will also be available to bikers and pedestrians on the 7th Street side of Target Plaza.

TWINS LEGENDS

At 1 p.m., Twins legends will open the gates.

Bert Blyleven will represent fellow Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew at Gate 3, Tony Oliva at Gate 6, Kent Hrbek at Gate 14, Tom Kelly will represent Rod Carew at Gate 29 and a Twins representative will represent Kirby Puckett at Gate 34.

PERFORMANCES

At 2:30 p.m., Minnesota a cappella team "Home Free" will perform on the field. The National Anthem will be performed by local singer and entrepreneur Thomasina Petrus.

FIRST PITCH

A ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Minneapolis actor Barkhad Abdi, who was nominated for an Oscar for his role in the movie "Captain Philips." Following the first pitch, fans can meet Abdi in the new Twins Digital Clubhouse in the U.S. Bank Homerun Porch.

NEW FOODS

7 new Target Field foods for 2014

PLAY BALL

Game starts at 3:10 p.m. And it won't look like this out there: VIEW PHOTOS



 

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