"The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it."
In my previous post I had stated that I had a plan for getting tickets to the Twins' Home Opener. My plan worked! I successfully managed to score a seat in Target Field for Home Opener. Don't worry, on Monday when I pick up my ticket, it will be one of the many things I take pictures of that day! I am so incredibly excited and happy that I finally managed to score a ticket without having to pay over face value!
Note to those who are "selling" tickets (above face value): You are ripping off a lot of people who would actually like to be there by charging $200 for a $10-$20 ticket.
How did I get the tickets you ask? Persistence. Checking the Twins' site every day (2 to 3 times in a day) in hopes they would release more tickets. They, like every event involving tickets, hold a set number back for various reasons that they don't sell right away at the sale date (ie for promotions, giveaways, players, etc). When they know what will not be used, they release the extra tickets. Word to the wise...if ever a concert says it's "Sold Out" check the day of the event (early in the morning) and there is a good chance you can get a ticket.
I knew the game was doomed though. I had a bad day, work and everything else kinda sucked...all day long too! Whenever I have bad days, my sports teams are doomed and fail to win to pick me up and put me in a better mood. It's like their way of throwing a big f-you to me in their own, non-intended way. Butler lost, The Wild (though the have sucked a lot lately) lost, and the Twins...well I knew before it was even over it was not going to end well. I'm sorry everyone. It is my fault.
Last night however seemed to redeem the night before. It was a night filled with J's sending the ball flying into the seats. (Yes, I know the chances of someone with their name starting with a J is high, but I don't care). Joe, Justin and JJ all hit long balls out of the park and helped the Twins to win against the Angels (whom they tend to struggle a lot against).
Our beloved pirate Nick "Blackbeard" Blackburn gave us a little scare, but he blew the Angels away with his ARRRGGGHHH! Congrats, Nick Blackburn. You are not a pirate.