Postponed: Twins suffer First rainout since 1980
Minneapolis – For nearly as long as Jake Nyberg has been alive, there had never been a rainout in Minnesota.
The 30-year-old St. Paul resident, along with an entire generation of Twins fans, grew up watching his team play under the dingy roof of the Metrodome, which protected the players and fans from the elements for 28 seasons.
The Twins moved outdoors to brand new Target Field this year, and their first rainout since 1980 came on Friday when steady rain caused the postponement of their game against the Baltimore Orioles.
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“I’ve seen people tweeting ‘Guess you miss that Dome now, huh?’” said Nyberg, who had tickets for the game. “No.”
The game will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader today. Francisco Liriano, who was scheduled to pitch for Minnesota, will start the opener of the doubleheader, with Scott Baker pushed back to the night start.
Kevin Millwood and Jeremy Guthrie will pitch for the Orioles.
The last time a Twins home game was rained out was Sept. 20, 1980, at the old Metropolitan Stadium.
The Twins moved indoors in 1982, and the only weather interruption since was a game in April 1983 that was postponed when snow caused the roof to collapse.