The Wild had a pregame tribute and moment of silence for Prince on Sunday. Minnesota United had a “moment of applause” for him before their game Saturday.
And just like many other teams around the state (and country), the Twins are planning to honor Prince. They have a host of things scheduled Monday during their first home game since the singer’s death.
Per a news release from the team:
As a tribute to the late Minnesota icon, the Twins will hold a moment of silence during the pregame ceremony, play Prince music throughout the game and infuse the graphics with Prince’s signature color: purple. In addition, Prince’s tour DJ Dudley D will play music pregame. Fans are encouraged to wear purple in remembrance of this Minnesota icon.
Twins PR maven Dustin Morse updated that with a tweet this afternoon stating that all players will use Prince songs as walk-up music tonight. Joe Mauer, appropriately enough, will go with “7.”
The current forecast looks a little dicey, though by this evening things look a little better. We’ll see if the Twins — coming off an ugly 1-4 road trip punctuated by a rough 16-inning loss at Washington on Sunday — can ride any of Prince’s energy tonight.
After its Prince tribute, Minnesota United defeated the New York Cosmos for the first time. And the Wild, using “Let’s Go Crazy” as its goal song, played it four times during a frantic third-period rally that came up just short Sunday in front of a raucous Xcel Energy Center crowd.