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In case you missed it, Glen Perkins bought light rail pub crawlers a round of beers at Target Field

  • Blog Post by: Michael Rand
  • September 16, 2013 - 3:39 PM

Baseball and beer enthusiasts Parker Hageman and Aaron Gleeman were among the many who attended a Twins-themed light rail pub crawl on Saturday, affectionately known as "Grand Drunk Railroad."

We sadly had to work and missed it; those who attended were treated to a special bonus: during a rain delay at Target Field, closer Glen Perkins -- also a baseball and beer enthusiast -- bought the hardcore crawlers a round of beers.

Per Gleeman:

I went on/co-organized an all-day light rail pub crawl Saturday in which 100 of us ended up at the Twins-Rays game at Target Field, except it rained for basically the entire night. I assessed the situation and chose not to go into the ballpark right away, staying a couple blocks away to continue bar-hopping, but about half of the pub crawl crew was already in Target Field and killed time at Kent Hrbek’s bar.

At some point during the delay Twins reliever Glen Perkins, who in addition to being one of the league’s best closers is also a native Minnesotan and very active on Twitter, sent his credit card over to Hrbek’s and bought a round of beers for everyone in the group. I finally made my way into Target Field a couple hours later and a bunch of us were going to thank him by yelling stuff at Perkins while he warmed up in the bullpen, but then everyone got creeped out by the whole “distracting someone while they’re technically working” vibe.

So, yeah: Thanks for beers, Glen.

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