Twins tap a pirate, Oscar-nominated actor Abdi, for first-pitch honors

  • Article by: PAUL WALSH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 24, 2014 - 11:44 PM

Minneapolis’ hottest celebrity, Oscar-nominated actor Barkhad Abdi, will take to the mound at Target Field and cut loose with the ceremonial first pitch kicking off the Minnesota Twins’ 2014 home season.

hide

Barkhad Abdi arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Photo: Jordan Strauss, Associated Press

CameraStar Tribune photo galleries

Cameraview larger

Minneapolis’ hottest celebrity, Oscar-nominated actor Barkhad Abdi, will take to the mound at Target Field and cut loose with the ceremonial first pitch kicking off the Minnesota Twins’ 2014 home season, the team announced Monday.

After his pitch count reaches 1, Abdi will sail over to the stadium’s home run porch and meet with fans attending the April 7 home opener vs. the Oakland A’s.

Abdi was nominated for best supporting actor for his portayal of a Somali pirate in the movie “Captain Phillips” in his Hollywood acting debut.

The home opener festivities are many, as is tradition with the Twins. They start with a free Breakfast on the Plaza, then Twins legends Bert Blyleven, Tony Oliva, Kent Hrbek and Tom Kelly will greet fans as they arrive at the gates.

The national anthem will be performed by Twin Cities stage actress and singer Thomasina Petrus.

Abdi has also been tapped recently for public appearances and broadcast pitches to help MNsure in its push to get uninsured Minnesotans enrolled in a health plan by March 31.

Paul Walsh • 612-673-4482

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions
Final123456789RHE
Chicago WSox «0013010005110
Minnesota000000020231
@Ballpark Replay
Preview | Matchup | Lineup | Log | Wrap | Box
W:H.Noesi(5-7) L:P.Hughes(10-7) S:J.Petricka (5)
HR: CWS- None MIN- D.Santana (3)

ADVERTISEMENT

Boston - LP: R. De La Rosa 0 FINAL
Toronto - WP: M. Stroman 8
San Francisco - LP: T. Hudson 1 FINAL
Philadelphia - WP: C. Hamels 2
Texas - LP: C. Lewis 2 FINAL
NY Yankees - WP: B. McCarthy 4
Houston - LP: S. Feldman 1 FINAL
Oakland - WP: J. Samardzija 13
Miami - WP: H. Alvarez 3 FINAL
Atlanta - LP: C. Kimbrel 2
San Diego - WP: T. Ross 13 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: E. Jackson 3
NY Mets - LP: D. Gee 1 FINAL
Milwaukee - WP: M. Garza 9
Chicago WSox - WP: H. Noesi 5 FINAL
Minnesota - LP: P. Hughes 2
Cleveland 1 Bottom 14th Inning
Kansas City 1
Detroit 5 Top 7th Inning
LA Angels 3
Baltimore 4 Top 9th Inning
Seattle 0
Montreal 1 FINAL
Real Salt Lake 3
Calgary 26 FINAL
Edmonton 22
Winnipeg 7/25/14 9:00 PM
Brt Columbia
Ottawa 7/26/14 6:00 PM
Hamilton
Toronto 7/26/14 9:00 PM
Saskatchewan
Winnipeg 7/31/14 6:00 PM
Hamilton
Toronto 8/1/14 6:00 PM
Montreal
Brt Columbia 8/1/14 9:00 PM
Calgary
Saskatchewan 8/2/14 6:00 PM
Ottawa
New York 84 FINAL
Seattle 80
Phoenix 93 4th Qtr 0:28
Los Angeles 72
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: What's your outlook for the Twins' second half?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close