The franchises are going in about as complete opposite directions as possible at the moment, but at least in the very short-term their worlds collided at Target Field when Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph was invited to throw out the first pitch. The timing seemed a little odd … except when considering the Vikings this week have OTAs (organized team activities, a fancy word for “practice”) … and when considering the news Rudolph shared with the world: he and his wife Jordan are expecting twins.
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) May 24, 2016
Rudolph was flanked by several teammates at the game, including QB Teddy Bridgewater. And he spent some time pregame with first baseman Joe Mauer — who of course not only plays for the Twins but has twin girls of his own.
It was a cute little side story — and hey, anything to take the focus off of the field.