The Twins' annual Breakfast on the Plaza fed thousands of hungry supporters driving by the stadium or hanging out in Target Plaza more than nine hours before the first pitch Monday. Many of the Twins supporters that dined outside of the stadium are optimistic 2017 will at the least be better than last season, when the club lost a franchise-record 103 games.
Tammy Litzenberg of Anoka waited nearby in her folding chair sharing some of the same sentiment as many other fans. She is a bit skeptical about the Twins' starting pitching, though.
"I think they'll do a lot better than they did last year," Litzenberg said. "It will be interesting to see how [Brian] Dozier does after his spectacular year last year.
"Pitching [concerns me]. Hopefully they've got their 'A' game, because last year the starters didn't do well. So hopefully our starters can go a little deeper into the game and we don't have to rely on the bullpen so much."