City of Richfield: If you’re not busy, there’s room for you – all of you – at Target Field right now.
If our guy Michael Rand knows how to count, there are roughly 39,000 seats available for the Twins-Tigers game going on downtown.
Those clever folks on social media were having a field day (empty field day?) with the tiny crowd, tweeting photos of the beatiful ballpark with oceans of empty green chairs.
One photo worth mentioning showed the positive side of the uber-small crowd. Rand's shot of Byron Buxton hanging with fans before the game showed why being one of the only ones around can be a good thing. That's a "good look" for Buxton and the Twins, to quote Rand, in this hard-to-watch season of 96 losses.
Now, the afternoon game at Target Field today is a make-up game, and those games traditionally don’t draw good crowds. And yes: we had swimming pools worth of rain in the past 24 hours, so maybe people aren’t thinking “outside baseball!” this very moment.
But an open chair is an open chair. So, hurry up, Richfield (or Cottage Grove or Roseville or Inver Grove Heights): plenty of good seats available.