How Will the Minnesota Twins Be Impacted by Target Field?

Josh JohnsonCorrespondent IApril 12, 2010

MINNESOTA, MN - APRIL 2: Target Field during an exhibition game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Minnesota Twins at Target Field on April 2, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Cardinals defeated the Twins 8-4. (Photo by Hannah Foslien /Getty Images)
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First of all, if you didn't see, I posted my No. 3 Twins prospect for the 2010 season.

Now, on to the post...

The Twins (officially) open Target Field at 3:05 pm today against the Boston Red Sox. Carl Pavano will take the mound against southpaw Jon Lester.

Both pitchers have struggled against the opposition in the past, but it will be interesting to see what kind of momentum Pavano has in his first (real) start at Target Field.

Many people have discussed the ambiance of Target Field after the Twins hosted the St. Louis Cardinals in two exhibition games earlier this month, but it's safe to say that whatever the atmosphere was then will be multiplied by a considerable amount today. This is one of the most exciting days in the history of the organization, so take it all in, Twins fans.

With that said, I thought that now would be the best time to post this:

Ryan Maus, who has blogged at Twins Chatter since 2004 and is now a PR rep at the University of Minnesota, wanted me to pass this along. It's a very interesting video about the effects that Target Field will have on the Minnesota Twins (obviously, this was made before the Twins signed Joe Mauer, but it's still completely relevant). Hopefully you enjoy it.

If you're on Twitter, you can find Ryan at @RPMaus.