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Got a few minutes to “spare”?
Let us tell you the story of the how we captured the Twins Bowling Ball and why we’ve been holding it hostage until next week’s Border Battle at Miller Park and Target Field.
It all began last November at the Major League Baseball Industry Meetings in Orlando, Florida.
These meetings are generally held every 2-3 years with the purpose of giving members of the 30 Clubs’ front offices an opportunity to gather, share best practices and learn from one another.
While the days are filled with keynote speakers and breakout sessions, the evenings provide the chance for a little team building and fun with co-workers and counterparts at other teams.
One such team-building event was a “30 Clubs in 30 Lanes” bowling tournament held at Splitsville Lanes in Downtown Disney.
A good time was had by all, the meetings wrapped, and everyone dispersed back home to their respective ballparks. In follow up, MLB sent each Club a special memento from the event: team-branded bowling balls that had been on display at the bowling alley. But there was one catch… somehow we accidentally received the Twins bowling ball and they received ours!
The Twins sent ours back to us, but we decided to hold their ball hostage and have a little fun during our annual “Border Battle” with our interleague rivals, June 2-5, which starts with games at Miller Park on Monday and Tuesday and then moves to Target Field for games on Wednesday and Thursday.
Yes, that’s right, Minnesota. We still have your bowling ball, and here’s the deal: We’re going to treat these balls as a traveling trophy of sorts. The team who wins the season series next week will get to keep both bowling balls. In the event of a “split,” they’ll go to the team that scores the most runs in the series. Of course, we had to have a little fun with them first (‘cuz that’s how we “roll”), so we headed over to Bluemound Bowl:
We’re looking forward to hosting the Twins on Monday and Tuesday… here’s hoping we “knock ‘em down”!
If having a great time is right up your alley, be sure to come out and cheer on the Crew during the annual Border Battle next week.
As an added bonus, Monday’s game on 6/2 is 620 WTMJ Day. The game will start at 6:20pm CT and tickets are just $6.20!
Hope to see you at Miller Park!
We’ve been working with the Twins to take our interleague rivalry and “border battle” to social media and next week, we’ve got a lot of fun in store for our fans from Twitter Tug-of-Wars, where fans will be asked to weigh in on questions, to a Follow Off (details to…well, follow…) and more! The new schedule format will have a Postseason feel to it as the teams will play four straight games, two in Milwaukee followed by two in Minneapolis.
To whet your appetite, here’s a really cool infographic created by one of our graphic designers, Molly Arndt, showing how both teams stack up for next week’s showdown:
[Note: This is a large graphic and file! For better viewing, click on the image, then click again when it opens in a new tab.]
-John and Cait