Twins have special evening planned for second annual Prince Night (pics)
Thursday would have marked Prince’s 60th birthday and on Friday night at Target Field, the revered late musician will receive a great tribute from his hometown major league team.
The Twins are set to host the second annual Prince Night at the downtown Minneapolis ballpark, and many special things are planned to honor the memory of the iconic, Minnesota-born superstar who never strayed too far away from his home state.
The night is here! Celebrate the life of #Prince with us tonight at Target Field. https://t.co/zHAV6KEqVD pic.twitter.com/UiLYhoEe0G
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) June 8, 2018
Some of the highlights of the evening dedicated to Prince, who passed away in April 2016 from a drug overdose, via the Star Tribune:
• Twins players and staff will wear Prince-themed T-shirts during batting practice. The shirts will be auctioned off at twinsbaseball.com to fund music grants for the Minneapolis Public Schools.
• A Prince Model C guitar will be on display on the Home Run Porch in left field in the high-tech Digital Clubhouse.
• Postgame Prince-themed fireworks.
Perhaps the best part of the evening — and the one that will resonate most with Prince fans — is how the first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive inflatable Prince-themed guitars.
Inflatable purple guitars, fireworks highlight Friday's 'Prince Night' at #MNTwins game https://t.co/iLhpmqPZ72 pic.twitter.com/93Dsjrd5Wj
— Star Tribune Sports (@StribSports) June 8, 2018
During the seventh-inning stretch, fans will be asked to remain standing and illuminate the guitars in memory of the beloved Minnesota icon.
Happy birthday, Prince!
Celebrate the purple one with us tomorrow night at Target Field! https://t.co/uFKexsK3ak #Prince #MNTwins pic.twitter.com/l7jo6TSUdQ
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) June 7, 2018
The Twins were one of several Minnesota sports teams — not to mention others based throughout the country, as well as superstars — who honored Prince upon his death.
The forecast for Friday night in the Twin Cities predicts an 80 percent chance of rain. Seems fitting.