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Thread started 06/15/17 5:03am

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Twins baseball team pay tribute to Prince

http://www.businessinsider.com/minnesota-twins-prince-tribute-2017-6

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The Minnesota Twins will celebrate the life of Minneapolis' greatest musician with "Prince Night" at the ballpark on Friday.

The first 10,000 fans in attendance will get "Purple Rain" inspired umbrellas that are purple on the top and emblazoned with the cover of the iconic album on the interior.

During the seventh inning stretch at Target Field, fans will be invited to open their umbrellas, turning the ballpark purple in remembrance of the late singer, guitar player, and performer.

Additionally, Twins players and coaches will be wearing Prince-themed shirts during batting practice. Those shirts will later be auctioned off to benefit Achieve Minneapolis for music grants in Minneapolis Public Schools.

Players will also be selecting from Prince's catalog for their walk-up music prior to at bats during the game.

After the game, a fireworks display will take place, where there's sure to be even more purple on display.

Prince was an important part of the Minneapolis community and a known sports fan. His Super Bowl halftime performance is still one of the best in recent memory, and he could also be found courtside at notable NBA games, always looking sharp.

The athletes in the Twins locker room seem to be fans of The Purple One as well. You can see a few of them doing their best rendition of "Little Red Corvette" below.

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Reply #1 posted 06/15/17 6:06am

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Shelby J. will be singing at this tribute, I'm not going because I can't stand baseball. Will try and catch highlights on the local news. That brings up a question though...was Prince a baseball fan?
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Reply #2 posted 06/15/17 6:25am

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rogifan said:

Shelby J. will be singing at this tribute, I'm not going because I can't stand baseball. Will try and catch highlights on the local news. That brings up a question though...was Prince a baseball fan?

A few people who worked at PP back in the day said he would have softball games for the staff at near by ball field.

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Reply #3 posted 06/15/17 7:13am

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My husband, my mom, and I are going. I really hope we're 3 of the first 10,000 there. I suspect it will be bittersweet.

[Edited 6/15/17 7:14am]

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Reply #4 posted 06/15/17 7:55am

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Awesome! I think you will enjoy it, jillybean. I think it will leave a feeling of love!

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Reply #5 posted 06/15/17 8:21am

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That's pretty awesome. It's cool that all the teams seem to have done something for Prince.

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Reply #6 posted 06/17/17 3:23pm

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[Edited 6/17/17 15:42pm]
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Reply #7 posted 06/17/17 3:39pm

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Pretty cool! I hope to pick one up on Ebay sometime.

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Reply #8 posted 06/17/17 3:42pm

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Ugot2shakesumthin said:

Pretty cool! I hope to pick one up on Ebay sometime.


People were going there just to pick one up so they could sell it on eBay. hmph!
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Reply #9 posted 06/17/17 3:44pm

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rogifan said:

Ugot2shakesumthin said:

Pretty cool! I hope to pick one up on Ebay sometime.

People were going there just to pick one up so they could sell it on eBay. hmph!

you got something against capatilism?

What would we do without all these jerks anyway? Besides, all our friends are here.
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Reply #10 posted 06/17/17 4:14pm

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rdhull said:



rogifan said:


Ugot2shakesumthin said:

Pretty cool! I hope to pick one up on Ebay sometime.



People were going there just to pick one up so they could sell it on eBay. hmph!

you got something against capatilism?


In this instance yes. Some people showed up, got their umbrella and left. I think that's pretty shitty. They weren't handing out umbrellas so people could go sell them on eBay for $160. Just because something is legal doesn't mean it's right.
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Reply #11 posted 06/17/17 4:55pm

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rogifan said:

rdhull said:

you got something against capatilism?

In this instance yes. Some people showed up, got their umbrella and left. I think that's pretty shitty. They weren't handing out umbrellas so people could go sell them on eBay for $160. Just because something is legal doesn't mean it's right.

Its their right to do what they want with their property. Their was no stipulation of a time limit you had to stay for the game and what you do with it after. If someone wants to sell it and there are people willing to buy then thats that. The world isnt made up of what's right and wrong (plus who is to determine that?).

What would we do without all these jerks anyway? Besides, all our friends are here.
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Reply #12 posted 06/17/17 6:00pm

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I'm gonna shop around on EBay and try to get one. I think they're cool looking
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Reply #13 posted 06/17/17 6:23pm

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Already a discussion here http://prince.org/msg/5/442157

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