When the Twins opened their new outdoor park last year, there were concerns about what the weather would be like in the early months of the season. For the most part, they have been able to dodge that bullet. But the rains are rolling in today, and it could seriously threaten their series against the Rays that starts on Tuesday.
The current weather report for the area does not necessarily invoke "the boys of summer". Tonight and tomorrow night are supposed to hover right around 40 degrees, with the possibility of rain and snow each day. Even if they do get the game in, I can't imagine it would be greatly attended. According to Joe Christensen of the Star Tribune, there is an opportunity for the two teams to make up any games they might lose this week later in the season.
The Twins are fortunate the Rays make another trip to Minnesota later in the season, July 4-6. As Patrick Reusse tweeted, a day-night doubleheader on July 4 would be a logical choice. Most ticket holders for tonight would probably relish such a switch.
We'll be keeping an eye on the weather as it progresses, but right now it doesn't look very good for the Twins tonight. Hopefully, they won't lose both of these games.