Countdown Meltdown: Kent Hrbek Joins the Winter Meltdown!
If you grew up in a cave, Hrbek was the first baseman for the Minnesota Twins for both of their World Series championships in 1987 and 1991. Originally from Bloomington, he played his entire 14-year career for the Twins and finished among the top 10 in several categories including second overall in home runs. His number 14 was retired by the Twins in 1995. Target Field has both an entrance gate and a bar dedicated to him. His 1987 World Series even graced our pint glass back in 2014. And now heâ€™s coming to our party.
If you want to learn even more about him, just come to the Meltdown. Heâ€™ll be one of our first guests on stage Saturday, January 25th from 4:30 to 7:30 at the Lumber Exchange Event Center (above The Pouhouse), just three blocks from Target Field and Twins Fest. Youâ€™ll be joined by 400+ Twins fans, media members, Twins execs and many more to celebrate the upcoming season.
Your ticket to the party includes LOTS of goodies:
- A Twins Daily Winter Meltdown Pint Glass.
- Two complimentary local craft pints from 612 Brew
- Drink specials and tasting tables from Gray Duck Vodka and Proper Twelve Irish Whiskey.
- Food stations,
- Interviews with Kent Hrbek and other guests and
- Itâ€™s only $40 (if you can get tickets).
As you might expect, getting tickets can be tough. Itâ€™s even tougher this year, as over 300 of the tickets were sold in a presale. The rest will go on sale to the public right here (TwinsDaily.com) tomorrow (Friday) at 8:00 in the morning. HOWEVER, you can snag them early provided you sign up for Twins Dailyâ€™s Events Email List. Weâ€™ll be sending out a link to the tickets tonight (Thursday) to those on our list. You can sign up here.
This event sells out EVERY YEAR, and I donâ€™t want you to miss out, so do this Friday, blizzard or no. Also, stay tuned. We still have more to announce about the event, so follow us on Twitter and Facebook and you wonâ€™t miss any of the news.