Nice to read - thank you for sharing
I remember the Twins since 1961 and teams before that(I followed the Dodgers). Lots of ups and downs depending on the budget. Hope the Twins can get front line pitching to make the next run. But still always root for them(though it took a few years to change from the Dodgers, remember Them Bums).
Wonderful post. Sounds like you'll make a great dad/fan for all the ups and (obviously) downs that are to come.
I was born in 1981. I had similar experiences. To this day, two favorite MLB teams, The Twins, and a distant second, the St. Louis Cardinals. Loved Ozzie Smith and my dad talked a lot about Stan Musial and I got to read a bit on him.
I grew up on a farm near a town of 316. My 'birthday' gift each year (usually in May) was two Twins games. I usually picked the Oakland A's in hopes of catching a baseball and it was the best matchup in the late 80's and early 90's. Good times.