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This Is Why You Go To Florida For Spring Training

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Welcome to another Sunday Funday edition of Deadspin. Wherever you are, I hope it's warmer than St. Paul, Minnesota, the only town loco enough to play exhibition baseball in Feburary. An intrepid tipster, sends this report:

Just wanted to share a couple pictures from the Saint Paul (MN) Saints exhibition game they held yesterday (Feb 28). The temperature at gametime was 18 degrees with a windchill of 5.

... The visiting team [was] the St. Croix Base Ball Club ... They are an 1860s style base ball club consisting of members of the Washington County Historical Society. You may note in the second pic [above] that T.C. the bear (the Twins official mascot) is playing 2nd base for the Saints team. Why he is not in Ft. Myers, FL, with the Twins for spring training is foolish on his part. Also in the foreground in the 2nd picture is Muddonna, the Saints pig mascot.

Oh yeah, and you may notice a ton of snow on the ground. We just got about 6 inches of fresh snow on Thursday. Does that stop us from playing exhibition baseball for charity? Fuck no. For we are Minnesota. And we embrace the stupid shit like this that we do.

I did not get a picture of my beer freezing as the cold temps caused
my camera battery to die rather quickly.

Don't you wish you lived in Minnesota?


P.S. The game ended in a 4-4 tie.

Lovely. I think I will stay indoors today and if you choose to do likewise, let Deadspin be your cup of hot cocoa on this icy winter morn.


What's that? It's March, you say? Ugh....

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