— Karen Brennan, Attorney
I finally made it to a Minnesota Twins game to personally witness the mania surrounding Target Field. While I am not a huge baseball fan, I have to admit it was pretty great. One thing that grabbed my attention was the large, vintage-looking Twins sign in center field:
The “Shaking Hands” logo represents fans (Minnie and Paul) from two cities coming together across the river to root for one team. It was created by a St. Paul man, Ray Barton, who passed away a few months ago at the age of 80. According to WCCO, he was paid $15 in 1961 to create the logo that he thought was going to be used on cups at the ballpark. Instead, it became the Twin’s official logo from 1961-1981 and has been used on uniforms, pennants, and now Target Field. Apparently the new sign lights up when the Twins hit a home run. With the throwback uniforms and the beautiful vintage sign, it could be 1961. Well, except for the skyline.