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The Minnesota Twins will celebrate the life of Minneapolis’ greatest musician with “Prince Night” at the ballpark on Friday.
The first 10,000 fans in attendance will get “Purple Rain” inspired umbrellas that are purple on the top and emblazoned with the cover of the iconic album on the interior.
During the seventh inning stretch at Target Field, fans will be invited to open their umbrellas, turning the ballpark purple in remembrance of the late singer, guitar player, and performer.
Additionally, Twins players and coaches will be wearing Prince-themed shirts during batting practice. Those shirts will later be auctioned off to benefit Achieve Minneapolis for music grants in Minneapolis Public Schools.
Players will also be selecting from Prince’s catalog for their walk-up music prior to at bats during the game.
After the game, a fireworks display will take place, where there’s sure to be even more purple on display.
Prince was an important part of the Minneapolis community and a known sports fan. His Super Bowl halftime performance is still one of the best in recent memory, and he could also be found courtside at notable NBA games, always looking sharp.
The athletes in the Twins locker room seem to be fans of The Purple One as well. You can see a few of them doing their best rendition of “Little Red Corvette” below.
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