Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang attended a Minnesota Twins game last week.
It happened on Friday, September 4, at Target Field, as the Twins hosted their American League Central rivals the Detroit Tigers, as fan cutouts of the baseball-loving kids appeared behind home plate.
Here at Dog O’Day we spotted this news through a Twitter post from Cut4, the MLB’s game-adjacent site that covers important subjects like how dogs should wear pants or why the big leagues need batdogs..
That we can see from this photo, Charlie Brown, Franklin, Linus, Lucy, Marcie, Peppermint Patty, Sally, Schroeder, Snoopy, and Woodstock were all in attendance.
Snoopy is wearing his ecstatic ears, and the baseball-loving Charlie Brown and Peppermint Patty both look very focused on the game, while everyone else seems to be soaking up the atmosphere of the experience.
Peanuts creator Charles Schulz was born in Minneapolis and lived most of his life in the Twin Cities, of course, and every summer Charlie Brown’s hapless team took to the field to get clobbered time and again (though Snoopy and Linus formed a solid double play combination).
In the actual game itself, which took place as the first half of a pair of 7-inning doubleheaders, Minnesota won 2-0, and then in the second game (as the visiting team) the Twins triumphed again, this time by a 3-2 score after an extra frame.
Just over halfway through the pandemic-shortened 2020 MLB season, the Twins are in third in the five-team AL Central with a 25-17 record and a winning percentage of .595 (as of Monday, September 7).
As this story is being written, Minnesota has a 5-2 lead over Detroit in the eighth inning.
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