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Twins Fans Brave Cold Elements for Opener

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MANKATO, Minn -

Batter up? More like bundle up.

Cold temperatures for the home opener didn't keep Twins faithful from heading out to the ballgame as the Twins kicked off the season against Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers.

More than 100 people from our area boarded two buses bound for Target Field.  The first wave of KTOE fan buses left this morning.

The experienced fans were prepared, but looked to be dressed for a different game not baseball.  "It's been worse. We've had wet sloppier; one year we were wet to our ankles with slush and snow.  But we got to the Metrodome, of course and it was warm in there" Karen and Jay Myers say.

Longtime season ticket holders, Steve and Sharon Lenz, seemed to be having second thoughts. "Not really sure why I picked the first game, but we will survive" says Steve and Sharon Lenz.

Gametime temperature was a chilly 35 degrees, with a wind chill near 20.  That's the coldest opener since 1963, when it was 33 degrees.