They're having a pretty mediocre season, but the St. Paul Saints are sure to make Tuesday a record-breaking night on their home field.
Regardless of whether they win or lose against the Wichita Wingnuts, they'll follow that game with another one – a round of Twister on the world's biggest board.
As they promised before the season, the Saints have painted thousands of regulation-size Twister circles on the outfield grass at CHS Field for Tuesday night's game.
The fun starts with the Saints and Wingnuts playing a ballgame on the newly polka-dotted field.
And we hope they won't smear the colors too much because when they're finished all the fans will be invited down to join Saints players in a Twister game that aims to break a world record.
An overnight transformation
On Monday night the Saints played Wichita on their regular ol' green grass field, winning 2-1.
As soon as it was over the painters sprang into action and wound up working most of the night.
Here's a video the Saints put together chronicling their overnight outfield transformation.
In their preseason announcement the Saints said they planned to put 70,896 spots on the field. But apparently that's more than the outfield can hold.
The team says the final product is more than 50,000, though, which sounds like more than enough to break the Guinness World Record.
The current record for "largest playable Twister board" was achieved at the Dallas Cowboys stadium in Arlington, Texas, a couple years ago when 1,200 regular-sized boards were pushed together for one big Twister game.
That means the Texas game would've had 28,800 dots – well short of our 50-some thousand.
A Minnesota invention
There's justice in bringing a Twister record to Minnesota because we're the game's home state.
Its co-creators worked for a St. Paul company, Reynolds Guyer House of Design.
The first Twister game was sold in 1966 and it was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2015.