The St. Paul Saints will turn their outfield into a homemade Twister board this summer and you're invited to join their record-setting game.
The Saints announced their schedule of promotions for the 2017 season Thursday and it includes the biggest-ever edition of the old party game that gets players all twisted around each other as they try to put their right foot on a blue circle or their left hand on a red one.
The big Twister game will follow the Saints baseball game against Wichita on Tuesday night, August 22.
The team says as soon as Monday night's game ends groundskeepers will get to work painting a Twister board on the outfield – the whole outfield, from one foul line to the other and from the infield dirt to the warning track.
The Saints say the board will have 70,896 colored spots. Each will be seven inches in diameter, which is the same size as the Twister mats made by Hasbro that are sold in stores (or here).
On Tuesday evening the 22nd, the Saints and the Wingnuts will use the polka-dot outfield for a baseball game. Afterward, everyone who's there – including the players – will be invited to take part in some Twister.
Current record set at a country music concert
The existing Guinness world record for largest Twister board was set in Arlington, Texas in 2015 at the football stadium where the Dallas Cowboys play.
It was organized by country singer Thomas Rhett and his record label to promote his album Tangled Up, Dallas' NBC station reported.
But that one did not involve a hand-painted Twister board. They just put 1,200 of the Hasbro mats next to each other.
Guess where Twister was invented
There's some justice in bringing a Twister record to Minnesota because this is the game's home state.
After co-inventor Chuck Foley died in St. Louis Park in 2013, his son Mark told the Associated Press: “He never stopped having fun ... He never wanted to grow up, and he always maintained his enthusiasm for seeing things through the eyes of a child.”
The first Twister game was sold in 1966. It became famous – and got the nickname "sex in a box" – when Johnny Carson and Eva Gabor demonstrated it on The Tonight Show. Twister was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2015.