'St. Paul' uniforms big hit for Twins


We have to be honest.

We absolutely geeked out for the "Turn-back-the-clock" uniforms worn by the Twins Thursday night at Target Field in their 8-6 win over the Brewers.

The duds were replica 1948 St. Paul Saints uniforms, the American Association team that used to play at old Lexington Park on University Avenue.

St. Paul's Joe Mauer was definitely a fan, telling the Twins official web site that he wishes "it was for more than one day."

(So do we. How about this weekend promotion next year: 1970s Powder blue Twins uniforms on a Friday, Minneapolis Millers uniforms for the Saturday game and St. Paul Saints on Sunday?)

"I grew up on Lexington Parkway just like five minutes from the stadium, so it's pretty cool for me and my family," Mauer said. "I remember my grandpa talking about the ballpark and things like that, so it's pretty special."

The Twins wore road grays for one reason, according to UniWatch.com, so Mauer could be seen with "St. Paul" across his chest. Works for us.

So what's all the fuss about? If you didn't see the game, check out some screen grabs via MLB.com, starting with Mauer at the plate in the fourth inning:

An at-bat in which he hit a home run...

Pedro Florimon flashed leather in the 7th, getting a key force-out:

P.J. Walters wobbled, but pitched well enough to earn his second-straight win:

Hitting coach Tom Brunansky saw the lineup smack four homers, a season high:

Ryan Doumit hit a two-run shot:

Chris Parmelee hit a monster shot to right:

The Brewers also wore vintage uniforms, but we'd like to see Carlos Gomez in a Saints jersey:

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