It's been hard to dig up positive stories about the Twins with as bad as they've been this season, but we found one.
Glen Perkins, the Twins' All-Star closer, made a really cool gesture to a group of pub crawlers over the weekend.
It happened during the rain delay of the game between the Twins and Rays Saturday night.
Among the group of people Perkins bought a round for were local/national baseball writers Aaron Gleeman, Parker Hageman and John Bonnes. This is how Gleeman described the ordeal.
I went on/co-organized an all-day light rail pub crawl Saturday in which 100 of us ended up at the Twins-Rays game at Target Field, except it rained for basically the entire night. I assessed the situation and chose not to go into the ballpark right away, staying a couple blocks away to continue bar-hopping, but about half of the pub crawl crew was already in Target Field and killed time at Kent Hrbek’s bar.
At some point during the delay Twins reliever Glen Perkins, who in addition to being one of the league’s best closers is also a native Minnesotan and very active on Twitter, sent his credit card over to Hrbek’s and bought a round of beers for everyone in the group. I finally made my way into Target Field a couple hours later and a bunch of us were going to thank him by yelling stuff at Perkins while he warmed up in the bullpen, but then everyone got creeped out by the whole “distracting someone while they’re technically working” vibe.