Minnesota Twins: COVID-19, BLM Tributes make Home Opener one to remember
COVID-19 First Responders
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted millions world wide as there has been over 17 million Coronavirus cases globally as of Wednesday. Throughout the pandemic, frontline “essential” workers have put their lives at risk to continue to serve the public. The Twins payed homage to frontline doctors and nurses who are out risking their lives in attempt to treat folks infected by the virus.
“We tip our caps to all the heroes working on the front lines of COVID-19, especially these local heroes who threw tonight’s first pitch. Thank YOU!” the Twins tweeted Tuesday along with the video tribute.
In the tribute video the Twins Derek Falvey, president of baseball operations, along with manger Baldelli and a number of Twins players thanked the frontline workers.
”You guys are the real heroes,” Nelson Cruz said.
Nine frontline workers were recognized and threw the first pitch in the video tribute.
“Civilian heros doing extraordinary things without an offseason or a seventh inning stretch. They didn’t sign up for this but they also did not back down. Risking their lives away from their families so you can stay home with yours,” the narrator said in the tribute introducing the nine frontline worker. “Heros did not arrive to Twins territory when the games stopped playing, they were here all along helping, healing, caring.
”Tonight we tip our hats to these heros and all of our essential teammates who, without fanfare, show dedication, sacrifice and passion, so baseball can we return and we can all be safe at home.”