For the first time since 2020, the Minnesota Twins are heading to the postseason.
As bad as things have seemed at times over the last few years, it marks the third time in five years that the Twins will be bound for October baseball. Of course, this is a tune that has been sung before, and the date ever fan in Twins Territory has circled is 2004.
That's the last time Minnesota won a postseason game, and was the beginning of a curse that has hung over the team like a dark cloud every single time they've been in this position since.
It's cliche to say it, but it feels like this year is different.
The pitching staff has never been this reliable and is built for winning games in October. While the offense has struggled at times this year, things have started to ehat up as of late, and there is talent all over the lineup that beats what the Twins have rolled into the postseason with in recent seasons.
Nobody knows what it going to happen until it does. What is certain, though, is that the Minnesota Twins will be hosting at least two AL Wild Card games in front of a home crowd at Target Field and fans will want to make sure they don't miss the action.
How to buy Minnesota Twins playoff tickets 2023
Single-game playoff tickets go on sale Friday, September 22 at 10 a.m. CT, and can be purchased directly from the Minnesota Twins website. If you live in the Twin Cities, you can also head down to the box office and purchase tickets there, but the easiest way to do it will be to log on and grab some online.
This isn't a Tuesday game in August, tickets are expected to sell out extremely fast.
With the new playoff format, the Twins will be hosting an AL Wild Card series as the third-best division winner. Their opponent is not yet set, nor are the dates and times of the games, but anybody who purchases tickets to the first two games in the series will be guaranteed some action.
Where to buy Minnesota Twins tickets if they sell out
Tickets selling out on the Twins website doesn't mean you're out of luck, you've simply missed the cheapest window to purchase them. Playoff tickets will be expensive to begin with, but the best prices will be found being offered directly from the team.
After that, the secondary market is going to be your best best.
Places like StubHub and TickPick will likely be flooded with playoff tickets as soon as they go on sale. Bots and scalpers have been a plague on ticket vendors, with fans being the ones who bare the brunt of the fallout.
What happened with the Taylor Swift Era's Tour is the extreme end to what bots and scalpers can do with secondary market sites, but events like playoff games are also ripe for rip-offs. Be careful when looking at the market as to not overpay too much. Cross reference prices with what the Twins were offering to make sure you're still getting as good a deal as possible.
Minnesota Twins playoff schedule 2023: When will the games be played?
Right now we don't have an official schedule, but that should change in the coming days. What we do know is that the Twins will begin their AL Wild Card series on Wednesday, October 4th. Exact start times are yet to be determined.
All of the chaos out West has held things up, with the Astros, Mariners, and Rangers all clawing for a division title and the No. 2 seed. Baltimore needs to watch its back as well, with Tampa Bay just a game away from snatching the AL East lead away as well as the No. 1 seed.
Minnesota is the only team to have comfortably punched its ticket, and barring some absolute miracle is going to be locked into the No. 3 seed.