Let's Go Crazy! Twins hold 'Prince Tribute Night,' hit walk-off homer in ninth inning
When musical legend Prince tragically passed away last Thursday, the world mourned. Although they were on the road away from Minnesota (Prince's hometown), the Twins also paid their respects -- turning Target Field purple:
On Monday night, they were finally back home to host the Indians and a full-fledged "Prince Tribute Night" was at hand. First, there was a pregame moment of silence:
Followed by the release of seven white doves into the sky (because, you know):
Fans were dressed for the occasion:
Players donned purple armbands:
And even changed their walk-up songs to classics from the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's five-decade-long career:
During the seventh-inning stretch, "Little Red Corvette" was played after "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and will continue to be played for the rest of the season. It was Prince's first song to crack the Top 10 of the Billboard charts and one that's had meaning in the Minnesota clubhouse for some time.
But the Twins saved their best tribute for last -- when Oswaldo Arcia hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Indians, 4-3:
So, should the Twins hold a "Prince Tribute Night" every night? Yes. We believe they should.