Thursday's Twins-Royals afternoon game has been postponed in light of the tragic I-35W bridge collapse that took place in Minneapolis on Wednesday night.
The team has also postponed Thursday evening's groundbreaking ceremony for the new ballpark.
At about 6:05 p.m. CT on Wednesday, the four-lane I-35W bridge near the Metrodome collapsed into the Mississippi River. The collapse sent an estimated 50 vehicles into the water and onto land below, in what became a sea of destruction that included fire, smoke, injured people and rescuers.
One of the survivors noted that Minneapolis is a large city with a small-town feel, which gives everyone a sense of community. No doubt all parts of the community will be rallying together to recover from this tragedy, including the baseball team, which will take the field Friday at home against Cleveland (Sabathia vs. Santana... national TV, anyone?). In the meantime, the Twins blog Twinkie Town is observing 24 hours of silence.