The St. Paul Saints played a game with 56,000 Twister dots on their field

Big League Stew

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before … oh, wait, there’s no stopping us here because you’ve never heard something like this before.

The St. Paul Saints, one of the most creative teams in independent professional baseball, played a game Tuesday night with 56,000 Twister dots painted onto their outfield. It was all part of another wacky Saints promotion — the biggest game of Twister anybody has ever seen.

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The Saints started the process of painting all the Twister dots on Monday night and finished in time for Tuesday night’s game against the Wichita Wingnuts. Both teams play in the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball.

Here’s what the field looked like by game time and what it looked like when fans finally made it on the field to play Twister:

The St. Paul Saints painted 56,000 Twister dots on their baseball field. (@StPaulSaints)
The St. Paul Saints painted 56,000 Twister dots on their baseball field. (@StPaulSaints)

This being the social-media age and all, the Saints and the St. Paul-area media documented the changeover from normal baseball field to dot-filled Twister outfield. Here are a few videos and pics to show you just how cool this was — and how much work it took.

Well played, Saints. And there’s one way for another baseball team to one-up this. Paint their basepaths like a Monopoly board.

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