Twins fan's wish to be featured on ESPN

Twins fan's wish to be featured on ESPN

MINNEAPOLIS -- When the Twins took on the Rangers at Target Field on June 10, Michael Acosta made the trip up from Fort Worth, Texas, for the game.

But Acosta is no Rangers fan. A longtime Twins fan, Acosta met Twins manager Ron Gardenhire and got a chance to manage the Minnesota Twins for a day.

Acosta's big day, made possible by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, will be featured on a special episode of ESPN SportsCenter's "My Wish" series. Acosta is a testicular cancer survivor.

The episode will air at 5 p.m. CT on Monday night, showing Acosta interacting with the Twins in various ways while an ESPN camera crew followed him around Target Field.

Among the moments featured in the episode will be Acosta meeting Gardenhire in his office and discussing the Twins' strategy for that night's game against the Rangers. Viewers will also get to watch Acosta and Gardenhire shagging baseballs in the outfield during batting practice.

Acosta will also be shown answering questions from the media in the Twins' dugout before the game, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch and delivering the Twins' lineup card to the umpiring crew before the game at home plate with first-base coach Jerry White.

The Twins are encouraging fans to tune in and watch Acosta's inspiring story.