The Twins' skipper was happy that his team was going to play a standard doubleheader instead of a split doubleheader Saturday.
"It's kind of old-school, to tell you the truth," he said. "Back in the day, there were no split doubleheaders. They were taboo. This is good. If you're going to play two, play them [straight through] like this, with a few minutes in between each game, and go right back at it. Sitting around for a split doubleheader is a long wait.
"This is a good thing to do. I know the weather's been tough. ... The field will probably be wet, but this is a really nice field. It takes on a lot of water and handles it. But there's going to be some spots on the outfield that are a little wet, so we'll do the best we can with it and 'play two,' as Ernie Banks said."
The last time Minnesota played a traditional doubleheader was Sep. 13, 2008, in Baltimore. Perhaps there's a good reason Gardenhire was happy for another one to roll along: The Twins won both those games, outscoring the Orioles, 24-8.