Twins rock the purple to honor rock royalty Prince

The Twins are reigning in the AL Central. On Friday, they ruled with one of the best giveaways/theme nights you’ll see.

Minnesota honored the late musical legend/local icon Prince at Target Field.

The main attraction, though, was purple umbrellas for the first 10,000 fans. Really stylish umbrellas, at that. Here’s how they look on the inside:

Fans didn’t quite get to sing IN the purple rain (there were only pregame sprinkles), but they did SING “Purple Rain” during the seventh-inning stretch.

The game itself was a dud for the home team (the Twins lost to the Indians 8-1), but everyone had a blast afterward as fireworks set to Prince’s music took ’em all home.

This is the second year in a row the Twins have used a purple theme to honor Prince. Target Field displayed purple accents the day Prince died in April 2016.

Jones took the road less traveled to the NBA, from being an undrafted former one-and-done player who spent a quarter of the season in the D-League. He wasn’t the first, and he won’t be the last. The development of the D-League and implementation of two-way contracts are there to catch, and develop, players who may have slipped through the cracks.

When NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum read the 60th pick on Thursday, marking the end of the 2017 NBA Draft, there were a handful of familiar names that weren’t selected for one reason or another.

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