I'm sure you are thinking, Wait, its only been a week since the official New Year, how could we already have learned things... but indeed, by my calculations we have learned a lot in the short time since 01/01/10.
#1) People don't know how to call this year. Is it 2,010 or is it 20-10? My vote is for 20-10, it makes more sense and when its 2,046 are people really going to want to say that, No. We are going to want to say, "and now taking the field the 20-46 Minnesota Twins"
#2) Minnesotans can put up with really cold weather. Ok, so technically we already knew that but, in just a week we have had some record (or almost record) cold snaps, if we can get through the first month of 2010 I think we will be on our way to a good year
#3) With the Home Opener of Target Field now in this calendar year, Twins Mania is ramping back up again. After we said goodbye to the Metrodome, Twins Mania slowed down... The Vikings were doing well, it was the holiday season, people weren't thinking about baseball. But with a new passion, Minnesota Twins Fans are starting to gear up over the Twins Home Opener. Minnesota Twins Tickets are being purchased at a fast pace and people are generally amped on Target Field.
#4) Minnesotans LOVE Joe Mauer, again I know we knew that but with the anticipation of his contract negotiations, Joe Mauer Love is at an all time high
#5) I don't actually have a number five, but hey... its only been a week. Stay posted Twins Fans, I will be updating this list as the year moves forward and we get closer and closer to The Minnesota Twins Home Opener 2010!