Vikings Take Batting Practice, Mingle with Twins for 'SKOL Night'


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Mar 19, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS — There was plenty of Purple involved in the pregame festivities at Target Field.

Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks fired some pitches toward Twins catcher Mitch Garver, Vikings cornerback Mackensie Alexander played catch with Twins third baseman Marwin Gonzalez and Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins chatted up Twins centerfielder Byron Buxton.

Yes, SKOL Night was in full effect Tuesday as the Twins hosted 10 Vikings for batting practice before introducing the gridiron stars on the diamond.

“It’s cool to have that interaction and kind of come in early and check out their pregame routine and the atmosphere and see how the energy is when the players are on the field,” said Vikings safety Anthony Harris. “To have the opportunity to talk to those guys outside of [hitting] … a few of us got to throw the ball back and forth … it was nice to do some of that stuff.”

Harris was among the large contingent of defensive players in attendance, as he was joined by Everson Griffen, Harrison Smith, Kendricks, Mike Hughes, Alexander, Jayron Kearse and Holton Hill. Cousins and Kyle Rudolph also represented the Vikings.

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