Many Twins fans know of Sue Nelson, who has been the team’s organist for the last two decades.
She has what she calls the “best seat in the house,” working in the warm red glow of the Two Gingers Pub on the terrace level of Target Field, overlooking home plate.
While free agent Jake Odorizzi’s return may be uncertain, Nelson certainly plans to be back next year. She hopes it’s with the same instrument she’s always used, with the back covered in drawings school children gave her when she visited for assemblies.
“Every once and awhile, somebody will say, ‘Why don’t they buy you a new organ?’ Then it would sound like the DJ’s music, because that’s what organs do these days,” she said. “This organ sounds like it did way back 40 years ago at Twins games, and I’m playing the same stuff, the same cheers, you know?”