MINNEAPOLIS — It was a disappointing night for many yesterday with the Twins losing to the Yankees. However, fans are hoping things will turn around today. Many may be waving their Homer Hankies to cheer them on and if you haven't gotten yours yet, maybe now is the time.
The delivery to Target Field could not have come at a better time.
"We loaded up the truck last night in Winona Minnesota and I brought up over 20,000 Homer Hankies today," WinCraft president John Killen said.
The Hankies were flying off the shelves faster than you can say Major League Baseball.
"I just went to Cub and they're sold out," one woman said.
There's just something about the festive flair.
"Demand is really high right now," Killen said. "I think it's exceeding expectations. You can only buy the product at Cub Foods, Star Tribune and of course here at the stadium."
Maybe it's about owning a slice of this moment.
"Everybody here felt we were going to be good," Twins spokesperson Matt Hodson said. "This good? Not necessarily."
Maybe it's just tradition.
"Age doesn't matter, doesn't matter if your favorite team is the Twins," Hodson said. "If you're talking twins, your playoff baseball, it's the Homer Hanky. It is the iconic symbol of post-season baseball in all of the sport."
And maybe, just maybe, it's a little bit of superstition.
"Gotta make sure everybody has one," one customer said. "That's why we lost last night."
No matter the outcome, one thing is for sure. The season with a Homer Hanky is one to remember.
"It's a fun time of year between the 307 Bombas, the 101 wins, the division title, being in the playoffs and hosting a home game the first time since 2010," Hodson said.
Cub sent out a statement this afternoon saying that some of its Metro area stores will be restocking the Homer Hankies.