Kirk Cousins is incredibly relatable.
During the Twins’ playoff victory over the Blue Jays on Wednesday, the Vikings quarterback was spotted among the crowd at Target Field. Cousins had the opportunity to witness the home team secure a spot in the ALDS with a shutout win.
Instead of opting for club or suite tickets, Cousins enjoyed the game like any typical Minnesota baseball fan. His appearance quickly gained widespread attention and went viral.
The Twins secured their second consecutive win against the Blue Jays on Wednesday, advancing to the American League Divisional Series. Their next challenge will be facing the Houston Astros as they strive to extend their 2023 season.
This playoff series victory marked a significant milestone for the franchise, their first in two decades, and their first postseason series win at home since 1991.
In the most recent victory, the pitching staff excelled, with six Twins pitchers combining for a shutout. Starter Sonny Gray led the way with an impressive performance, striking out six Toronto hitters over five innings to secure the win.
The final inning was sealed by Jhoan Duran, who recorded the save by striking out three of the four batters he faced, leading to a jubilant celebration.
Kirk Cousins, accompanied by his wife and children, was present in the stands to witness this historic win. Despite not sitting in private accommodations, he chose to enjoy the game from a spot near the field. Whether it was to immerse himself in the atmosphere or simply reflects his down-to-earth nature, his appearance at Target Field quickly garnered attention.
Twins fans shared their reactions online, with comments such as:
- “Love that he’s in a random 100 section. Not in a club level or a suite. He probably parked 5 minutes further away from the ballpark to save a few bucks on parking too.”
- “Instead of being in a suite, Kirk is out on the front lines. True leader.”
- “A man of the people.”
- “Dude’s sitting in economy.”
Based on the photo, it appears he was seated in the 100 level of Target Field down the third base line. To provide some context on pricing, these tickets for the upcoming series with Houston start at $150 each.
Kirk Cousins is just like anyone else, with the exception that he happens to be a famous athlete and a multimillionaire.