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Twins shrine in Minneapolis bar still providing hope for fans

Updated: October 04, 2019 10:15 PM

The Minnesota Twins are having an incredible season. Fans would love to say they're part of this successful season and at Darby's Bar & Grill in Minneapolis, they may be right.

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS visited the Bar in May to see a shrine erected, a month earlier, in support of the Twins. 

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"First game we had the shrine up, we hit back-to-back-to-back home runs," said owner, Marcus Dorn. "It's just been a magical run ever since."

Five months later, it's still bringing good luck and drawing fans from all over.

"The flame we have there, people run their hands through it because that supposedly gives the Twins good luck," said Dorn. "The dirt from the Metrodome has been popular, people pick it up and rub it in their hands."

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"People have kind of crazy superstitions about what they do before a Twins game when the shrine is involved."

It's been growing all season, as people drop off their own memorabilia.

"We're having tons of fun and it's not over yet," said Michael Haas, one of the shrine's creators. 

It's part history, part fandom, and for some— it's spiritual. 

"We had no idea the Twins would keep winning but we knew we had to try something," he said.

Haas told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS the shrine "definitely hasn't hurt" the Twins chances. He's not willing to say it's led to all of the team's success.

"It's probably responsible for 75 to 90 percent of the Twins' good luck this season," said Haas. "The proof is right there in the standings."

And fans agree.

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"We come over here and we bow to it, we don't know if it helps but we're winning," said Janae Hannon from St. Louis Park.  

She's visited the shrine several times already this year, hoping it leads to another World Series win.

"This season has been great," she said. "It's all been coming together and those home runs are awesome."

For Dick Adair, of Minneapolis, it's reminiscent of the tribute he has set up in his home.

We asked if he thinks it's helping the team. He replied, "of course it is."

His friend dragged him to Darby's to check it out.

"The Yankees should be very afraid of us," said Adair.

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