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At TF, you never know when you may bump into a Pohlad
The ballpark development area expanded by 1000 feet in each direction
Roped off for the LRT crowd
Mussina's first pitch. (Playing 3rd: Not A-Rod)
The Overlook, as seen by outfielders
This is a good overview of the spot where the Northstar (bottom) and LRT (top) will intersect.
I never think of Ron Jackson at all.
Citi Field as viewed from Shea.
Just to the right, more ticket machines. These things are everywhere.
This view, from the Minnekahda building (or possibly a predecessor), looks toward the right field corner. The City Market, at left, occupied the land where the B ramp and Target Plaza now stand (over I-394). And the Overlook now juts out just a little beyond where that driveway enters the railyard.
The wall of brands at General Mills headquarters in Golden Valley (Source: RP)
Though there's nothing there now, you have to believe they'll find a way to add a party deck up there at some point.
Rod Carew will greet you, but he's sorely in need of a home plate for reference. (Killebrew is too.)
This is as close as I could get to a pedestrian-eye view of the main entrance. This is what you'll see as you enter by coming down Sixth Street.
Trees now line Seventh Street
Overview of the storage tracks.
The Fifth Street side is pretty busy. There's a small street entrance to the B ramp, then ticket booths and an entrance gate, a rare exterior section not covered in limestone, the wooden screen covering the circulation ramps, the administration building, and finally (just out of view) the interface with Northstar. All of that sits behind the LRT action. How pedestrians will interact with this side of the park is a great mystery to me. You know that Metro Transit won't be letting them cross the tracks anywhere but at either end of the block...
Wayfinding within the B ramp is still a work in progress.
Dugout Box and Champion's Club sections are sequestered by separate moats
Polo Grounds facade, obscured
Catwalks provide access to the View Level seats (from the Ballpark Authority July update)
Stepping inside the circulation building
This is the Seventh Street circulation ramp. Note that the floor is covered with plywood to protect it during construction. Not all construction firms are as careful with this type of protection as Mortenson.
You can get a hand-carved sandwich, or ice cream while pondering the career of Julio Becquer.
The Guthrie Theater's Wurtele Thrust Stage seating
This looks toward the middle of the park. The third base side of the Legends Club is to the right up ahead, while the 573 Club is just barely visible at the end of the hallway. It extends to the left.
Sign installer dude
Nuts on Clark (a couple blocks north of Wrigley Field)
Future home of the Met Stadium flag pole
Here is the most recent outfield configuration, captured from the animation video. We probably shouldn't make too much of the logos seen on the scoreboard: Best Buy, Dairy Queen, Target, Pepsi, Dodge and Qwest...
Selected Bibliography - Analysis
First Edition (1992)
Second Edition (2006)
Selected Bibliography - Surveys
Second Edition (1987)
Not a "Third Edition" exactly,
but it replaced the above title
(2000, large coffee table)
Original edition (2000, round)
Revised edition (2006, round)
(2001, medium coffee table)
(2002, small coffee table)
(2003, medium coffee table)
(2004, very large coffee table)
(2006, very large coffee table)
Combines the previous two titles
(2007, medium coffee table)
Selected Bibliography - Nostalgia
Book and six ballpark miniatures