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Delmon Young getting warmed up
Gate 3 ticket window
Skyline to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am, stuck in the outfield with you... (click to enlarge)
Here's one big problem with a retractable roof: completely terrible seating in left. These scant few seats would have been tucked under the track. No sunshine, no open concourse, it was a terribly kludgy idea. With some hindsight, it's very clear that adding a retractable roof on this small site would have required compromises which would have just been too extensive to tolerate. Without it, the design was free to grow into something much more memorable.
From last week, you can see the piers taking shape. I believe that the front row, visible here as just forms and reinforcing rods, is the front edge of the plaza.
Usher Anna hands out Homer Hankies
You'll be able to park here for a quick stop at the Pro Shop or ticket window.
A detailed crowd shot. Click to enlarge greatly.
A true fan out in the bleachers
Typical SRO view upstairs.
Open house skeptics
Denard Span ready, in a swoop of sunlight.
This is the trapezoid (for lack of a better name) in right center. Be sure to notice section of seats just below the pavilion and above the fence (which I hadn't noticed before). For those who are interested, what looks like an old-style scoreboard is in fact a high-def video board which will look, at times, like an old-fashioned scoreboard.
From the roof of the Minnekahda building (courtesy Bruce Lambrecht).
I never think of Ron Jackson at all.
Red is old Yankee Stadium. This diagram comes from FieldOfSchemes.com
Here's a closer look at the bullpen area. It's hard to tell for sure, but I think there is still an opening to the concourse right above.
Justin Morneau, mobbed after a game-winning homer on June 9
August 2001 (a month later we were engaged)
Fenway has posts. Target Field does not. But...
The completed promenade
The model still shows the Batters Eye Club, which is no longer part of the design.
The start of the VIP entrance and loading dock.
Crosswalk taking shape.
The steel cage expands.
Click to enlarge
A view into the park down Sixth Street from just beyond Hennepin. Note that one side of the street contains century-old, classic buildings -- structures which are likely to last another century or more. The other side, not so much. (Click the image to see what it looked like from exactly the same spot 97 years ago.)
What are they hanging over there?
The service entrance area in left-center, now with bench seating
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