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A flurry of action in front of the dugout before the game (Photo by Jeff Ewer)
This is the staircase (ramp?) leading up to the trapezoid. Nice flagpole too. You'll be able to find me and Ben McEvers at the base of that flagpole on opening day in 2010!
Some baseball legends (and Ron Coomer)
Awesome seat. Awesome sun. Awesome hitter. (Photo by Tony Voda, courtesy Jared Wieseler)
Installation in action (Home Plate Box)
New Downtown Minneapolis Public Library (Source: RP)
Looking through the transit hub
At lower left are the seats I'm not going to use any time soon.
Steps going up at Gate 29/Carew
This is the HERC Premonade with railroad tracks snaking beneath. (I think this should be named the Halsey Hall Premonade. Seriously.)
Lots of sun, but not much scoreboard from 127
A detail from the above image shows that the section signage is now in place
Original outfield configuration
A timeline of design and construction of the ballpark. (Click to enlarge. Photo by Tyler Wycoff)
Stairs down to Seventh Street now have the start of railings
Work on the pavilion in center.
(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.
Ticket window at Gate 29/Carew
This looks from the base of the stairs, behind the big pillars, toward the street.
View from the Overlook
Wow! Looking good.
Inside the Metropolitan Club. Classic photo of a youthful Bob Casey at far right. (Photo by Tyler Wycoff)
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.
Heaters over standing room (the backs of the retired number circles visible above)
Thome steps in.
Champion's Club details (click to enlarge)
Looking north (toward Fifth Street and the LRT station).
Two plazas in Spain. (Brad and I were pretending to steal coins from the fountain. We were all just so darn funny back in high school, eh?)
Bird's-eye view of the trees
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