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Yankees at Twins, Postgame

May 27, 2010 10:10 PM

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Third time's the charm?

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 4:48 PM by AJ Highlight this comment 1

Although I'm not much for cliches and things, it ended up that way when we played in the Bronx a couple weeks ago. We won the third game. Can you imagine what life would be like if we were in the AL East, and have to play the Yankees ad nauseum?

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 5:28 PM by luke Highlight this comment 2

The glare off the skyscrapers is actually a nuisance tonight.

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 7:50 PM by The Truth Hurts Highlight this comment 3

I lucked into 109 row 15 tonight, and was real impressed. The gradation issue wasn't much of a problem, good view straight ahead between pitcher mound and first base, just outside of the club level overhang. Yankee fans were making fun of Kubel's batting average!

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 11:07 PM by robin Highlight this comment 4

Did they have anything to say after the game?

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 12:26 AM by Dr. X Highlight this comment 5


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Checking out the bike racks on the promenade.



July 7, 1966 (Click to see the entire scorecard with ads)



Flag poles, fencing, main entrance gates



Desolate. Dirty. Mysterious. Expensive. Unlikely.



Wood-backed seats viewed through gate 6









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Skyline to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am, stuck in the outfield with you... (click to enlarge)






This is the area above the pro shop, with some new support structure



The scoreboard also towers over the LRT tracks, which now are functional (though not open) all the way to the park -- and beyond!



The glove












Here is one of the concept drawings referenced (but not shown) in the MPR story (conceptual ballpark at left, LRT tracks switched to the north half of the Fifth Street bridge, which is actually in all of the long-range plans).












The Northstar circulation building is starting to take shape.



Larry DiVito, mowing



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Items promoting the Twins 2014 All-Star Game bid. I got to bring one of these buckets home, and Noah got his first-ever taste of Cracker Jacks.



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The Metrodome has sure been tarted up.



Let's be honest and say that this promenade, which will face the HERC plant, won't be the most exciting part of the streetscape. It has to be provided for circulation reasons, but there won't be much to see unless vendors and other attractions take root here.



The walkway under construction in the parking lot just outside the loading dock.



5:45 PM, section 327, row 9, sitting: shade.









This is the Carew gate covered in plastic.



The dessert carts came out earlier, and looked even better than last year.





Also warming things up are these planters.









The suite mock-up



Louver samples on display.



Freight trains run in very close proximity (Jerry Bell was standing at my left elbow when I took this picture)



In addition to the Pro Shop facade, you can see more gravel being laid before the final plaza surface is poured.



Here's the Northstar platform.



Our conductor in Big Lake



This concourse, the uppermost, was built on top of the now-hidden old concourse during the 70s renovation.








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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.



No, that's not Kent Hrbek. It's catcher Glenn Borgmann.


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