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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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Work has begun on the plaza, and the activity has started to impact I-394 traffic.



Somebody asked how long it would be before the tarp had a sponsor. Well, not very long.






Photo by Jeff Ewer









Here's another look at the Oliva gate.



This appears to be the floor to the home dugout!



The rules were clearly posted next to this new entry point on the Seventh Street side. I have no problem with the rules!



From the Downtown Council's 2025 Plan, a Metrodome "Revelopment" and a strong indication of where they think a new Vikings stadium should go.



Quote wall



For $19.95 you can load up your plate (one trip only)






From the ground beneath the troubled skyway.






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...



I had to hold the camera as far over my head as I could to get this shot, in which the infield is finally visible. It's a spot made for your average Timberwolves player.



Secret entrance exposed!



Three weeks ago this was a patch of scruffy trees. Now it's a patio. In case you were wondering, that's where I've been...









These guys were there, but it wasn't any of you, right?






Detail of Entry Plaza #4 (north entry from Fifth Street)



Click to enlarge. (Photo by Tyler Wycoff)



Winter approaches. But one day baseballs will fly where now there are cranes.



Concept drawing of Coomer gate (click to enlarge)












Some brick work out in the centerfield pavilion.












There's the opening through which the groundskeeping equipment will emerge (and disappear).






Loading docks to the right, VIP entrances to the left.



This is the Carew gate covered in plastic.



Playing surface dirt out there? Maybe. (click to enlarge)






Noah is checking out the ample leg room and truly exemplary sight lines.



I set up my late inning "office" at the drink rail behind section 206



The dish!



I see an opportunity in this view for an Abbey Road-style promotional photo! Mauer, Morneau, Nathan and Cuddyer walking toward the ballpark. The only question: which one takes off his cleats?



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!






Yes, TC is smiling.



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