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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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Viewed from the A ramp.



This is one complicated streetscape.






Walkway entrance from ramp












From an earlier visit: Don't bother with those escalators either. They were also roped off. And how about a bench? Or a planter? Or even a trash can? That woman is doing the only thing she can: leaning up against a post to do her texting.






Photo by Tom Sweeney, Star Tribune






Dancing for the cameras






From the B ramp, 6th level elevator lobby window









For executive entertaining






This is the start of construction on the Northstar platform which will feed under the bridge and to a lobby with escalators and elevators just inside the ballpark's public concourse. Compared to the ballpark construction, this looks kind of puny. But the work just to get the trains to come has been positively Herculean. Future generations will look back at this with awe.



Finished product (Field Terrace)









Glass!



Wright's Marin County Hall of Justice, San Rafael, California (1959)









Here's the current overview from the south side of the B ramp (from which the banner at the top of this page was culled).






Before the team came out to warm up, Kirby Puckett, Jr. was playing Frisbee out in center.



The entry from the platform to the ballpark.









August 2001 (a month later we were engaged)






The canopy as viewed through the outfield stands. The lighting approach, despite what you may have heard, is actually very traditional.






Here's the view as you step to the front of the outer moat beyond first base.



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The same section seen from Target Center. Yep, looks like bridge supports.



Walkway construction is progressing



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Stepping inside the circulation building



Serious home dugout work in progress.



Supports viewed from beneath. These seats will be just a few feet from the outside edge of the building!






Seventh inning sing-along.



This view looks up Fifth Street toward downtown and shows how the LRT tracks sort of snuggle up to the ballpark.



Directly above gate 6 "Oliva" on the Club level.



Photo by Jeff Ewer



Just to the right, more ticket machines. These things are everywhere.


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