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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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Sky through steel.



Here's the field of posts which will support the third base side of the grandstand. Some walls have started to appear about where the Northstar riders will enter the park.



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The Puckett Atrium






A trailer village has sprung up to the south.



The transit corner entrance (Photo by Tom Sweeney, Star Tribune)



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10 years ago, Bruce Lambrecht looked at this land and thought, "Why NOT a ballpark here?" It took a long time before anybody else saw the same potential.



Looking through the Oliva gate, you can see the outfield stands.



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Legends Club seats in context (above the main concourse, below the suite level)



Reverse view, now looking down Sixth toward the park. The Met Stadium flag pole will be right there!



Click to enlarge. (Photo by Jared Wieseler)



A portrait of the 573 Club.






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



Giant screened images! (573 Club, my back to Seventh Ave windows)



These outfield stands will likely remain visible to passersby.



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Note the speakers hanging beneath that deck



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Opening Day 2008 (By Currier & Ives)






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Home Run Porch Terrace (bottom) and View (top) as seen from the top of the B ramp



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Don Swanson, left, in-coming commander of the Richfield American Legion, and Joe Kennedy, right, out-going commander, are pictured with the Legion's new flag pole, which once stood at old Metropolitan Stadium. (Click to enlarge.)


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