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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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Banners on the parking ramp are a great touch. They help manage scale and turn a lemon into lemonade. On my way there today I passed the WCCO building and remembered how the Twins schedule used to be painted in giant form on the side of that building (which is no longer visible). Wouldn't that be a great thing to resurrect on the side of that ramp? A giant Twins schedule. I always thought that was cool.



Section 101, Row 34






Looking from the middle of the third base side back toward the entry door






This is the Carew gate covered in plastic.






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...



The Hennepin Grille appears to feature chicken, brats, and fries.









Reverse stairway view






The lights have covers on the top, presumably to reduce light pollution



Section A, Row WC






A look at Gate 34.



Mound from the other side



This is the revised version of the center field pavilion (without the restaurant). It looks like there are no seats, just some ledges for people to sit on. It reminds me of the seating on the "bridge" which sticks out of the new Guthrie Theater. Anything which lands in the trees will presumably be a home run, so the "411" sign is apparently just for fun.



It's pretty easy to see right into the Twins dugout!






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.)



LRT throngs after the game



Also viewed from the B ramp, that's the upper deck in left field.



Today's match-up (click to enlarge)



Just so you have a reference, this is an LD ("low def") scoreboard (inset is what the controller probably looks like).






Glare from the IDS never looked this sweet. (Photo by Jared Wieseler)



This is the revised version of the center field pavilion (without the restaurant). It looks like there are no seats, just some ledges for people to sit on. It reminds me of the seating on the "bridge" which sticks out of the new Guthrie Theater. Anything which lands in the trees will presumably be a home run, so the "411" sign is apparently just for fun.



Here's a curious little room at the end of the circulation ramp. What could they be selling there?



The Pohlads were loose. A-Rod looked, um, you decide.



Scoreboard in profile against the skyline



The first pitch.



Do you need to know the score?



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!



That warning sign doesn't mention anything about the potential for bludgeoning or limb removal by the revolving doors...






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.



Photo by Tyler Wycoff



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









No admittance -- yet! Note that you can see the seating bolts which are in place already.



The New as viewed from The Old.









Fissure dude






This is NOT Twins Territory anymore





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