The Yankees are in town, and you know what that means: Time to enjoy our still-new ballpark without worrying too much about what's happening on the field.
I know, I know, I'm usually going to encourage paying attention to the game, and you should still check it out now and then -- a Yankee might hit a homer, you know. But don't beat yourself up too much if you take some time to just leisurely look around and see what there is to see.
Sporting events are nothing if not large gatherings of people. And ballparks are, when you distill it down, just places for large groups of people to gather (in addition to that little part about money changing hands, of course). When people gather, fun can be had, and great sights can be seen.
So rather than bore you with a venting of my frustration, or suggestions about what the Twins need to do with their September call-ups, or what Bill Smith needs to accomplish in the off-season (pitching, back-up catcher, home run hitters, you know the drill), let's just gawk a bit.
At the end of this article is the order form for tickets for next Tuesday night's BallparkMagic gathering in section 140. Tickets still remain, and they're only $21 -- no fees! Hope you can make it.
Killebrew taught, "Always make your autograph legible, boys."
A scene repeated about a million times each game
A scene repeated about a BILLION times each game
Mary Larson (left), a music teacher from Maple Grove, was a TwinsFest SSB winner and got to sing the anthem before the game.
Solution for a hot night, just inside Gate 34 (that's a cool mist, by the way, not hot steam, which would be kind of cruel)
An ice cream salad cone -- er, Walk-a-Taco
They could not help the Twins on this night.
Dancing for the cameras
"Hey look! There we are!"
Do you need to know the score?
BallparkMagic at Target Field: Tuesday, August 23, 7:10 PM (Baltimore Orioles)
These are seats out in the Right Field Bleachers, Section 140. These tickets are being sold here exclusively at face value with no fees (shipping only)! It's my way of saying thanks for making this site your source of TF news.
Only $21 per ticket!
Please note that if your ticket order doesn't arrive in time for mailing of the tickets, I'll refund the shipping charge and hand them to you in person outside Target Field!
"You talk about the magic, the aura, but what really makes a stadium is the fans. Concrete doesn't talk back to you. Chairs don't talk back to you. It's the people who are there, day in, day out, that makes the place magic."
– Bernie Williams
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The county of my birth!
2014 Twins ASG promo bat.
A beautiful, glowing sunset after the rain.
Work going on under the steel.
LRT at the ballpark
The rough outlines of our urban trench. (North is up.)
This was billed as a diagram of a super-suite. I'm not quite sure just where this (or these) will be located.
All three seating mounds
This is the upper deck in Anaheim
Ballpark elevation viewed from Seventh Street. (Click to enlarge.)
Opening Day 2008 (By Currier & Ives)
Also warming things up are these planters.
A timeline of design and construction of the ballpark. (Click to enlarge. Photo by Tyler Wycoff)
Griffith Stadium (notch visible in lower photo at far left)
Click to see the whole, beautiful image. (Photo by Tyler Wycoff)
Detail showing clubhouse and home dugout (click to see the entire drawing)
This design has a rather generic quality to it, but they appear to have considered the B garage. Though it isn't part of the model, they've clearly left room for it.
This is a slightly blurry view of the pavilion in center. It has a quirky shape, but one which is completely consistent with the overall ballpark design. Nice work there. You can also get a glimpse of the greenery which will rise above the fences.
At the other end of the bridge, the configuration of the tracks has become clear.
The pink thing is a mascot. (Actually, with a damn fine mascot actor underneath.)
8:32 PM The glare is gone. Elapsed time: 1 hour (approximately 3 innings).
7:52 PM It's nearing peak, and covering the stands behind third base.
The plate marker is just to the left.
This view looks through the opening in the fence where the crosswalk will be.