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March 2, 2007 12:47 PM

This is just a heads up that Rich Pogin is scheduled to appear tonight on TPT's Almanac. That's at 7:00 PM on channel 2, repeated late tonight at 1:00 AM, Saturday night at 7:00 PM (channel 17), and again Sunday morning at 9:30. I hope to grab the clip and have it here soon after it airs.

If you want to see what Mike Opat had to say in the same forum, visit the Almanac Video Archive. The page is organized backwards (most recent show is at the bottom of the page, Opat appeared on February 9), and regrettably offers only streaming Real Media files (be sure to get Real Alternative if you absolutely must watch a Real clip -- avoid the "free" Real player at all costs). And be patient. The clips on this page generally take a very long time to start, but eventually they do.

Also, if you want a preview of tonight, check out the video archive over at WCCO TV. Unfortunately, this is a Flash page, meaning I can't link directly to the video (annoying in the highest degree), but if you click on the Search tab and enter "ballpark" the most recent listed video features Pogin.

Here's hoping we hear something conciliatory tonight, even hopeful.

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Well done Rick. Always enjoy the sight even though there rarely is GOOD news.

Posted on March 2, 2007 at 5:30 PM by JK Highlight this comment 1


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The first completed mural












Looking back toward the park from just beyond the north end of the Northstar platform.



Field access on the visitor's side



The entrance from the service level corridor. (You have to pass the Twins clubhouse door to get there.)









These stairs will meet the skyway.









This looks like a Twins Pub, but is actually the scoreboard operations.






A southpaw?






View Level



New Concept Drawing - No Roof



The main ticketing area beneath the restaurant.



Clyde Doepner's Met Stadium Memorabilia (Source: LP)



This is the trapezoid (for lack of a better name) in right center. Be sure to notice section of seats just below the pavilion and above the fence (which I hadn't noticed before). For those who are interested, what looks like an old-style scoreboard is in fact a high-def video board which will look, at times, like an old-fashioned scoreboard.






Rally Hanky (2002 ALCS)



A cold afternoon in 323, but we had our trusty Twins blanket -- made by my mom when Noah was born.









Roped off for the LRT crowd



This looks south and shows how the Northstar tracks are sheltered by the promenade above. This is the side which faces the HERC plant.



A whole bunch of guys working on something.



The former Ford manufacturing plant (now Ford Centre).



Flagpole historian Ben McEvers at far right (click for the full photo set, graciously loaned to this site by Pat Backen)



Looking northeast from the ballpark site (Source: LP)



From the roof of the Minnekahda building (courtesy Bruce Lambrecht).






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



First, an overview. The base of the plaza here will meet the base of Sixth Street at Second Avenue.



July 7, 1966 (Click to see the entire scorecard with ads)



This opportunity is half a block up Third Avenue and thousands of people walk right by before and after games.



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



Gate 34 Puckett









Impractical, expensive, undeniably cool (Angel Stadium, source LP)



Ye Olde Tyme Vegetable Cart (and its modern cousin)



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)



Some baseball legends (and Ron Coomer)






Panels arriving on flatbed trailers in front of the Twins' dugout.



Ballpark elevation diagram, viewed from Fifth Street. (Click to enlarge.)


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HPB - Home Plate Box

HRP - Home Run Porch

LC - Legends Club

LRT - Light Rail Transit

MBA - Minnesota Ballpark Authority (will own Target Field)

MOA - Mall of America

MSFC - Minnesota Sports Facilities Commission (owns the Metrodome)

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STH - Season Ticket Holder

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