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.
"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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Here are 50 images chosen randomly from the 3042 found on this site. Click the image to be taken to the original post. A new list is created every 10 minutes.
This is NOT Twins Territory anymore
I didn't check the menu too closely, but it looks like all the standard fare is available, and not much of the non-standard stuff.
Upper deck view of the out-of-town scoreboard.
Met Stadium on May 17, 1975 (Twins vs. Brewers featuring Hank Aaron)
Where you are, and where you can go.
Reverse stairway view
Uh oh. Schizophrenia.
This is the view from where the plaza will connect to the walkway on the west side of Target Center. This presumably aids traffic flow back to the A ramp, and perhaps to the skyway connection (though the doors to the skyway right there are typically exit only).
We'll be packed into the first five rows of section 136. Hey, Wilson! I'm bringing my glove!
TC caps everywhere! (Is that you?)
A view from up (and in) the street.
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A classic profile on the horizon
Poles through the gap
A mass of rebar and complicated cable runs ready for a pour.
Puckett atrium menu part 1
In case you don't know, that's Earl Battey.
An arch under construction.
Fencing is going up all along the plaza
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Someone please get those poor people a drink of water. (Gate 34, after the game had started)
Above the Carew gate
Finally, a night game image -- complete with fireworks! (OK, it's either a construction photo which has been Photoshopped, or some lucky photographer spent the Fourth of July in the upper deck watching the fireworks over the river. Cool either way.)
This is a good overview of the spot where the Northstar (bottom) and LRT (top) will intersect.