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Heads Up

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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Detail of view to the northeast (Source: LP)






Center field seating



These are the outside tracks which go under the promenade



The lot within the lot.



Millers fans leaving Nicollet Park after a game in 1923, where a trolley was waiting. (Click to enlarge.)



This is the LRT path looking from the ballpark site (behind me) toward downtown. The line currently ends about two blocks up this street. This bridge over I-394 is also being partially rebuilt as part of the ballpark project.



Sometime in the late 1980s: B ramp is under construction. Not yet built: Target Center, I-394 and the A ramp.






Missing: imagination.



A mass of rebar and complicated cable runs ready for a pour.



Wind veil framing (from the inside)



Emergency access viewed in context



Pesky Reality



The pouring is taking place at the very bottom of this photo.



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.



Looking out from under Gate 34









Looking up toward Sixth Street.



Larry DiVito, mowing



Finished product (Field Terrace)






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.












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)









Just, wow.






These stairs will meet the skyway.









Some of Minneapolis' finest checking out the construction through a spot where a knothole will be one day.



He'll always be a fan favorite, but did you know that he's making $18.5 million this year? The Twins' entire outfield today, combined, makes $7.45 million.



Night (about the 7th inning)






Yes, son, Memorial Stadium used to be right there, just beyond those gates.



Here is a close-up of those funny little islands of seats (HRP View).



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!



The closed concession stand.



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



Instrument of evil.









This will be a bar/restaurant.



June 29,1936 - May 17, 2011



Just lighted panels... *sigh*


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