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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 county of my birth!



Work has begun on the plaza, and the activity has started to impact I-394 traffic.



OK, just how many servings per container?






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









Metropolitan Club



Limestone will cover this pretty soon, but for now you can see where the escalator is.









Here's a quick look into the layout of the Metropolitan Club.






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.






Twins in HD on the big board



Party deck



TCF Bank Stadium (click to enlarge)



An early concept for the pedestrial bridge. (Source: Ballpark Authority, RP)



Work in progress.


















The dish!



At Comerica Park, some aisles have railings and some do not.



B ramp improvements are finally becoming usable. The doors lead to the plaza beneath the skyway steps.



The glove



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



No arches. No brick. No girders. Classic.






A seating bowl comes into focus. Note that the netting has been installed on the foul pole. (Field Box)






A detailed crowd shot. Click to enlarge greatly.



Memorabilia on display in the Metropolitan Club



June 29,1936 - May 17, 2011






Rich Pogin (left) and Bruce Lambrecht (Source: Skyway News)



Look! Speakers!









Detail enclosing the main ticket window area



Can you name that field? (Braemer Park, Edina)



The back row of seats in straight-away center. Note that, beyond those seats, you can see the planters (for flowers) on the front of the Left Field Bleachers.(Batters Eye)






Signage for the concession stand which is available from the plaza (plaques are up on the fencing)



That group was working on something very carefully, but I couldn't tell just what it was.



Seventh inning sing-along.



Concept drawing of Coomer gate (click to enlarge)


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