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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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Big Dog



Looking up toward Seventh Street.



Section 139, Row 8












1885 Sanborn Map Image (Source: Sanborn Map Collection, Minneapolis Public Library, Copyright © 2001 by The Sanborn Map Company, Sanborn Library, LLC)



This was from January 19, 2007, when it looked like wonderful things might never happen here.






The scoreboard terminates the view on Fifth Street as seen from Hennepin









Skywalk over Seventh



Circulation building with construction team on top



Concept drawing of Coomer gate (click to enlarge)



Twins in HD on the big board



Lots of pix waiting to be seen from Bert's memorable night.






Replays on the out-of-town scoreboard!



Concept drawing of Coomer gate (click to enlarge)



The lights went on, and it was a Good Thing



Nicely-cushioned seats, lots of room, great sightlines









Auxiliary scoreboard (note to TF principles: this is a very good idea)



Here's what they do in April at Comerica Park






This view clearly shows the curve in the left field stands and the relationship of the first row with the playing field (no overhang to speak of in left).






This is the Seventh Street circulation ramp. Note that the floor is covered with plywood to protect it during construction. Not all construction firms are as careful with this type of protection as Mortenson.



The images on that wall appear to be of great Twins moments in history.



Looking up toward Sixth Street.



A close-up of the rooftop party deck.



Um, I think that guy is out.



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!









A detailed crowd shot. Click to enlarge greatly.



A mysterious smile from within a very deep planter!












Skywalk over Seventh, looking back toward the parking ramp






Beams connecting the plaza to the Target Center walkway



In addition to the Pro Shop facade, you can see more gravel being laid before the final plaza surface is poured.






Outside the Metropolitan Club, photos of all the other major league ballparks



Though there's nothing there now, you have to believe they'll find a way to add a party deck up there at some point.



This is an angle I have not used very much, from the top of the Fifth Street ramp. Because the wall is so tall (forget about watching a game from here for free -- OK, maybe with a step stool) I have to hold the camera up over my head and just snap, hoping I get something good. Here I did. This view then looks to the southwest.


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


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