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Shaking It Off

January 18, 2008 2:26 PM

I'm shaking off the January blahs. And if you'd like to as well, check this out:

Ballpark Demolition Videos

You'll be able to kill a half an hour and get to see the demise of all those depressing donut-parks (plus one sad classic). It's a very cool collection.

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Home Run Porch Terrace (bottom) and View (top) as seen from the top of the B ramp



Trees also have sprouted near the topiaries



This is the LRT bridge under construction as viewed from the east looking west. The ballpark facade would be at the left in this photo.






Moonyball


















Spring of 1982 (click to enlarge greatly -- can you pick out Kent Hrbek?)



Ballpark elevation viewed from the promenade (HERC plant) side. (Click to enlarge.)















Winter approaches. But one day baseballs will fly where now there are cranes.



This mural is behind the staircase. The window looks onto the promenade, and the door goes to a kitchen.



TC meets the Mayor (Photo by Jeff Ewer)



This design has a rather generic quality to it, but they appear to have considered the B garage. Though it isn't part of the model, they've clearly left room for it.






Look at all those flag poles! But wouldn't the one from Met Stadium look great just inside the gates in the middle of that entrance plaza?



Lots of sun, but not much scoreboard from 127















The main concourse.



Not me, but it might as well be.



Oh, nevermind.






Great sign






Circulation building with construction team on top









The entry from the platform to the ballpark.



A Hrbek tribute wall marks the end of the Carew side of the club






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Awesome seat. Awesome sun. Awesome hitter. (Photo by Tony Voda, courtesy Jared Wieseler)






Bike parking available along Second Avenue



New Year's Eve, 2008



Polo Grounds from the south






I took this picture just moments before Morneau's homer landed almost exactly where I had been standing. If only I hadn't wanted to watch the game...



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HPB - Home Plate Box

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LC - Legends Club

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