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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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"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.


The view out Gate 6 "Oliva".



The Pohlads were loose. A-Rod looked, um, you decide.



The entry from the platform to the ballpark.



Still some work to be done on the canopy.



The Hennepin Grille appears to feature chicken, brats, and fries.












The bases for the player statues have been recently upgraded.









Looking across the plaza toward the main ticket area.



I took this because of the view reflected in the store windows. (The store is cool too.)






The right field overhang as seen from Seventh Street (with dude)



The Switch









A portrait of the 573 Club.



The season was perfectly bookended by Mick Sterling on the plaza



Standing, standing, standing.



Staircase entrance. You cannot miss them.



A collection of support pillars for the left field pavilion.






Playing surface dirt out there? Maybe. (click to enlarge)



The right field overhang is in place, and the first base stands are starting to go in.






A new address for the Admin building









New Downtown Minneapolis Public Library (Source: RP)



June 29,1936 - May 17, 2011



A last look on the way out.



This is what I was working on while my photo was taken (click to see a VERY BIG version).



Two plazas in Spain. (Brad and I were pretending to steal coins from the fountain. We were all just so darn funny back in high school, eh?)



Puckett atrium menu part 1



Ye Olde Tyme Vegetable Cart (and its modern cousin)



Intersection overview



Fabulous Fantasy



Killebrew's mammoth shot on June 3, 1967 is currently memorialized on a wall at the Mall of America



These images are found at the top of the staircase, which leads to the Suite Level.



Yes, it's pretty tempting to just walk right in...






Storage tracks in the foreground.



Jose Alvalade XXI Stadium in Lisbon, Portugal has towers much like I'm imagining to hold up our canopy while also making a bold statement on the horizon



5:45 PM, section 327, row 9, sitting: shade.














Glossary

BPM - Ballpark Magic

BRT - Bus Rapid Transit

DSP - Dave St. Peter

FSE - Full Season Equivalent

FYS - Fake Yankee Stadium (see also: NYS)

HERC - Hennepin Energy Resource Company (aka the Garbage Burner)

HPB - Home Plate Box

HRP - Home Run Porch

LC - Legends Club

LRT - Light Rail Transit

MBA - Minnesota Ballpark Authority (will own Target Field)

MOA - Mall of America

MSFC - Minnesota Sports Facilities Commission (owns the Metrodome)

NYS - New Yankee Stadium

SRO - Standing Room Only

STH - Season Ticket Holder

TCFBS - TCF Bank Stadium

TF - Target Field

Selected Bibliography - Analysis
 


(1993)
 


First Edition (1992)
 


Second Edition (2006)
 


(2008)
 

Selected Bibliography - Surveys
 


(1975)
 


Second Edition (1987)
 


Not a "Third Edition" exactly,
but it replaced the above title
(2000)
 


(2000, large coffee table)
 


Original edition (2000, round)
 


Revised edition (2006, round)
 


(2001, medium coffee table)
 


(2002, small coffee table)
 


(2003, medium coffee table)
 


(2004, very large coffee table)
 


(2006, very large coffee table)
 


Combines the previous two titles
(2007, medium coffee table)
 

Selected Bibliography - Nostalgia
 


(1992)
 


Book and six ballpark miniatures
(2004)
 

Complete Bibliography

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