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November 4, 2008 9:59 AM

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Some new President will throw out the ceremonial first pitch next spring. As I'm sure you already know, it's a tradition which originated many decades ago at Griffith Stadium (and really ought to be commemorated somehow at Target Field because the hometown team back then will also be the hometown team here).

The big question is: Who will it be?

Be sure to vote today!

(As a reward, I should have some very fun stuff for you all tonight!)

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I just voted and it feels good. The lines weren't even that bad. 45 minutes went by quick.

Posted on November 4, 2008 at 10:50 AM by Dan M Highlight this comment 1

Interesting little article from the Strib about the ballpark.

Posted on November 4, 2008 at 11:26 AM by Mo Highlight this comment 2

Check this out...

Posted on November 4, 2008 at 11:49 AM by Lafferty Highlight this comment 3

Lafferty - I saw that too. Didn't know if it's the actual logo, or if it's an interim piece of artwork. Either way, it's a direct play on Michael Schwab's artwork. Straight outta the S.F. playbook. Click link...

Posted on November 4, 2008 at 11:59 AM by OG Jeff Highlight this comment 4

That is the pocket thngy they were handing out at the last home games months ago.. looks cool

Posted on November 4, 2008 at 12:15 PM by mazaratirick Highlight this comment 5

I was look at the ballpark webcam today, and noticed on the firts webcam that there is a little crack or possibly poor alignment on the bottom, right in the middle, where there is that open space over the freeway. Anyone else notice this? I doubt its anything serious, but I just thought I would point it out.

Posted on November 4, 2008 at 1:49 PM by Alex D. Highlight this comment 6

Alex,the supports for the pedestrian plaza were poured separately. There is a space there because they were never intended to be connected to each other. Nothing broken yet-- and luckily they avoided the structural engineering firm that designed the first 35W bridge for the Target Field project.

Posted on November 4, 2008 at 2:18 PM by mplsgreg Highlight this comment 7

Alex,the supports for the pedestrian plaza were poured separately. There is a space there because they were never intended to be connected to each other. Nothing broken yet-- and luckily they avoided the structural engineering firm that designed the first 35W bridge for the Target Field project.

Posted on November 4, 2008 at 2:18 PM by mplsgreg Highlight this comment 8

The "crack" is very much on purpose. For the same reason that the plaza isn't over the entire area...if a tunnel is created, tons more cost and safety measures have to be built in. Since this isn't a tunnel technically, the plaza is built as a separate structure, not "connected to the parking ramp.

Posted on November 4, 2008 at 4:02 PM by OG Jeff Highlight this comment 9

Rick wrote: "As a reward for voting, I should have some very fun stuff for you all tonight!"

come on rick....give me, give me, give me. what is this "reward" you speak of?!

Posted on November 4, 2008 at 9:53 PM by Betaband Highlight this comment 10


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