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Archives (Pre-Blog Articles)


The articles linked here predate the creation of this web site, but are still related (at least tangentially) to the genesis of Target Field.

While these articles were being written, I was also posting regularly to the DTFC forum site as sort of the resident ballpark geek. Also, that's the era when Shane Nackerud's site (Greet Machine) was the focus of tracking the political process for getting the bill through the Legislature. I did a fair amount of reading, and occasional posting, there as well.

Eventually I hope to recapture that archived material and save it here.



"People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring."

– Rogers Hornsby

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And another angle looking at the overhang area of the right field pavilion. This looks to me like a great area to watch a game.

Reflections on the last days of a bad baseball place.

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"Just take the ball and throw it where you want to. Throw strikes. Home plate don't move."

– Satchel Paige

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"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference."

– Tommy Lasorda

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A cold afternoon in 323, but we had our trusty Twins blanket -- made by my mom when Noah was born.

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"Now, you tell me, if I have a day off during the baseball season, where do you think I'll spend it? The ballpark. I still love it. Always have, always will."

– Harry Caray

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"All the ballparks and the big crowds have a certain mystique. You feel attached, permanently wedded to the sounds that ring out, to the fans chanting your name, even when there are only four or five thousand in the stands on a Wednesday afternoon."

– Branch Rickey

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"I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game. It will take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism. Tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set. Repair these losses, and be a blessing to us."

– Walt Whitman

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"Now there's three things you can do in a baseball game: You can win or you can lose or it can rain."

– Casey Stengel

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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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Mussina's first pitch. (Playing 3rd: Not A-Rod)
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