edifice complex

like many baseball geeks, i rejoiced last august when i learned that the twins would be getting their own stadium in 2010. no more neon green astroturf or \”synthetic grass\” field turf. no more leaving a sunny 75-degree day to walk into a decrepit, domed menace for a baseball game. no more having to tilt my head and body 30 degrees for three hours to see home plate. finally: the twins would be playing baseball how it\’s supposed to be played.

but then i read about the new location. northwest of the target center. isn\’t that right next to the…


as if we haven\’t been subjected to enough stinky performances on the field from the team in the last twenty years, i thought… the tons of burning garbage next door to the stadium might make me miss watching jerald clark, kevin maas, and matt walbeck.

the news today? no stinky. at least, beyond anything occurring on the field of play.







3 responses to “edifice complex”

  1. alex Avatar

    I fear that too many Minnesotans are going to be in for a rude awakening when it comes to having an outdoor stadium. Sure, it’s going to be great on those 75 and sunny days. All two of them. When it’s 95 and swarming with mosquitos, or 40 and a cold rain on opening day, I will miss the Dome a bit. I’m not saying I don’t intend to fully enjoy the outdoor stadium, I just think things are getting a bit more rosy than perhaps they should. 🙂

  2. anderswa Avatar

    oh, i fully agree. i think 2010 will snap my (at that point) 13-year streak of making it to opening day. tickets will be impossible to get, of course, but i’d also prefer not to watch the game in the snow– which is completely possible for the first week of april.

  3. wadE Avatar

    I agree with both of you… I think it’s beyond foolish that a retractable roof wasn’t in the plans… but I also think that the Twins should have paid for it. So… meh.
    As for stinky… c’mon Wade: “HERC won the Gold Award from the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) as the Waste-to-Energy Facility of the Year in 1995.” See, they won two awards from associations that no one has ever heard of… 12 years ago…

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