Next spring, a new, half-billion-dollar publicly financed baseball park will open in Minneapolis and it will also, for the first time since 1982, open the game to the elements. This back-to-the-future is good for us, we are told, but it didn’t seem so great when I was a boy watching the Twins at the old Met when it was snowing or blowing or raining . . .
On Tuesday night, as our modern Twins beat the Tigers in the cozy confines of the Dome, it was blowing and cold and rainy outside at Target Field, where they will play next year. Good luck with that, Minnesota. You may want your lid back.
Silver (White) Lining: No Twins Game Tonight
Just because real estate marketing has bypassed the Star Trib (and virtually every other print newspaper) doesn’t mean it hasn’t had — and continues to have — fine writers and columnists.
Hard to improve on Nick Coleman’s sentiments, from his column yesterday:
–Nick Coleman,” Did I Hear Someone Say ‘Stadium’?”; Star Tribune (10/11/09)