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Metrodome repairs to begin today

Repairs to the roof of the Metrodome, normally the home of the Minnesota Golden Gophers baseball team, will begin today — appropriately enough, in a drizzle. The repairs should take the rest of the spring and a chunk of the summer, as three large panels will be replaced before the roof is reinflated. Then comes […]

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Twins clear-cut Target Field

Batters at Target Field won’t be able to see the forest or the trees, as the Minnesota Twins took down 14 spruce trees that comprised the ballpark’s batter’s eye last season after complaints from batters. The 14 trees weren’t fed to the choppers: they were dug out and transported to Bergen’s Greenhouse in Forest Lake, […]

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Metrodome roof won’t be fixed until March

Hundreds of college baseball games slated for February and March will be postponed or scrapped, as the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission announced today that repairs to the Metrodome roof won’t be completed until sometime in March — at the earliest. The Metrodome serves as the baseball home of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, whose season begins […]

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The Year That Was: 2010

It was a year that saw many teams struggling on the financial front, the emergence of a truly great ballpark in downtown Minneapolis, some recognition of true notables in front offices, and some potentally great markets entering the baseball world. Here are the top stories of 2010 on Ballpark Digest, as meaured by page views. […]

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Saints jump on Metrodome deflation with whoopee-cushion promotion

In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of “Inflation Day” of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, and, subsequently, the 2010 “Deflation Day,” the St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) announced a Metrodome Whoopee Cushion giveaway during the 2011 season. The first 2,500 fans attending the Saints vs. Sioux Falls Pheasants game on Saturday, May 14 will […]

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