Watched the Twins defeat the Red Sox 5-2 yesterday, the first game at Target Field. The new ballpark is certainly a nice addition for Minnesota and much better than the Metrodome where they played the last 29-years. The new yard looked great on TV and let the record show that Jason Kubel hit the first home run.
In this day and age of stadium technology, you think they might have gone with the retractable roof stadium. No, they went with an open-air ballpark. While many people would think a night game in April or September in Minneapolis would be too cold to attend, the people of Minnesota probably think 42-degrees is balmy.
The Vikings lost their appeal and intimidation factor when they moved into the Metrodome. The Vikings played some classic games at old Metropolitan Stadium in frigid conditions. It doesn’t seem right that they play in a dome.
At least the Twins now play in a real ballpark. They also have gone back to the old style uniform which looks great. So props to the Twins and now we never have to watch baseball in a place where players lost the ball in the roof or that featured a hefty bag in right field.