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(Kare11)   Minnesota Twins somehow didn't think their cunning plan all the way through building a baseball stadium without a roof in Minneapolis, postponing their fourth game this season due to inclement weather   (kare11.com) divider line 105
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2013-04-22 02:43:09 PM
Worst spring ever.

Go home April, you're drunk.
 
2013-04-22 02:44:09 PM
A dome is no guarantee...
www.iviewtube.com
 
2013-04-22 02:57:18 PM
The Vikings should build an open stadium.
 
2013-04-22 03:02:48 PM
Average high in Minneapolis in April is 57°, starting at avg high 49° on the 1st through 64° on the 30th.

Previous record for games postponed at Target Field 3 in a season.. going to surpass that in a month.
i.e., it's a shiatty "spring" with crazy above avg snow and below avg temps. Supposedly it'll hit 70 next week. Will believe it when I see it at this point.
Unless this pattern becomes the new normal, I'd say saving the $$$$$ by not building a retractable roof is a net win. Every few seasons we have to postpone a few baseball games. BFD.

I'd guess, though, that the weird weather we're having now is what most of the country thinks we have all the time.

In other news, I may have found the problem with the weather over the weekend (taken at a cheap hotel)...

i37.tinypic.com
 
2013-04-22 03:03:47 PM
Unless I am mistaken though, it is generally more common for them to have a "late" winter like this than have blizzards in October.  Although, it will be funny if the Twins make the World Series and can't play at home at all because it is 10 degrees and 18 inches of snow.
 
2013-04-22 03:18:29 PM
Having been to both Target Field and Miller Park among others (comparison based on weather/geography, duh), give me the crap weather outside and a post-ponement here and there any day.  Target is probably the second best new stadium I've been to (AT&T), and Miller is probably the worst and it has a ton to do with that ginormous retractable roof.  Feels like you're watching a game in a hangar.  Target is killer, the weather will get better eventually... maybe.
 
2013-04-22 03:23:23 PM

tallguywithglasseson: Every few seasons we have to postpone a few baseball games. BFD.


Pretty much this.  No idea why people make such a big deal out of some postponements during a 162 game season.  Also, they're going to postpone a ton of games for rain this year.  Like they have for all of baseball history.

Its just part of the game.
 
2013-04-22 03:54:16 PM

dletter: it is generally more common for them to have a "late" winter like this than have blizzards in October


Maybe a decade ago, MLB tried having many of the cold weather/open stadium teams (NY, Boston, Cleveland etc) start in the south or west. The teams flipped out about not having any home games at the start of the season. Then I recall the Mets trying to avoid night games for at least the first half of April, but that obviously is no longer the case as they played a night home game against San Diego on April 2.
 
2013-04-22 04:10:14 PM
in b4 global warming
 
2013-04-22 04:10:45 PM
Their last stadium was an abomination.  Watching baseball inside sucks.
 
2013-04-22 04:10:57 PM

dletter: Although, it will be funny if the Twins make the World Series


FTFY
 
2013-04-22 04:13:47 PM
Oh, go watch game at the Dome. I'm so sick of this conversation I could just poop.
 
2013-04-22 04:17:51 PM

brap: Their last stadium was an abomination.  Watching baseball inside sucks.


I agree with that. Watching a game at the SkyDome is never really much fun.
 
2013-04-22 04:22:19 PM
The only thing weaker than playing baseball indoors is playing football indoors. Farking whiny Nancys.
 
2013-04-22 04:22:55 PM
Meh, they should make these sissies play in the snow.

Wasn't it a week or two ago when there was a soccer game played in the snow? Soccer players are some of the biggest weiners in sport.

Then again, baseball players miss a month for a stubbed toe, so maybe there is an argument to be had.
 
2013-04-22 04:23:30 PM

Solid State Vittles: Having been to both Target Field and Miller Park among others (comparison based on weather/geography, duh), give me the crap weather outside and a post-ponement here and there any day.  Target is probably the second best new stadium I've been to (AT&T), and Miller is probably the worst and it has a ton to do with that ginormous retractable roof.  Feels like you're watching a game in a hangar.  Target is killer, the weather will get better eventually... maybe.


Are you high?

Miller Park > Target Field

There's an actual parking lot in Milwaukee, so that alone has a leg up on the Twins ballpark.

Target Field does look great though.  Just wish they had tv screens showing the game on the concourse (waiting in line for a beer can be a pain) and have the radio broadcast piped into the bathroom.
 
2013-04-22 04:29:12 PM
Just yesterday I just watched a documentary about the Twins on MLB Network. Did y'all know that the Twins were, at one point, both owned and managed by a 12 year old? Crazy stuff.
 
2013-04-22 04:32:02 PM

WhiskeySticks: Are you high?

Miller Park > Target Field

There's an actual parking lot in Milwaukee, so that alone has a leg up on the Twins ballpark.

Target Field does look great though. Just wish they had tv screens showing the game on the concourse (waiting in line for a beer can be a pain) and have the radio broadcast piped into the bathroom.


Huh? You must have been in a weird spot where Target Field doesn't have a tv, and I've definitely pissed to the dulcet tones of Danny Gladden as he once again tells a story so long that it spans an entire inning, before he remembers that he's paid to do play-by-play.
 
2013-04-22 04:33:53 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: Just yesterday I just watched a documentary about the Twins on MLB Network. Did y'all know that the Twins were, at one point, both owned and managed by a 12 year old? Crazy stuff


Best part of that movie is all the real MLB players who appear.
 
2013-04-22 04:34:36 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: Just yesterday I just watched a documentary about the Twins on MLB Network. Did y'all know that the Twins were, at one point, both owned and managed by a 12 year old? Crazy stuff.


I thought it was less believable that Timothy Busfield once played first base and had a girlfriend.
 
2013-04-22 04:35:13 PM

damageddude: dletter: it is generally more common for them to have a "late" winter like this than have blizzards in October

Maybe a decade ago, MLB tried having many of the cold weather/open stadium teams (NY, Boston, Cleveland etc) start in the south or west. The teams flipped out about not having any home games at the start of the season. Then I recall the Mets trying to avoid night games for at least the first half of April, but that obviously is no longer the case as they played a night home game against San Diego on April 2.


Actually it was a matter of the other warm weather teams not wanting to give up games in the summer when the kiddies are out of school.
 
2013-04-22 04:38:52 PM
You need a roof here for the summer, not the spring/fall!
a.espncdn.com
 
2013-04-22 04:39:08 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: Just yesterday I just watched a documentary about the Twins on MLB Network. Did y'all know that the Twins were, at one point, both owned and managed by a 12 year old? Crazy stuff.


that was a movie. 'rookie of the year'
 
2013-04-22 04:40:17 PM

SpikeStrip: Sin_City_Superhero: Just yesterday I just watched a documentary about the Twins on MLB Network. Did y'all know that the Twins were, at one point, both owned and managed by a 12 year old? Crazy stuff.

that was a movie. 'rookie of the year'


I think you're confused. The movie was 'Sandlot'.
 
2013-04-22 04:41:26 PM

Two Hearted: Huh? You must have been in a weird spot where Target Field doesn't have a tv, and I've definitely pissed to the dulcet tones of Danny Gladden as he once again tells a story so long that it spans an entire inning, before he remembers that he's paid to do play-by-play.


Maybe I was...or maybe it was too many pre-game tall beers at Glicks. Day game against the White Sox, the sun was brutal in right field and the downward angle of the seats...woof.  Spent a few innings there in the poverty seats then walked around to watch the game from different places throughout the stadium.
 
2013-04-22 04:43:44 PM

WhiskeySticks: There's an actual parking lot in Milwaukee, so that alone has a leg up on the Twins ballpark.


Miller's parking is wonderful, as are its concessions/concession level layout.

However, once you're in your seat - it's not that great.  If the dome is closed it gets crazy humid as the air doesn't circulate -it just sits (20 thousand sweating people don't smell too good either). The crowd noise somehow doesn't get amplified with the roof shut (which would be great a nicehome-field advantage) it just gets muddled and distorted like you're sitting inside an acid tripping bee-hive. With it open (and some directions even with it closed) tracking fly balls is hard if it passes in front of those windows (in addition to the usual fans, girders, lights, girders sky then back down). The giant windows don't actually showcase anything (being too far for the skyline to be visible) and instead are heat rays/glare producers which can make watching day games truly miserable (Great American Ballpark uncovered bleachers miserable).

$12 college student nights are great (heck pricing in general is pretty good), tailgating is wonderful, but there's a lot wrong in the stadium.

But mostly, Bernie no longer slides into a giant mug of beer because that's not kid friendly - and that is just unforgiveable
 
2013-04-22 04:44:36 PM

Two Hearted: SpikeStrip: Sin_City_Superhero: Just yesterday I just watched a documentary about the Twins on MLB Network. Did y'all know that the Twins were, at one point, both owned and managed by a 12 year old? Crazy stuff.

that was a movie. 'rookie of the year'

I think you're confused. The movie was 'Sandlot'.


I think that you're thinking of Bull Durham. "If you build it they will come."
 
2013-04-22 04:50:32 PM
Looking at their schedule... unless I'm missing something... why are they scheduled to play Miami only once today.  Then twice in June?

Its not as if this is a make-up game.
 
2013-04-22 04:51:35 PM

dukeblue219: Best part of that movie is all the real MLB players who appear.


Ken Griffey Jr.
Lou Pinella
Mickey Tettleton
Pudge
Sandy Alomar Jr.
Randy Johnson
Wally Joyner
Paul O'Neill
Rafael Palmeiro
Dave Magadan
Tim Raines
Chris Berman*

*Yeah, I know he ain't a big-leaguer...
 
2013-04-22 04:57:37 PM

downstairs: Looking at their schedule... unless I'm missing something... why are they scheduled to play Miami only once today.  Then twice in June?

Its not as if this is a make-up game.


My bad, the espn.com schedule for them is farked up.  Nothing listed for tomorrow at all, though I found out it will be a double-header tomorrow.
 
2013-04-22 04:57:51 PM
My first ballgame was a Twins game at the old Metropolitan Stadium in April. It was like 40 at first pitch and kept getting cooler all evening. It was so bad they ran out of hot chocolate and coffee. At least the snow held off until the drive home.

/Minneosta tax payers are stupid with all the stadiums and arenas you've built for rich men
//The Twins should be indoors with a retractable roof stadium and the Vikings should be outdoors in the open air
 
2013-04-22 05:05:15 PM
Let me get this right: your baseball team plays outdoors and your football team plays indoors?
www.automizeit.com
 
2013-04-22 05:07:38 PM
Doubleheader tomorrow! I'll be drunk early to stay warm and because I like drinking.
 
2013-04-22 05:09:43 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: Two Hearted: SpikeStrip: Sin_City_Superhero: Just yesterday I just watched a documentary about the Twins on MLB Network. Did y'all know that the Twins were, at one point, both owned and managed by a 12 year old? Crazy stuff.

that was a movie. 'rookie of the year'

I think you're confused. The movie was 'Sandlot'.

I think that you're thinking of Bull Durham. "If you build it they will come."


no no no. It was Angels in the Outfield. "You may run like Mays, but you hit like shiat."
 
2013-04-22 05:12:51 PM

brap: Their last stadium was an abomination.  Watching baseball inside sucks.


THIS

/world's largest pay toilet
 
2013-04-22 05:16:07 PM

dletter: Unless I am mistaken though, it is generally more common for them to have a "late" winter like this than have blizzards in October.  Although, it will be funny if the Twins make the World Series and can't play at home at all because it is 10 degrees and 18 inches of snow.


Would they move the games to St. Louis or something?
 
2013-04-22 05:26:50 PM
Schedule makers screwed the pooch this season.
 
2013-04-22 05:37:54 PM

Prebsoltoo: Let me get this right: your baseball team plays outdoors and your football team plays indoors?


It's almost as if baseball is primarily in the spring and summer and football is primarily in the fall and winter...
 
2013-04-22 05:38:15 PM
I went to my first game at Target Field two weekends ago, when the Mets were in town. It was 34 degrees at first pitch Friday night, and in retrospect, I should have left after the 2nd when the Mets were up 10-2. Between the snow flurries, the wind and just the brutal cold, it was a miserable night, 16-5 Mets victory aside.  I did like the free hot chocolate they gave out, and the "I survived Sprinter" pins they handed to those of us diehard enough to stay to the end.

It was my 20th ballpark visited and I rather liked it a lot. I'll be back... just not in April.
 
2013-04-22 05:40:52 PM

the girl with the most cake: I went to my first game at Target Field two weekends ago, when the Mets were in town. It was 34 degrees at first pitch Friday night, and in retrospect, I should have left after the 2nd when the Mets were up 10-2. Between the snow flurries, the wind and just the brutal cold, it was a miserable night, 16-5 Mets victory aside.  I did like the free hot chocolate they gave out, and the "I survived Sprinter" pins they handed to those of us diehard enough to stay to the end.

It was my 20th ballpark visited and I rather liked it a lot. I'll be back... just not in April.


You're braver than I. I won't even go to Citifield before May 1.

/Those Flushing Bay winds are cold
 
2013-04-22 05:44:05 PM

Ishkur: Sin_City_Superhero: Two Hearted: SpikeStrip: Sin_City_Superhero: Just yesterday I just watched a documentary about the Twins on MLB Network. Did y'all know that the Twins were, at one point, both owned and managed by a 12 year old? Crazy stuff.

that was a movie. 'rookie of the year'

I think you're confused. The movie was 'Sandlot'.

I think that you're thinking of Bull Durham. "If you build it they will come."

no no no. It was Angels in the Outfield. "You may run like Mays, but you hit like shiat."


Geez your IMDB sucks. It was The Natural. "He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue."
 
2013-04-22 05:48:54 PM

What in The: Ishkur: Sin_City_Superhero: Two Hearted: SpikeStrip: Sin_City_Superhero: Just yesterday I just watched a documentary about the Twins on MLB Network. Did y'all know that the Twins were, at one point, both owned and managed by a 12 year old? Crazy stuff.

that was a movie. 'rookie of the year'

I think you're confused. The movie was 'Sandlot'.

I think that you're thinking of Bull Durham. "If you build it they will come."

no no no. It was Angels in the Outfield. "You may run like Mays, but you hit like shiat."

Geez your IMDB sucks. It was The Natural. "He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue."


No, no, no.  It was A League of Their Own "Tell them to win just one for the Gipper"
 
2013-04-22 05:51:06 PM
ITT:  People who never attended a game in the Metrodome.

Target Field is great, and the postponements just come with the territory.
 
2013-04-22 05:53:26 PM

skullkrusher: the girl with the most cake: I went to my first game at Target Field two weekends ago, when the Mets were in town. It was 34 degrees at first pitch Friday night, and in retrospect, I should have left after the 2nd when the Mets were up 10-2. Between the snow flurries, the wind and just the brutal cold, it was a miserable night, 16-5 Mets victory aside.  I did like the free hot chocolate they gave out, and the "I survived Sprinter" pins they handed to those of us diehard enough to stay to the end.

It was my 20th ballpark visited and I rather liked it a lot. I'll be back... just not in April.

You're braver than I. I won't even go to Citifield before May 1.

/Those Flushing Bay winds are cold


Headed there this weekend to see the Phils for the first time ever. I plan on wearing at least 3 layers.
 
2013-04-22 05:55:25 PM

What in The: Ishkur: Sin_City_Superhero: Two Hearted: SpikeStrip: Sin_City_Superhero: Just yesterday I just watched a documentary about the Twins on MLB Network. Did y'all know that the Twins were, at one point, both owned and managed by a 12 year old? Crazy stuff.

that was a movie. 'rookie of the year'

I think you're confused. The movie was 'Sandlot'.

I think that you're thinking of Bull Durham. "If you build it they will come."

no no no. It was Angels in the Outfield. "You may run like Mays, but you hit like shiat."

Geez your IMDB sucks. It was The Natural. "He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue."


No, dumbass. That quote is from 61*, that new movie about Jackie Robinson.
 
2013-04-22 06:00:51 PM

cameroncrazy1984: skullkrusher: the girl with the most cake: I went to my first game at Target Field two weekends ago, when the Mets were in town. It was 34 degrees at first pitch Friday night, and in retrospect, I should have left after the 2nd when the Mets were up 10-2. Between the snow flurries, the wind and just the brutal cold, it was a miserable night, 16-5 Mets victory aside.  I did like the free hot chocolate they gave out, and the "I survived Sprinter" pins they handed to those of us diehard enough to stay to the end.

It was my 20th ballpark visited and I rather liked it a lot. I'll be back... just not in April.

You're braver than I. I won't even go to Citifield before May 1.

/Those Flushing Bay winds are cold

Headed there this weekend to see the Phils for the first time ever. I plan on wearing at least 3 layers.


definitely. It is literally 10 degrees colder in there than outside
 
2013-04-22 06:03:01 PM

WhiskeySticks: There's an actual parking lot in Milwaukee, so that alone has a leg up on the Twins ballpark.


I would think the parking ramps would be leg up from a parking lot.
 
2013-04-22 06:09:45 PM

dukeblue219: Prebsoltoo: Let me get this right: your baseball team plays outdoors and your football team plays indoors?

It's almost as if baseball is primarily in the spring and summer and football is primarily in the fall and winter...


Reasons the NFL postpones games: hurricanes, severe blizzard, earth quakes, stadium roof collapse and terrorist attacks.
Reasons MLB postpones games: hurricanes, rain, snow, heavy wind, rogue cloud, rain, earth quakes, rain, stadium roof collapse, rain, terrorist attacks fog and rain.
 
2013-04-22 06:09:57 PM

regindyn: ITT:  People who never attended a game in the Metrodome.

Target Field is great, and the postponements just come with the territory.


This.

I don't have to go watch a game in bad weather. Which is better than having to watch a game in the Metrodome during good weather.

This sucks more for the players than the fans.
 
2013-04-22 06:12:22 PM

Rex_Banner: What in The: Ishkur: Sin_City_Superhero: Two Hearted: SpikeStrip: Sin_City_Superhero: Just yesterday I just watched a documentary about the Twins on MLB Network. Did y'all know that the Twins were, at one point, both owned and managed by a 12 year old? Crazy stuff.

that was a movie. 'rookie of the year'

I think you're confused. The movie was 'Sandlot'.

I think that you're thinking of Bull Durham. "If you build it they will come."

no no no. It was Angels in the Outfield. "You may run like Mays, but you hit like shiat."

Geez your IMDB sucks. It was The Natural. "He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue."

No, dumbass. That quote is from 61*, that new movie about Jackie Robinson.


Idiot. It's from Moneyball. "Say it ain't so, Joe"
 
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