“I wrote this speech thinking this was going to be it. It’s not it. You guys went and screwed up my whole speech. We’ve got to come back here on Tuesday and drink some more beer.” – Kent Hrbek, in what was supposed to be his “goodbye to the Metrodome” speech, Oct. 4, 2009, before the famous Game No. 163 versus the Detroit Tigers.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
*"They haven't completely scrubbed out the "Opening Day 2010" emblem along the first base line."
*"They don't have on all the lights in the canopy at the upper mezzanine level directly behind home plate."
*"The hot dog vendors aren't wearing authentic 1961 concessionaire outfits like they PROMISED - that blows."
But all joking aside [RIMSHOT], we were more than a little cheesed off over the late -5:30- opening of the gates, for a 7:10 start. Recall, the Metrodome opened for the full two-hour pregame. As if the Twins were saying: "Keep those fans out...we don't want to sell so much unhealthy beer and food, stay out!"
But soon enough, all that was forgotten as the great views of the Minneapolis skyline, the wide concourse with views of the field and the exhilaration of the crowd won us over. Or, about as soon as I purchased my first adult beverage...
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Here is theWikipedia link detailing the history of the song, as referenced originally on :Rick Prescott's Ballpark Magic blog.
Enjoy - it's a great day to be a Twins fan!!!