With the Twins winning today it looks like there may be at least 1 or 2, possibly 3 more meaningful baseball games at the HHH Metrodome this weekend. Chances are slim I know, but there is a chance. I will definitely be paying attention and hoping against hope for a Twins sweep of the Royals.
A few people have asked me if I am going to one of the last games at the dome this weekend and I enthusiastically tell them no. I've have hated inside baseball since 1982 and I am ecstatic that the Twins will be playing outside next year. I will take a few days of cold, wet, blustery games over a whole summer of inside baseball. I have never wavered over my hatred of the Dome and my wanting a new Twins ballpark was all about wanting to see baseball outside, not some fear that the Twins would move without a new ballpark.
Sure there have been great memories at the dome. I was at all four games of the 1991 World Series. But I tie those great memories to the Twins, not the Dome. The Dome was antiseptic, it was bland, it was plastic. It wasn't built for baseball and was cursed with horrible sightlines. In Minnesota we have such few months of actual nice weather it was a crying shame that one had to go inside to watch baseball.
So good riddance HHH Metrodome. I won't miss you. I won't shed a tear over you. And I'll mark your passing with a sigh of relief that we finally saw the (sun) light and built a beautiful new outdoor ballpark.