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April 14, 2010 [LINK / comment]
Target Field grand opening
The Minnesota Twins celebrated the official opening of Target Field with a 5-2 victory over the Red Sox, as the franchise star player, Joe Mauer, went 3 for 5. Fortunately, it was mild and sunny. The Twins and their fans will have to get used to adapting to poor atmospheric conditions from now on. See mlb.com. The Red Sox bounced back and won in today's game, 6-3.
Thanks to Jonah Mackey, via Facebook, I had a little fun with an online poll at ESPN, and was surprised that Target Field came in at the top, with 977 first-place votes. The following rankings were done on the spur of the moment, and differ in some cases from my "official" (and rather out-of-date) stadium rankings.
- 1. Fenway Park
- 2. Wrigley Field
- 3. PNC Park
- 4. AT&T Park
- 5. Progressive Field
- 6. Target Field
- 7. Oriole Park
- 8. Busch Stadium
- 9. Coors Field
- 10. Yankee Stadium
- 11. Citi Field
- 12. Nationals Park
- 13. Comerica Park
- 14. Citizens Bank Park
- 15. Kauffman Stadium
- 16. Great Amercan Ball Park
- 17. Petco Park
- 18. Safeco Field
- 19. Turner Field
- 20. Minute Maid Park
- 21. Rangers Ballpark
- 22. Miller Park
- 23. Chase Field
- 24. U. S. Cellular Field
- 25. Dodger Stadium
- 26. Angel Stadium
- 27. Rogers Centre
- 28. Oakland-Alameda Coliseum
- 29. Tropicana Field
- 30. Sun Life Stadium
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