The Tigers and Twins are set to hook up at the Metrodome on Tuesday afternoon to decide the AL Central. I was born and raised in Minnesota, so while the Royals may be the team of my adulthood, the Twins were the team of my childhood. I still have a place in the pantheon of my favorite teams for Minnesota.
I grew up going to Twins games at the Metrodome, and it was a very happy day in my life when they broke ground on Target Field. The new stadium marks the end of the Homer Dome Era in Twins history. While very few fans will be sad to see it go, I am thankful that it will be around to host, at least, one more game.
As a baseball stadium, the Metrodome has plenty of shortcomings but come Tuesday it will again be the center of the baseball world. If the Twins fall to the Tigers, we can reflect on all of the memories that have been so much bigger and relevant than the structure itself. If the Twins pull it out, baseball at the Metrodome will live on for a playoff series against the Yankees. Either way, I am glad that the lights will go out on MLB at the dome with a 86-76 team that has scrapped, fought injuries, and overcome a decimated starting rotation.
For those of you keeping track, my project deadline came and went, but my project is not yet complete. I’m getting close, and can see the light at the end of the long and dark project tunnel. As such, my posts should resume their daily frequency this week.