4/13- 2:10 PM ET @ MIN: Neither snow nor rain...

cornwalls@6

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Not relevant to yesterdays postponement, but jeez, building Target field without a retractable roof was beyond dumb, doncha know? Anywho, let's hope we get these in today. Keep the hot streak goin' and grab 2, okey-dokey?
 

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One has to think unless there is some specific threat to the ballpark area; the game's on at this point.

Should be enough time to play it and get everyone safely out of there before dark.
 

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Seems like this awful weather will be in Boston on Friday. Going to be a long, disjointed week of games
 

The Gray Eagle

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Not relevant to yesterdays postponement, but jeez, building Target field without a retractable roof was beyond dumb, doncha know?
Apparently their new-ish football stadium is a dome.

So the team that went to 4 Super Bowls playing outdoors, often getting a home field advantage late in the season or postseason by being used to the arctic conditions when their opponents weren't (like beating LA Rams in the bitter cold, for example) went with indoor football since 1982 and has never been back to the Super Bowl since.
But the baseball team that used their domed stadium to great effect in the 1987 and 1991 postseasons is going with outdoors only.
 

cornwalls@6

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Apparently their new-ish football stadium is a dome.

So the team that went to 4 Super Bowls playing outdoors, often getting a home field advantage late in the season or postseason by being used to the arctic conditions when their opponents weren't (like beating LA Rams in the bitter cold, for example) went with indoor football since 1982 and has never been back to the Super Bowl since.
But the baseball team that used their domed stadium to great effect in the 1987 and 1991 postseasons is going with outdoors only.
But of course, they'll now likely be hosting Super Bowls and Final Fours periodically for many years to come, which almost certainly drove the decision to make US Bank stadium a dome. But yeah, non-sensical to not have a retractable roof for baseball in that climate.
 

yeahlunchbox

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Seems like this awful weather will be in Boston on Friday. Going to be a long, disjointed week of games
Based on the opinion in this thread about Target Field and dealing with adverse weather conditions maybe the Red Sox should be looking to replace Fenway with a retractable roof stadium.
 

joe dokes

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Great day for a game. Anybody know if the west wind is 'in" or "out"?



Overcast
35°F
Wind Speed W 15 G 33


 

Mugsy's Jock

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The shot of Devers bouncing up and down and smiling in the snow like a big puppy just gives me all kinds of feels.
 

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Yeah it’s blowing out today. Given the temp, we might actually see a few balls reach the warning track!

As for the lack of a dome, baseball in 35 degrees stinks, but baseball in a dome is the worst. The Metrodome sucked. Retractable would have been nice, but it took 20+ years of wrangling to get the compromise we got. There was no way they would have funded a much more expensive ballpark. (Should the Pohlads have ponied up? Sure, but that’s a different story.). Plus, the site they built on couldn’t fit a retractable roof. Plus, Target Field is awesome and we like it just the way it is, thank you very much.
 

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I can’t stand how j.a. is pronounced jay. Just spell it jay if that’s how you want it said
 

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Yeah it’s blowing out today. Given the temp, we might actually see a few balls reach the warning track!

As for the lack of a dome, baseball in 35 degrees stinks, but baseball in a dome is the worst. The Metrodome sucked. Retractable would have been nice, but it took 20+ years of wrangling to get the compromise we got. There was no way they would have funded a much more expensive ballpark. (Should the Pohlads have ponied up? Sure, but that’s a different story.). Plus, the site they built on couldn’t fit a retractable roof. Plus, Target Field is awesome and we like it just the way it is, thank you very much.
Is there any feasibility in adding a retractable roof to the stadium in the future?
 

Jed Zeppelin

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Honestly that is a great first-inning, about as good a 1-2-3 inning as you'll ever see. All deep counts, decent contact from Verdugo/JD, and Happ is always giving them fits. Keep it going.
 

Ale Xander

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TV game yesterday was canceled. Today no national TV. No makeup or mulligan.
These blackout rules are so passé. So annoying. Just let people watch the games if they have NESN (or whatever) for the 21 other hours of the day.
 

JCizzle

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Early season cold baseball must be miserable to play. At least they have the heaters between innings.