Friday, September 11th, 2009

Finishing the Junior Circuit



Susan and I are packing the final few items for our trek to Minnesota. We're heading out in a few minutes for a long weekend in Minneapolis. Yes, it's my final baseball trip of 2009. I still have a few games to see, but not to any other new ballparks.

On Saturday, we will see the Oakland Athletics battle the Minnesota Twins. There are less than one dozen Twins games left to be played in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. In fact, on Saturday it will be exactly 11 left.

What does this trip mean? It means that I'll have attended a Major League Baseball game in every American League, the Junior Circuit, city. I am surprised that I didn't finish the National League first. After all, I am a Cubs fan and spent a better portion of my life attending National League games.

Time to pack up, get gas and travel northwest.


7 Comments
lgrant
Did the Twins finally get their own stadium?
LGrant   Friday, September 11, 2009
billpearch
Yes, it's called Target Field and opens next season. The debate brewing is why they built an open-air stadium in Minnesota.
Bill Pearch   Friday, September 11, 2009
lgrant
Doesn't it have some fancy retractable top? I vaguely remember it when they were trying to push it when I lived there. Yeah, I really wanted to support them with taxes to get a stadium built that I would never care to visit since I'm not into sports (sorry) when they have all that $$ of their own they could spend. I'm sure the Cities see it as big revenue because I know sports are that for cities. I think at one time they were threatening to move if they didn't get their new house.
LGrant   Friday, September 11, 2009
hawkwolf
Will you be in New York for the normal Yankee celebrations and clinchings and championships.
BeanCounter37   Friday, September 11, 2009
billpearch
Nope. No retractable roof at the new place. A number of years ago, Major League Baseball was considering "contraction" of teams. The Minnesota Twins were among the teams slated for elimination. The team kept winning.
Bill Pearch   Friday, September 11, 2009
hawkwolf
When you say stadiums will you be in Dallas for the first regular season game in COWBOY STADIUM. Just remember in sports, when you say the Dallas Cowboys, you have said it all.
BeanCounter37   Monday, September 14, 2009
billpearch
Nope. Baseball was my first love. No football stadium tour for me.
Bill Pearch   Monday, September 14, 2009
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