Sunday, September 7, 2014

A Beautiful Day for Baseball!

(Prior Lake, MN) Hi 76 Lo 52 – It was a beautiful, 75 degree sunny day. Perfect for a ball game. In my quest to visit as many major league ballparks as I can in our travels, today I headed about 26 miles to downtown Minneapolis to watch the Twins take on the L.A. Angels at Target Field. There was very little traffic, and it was easy finding parking in one of the several multi-level parking garages around the stadium.

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Target Field is a beautiful ballpark, with a wonderful view of the Minneapolis skyline beyond right field.
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I always buy the cheapest ticket I can, because major league games seldom sell out, so I can usually move around the stadium during the game. Today I did something I don’t usually do. I bought a ticket from a scalper. I paid $14 for a ticket with a face value of $20. Not bad!

The Twins lost 14-4 to the Angels. Since I don’t have any rooting interest in either team, I just enjoyed watching all the scoring. Smile

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Leaving the game was super easy. The exit of the parking garage I was in fed directly onto I-394 and I was on my way in no time.

One more stadium down. I’ve been to 18 of the 30 stadiums so far (some of them before we started our travels). Next weekend I hope to make it 19, as I plan to go to a Milwaukee Brewers game.
See you tomorrow.

2 comments:

justmealmn said...

That's good you found it easy to head to the game and parking was easy for you. Usually IF we're playing a good team parking is at a premium. Glad you enjoyed our new field up in Mpls and sorry we couldn't connect while you guys were here in Minnesota.

Bob and Jo said...

Good luck getting to as many stadiums as you can.