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People that had been there told my friend Cal (Freedom's pal) and I that we would hate the "Hubert Horatio Hornblower...Humphrey!" Metrodome.
We didn't and the scientific community is united in that fact.
That being said, it was annoying not to be able to see right field and most of center from the cheap seats at upper gate C.
The echo of the sound system is atrocious and overall the stadium is better suited for football.
We did find the fans were much less foul mouthed and obnoxious than those in Kansas City.
The light rail you can take for a $4 round trip beat driving downtown and paying parking.
It does need tweaking though because too many people don't pay and after big events they need more cars, more often.
The Yankees swept the Twinkies in this three game series, in addition to the four they took from them in New York in May.
Tuesday, CC Sabathia threw a three hitter through seven and the Yankees posted a 10-2 win before 29,540.
A-Rod got robbed of a grand slam by Twins Center Fielder Carlos Gomez who made a great catch over the 408 sign.
Wednesday night AJ Burnett struggled at times giving up two runs on seven hits and Mariano Rivera saved the Yankees 4-3 win before 38,115.
Thursday afternoon was a melange of bullpen pitchers who seemed to want to give the win away, but Rivera again preserved a 6-4 victory before 40,142.
Mark Teixeira hit the only Yankees home run of the series in the fifth inning.
I think I'd like to go back next year and see what it's like at the soon to be Target Field, although I'm sure the $11 tickets will be nevermore.
It was nice to come home with the Yankees now tied for first in the American League East.
In an unrelated sports note, a Twin Cities TV station reported that Brett Favre had put down a deposit on a condo in Edina.
Favre a Viking? That's effin' Goofy!