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Twins on Target for ballpark opener

Target It's Opening Day in lots of places today, including Progressive Field in Cleveland and the Rogers Centre in Toronto. Same for Wrigley Field, Citizens Bank Park, Busch Stadium, Petco Park and Safeco Field. Tomorrow, the Yankees get their World Series rings as they kick off year two in The House that George & Jeter built.

But the big one is today at 4 p.m. on ESPN when the Red Sox help the Twins take it outdoors in Minnesota for the first time in 29 years in the inaugural regular-season game at Target Field (above).

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune put together a special section on baseball's newest park and the Web presentation is worth your reading time. Great stories, great graphics. They also have a breaking news blog with minute-by-minute updates on the festivities.

Park looks great. Sure looks like it might be cold come October and (gasp!) November. But we'll deal with that when we have to. Good for the folks in Minnesota to get a chance to finally be outside. Good riddance, Metrodome!

---Mike Harrington

AP Photo: Target Field during its exhibition opener April 3 against the Cardinals.


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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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