Dimensions unchanged, drink rail being added at Target Field

  • Article by: La VELLE E. NEAL III , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 4, 2012 - 1:18 PM
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samihoustonOct. 3, 1210:26 PM

Let's hear it for replanting the trees. I still like my idea of having the players plant them as an ad for the Twins with them saying: "What could it hurt?"

samihoustonOct. 3, 1210:30 PM

And, I know we need pitching more than trees, but who says we can't have both?

atcer64Oct. 4, 12 1:28 AM

Bring em back!!! Opposing players didn't seem to have a problem with the spruce trees.

truhlandOct. 4, 12 7:29 AM

Won't most of the batters who've complained be gone by the time the 2013 season opens??? Poor excuse to remove them in the first place.

norman90Oct. 4, 12 7:50 AM

The trees add a lot more to the ambiance than watching the stench on the field

fwallenOct. 4, 12 8:06 AM

A failure to plan is a plan to fail.

optimateOct. 4, 12 8:41 AM

Please Mr Pohlad, sell the team to someone that cares about winning!

stevenelOct. 4, 1210:27 AM

Twins On Base Percentage at Target Field in 2010 with the spruce trees in - .341 Twins On Base Percentage in 2011 - .306 Twins On Base Percentage in 2012 - .325 Boy, our batters really improved without those spruce trees. :) If you think about it, a lot of the stuff that gives a ballpark character would probably be nixed by the players if they could do so. Outfielders usually despise the prospect of colliding with the ivy covered brick walls at Wrigley Field and I can't imagine many pitchers like to start in Fenway Park with its goofy dimensions and Green Monster just inviting a batter to slap a double. The best ballparks aren't always the best ones for players.

ddellwoOct. 4, 1211:00 AM

Target Field is woefully lacking a "signature feature" that adds ambience and "local flavor" to the ballpark aesthetics! Bring back the trees -- it was the coolest feature of the park when it first opened!

baseball91Oct. 4, 12 3:13 PM

The Twins fire their 32-year coach Rick Stelmaszek, our very own Johnny Pesky, but announced that a drink rail was gonna be put in down by the right field pole. In Boston they would be crucifying someone... because it was the job performance of Billy Smith that caused this longest-tenured in the big leagues (?)to lose his job. Billy Smith continues as the assistant GM, giving his advice and counsel, perhaps about drink rails.


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