Found April 11, 2013 on Sportress of Blogitude:
As a lifelong resident of the great State of Minnesota, I have grown more than accustomed to its harsh winters and far-too-short summers (although autumn can be wonderful, but not all the time). But it has been an absolutely brutal experience the past few weeks: Far-below-average temperatures, snow, sleet and so on have made the transition from winter to spring up here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes a miserable ordeal. And by the looks of it, the move to outdoor baseball at Target Field in 2010 is not looking as pleasant for the Minnesota Twins in light of the dreadful weather. Above is how Target Field is supposed to look, even in April. Lush, green grass, sunny skies and a packed house. But that’s not going to happen this weekend. A storm has made its way through Minnesota and the Upper Midwest this week and it has deposited a fair amount of snow and other nasty wintry mix of precipitation. And with the Twinkies playing host to the New York Mets for a three-game set this weekend, the...

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The Minnesota Twins are trying to not let a spring snowstorm prevent them from playing the New York Mets this weekend at Target Field. About five inches of heavy, wet snow fell Thursday in the Twin Cities area, and a crew of dozens worked throughout the morning, afternoon and evening to remove snow from the seating bowl and other areas at the ballpark. Twins President Dave St....

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