April 13, 2010
After spending around nine hours at Target Field yesterday I'm way too tired to do the whole experience justice before going to bed, but the ballpark is spectacular, the Twins are now 6-2, covering my first game for NBCSports.com was very interesting and enlightening, and perhaps best of all nearly everyone there from my fellow writers in the press box to assistant general manager Rob Antony were incredibly kind and friendly to me. Just a great day, all around.
I wrote a bunch of articles throughout the day on Hardball Talk, so check those out:
- Will Target Field favor hitters or pitchers?
- Pavano beats Red Sox, continues to thrive for Twins
- Live From Target Field
- Quote of the Day: Mauer stayed for a reason
UPDATE: Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star Tribune wrote about his Target Field opener experience, including this excerpt that seems like a "which one of these things doesn't belong" question on a test:
Besides seeing the Red Sox scribes, as we do all spring in Fort Myers, we had several national baseball writers in the press box yesterday -- Bob Nightengale from USA Today, Tyler Kepner from the New York Times, Scott Miller from CBSSportsline.com, Jon Paul Morosi from Foxsports.com, Jeff Passan from Yahoo, John Hickey from AOL Fanhouse, Aaron Gleeman from NBCSports.com -- and my only regret is not having more time to catch up.
See what I mean about everyone there being so nice to me?