Minnesotans. Jeesh…. (An OpenLetter)

Dear Minnesotans.

Here is what I’d like you to do. This especially applies to those of you who live in the Twin cities…

Think about the Minnesota Twins game that was played (and nicely won) today at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.

Think about it …. think about it … think about it … (Are you thinking about it?)… OK, hold that thought.

Now, while you are still thinking about the Twins game played today at the Metrodome, walk to the nearest window and look outside.

Now, picture yourself at that game. In this rain.

Now, surrender yourself to the moronosity. Because that’s what you’ve got lots of. And if you are a Gophers fan, double it.



  1. #1 Stephanie Z
    October 1, 2009

    Well, it’s really more a question of imagining yourself rearranging your schedule with very little notice because of the game, but yeah. I’m waiting for the first baseball game with snow. I might work late just to look out the window and laugh at the people in the stands.

    Hmm. We might need office binoculars.

  2. #2 Greg Laden
    October 1, 2009

    Yeah. Nobody ever actually sits in the rain to watch baseball

    So, you can see the stadium from your office? You can probably sell tickets to the playoff games!

  3. #3 Albatross
    October 1, 2009

    This would all be a lot more amusing to me if it hadn’t been funded by a conspiracy of wealthy bastards who decided to pick my pocket for it. And in five years they’ll do the same thing again when they decide to fund the retractable roof that would have cost 1/3rd as much if it had been designed in from the start. Meanwhile the same thieves are the ones whining most loudly that we can’t afford a public health care option.

  4. #4 stogoe
    October 1, 2009

    Pro sports went all downhill once the owners they could hold the host cities hostage for new playing fields.

  5. #5 Drake33
    October 1, 2009

    uh… the game was played in Detroit.

    Besides, they had a game rained out on Monday and they split the Tuesday double-header.

  6. #6 Andrew
    October 1, 2009

    Drake, you just don’t get it, do you. Oh, wait, you’re a duck. You DO get it!

  7. #7 DuWayne
    October 2, 2009

    Base-ball…That’s the one where people throw a small, hard ball at each other and try to whack it with sticks – right?

    Chalk me up as one who doesn’t understand why people go out of their way to watch a bunch of grown men and/or women, running around playing with balls at all. I mean it is one thing to run around with children and play with balls – that can be loads of fun. But the insanity involved in there being a multi-billions of dollars industry, built around watching adults throwing balls and chasing them around…

    Fuckwitted humans…

  8. #8 Jason Thibeault
    October 2, 2009

    DuWayne! I figured you, of all people, would understand the universal appeal of playing with balls.

    (Sorry. I had to.)