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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Twins Postpone Groundbreaking, Day Game

The Twins are playing a glancing role in the bridge collapse tonight, by playing the scheduled game against the Royals and keeping the fans inside the Metrodome to avoid flooding the area with cars.

It was a surprisingly good call for a snap judgment.

While the traffic could have been routed west, away from 35W, it certainly wouldn't have helped with the congestion around the area.

Tomorrow's game and groundbreaking ceremony have now been postponed. Given the proximity of the Metrodome, my heart is with all the victims, but especially to any Twins fans who might have been stuck on the bridge at the time.

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  • You can tell some of the national sports media treaded very lightly around the subject, but still somewhat questioned why games were played while people were fighting for their lives a few blocks away. I think it's a valid question, but in this instance I have to default to those on the scene making life and death decisions on the fly. Who are we to judge at a distance what was the correct thing to do? Here's to everyone in the Twin Cities and all the best as they, as well as the rest of the country, try to move foward and work towards this never, ever happening again.

    By Blogger Sportsattitude, At Friday, August 03, 2007 8:04:00 AM  

  • After fighting that traffic snarl where the main route away from the Metrodome locks up traffic leading to 35W, I can't imagine how tough it would have been for the first responders to get in with the doors shutting an hour before first pitch.

    When the Minneapolis cops needed a win, it looks like they finally got one.

    By Blogger Minneapolis Red Sox, At Friday, August 03, 2007 4:42:00 PM  

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