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They’re still playing baseball in the Metrodome

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It has been established that ballparks which have recently died have been returning to life and committing acts of baseball murder. A widespread investigation of funeral homes, morgues, and domes has concluded that the unburied dead have been returning to life and seeking baseball victims. It’s hard for us here to be reporting this to you, but it does seem to be a fact:

Due to sub-freezing temperatures and snow in the forecast this weekend, the Kansas baseball team will open the 2010 season on Monday, Feb. 22 against Eastern Michigan with a doubleheader at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minn. at 5 p.m.

Query: how bad would the weather need to be in a hypothetical Twins playoff series before they broke out the Metrodome contingency plan? Given the revenues the new joint stands to draw -- hot chocolate will probably cost $9 a cup -- I have to imagine that the threshhold would be really, really high, but you have to assume that the scenario has entered into someone’s mind.

My view: nuke it from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.