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Postby DieHardCubbie » Sun Jul 27, 2003 11:40 pm

Ex-superintendent wanted to give Twins advantage

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Sometimes a home run sails so sweetly past the outfield, the ball seems to have the wind behind it.

At Minnesota Twins games at the Metrodome, maybe it did.

Dick Ericson, the former superintendent of the Metrodome, told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that he tried to manipulate the trajectory of baseballs by turning on more electric fans behind home plate and adjusting the air conditioning in late innings of close games.

A current Metrodome employee confirmed that he saw Ericson manipulate the fans and that Ericson talked about doing it.

Ericson, who has been retired for eight years, told the newspaper: "If they (the Twins) were down two runs and you're still hoping for them to have the advantage, you'd want to be blowing all the air out and up as much as you can."

He added, "I don't feel guilty. ... It's your home-field advantage. Every stadium has got one."
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I always thought home field advantage was knowing all the nooks of your ball park and having the fans behind you...but not having the FANS behind you... :-B
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Postby Shitney™ » Mon Jul 28, 2003 1:10 am

DieHardCubbie wrote:having the fans behind you...but not having the FANS behind you... :-B

i always appreciate a good pun..
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Postby Arlo » Mon Jul 28, 2003 6:37 am

Good one! ;-D

(Heck, I appreciate the bad ones, too :-D )
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Postby cwebb » Mon Jul 28, 2003 10:31 am

This is really fun, I don't think it helped that much but I like it!

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Postby Super GM » Mon Jul 28, 2003 1:27 pm

Cool idea! :-B
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Postby Madison » Mon Jul 28, 2003 2:16 pm

Very nice pun Dhc! ;-D
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Postby Youppi » Wed Jul 30, 2003 3:41 pm

teams do things to give them big homefield advantages. usually its ok because they make stuff that emphesizes their strengths.
the fans blowing different ways for each team is cheating though.
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