Ballpark lights glow in downtown St. Paul

Driving home last night, I was greeted by another reminder that the new St. Paul Saints ballpark — I’m not identifying it by some corporate name — might be one of the few publicly financed sports projects that actually makes a difference in a city.

It wasn’t a big deal, perhaps — no different, I suppose, than the first time I noticed the yellow foul pole as I drove on Interstate 94.

But it was exciting nonetheless.


All that’s missing now is green grass and a pig delivering balls to the umpire.

If you’re scoring at home, that’s an E-1 on Mayor Coleman’s confusion over what team Cottage Grove native Kerry Ligtenberg played for in the major leagues.