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.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.