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"Since I grew up in the area, I have a lot of great memories of the Metrodome, ever since I was really young," Mauer, the AL MVP favorite, told ESPN.com via e-mail. "I'll miss the fact that every game started on time and there were never any weather delays, thanks to the roof."
Noble words from a native Minnesotan, to be sure, but Mauer's sugarcoating of the Teflon-covered fiberglass fabric roof obscures the truth.
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