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A baseball era ends in Minnesota

Twins say goodbye to the Metrodome after sweep by Yankees in ALDS

Originally Published: October 11, 2009
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

MINNEAPOLIS -- After 28 seasons, seven division titles, two world championships and countless popups lost against the roof, the final Twins game in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome officially ended with a routine groundout to short (what, no bad hop?), but really, the air went out of the old place an inning earlier.

The Metrodome's Teflon roof requires 250,000 cubic feet of air pressure to stay in place, and you could sense it all escape in the bottom of the eighth inning after Nick Punto ...

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