Monday, November 25, 2013
Metrodome's 'Baggie' fetches $3K
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Some collectors are bringing the Metrodome's old right-field wall home after paying a combined $3,025 for pieces of the "Baggie."
A pair of 16-foot-high, 190-foot-long sections of the famed fence sold during an online auction that concluded Monday. One went for $2,025 and the other for $1,000. Together, the items drew 190 bids.
When the Minnesota Twins played at the Metrodome from 1982-2009, left-handed hitters took aim at the dark blue wall that stood only 327 feet from home plate. To make up for the short distance, the fence was extended for a total height of 23 feet. When balls bounced off the wall, it rippled like a garbage bag, spawning the nickname.
Several stadium features are being auctioned off, with demolition looming next year.
The Twins have the Baggie used from their final Metrodome season in team archives.