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The long goodbye to the Metrodome

A loving last look at the odd old ballpark where it all began for Off Base

Originally Published: January 16, 2014
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

Attendants were fiddling with the old gal's life support system when I visited her for the final time. "They're getting ready to take me off the respirator in a couple days," the aging Metrodome said.

It's true, and I'd come to say goodbye. After 32 years as the site of everything from the World Series to religious revivals and monster truck shows, the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome will have her Teflon roof deflated this weekend. Soon, the stadium that was the longtime home to Kirby ...

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