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FIRE WALLY!

Instead of another The-season-is-over-please-get-me-another-beer-this-one-is-too-salty-from-all-my-tears post, I want to focus on the new wall under the Batter's Eye View seats instead. In case you were living in your bomb shelter or a Caribbean Island without the benefit of any Twins news, it was decided last winter that the 14 black spruce trees had to go for safety reasons.

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"Where am I supposed to crap now?" -T.C. Bear

via forestlaketimes.com

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The trees were replaced with "black powdered aluminum honeycomb panels with many small holes." 

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Photo by Anelle

via cdn1.sbnation.com

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While we were never promised Target Field would turn into a hitter's paradise, it was seemingly implied that batting would improve. The Twins haven't played many games at home yet, and they're kinda slumpy overall anyway, so it's hard to tell if the new wall has had any effect whatsoever.

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Happier times.

via knuckleballsblog.com

Irregardless (<-- For fischean), let's name this aluminum honeycomb thing, whatever it is.

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