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Posted at 10:15 AM on April 14, 2006 by Ben Tesch

Sen. Belanger on the latest push for stadiums
Momentum at the state Capitol is gathering steam for new stadiums for the University of Minnesota Gophers, the Minnesota Twins and the Minnesota Vikings. All three teams currently play in the Metrodome, which opened in 1982. Sen. Bill Belanger, R-Bloomington, has been in the Legislature since before the Metrodome opened. He spoke with MPR's Cathy Wurzer about momentum at the Capitol for stadiums.

Think buying tickets is bad?

Posted at 10:17 AM on April 14, 2006 by Ben Tesch

Apparently there have been quite a few people having problems with MLB.com subscriptions, and in particular not being able to stop them.

I don't have an ESPN Insider account for basically the same reason. The only way to get access is by getting an ESPN The Magazine subscription, and I a) don't want the magazine, and b) don't want to have to deal with proactively cancelling the subscription when it's up.

The academy of professional umpiring

Posted at 11:54 AM on April 14, 2006 by Ben Tesch

Ever wanted to know what it's like to be blind, wear action slacks, and get yelled at and booed every day at your job? Train to become an umpire!

Seriously though, the promotional video on the home page of the site is amazing, in that sort of Tom Emanki/Fred McGriff kind of way. It has that weird You Only Live Twice ninja training grounds feel, and that part at the beginning where all the umpires are running totally reminds me of that Matrix Revolutions playground fight scene.

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