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The new kids in town

Posted Saturday, August 31st, 2019 07:32 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 7:32 PM

Bap and Chicken

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on August 31, 2019 at 7:32 pm

Love this crew

Posted Friday, August 30th, 2019 11:19 pm GMT -6 in Food,Football,Friends,Work at 11:19 PM

Thanks Rich (and team) for a great day

Originally published by DK on August 30, 2019 at 11:19 pm

Tweet: My first bonus regular season of Saints baseball ends on this beautiful n…

Posted Friday, August 30th, 2019 08:12 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 8:12 PM

My first bonus regular season of Saints baseball ends on this beautiful night

Originally published by on August 30, 2019 at 8:12 pm

The art building never disappoints

Posted Friday, August 30th, 2019 02:54 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 2:54 PM

Minnesota State Fair

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on August 30, 2019 at 2:54 pm

Tweet: Is there a better music video than Sabotage?

Posted Thursday, August 29th, 2019 01:16 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 1:16 PM

Is there a better music video than Sabotage?

Originally published by DK on August 29, 2019 at 1:16 pm

Are you a maneater too, Beavis?

Posted Thursday, August 29th, 2019 01:08 pm GMT -6 in Links,Music,Video at 1:08 PM

Originally published by DK on August 29, 2019 at 1:08 pm

Hall & Oates @ Grandstand

Posted Thursday, August 29th, 2019 01:04 pm GMT -6 in Concerts,Music at 1:04 PM

Bream is right

Originally published by DK on August 29, 2019 at 1:04 pm

Maneater

Posted Thursday, August 29th, 2019 01:01 pm GMT -6 in Concerts,Music,Quotes at 1:01 PM

She’ll only come out at night, the lean and hungry type. Nothing is new, I’ve seen her here before…

Originally published by DK on August 29, 2019 at 1:01 pm

Make your own caption

Posted Thursday, August 29th, 2019 12:45 pm GMT -6 in Nature at 12:45 PM

Go, sheep, go

Originally published by DK on August 29, 2019 at 12:45 pm

Creepy Wizard of Oz

Posted Thursday, August 29th, 2019 12:43 pm GMT -6 in Movies,Pop Culture at 12:43 PM

The agriculture building really outdid itself this year

Originally published by DK on August 29, 2019 at 12:43 pm

New corn booth, still solid

Posted Thursday, August 29th, 2019 12:42 pm GMT -6 in Food at 12:42 PM

One of the best (and getting better)

Originally published by DK on August 29, 2019 at 12:42 pm

Tweet: G. Love just dedicated a song to the foot-long hot dog stand on Judson an…

Posted Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 07:44 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 7:44 PM

G. Love just dedicated a song to the foot-long hot dog stand on Judson and Nelson

Originally published by on August 28, 2019 at 7:44 pm

The breakfast waffle

Posted Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 03:09 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 3:09 PM

Minnesota State Fair

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on August 28, 2019 at 3:09 pm

Got to throw the peanuts!

Posted Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 10:43 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 10:43 PM

CHS Field

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on August 27, 2019 at 10:43 pm

Saints Honorary Media Member

Posted Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 09:38 pm GMT -6 in Baseball,Sports at 9:38 PM

The Saint Paul Saints have always been the masters of promotion. When they posted a link to a “Media Member for the Day” event, I grabbed the August 27th game against the Chicago Dogs and patiently waited. With only a handful of regular season games left, tonight was the night. I walked across the street from our house and picked up my pass from the box office, entered the VIP/Media entrance on Broadway and walked up to my perch behind home plate.

Working in an NFL stadium, our press box is only in use ten days a year (unless there is a Minneapolis Miracle). The Saints play fifty home games in the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, plus the potential for best-of-five divisional and championship match-ups. With seven games left in the 2019 season, the Saints have a record of 59-34 and are 1.5 games back of Fargo-Moorhead, who clinched a playoff spot last night.

If they make the post-season, this will be the second year in a row. We went to all of the playoff games last year and were really surprised at how few people attended. The Saints lead the league in regular season attendance – in fact, they have double the attendance of the next closest team this year (363,109 versus 167,131 for Winnipeg). CHS Field (built in 2015 for $64.7 million by Ryan Companies) officially holds 7,210 fans, but the Saints average 8,069 people per game. My guess is that the huge corporate outing business that drives attendance during the year just isn’t there for the playoff games. If the Saints do make it to back-to-back playoffs, the dates this year would be:

  • Divisional Playoff Games: 9/4, 9/5, 9/7 (9/8 & 9/9, if necessary)
  • Championship Games: 9/11, 9/12, 9/14 (9/15 & 9/16, if necessary)

The division winner gets to choose which games they will host, with one team hosting the first two games and the other team hosting Game 3, as well as the final two games if they end up being needed.

So how does this press box compare to ours? The Vikings have spaces for 175 people in the main seating area and I would say you could squeeze in about six people at CHS. We both have high-speed WiFi and wired data ports available, a friendly press box announcer that reports stats as they happen and complimentary food and beverages. The press box at CHS sits between the TV broadcast booth on one side and the event production booth on the other. Of course, this is also where the peanuts get thrown down during the seventh inning stretch (looking forward to that).

Nothing against the Saints, but they really get caught up in the overall decline of local journalism. I can understand no Star Tribune or TV representation, but where is the Pioneer Press? Aside from the occasional Shooter mention, I don’t think you can even find a box score in the hometown paper. John Shipley did write a story during the All-Star festivities, but that was likely just because Joe Mauer and a bunch of Vikings played in the charity softball game.

Aside from that issue, the Saints definitely produce a great product in the crowded Twin Cities sports market. As a guy who grew up in Saint Paul going to games at Midway Stadium, the organization will always hold a special place in the history of the city. The new City of Baseball museum along the third base line is really well done and is a great addition to the building. CHS Field truly is a beautiful facility and GM Derek Sharrer runs a great operation.

Thanks for letting me visit!

Originally published by DK on August 27, 2019 at 9:38 pm

Tweet: Get to play a little compare and contrast between our press box and the @…

Posted Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 06:42 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 6:42 PM

Get to play a little compare and contrast between our press box and the @StPaulSaints tonight

Originally published by on August 27, 2019 at 6:42 pm

Tweet: Ed Sheeran’s Divide Tour: two-and-a-half years, 255 performances, 8.9 m…

Posted Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 03:48 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 3:48 PM

Ed Sheeran’s Divide Tour: two-and-a-half years, 255 performances, 8.9 million tickets, $775.6 million gross

Originally published by on August 27, 2019 at 3:48 pm

Happy dog on Dog Day

Posted Monday, August 26th, 2019 07:08 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 7:08 PM

CHS Field

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on August 26, 2019 at 7:08 pm

First day of college

Posted Monday, August 26th, 2019 09:15 am GMT -6 in Family,Schools at 9:15 AM

Go, MK, go! Proud of you…

Originally published by DK on August 26, 2019 at 9:15 am

Is it raining?

Posted Sunday, August 25th, 2019 06:14 pm GMT -6 in Baseball,Weather at 6:14 PM

I hadn’t noticed…

Originally published by DK on August 25, 2019 at 6:14 pm

Tweet: Treasure Island Passport Club has a new “X-Plus” tier for 400K+ point…

Posted Sunday, August 25th, 2019 03:57 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 3:57 PM

Treasure Island Passport Club has a new “X-Plus” tier for 400K+ points. One point = $5 slot play. Do the math…

Originally published by on August 25, 2019 at 3:57 pm

Nino penguins

Posted Sunday, August 25th, 2019 03:43 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Games at 3:43 PM

Left up $77 from my $100 free play

Originally published by DK on August 25, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Dinner @ Dinette

Posted Saturday, August 24th, 2019 08:08 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food at 8:08 PM

Nice to see Lynn and Dad

Originally published by DK on August 24, 2019 at 8:08 pm

Preseason #2

Posted Saturday, August 24th, 2019 01:53 pm GMT -6 in Football,Sports,Work at 1:53 PM

They should all count

Originally published by DK on August 24, 2019 at 1:53 pm

The 2019 button game

Posted Friday, August 23rd, 2019 09:32 pm GMT -6 in Design,Fashion,Food at 9:32 PM

…plus the new north end event building.

Originally published by DK on August 23, 2019 at 9:32 pm

NEVER CORN DOGS

Posted Friday, August 23rd, 2019 08:21 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Food,Games at 8:21 PM

But I will take the $56

Originally published by DK on August 23, 2019 at 8:21 pm

The Great Minneapolis Get Together

Posted Friday, August 23rd, 2019 08:19 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food,Friends at 8:19 PM

Come on, Hootie

Originally published by DK on August 23, 2019 at 8:19 pm

Tweet: Mood.

Posted Friday, August 23rd, 2019 05:17 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 5:17 PM

Mood.

Originally published by on August 23, 2019 at 5:17 pm

51st year in a row

Posted Friday, August 23rd, 2019 01:30 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 1:30 PM

Blue Barn

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on August 23, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Tenacious D at the Palace

Posted Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 09:50 pm GMT -6 in Concerts,Food,Friends,Music at 9:50 PM

As I pulled out my red concert shirt today, I realized I better post my pictures and grab the setlist from the fun Tenacious D show I saw with Mike and Jake at the Palace last month before I forget all the details. This really was about as perfect as a concert gets for me these days: early access pre-sale seats in the first row of the loge (three seats all by themselves, even), pre-show dinner at a nice restaurant (finally crossed Pazzaluna off the list), our own little bar with no line right behind our section, two great friends I don’t see nearly often enough and a band that changed people’s lives that night.

This was my second time seeing the D. The other time was, believe it or not, a get out the vote concert with the Beastie Boys and Ben Harper at Roy Wilkins. The first half of the show was the new Post Apocalypto album in its entirety, followed by a greatest hits set and a one song encore (set list and pics after the jump). Other than missing out on Wonder Boy, I was very happy with the song selection. JB and KG definitely gave it their all, with a talented group of musicians backing them up.

Softly. Gently. Sweetly. Discreetly.

Set List (July 30, 2019 – First Night of Two):

  • Hope
  • Making Love
  • Take Us Into Space
  • Fuck Yo-Yo Ma
  • Daddy Ding Dong
  • Robot
  • Colors
  • JB Jr Rap
  • Woman Time
  • Save The World
  • Post-Apocalypto Theme (Reprise)
  • Rize of the Fenix
  • Low Hangin’ Fruit
  • Sax-a-Boom
  • Roadie
  • Kickapoo
  • Beelzeboss (The Final Showdown)
  • The Metal
  • Dude (I Totally Miss You)
  • Kielbasa
  • Tribute
  • Double Team
  • ENCORE
  • Fuck Her Gently
Originally published by DK on August 22, 2019 at 9:50 pm

Tweet: Why is the @WordPress media library still so bad at image orientation whe…

Posted Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 08:58 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 8:58 PM

Why is the @WordPress media library still so bad at image orientation when uploading?

Originally published by on August 22, 2019 at 8:58 pm

Tweet: I love this picture so much: 15 whole cents!

Posted Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 08:32 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 8:32 PM

I love this picture so much: 15 whole cents!

Originally published by on August 22, 2019 at 8:32 pm

Quick turnaround this week

Posted Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 07:07 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 7:07 PM

U.S. Bank Stadium

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on August 22, 2019 at 7:07 pm

My best ever?

Posted Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 07:04 pm GMT -6 in Art,Design,Games at 7:04 PM

Inside the top 250

Originally published by DK on August 22, 2019 at 7:04 pm

Tweet: Perfect weather for the first day of the fair

Posted Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 07:48 am GMT -6 in Tweets at 7:48 AM

Perfect weather for the first day of the fair

Originally published by on August 22, 2019 at 7:48 am

Tweet: Fantastic interview and insight on the restaurant business in Minnesota (…

Posted Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 09:13 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 9:13 PM

Fantastic interview and insight on the restaurant business in Minnesota (plus some handsome shots of the Nive Man)

Originally published by DK on August 21, 2019 at 9:13 pm

Tweet: This album artwork came up on my screen for Lutsen by Dead Man Winter and…

Posted Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 08:19 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 8:19 PM

This album artwork came up on my screen for Lutsen by Dead Man Winter and now I’m ready for snow

Originally published by on August 21, 2019 at 8:19 pm

These guys are so great

Posted Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 07:34 pm GMT -6 in Links,Music,Video at 7:34 PM

youtube.com/watch?v=rzPWOVdI__Y

Originally published by DK on August 21, 2019 at 7:34 pm

Visiting this doge is expensive

Posted Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 09:51 pm GMT -6 in Shopping at 9:51 PM

At least I get 2% back now…

Originally published by DK on August 20, 2019 at 9:51 pm

Tweet: My North Shore playlist is heavy with Turtles/DMW, Charlie, Frankie, Kosk…

Posted Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 04:57 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 4:57 PM

My North Shore playlist is heavy with Turtles/DMW, Charlie, Frankie, Koskinen, Pines and the Cactus Blossoms

Originally published by on August 20, 2019 at 4:57 pm

Calories? What calories?

Posted Monday, August 19th, 2019 02:42 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 2:42 PM

The Lowry Cafe

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on August 19, 2019 at 2:42 pm

Wish I knew PHP better

Posted Monday, August 19th, 2019 10:36 am GMT -6 in Links,Technology at 10:36 AM

https://stitcher.io/blog/php-in-2019

Originally published by DK on August 19, 2019 at 10:36 am

Tweet: Welcome to State Fair season in Minnesota

Posted Monday, August 19th, 2019 08:32 am GMT -6 in Tweets at 8:32 AM

Welcome to State Fair season in Minnesota

Originally published by on August 19, 2019 at 8:32 am

Friendship comes in many forms

Posted Sunday, August 18th, 2019 11:42 pm GMT -6 in Art,Design,Games at 11:42 PM

You’re greeted by marvelous monsters as you enter the Alarming Attic

Originally published by DK on August 18, 2019 at 11:42 pm

Food trucks are fine, but…

Posted Saturday, August 17th, 2019 08:09 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 8:09 PM

Saint Dinette

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on August 17, 2019 at 8:09 pm

Tweet: BRING IT

Posted Saturday, August 17th, 2019 02:48 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 2:48 PM

BRING IT

Originally published by on August 17, 2019 at 2:48 pm

Well?

Posted Friday, August 16th, 2019 10:57 am GMT -6 in Food,Personal,Travel at 10:57 AM

Is it, punk?

Originally published by DK on August 16, 2019 at 10:57 am

Vincent Vega

Posted Friday, August 16th, 2019 09:07 am GMT -6 in Movies,Quotes at 9:07 AM

Jules, you give that fucking nimrod $1,500, I’ll shoot him on general principle…

Originally published by DK on August 16, 2019 at 9:07 am

Tweet: Happy travels to Clancey and Tom as they head west into the sunset #Raide…

Posted Friday, August 16th, 2019 08:19 am GMT -6 in Tweets at 8:19 AM

Happy travels to Clancey and Tom as they head west into the sunset #RaiderNation

Originally published by on August 16, 2019 at 8:19 am

Get it while you can

Posted Friday, August 16th, 2019 07:37 am GMT -6 in Food,Weather at 7:37 AM

It will be cold before you know it

Originally published by DK on August 16, 2019 at 7:37 am

Postcard day in Red Wing

Posted Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 10:50 pm GMT -6 in Family,Golf,Travel,Weather at 10:50 PM

Mississippi National with the boys

Originally published by DK on August 14, 2019 at 10:50 pm

The new babies ❤️ me

Posted Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 10:44 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Games at 10:44 PM

$116 progressive jackpot on a 0.38 bet

Originally published by DK on August 14, 2019 at 10:44 pm

Trombones are cool

Posted Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 07:42 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 7:42 PM

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on August 14, 2019 at 7:42 pm

Still finding stuff from this

Posted Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 03:25 pm GMT -6 in Friends,Sports,Work at 3:25 PM

That was quite a weekend, though

Originally published by DK on August 13, 2019 at 3:25 pm

Tweet: Nothing in my Outlook “Other” folder is worth saving (or even general…

Posted Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 03:07 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 3:07 PM

Nothing in my Outlook “Other” folder is worth saving (or even generally opening)

Originally published by on August 13, 2019 at 3:07 pm

It’s getting there

Posted Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 01:07 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 1:07 PM

U.S. Bank Stadium

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on August 13, 2019 at 1:07 pm

Manic Monday

Posted Monday, August 12th, 2019 08:17 pm GMT -6 in Music,Quotes at 8:17 PM

These are the days when you wish your bed was already made…

Originally published by DK on August 12, 2019 at 8:17 pm

Ticket system #4

Posted Monday, August 12th, 2019 08:15 pm GMT -6 in Football,Technology,Work at 8:15 PM

Technically five, I think

Originally published by DK on August 12, 2019 at 8:15 pm

Open the Gates

Posted Monday, August 12th, 2019 08:13 pm GMT -6 in Football,Work at 8:13 PM

It’s almost that time

Originally published by DK on August 12, 2019 at 8:13 pm

@pastrydiane has cool friends

Posted Monday, August 12th, 2019 11:41 am GMT -6 in Charities,Food,Links at 11:41 AM

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/moua-friends-and-family-event-tickets-65762839423

Originally published by DK on August 12, 2019 at 11:41 am

Sunday Saints

Posted Sunday, August 11th, 2019 05:11 pm GMT -6 in Baseball,Sports at 5:11 PM

Hopefully they do better than the Twins today

Originally published by DK on August 11, 2019 at 5:11 pm

Nigel’s Icy Cold Flip

Posted Sunday, August 11th, 2019 09:52 am GMT -6 in Art,Design,Games at 9:52 AM

Ultra Hard, Two Dots

Originally published by DK on August 11, 2019 at 9:52 am

A plate of cheese + sides

Posted Saturday, August 10th, 2019 08:16 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 8:16 PM

Fuddruckers

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on August 10, 2019 at 8:16 pm

Lowertown friends

Posted Saturday, August 10th, 2019 03:43 pm GMT -6 in Family,Personal,Pets at 3:43 PM

Surprise visit from the SK (and my closet needs a cleaning)

Originally published by DK on August 10, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Odd conditions at Sand Creek

Posted Saturday, August 10th, 2019 01:30 pm GMT -6 in Friends,Golf at 1:30 PM

But still very playable

Originally published by DK on August 10, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Tweet: Thank you OITNB cast and crew for a great series (and an excellent season…

Posted Friday, August 9th, 2019 07:42 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 7:42 PM

Thank you OITNB cast and crew for a great series (and an excellent season seven farewell)

Originally published by on August 9, 2019 at 7:42 pm

A fitting sendoff soundtrack

Posted Friday, August 9th, 2019 06:37 pm GMT -6 in Links,Music,Television at 6:37 PM

https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/Regina-Spektor-Youve-Got-Time-OITNB-Theme-Song-Video-46425999

Originally published by DK on August 9, 2019 at 6:37 pm

End of patio season?

Posted Friday, August 9th, 2019 06:05 pm GMT -6 in Food,Weather at 6:05 PM

Barrio Lowertown, 79F

Originally published by DK on August 9, 2019 at 6:05 pm

That top one would be nice

Posted Friday, August 9th, 2019 11:59 am GMT -6 in Casinos,Games at 11:59 AM

Could be a 50-cent life changer

Originally published by DK on August 9, 2019 at 11:59 am

Holding the pose

Posted Friday, August 9th, 2019 11:58 am GMT -6 in Friends,Golf at 11:58 AM

Nice round, Leo (Stonebrooke 17th)

Originally published by DK on August 9, 2019 at 11:58 am
 

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