Remembering the first game at the Metrodome

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Tonght the Minnesota Twins play their 2002 home opener at the Metrodome. While fans hope for a new stadium and look forward to a baseball season in which their team looks like a playoff contender, twenty years ago it was quite the opposite. The 1982 Twins were a terrible team, about to play their first season in the brand new Metrodome. On the eve of the home opener that year Minnesota Public Radio's Gary Eichten described a scene that must have thrilled Metrodome supporters.

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