Wow, this is definitely a dream for me, They dropped me off in the players’ parking lot, and I was walking up, and I was in shock. I could not believe how beautiful this stadium was on the outside. Then I walked on the inside, walked through the home-side clubhouse and I was in tears. This is like night and day compared to when we were playing. This is a different era, man.
It almost brought tears to my eyes, but not close. I’m a man.
This is something that we all dreamed about — me, (Corey) Koskie, Jacque (Jones), Doug Mientkiewicz, We were fighting for it. We wanted a new stadium so bad, it was unbelievable. Now you see the end result — us just playing well, trying not to be contracted.
I thought maybe they would cut corners, do everything. And I promise you, fans that haven’t been inside the stadium or in the clubhouse, that’s state of the art. Gardy’s office is like Bill Gates’ office.
They’ve got a video room now, nice batting cages not made out of fishnet. A real weight room, and not the pieces that we brought to bring in. I’m telling you. We bought pieces and brought them in.
“This is totally different, I can’t even explain to people how professional and classy this stadium — what this organization looks like right now. They look great. You walk into the stadium and you’re like, ‘damn, Twins.