Gardenhire recalls last suspended game
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins did not have to deal with rain delays or rainouts during their 28-year tenure at the Metrodome, but Wednesday wasn't the first time that manager Ron Gardenhire has dealt with finishing up a suspended game at home.
Due to sharing the Metrodome with the University of Minnesota football team and the National Football League's Vikings, the Twins had some time constraints placed upon some of their contests. That was the case back on Oct. 2, 2004, when a game against the Indians was suspended after 11 innings with the game tied at 5 because the playing surface had to be prepared for a Gophers football game.
"I don't think we've done this too many times," Gardenhire said of suspended games. "Before, it had to have been in the Metrodome for time constraints, but it's part of outdoor baseball. It was definitely weird getting up today knowing you had one game today at 4 [o'clock] and again at 6."