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    Baseball playoff date conflicts with Vikings-Packers

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    [size=12pt]Baseball playoff date conflicts with Vikings-Packers[/size]
    Will the Metrodome roof be covering up a football game or playoff game on Oct. 5?
    By JOE CHRISTENSEN and JUDD ZULGAD, Star Tribune staff writers
    Last update: September 19, 2009 - 8:56 AM

    If the Twins finish the regular season tied atop the American League Central, like last season, it could create one doozy of a scheduling conflict at the Metrodome.

    The Vikings and Packers are scheduled to play on "Monday Night Football" at the Dome on Oct. 5.

    But if the Twins need a tiebreaker and secure home-field advantage for that game, they would take precedence at the Metrodome that night, forcing the Vikings and Packers to make other plans, according to Katy Feeney, Major League Baseball's senior vice president for scheduling and club relations.
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    That means plenty of plans already have been made, including by ESPN, which will air the game, and thus moving the Monday night matchup would be extremely difficult. In fact, an NFL source with knowledge of the lease said there is no chance the Vikings game gets moved. That's because the NFL team's lease states it has priority over the Twins for any game other than a World Series game, a fact that conflicts with MLB's belief that the Twins would have priority in the Dome that night.
    So - those of you coming from out of town for the game need to hope the Twins either choke and don't catch Detroit or that they do catch - AND PASS - Detroit, so we don't even need to deal with the possibility of a conflict.

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    Re: Baseball playoff date conflicts with Vikings-Packers

    "Zeus" wrote:
    http://www.startribune.com/sports/tw...Dua_eyD5PcOiUr

    [size=12pt]Baseball playoff date conflicts with Vikings-Packers[/size]
    Will the Metrodome roof be covering up a football game or playoff game on Oct. 5?
    By JOE CHRISTENSEN and JUDD ZULGAD, Star Tribune staff writers
    Last update: September 19, 2009 - 8:56 AM

    If the Twins finish the regular season tied atop the American League Central, like last season, it could create one doozy of a scheduling conflict at the Metrodome.

    The Vikings and Packers are scheduled to play on "Monday Night Football" at the Dome on Oct. 5.

    But if the Twins need a tiebreaker and secure home-field advantage for that game, they would take precedence at the Metrodome that night, forcing the Vikings and Packers to make other plans, according to Katy Feeney, Major League Baseball's senior vice president for scheduling and club relations.
    However:

    That means plenty of plans already have been made, including by ESPN, which will air the game, and thus moving the Monday night matchup would be extremely difficult. In fact, an NFL source with knowledge of the lease said there is no chance the Vikings game gets moved. That's because the NFL team's lease states it has priority over the Twins for any game other than a World Series game, a fact that conflicts with MLB's belief that the Twins would have priority in the Dome that night.
    So - those of you coming from out of town for the game need to hope the Twins either choke and don't catch Detroit or that they do catch - AND PASS - Detroit, so we don't even need to deal with the possibility of a conflict.

    =Z=
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    http://www.purplepride.org/forums/in...c,53274.0.html

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