~ ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Some collectors are bringing the Metrodome's old right field wall home after paying a combined $3,025 for pieces of the "Baggie."
A pair of 16-feet-high, 190-feet-long sections of the famed fence sold during an online auction that concluded Monday. One went for $2,025 and the other for $1,000. Together, the items drew 190 bids.
When the Minnesota Twins played at the Metrodome from 1982-2009, left-handed hitters took aim at the dark blue wall that stood only 327 feet from home plate. To make up for the short distance, the fence was extended for a total height of 23 feet. When balls bounced off the wall, it rippled like a garbage bag, spawning the nickname.
Several stadium features are being auctioned off, with demolition looming next year.