MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Somewhere in the Minnesota State Park system, there are some black spruce trees growing in a much more natural environment – wide open fields, fresh air and wildlife.
They spent last spring, summer and fall planted in a glitzy new ball field in downtown Minneapolis surrounded by bright lights, beer and loud music.
Then, major league players blamed them for their hitting troubles – calling the trees a distraction. Well, their former spot in center field is now empty and the back wall is a solid black, so you would expect to see some more offense at Target Field this season.
If not, you can’t blame the trees.