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Ole Sheldon, who played parts of five seasons with the Saints and is now the hitting coach, admitted to some mixed emotions as he glanced around the stadium before the game.
“It’s been nice here. My wife comes to all the games — she’s a teacher, and she’s made friends with a lot of the fans,” he said. “It’s a very family-like atmosphere.”
As much as he loves Midway Stadium, though, “I’ll pull the trigger on this place,” he said. He is looking forward to better locker rooms and other more modern upgrades at the new stadium.
In the end, after Murray had caught the first pitch from St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, and U.S. Sen. Al Franken had joined the capacity-busting record crowd of 9,455 in singing “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” the Saints fell to the division-leading Goldeyes 4-3.
But the fireworks still let loose, and there was one last promotion: the Monster Food Truck Rally, where fans could linger on the field one last moment, savoring a late bite, and more than two decades of memories
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