Rain has pushed back the start of today's Twins-White Sox game at Target Field and that has some wondering if that means Metro Transit will push back the planned shut down of the light-rail lines in downtown Minneapolis.
The agency has not made that decision yet, said spokesman Howie Padilla. Like fans awaiting the start of the baseball game, Metro Transit is watching and waiting before making its call.
Metro Transit had advertised that both Blue and Green line trains would stop running between Target Field and U.S. Bank Stadium stations at 6:45 p.m. Thursday. Many fans take LRT trains to Twins games, and with today's game scheduled for 12:10 p.m., it was unlikely the pending shut down would have affected their trips home.
But with a nearly 3 hour delay already, any later start would likely mean the end of the game would bump up against the planned LRT shut down. The game has yet to be called, and there has been no word as to when it might be played.
Stay tuned for shouts of play ball, and whether the LRT shut down will be delayed.