It used to be you went into Fenway, they hit a ball off the wall, it was a double, because our left fielder didn’t know how to play the ball off the wall. If we hit a bullet off the wall, it’s a single. It was a little thing.
You go to the Metro Dome. The Metro Dome in Minnesota. The ball could be lost in the lights, or in the lights in the ceiling, ceiling mostly, because it has a big old ceiling, and the ball — the ceiling color is the same as the ball, so if a high flyball went up, and you took your eye off it, and tried to pick it back up again, you couldn’t. So you had to remind yourself of those things. The Minnesota Twins, I’d watch them, and they all would get together in a cluster. Like say the ball was up and it was in the middle of the diamond, you got the first baseman, you got the second baseman, the shortstop kind of converging, and they’re looking, “Do you see it?” “No, I don’t see it. Do you see it?” “Yeah, I see it. Okay, I’ll take it.”
So there was this extra conversation that took place where they grouped it because they understood what happened and if the ball hit the turf, it bounced really high. So, if you knew of all those things, you could take advantage of those, and Minnesota had a home field advantage, they hit a blooper to right-center field, they weren’t thinking just a single, that the guy was going to come in, they were thinking it was going to hit and hang in the air, and we’ll take that extra base.