Speaking as one who has worked and played in the Warehouse District since 1978 and has seen that area growing increasingly more dangerous, I was astounded that the powers that be would target the dark forces fomenting within the stadium walls. To cure crime is one thing, to create create is another. And that is, simply, what has been done here. Wally is the Sam Mele of Suds, a living bridge from Met Stadium to the Metrodome to Target Field. As the unofficial mascot of the Twins, he has worked longer and harder on their behalf than anyone I can remember. There are enough problems in the world. Wally isn't one of them. While I am happy that Wally is now working at Sneaky Pete's, justice has not been done. So let's put Wally back to work at Target Field and realize there are bigger fish to fry. The next time I hear a vendor shout, "Cold beer here," I want it to be Wally.
from Paul Metsa, world class musician, writer, and friend. Paul may be reached at www.paulmetsa.com