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Area notebook: Sturgeon Bay Legion team plays final game at Metrodome

6:27 PM, Jul. 5, 2013
The Sturgeon Bay Legion baseball played the last-ever baseball game at the Metrodome on Tuesday, defeating Viroqua 11-6 in the second game of a doubleheader. Team members include (from left to right front row): David VanDreese, Riley Cordier, Jason Lindemann, Michael Larsen, bat boy Owen Van Der Horst, bat boy Kasey Chambers. Back row: Coach Pat Cordier, Jared Lindemann, Riley Schartner, Lucas Stephenson, Casey Giesseman, Joey Fuest, Chase Mickey, Augie Taylor, Ryan Nelson, manager George Husby.
The Sturgeon Bay Legion baseball played the last-ever baseball game at the Metrodome on Tuesday, defeating Viroqua 11-6 in the second game of a doubleheader. Team members include (from left to right front row): David VanDreese, Riley Cordier, Jason Lindemann, Michael Larsen, bat boy Owen Van Der Horst, bat boy Kasey Chambers. Back row: Coach Pat Cordier, Jared Lindemann, Riley Schartner, Lucas Stephenson, Casey Giesseman, Joey Fuest, Chase Mickey, Augie Taylor, Ryan Nelson, manager George Husby.
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Sturgeon Bay Legion baseball coach George Husby knew this was going to be the last time his team would play at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis.

But he wasn't expecting the Bays' 11-6 victory in the second game of a doubleheader against Viroqua on Tuesday to be the last-ever baseball game played at the 31-year-old facility, which will be demolished in 2014 to make room for the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium.

"I had no idea," Husby said. "About a half-hour before the second game ended, that's when we found out. A couple of people from the office there came down and said there was a ...

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