On standing outside the hotel entrance along with a hotel security guard for a cigarette, Cliff was amazed that six Minneapolis patrol cars with their lights flashing had pulled up facing the Gay 90's Club as people continued to enter/exit at will. A squad of police on bicycles rode by and about five minutes later a squad of police on horseback strode by. Cliff learned from that hotel security guard that this was typical in Minneapolis on Friday & Saturday nights. Last call for alcohol is 2 a.m. and everyone has to be out of the bars & clubs by 2:30 a.m. Other police cars and ambulances at high speeds with sirens blaring could be heard all around the downtown of Minneapolis (and Kathy could sleep through all this noise?). The Club was locked up at 2:30 a.m. as the people dispersed the area and then to Cliff's surprise two wreckers showed up just after 2:30 a.m. and hooked up to two cars in the small parking area along the Club and took the vehicles away leaving the parking area clean of any vehicles. Cliff ended retiring back to the hotel room shortly after 3 a.m.
Only, to be back outside at 6 a.m. for another cigarette and cup of coffee (who needs sleep?). In observing a typical Sunday morning in Minneapolis Cliff first notice a huge sign by the parking area of the Gay 90's Club that stated Free Parking from 8 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Enjoying his coffee Cliff watched as many joggers past by and with the streets full of garbage from the night before city work crews on foot with brooms and pans cleaned up the streets. The outside temp was in low 70's with a slight breeze and clear skies.
No matter what, it was hot and exciting to be sitting to observe our Detroit Tigers in action having defeated Minnesota Twins on Friday night and going for a second straight win in this 3-game series. However, on this night the Twins worked out to a 6-0 score on entering the 7th inning. With All-Star LF Justin Upton pounding a 3-run homer in upper deck the Tigers scored 5-runs to make this game a thriller only to lose 6 to 5 before a total of 33,700 fans in attendance.