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Local Fan Torn Between Home Opener and Another Episode of Magnum P.I.

Kelley Vogt has been waiting for the Twins to take the field in a game that counts for months. He might not see it.
Image courtesy of Flickr/Alan Light
“Magnum’s on, man. I don’t know what I’m gonna do.”

The Magnum in question is Thomas Magnum, protagonist of TV’s Magnum P.I. The long-running CBS drama airs nightly on a Minneapolis network station from 7-10 pm. And Vogt can’t get enough.

“He solves mysteries, he gets in fights, he hangs out with his buddies, and argues with Higgins,” said Vogt. “Occasionally he has a girlfriend, but it usually ends badly.

“And he has access to a helicopter,” added the 41-year-old programmer and season ticket holder.

Vogt claims he’s never gotten into “Marvel movies, Game of Thrones, (stuff) like that” because he hates having to follow multiple storylines.

“I use a scorecard at the ballgame, I don’t need to use it to figure out who’s having sex with who in a show about dragons,” said Vogt. “I put Magnum on, they wrap the story up, another episode starts, and there’s your Tuesday night, brother.”

When asked if this routine hadn’t itself become the equivalent of binging a Netflix or HBO show with labyrinthine plot twists, Vogt quietly admitted that it was possible.

“Magnum has a kickass car,” Vogt noted.

With the opener looming on Friday night and no easy answers, the Lonsdale native said he may have found an answer in the past.

“Someone on Facebook marketplace is selling a working VCR and a whole pile of blank video cassettes,” said Vogt. “$10 or best offer, I just have to drive to New Market and get it. I know I can probably find them on YouTube or something, but I like the commercials. Figure I can tape Magnum and watch the game on my laptop.”

Vogt paused.

“I can also watch Magnum and tape the Twins game. Think Magnum and Higgins are going to London to meet Higgins’ dad. Can you even imagine?”

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Popping in here during the fourth inning of a 7-5 game, I'm starting to appreciate Kelley's thought process.