Category Archives: Stadiums

Coming up Sixes

Today, August 23, 2014, marks the 66th birthday of DH (that’s also Designated Hebrew) Ron Blomberg. Happy Birthday, Ron! This is also the day Joe Torre’s (right: here pictured closer to 1966) number 6 was retired by the New York … Continue reading

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Citi Field Goes Vegan

As the previous post suggests, on Friday, August 15th, Evander and I (Martin) took the F Train from the Right Off the Bat Media Complex in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, intercepted the Number 7 train at Roosevelt Avenue, and hightailed it to … Continue reading

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The Three Stooges at the Mets

Stuart Cohn (left), a long-suffering Mets fan (is there any other?), Yankees aficionado Evander Lomke (center), and cricket interloper Martin Rowe (right)—the latter two the founders of this self-same blog—in the inevitable selfie at Citi Field on Friday, August 15th. The Metropolitans … Continue reading

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Going Multipurpose

Silly me. I (Evander) thought that the point of the third-generation baseball stadium, with all those great sight lines, was baseball only. How wrong. Whenever money’s involved…. The 2009-occupied Yankee Stadium will host what most of the human race calls … Continue reading

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Cricket to Baseball to Cricket

I (Evander) am not sure how instructive this one-minute time-lapse video is, as officials prepared Down Under (Sydney Cricket Ground) for the 2014 opening day of Major League Baseball. But one does get a relative sense of distance (the boundary, … Continue reading

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Great Stadiums (7): Turner Field (R.I.P.)

Reported November 11, 2013: The Atlanta Braves will leave Turner Field after 2016 for a new stadium in nearby Cobb County. Turner Field is what’s left of the 1996 Summer Olympics Stadium, modified for baseball. Its shelf life of barely … Continue reading

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Great Stadiums (6): Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium at 40

It is now the sixth-oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball and will forever be one of the most graceful. I (Evander) have long had a rational fondness for Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. In recent times upgraded with all … Continue reading

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