Tag Archives: Citi Field

Cricket Comes to Citi Field Revisited

The crepuscule of early November settles in Citi Field. The World Series is over, tho there are still faded signs stenciled outside the first-and-third-base lines proclaiming it. The mound has been flattened and covered, and there is a mostly dirt … Continue reading

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Great Stadiums

We at Right Off the Bat have a fondness for stadiums: those temples to the arts of cricket and baseball. For all their inherent grandeur, however, they often find themselves placed in some less than beautiful surroundings—yes, we’re talking about … Continue reading

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How Sweet It Is

The Detroit Tigers demolished the New York Yankees to win the American League pennant for the eleventh time in their (the Tigers’s) storied history: the team of Ty Cobb and Hank Greenberg and Al Kaline among many other greats. The … Continue reading

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Congratulations to R. A. Dickey

Fans of the New York Mets have not had much to cheer about over the final ninety games of the 2012 season. I (Evander) attended only one Major League Baseball game this year: July 4, Mets versus the Philadelphia Phillies. … Continue reading

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NYC Subway Series Round 2

The suddenly hot Mets, as hot as the weather this first day of summer (which is when I, Evander, always feel the season truly starts—in fact, the season doesn’t really take shape till mid-August), and the suddenly not-so-hot Yankees (unlike … Continue reading

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An Ordinary Over the Hump Day in Queens

Today is 70 years and 366 days since Joe DiMaggio’s mind-bending 56-game hitting streak began: with a meager (though RBI) single against the Chicago White Sox. Right Off the Bat celebrated the seventieth anniversary with a podcast a year ago. … Continue reading

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New York Mets Will Do Something Great May 27

My (Evander’s) heart sings, wild (card) thing. It is not over Major League Baseball announcing the extra Wild Card rounds this season. Rather, it is the return of Banner Day. Originally the staple of a once-a-year, between-games doubleheader at Shea … Continue reading

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