Tag Archives: Ebbets Field

Great Stadiums (11): From Blueprints

Credit Rod Kennedy Jr. for a keen perseverance. Pursuant to the story linked to his name, Kennedy unearthed (the right word) the blueprints for Ebbets Field. This is where Kennedy lives in his memories (as all us fans of baseball … Continue reading

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Mike Night for the Ultimate Dodger Dog

L.A. Dodgers-broadcasting legend Vin Scully plans on returning to the mike in 2015. This would be his sixty-sixth straight season with the Dodgers. Robust at eighty-six, Bronx native Scully does things the traditional way—as could only be expected. He solos … Continue reading

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Great Stadiums (5): Houston, We Have a Problem

The Houston (Reliant) Astrodome, once The Eighth Wonder Of The World, may succumb to the wreckers’ ball, as Ebbets Field did, as the Polo Grounds did, as countless great ballparks have, unless a lot of people step in, as seems … Continue reading

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Great Stadiums (4): Dodger Stadium, the Taj Mahal

I (Evander) thought it only fitting, as the Los Angeles Dodgers run away with the 2013 N.L. West crown, to talk a little in this series about the Major League Baseball stadium that set the standard. Today the third-oldest big-league … Continue reading

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Baseball and Jazz

According to the Boston Globe, pitcher Ben Henderson may be the first individual to have used the word jazz. An April 2, 1912, headline says so. Different dictionaries, such as Webster’s Third and The Compact Oxford English Dictionary, furnish alternate … Continue reading

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Bobby Abreu: The Human Rolling Blackout

“News: Abreu went 5-for-5 with two walks in Sunday’s extra-innings loss to the Royals. (Sun Apr 3) “Spin: Despite the monster day at the plate, Abreu came away scoring just one run, on his own homer in the seventh inning, … Continue reading

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Baseball Stadium Addiction

I admit to a slightly morbid, or at least useless but let me add harmless, fascination with baseball stadiums. I plan to be sharing my obsession with stadiums past, present, and future on this website as the season unfolds. Most … Continue reading

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“Willie, Mickey, and the Duke” (and Probably in that Order)

The New York Times obituary portrays a self-lacerating Duke Snider. I had no idea. Snider’s career (1947–64) overlapped my early following baseball only on the late side. I therefore had a slight connection to this member of the New York City … Continue reading

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