Category Archives: Ballparks

The erosion of The Sandcastle

A mural at the entrance to the Sandcastle Things are not looking good in Atlantic City. In some ways, that’s true of many aspects of the Boardwalk Empire (great show, by the way), but it’s especially true of the old ballpark where the Surf used to play. Just two seasons after the club folded, The

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The Mets jersey in Yankee Stadium

The Babe has a presence I finally made it out to Yankee Stadium ’09 yesterday. It was a gorgeous, mid-70s afternoon and I didn’t even need a seat in the shade to feel comfortable, but I had one, and I was. After emerging from the D train, I walked around Babe Ruth Plaza to pick

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Washington chooses its history

Pennants atop the scoreboard Two weeks ago, I drove down to Washington to meet up with two college friends and see the Nationals play the Reds. We’d speculated a couple of weeks before and bought tickets hoping it would be Stephen Strasburg‘s debut. But unlike many Nats fans, we didn’t bitch when the team announced

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Photo Flashback: Meeting the Mets home and away

Night at Oriole Park I’m finally catching up after a whirlwind weekend. After working long into the morning on Thursday, I went to that afternoon’s Mets-Padres game before going back to work that night. And who would’ve thought that of the two matchups — Mat Latos vs. Johan Santana and Jon Garland vs. Jon Niese

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Where Jackie’s impact was felt most

I still remember April 15, 1997, when I sat in a lounge in my dorm at Notre Dame and watched as Jackie Robinson’s No. 42 was retired throughout baseball by Bud Selig, standing at a podium at Shea Stadium. Behind him stood Jackie’s widow, Rachel, and President Bill Clinton. The significance of the occasion, the

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