Category Archives: Road trip

Hudson vs. Zito, back in Oakland

With their season a loss and their Bay neighbors the Giants in town — starting former A’s great Tim Hudson themselves — Oakland gave former AL Cy Young Award winner Barry Zito one more home start, and it happened to be the game we were attending. Along with Mark Mulder (who was in attendance; the three

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On a personal note …

Matt and me and Nolan I first went to Cooperstown in 1988, when my family stopped over for a night in August on our way to Boston and Maine for our regular summer vacation. The second trip came in 1992, when we went — and my sister and I each brought along a friend —

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Visiting the Hall

It’s Hall of Fame weekend, an event I’ve been to once and hope to get to again soon. The first visit was in 1992, for Tom Seaver’s induction. I’m too young to remember all but a little of Seaver’s career. Though I should’ve been aware of his 300th win at Yankee Stadium, I wasn’t, and

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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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People still come, Ray

What’s out there I’ve been to heaven. Twice, in fact. I first learned you could go there on your own time during my junior year of college. A friend of mine from western Illinois, Joe, had a photo of himself with several friends, a few I knew, together on the ballfield in the cornfield in

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