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Photo Flashback: 1989 Exhibition Finale

Lineups lined up I missed Friday and was never married to the “Photo Friday” moniker anyway, so I’m going with “Photo Flashback” for this one. While thumbing through an old photo album the other day, I came across several shots from various trips to Shea Stadium and Cooperstown. They were all taken with my meager

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Photo Friday: Cactus League action

Fontenot flop The vacation got off to a glorious start. Our flight arrived in Phoenix half an hour early and we got our rental car and headed over to HoHoKam Park in Mesa (with a pit stop at In-n-Out Burger in Tempe). Moments after Randy Wells made the first pitch of the spring for the

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Won’t you take me to … Dodgertown

Down on the mid-Florida Atlantic coast — the Treasure Coast — sits Vero Beach, home to Dodgers Spring Training for 61 years … until this year. Now that the deadlines have been met in Goodyear, Ariz., the Dodgers will train in the Cactus League beginning next year, ending a six-decade tradition that had come to

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Baseball in the mouse’s house

At one time, the acres of land southwest of Orlando, Florida, were undeveloped or consisted mainly of orange groves. But ever since Walt Disney established his World, the area has continued to grow. There are the theme parks — internationally based, water-based, animal-based and movie-based — a Downtown, a suburb (Celebration) and a whole Wide

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An All-Star Game (or two) in Yankee Stadium’s future?

Two weeks ago, the New York Post reported that MLB officials and the Yankees have discussed awarding the 2008 All-Star Game to Yankee Stadium. (Rumor is that one will count.) That’s a great idea. Seriously, it’s a fine way to cap off the historic site’s long and storied history. It’s something they should’ve done in

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