Dollar Dog Night at Progressive Field, Cleveland

Dollar Dog Night at Progressive Field, Cleveland

The first Native American pro baseball player was Louis Sockalexis. He was nicknamed “Chief,” the first of a long line of “Chiefs” in Major League ball. It’s interesting that Indians were allowed to be pro ball players while African Americans were banned. In fact more...

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Busch Stadium, St. Louis

Busch Stadium, St. Louis

"Foul Ball, Busch Stadium III, St. Louis" Busch Stadium, St. Louis I’m a little foggy on the exact details of the first ballgame I ever attended, but it was definitely at Busch Stadium in St Louis. Originally named “Sportsman’s Park”, it was in a densely populated...

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PNC Park, Pittsburgh

PNC Park, Pittsburgh

  TV moved into our suburban Boston home in the summer of 1960 when I was 7 years old. Early that fall I ran home from the bus stop to catch what was left of each World Series game. The Yankees were the Red Sox nemesis and my best friends’ father was from...

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Wrigley Field at 100

Wrigley Field at 100

How is it that beauty and tragedy go together? In the baseball world (the hearts and minds of millions of us) tragedy is not an exaggeration when it comes to the travails of Chicago’s beloved Cubs and their Wrigley Field home. Most recently, and perhaps most famously,...

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“Dreamland, Dodger Stadium and Chavez Ravine”

“Dreamland, Dodger Stadium and Chavez Ravine”

Carved into the hillside of what was once an old Hispanic neighborhood, Dodger Stadium sits a scant quarter mile from the glass towers of downtown LA. Because of geography and orientation there is virtually no awareness of the city from the Stadium. It faces the Santa...

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Confessions of a Yankee Hater

Confessions of a Yankee Hater

  "Tight Spot in New Yankee Stadium", oil on canvas, 36" x 60", 2012 $225 + $25 shipping prints: 21"x 31.5", image size: 17.5" x 28" (Written in 2012) Now that they’ve gone down to what can only be called ignominious defeat, it’s a lot easier to talk about.  I...

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Fenway Park, Home of the Boston Red Sox

Fenway Park, Home of the Boston Red Sox

I find it hard to believe I have been alive for most of Fenway Park’s existence. It has been around forever, right? The home of the Boston Red Sox is Major League Baseball’s oldest ballpark and is celebrating it’s 100th season this year. The numbers, however, don’t...

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Target Field, Home of the Minnesota Twins

Target Field, Home of the Minnesota Twins

A lot of people were dubious when the Minnesota Twins announced plans to build a new, downtown, open air ballpark. The pneumatic Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome is not beloved for it’s cozy architecture (it is still the home of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings). It is,...

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Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium

As a kid I visited my grandparents in suburban St. Louis every July.  Gloriously free and grown up, I roamed about basically unsupervised day after hot, humid day.  After doing a chore or two I’d head to the drug store in town and buy as many packs of baseball bubble...

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AT+T Park, San Francisco, CA

AT+T Park, San Francisco, CA

The Golden Gate The first time I saw The Golden Gate I arrived by bicycle, from Poughkeepsie, New York. Two Vassar College friends and I spent the summer of ’72 riding through Canada and down the Pacific Coast Highway from Vancouver to Palo Alto, about 30 miles south...

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