Nationals Park, Washington D.C.

Nationals Park, Washington D.C.

Professional baseball in Washington D.C. has been a notoriously mixed bag. “First in war, first in peace, last in the American League“ was the old saw. And it was true, sort of. The first incarnation of the Senators/Nationals franchise came in last place 9 times in 60...

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Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Paintings often contain a visible record of past lives. Underneath the finished work is a web of built up edges, bumps and daubs that were once on the outside; a color, a piece of the picture, a part of the space, that are now only visible as texture covered over by...

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Road Trip- Seoul, South Korea

GO BEARS! The Korean Baseball Organization, like almost everything Korean, is surprisingly new. Founded in 1981, it is on a par with the Japanese Baseball League, which dates back to 1936. At the time of the KBO’s founding South Korea had a GNP less than Ghana’s. It...

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Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia

Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia

After the euphoria of last nights’ come from behind victory, (down 9-2 in the 8th, the Phils plated 8 in the final two frames to walk off with a 10-9 victory over the Dodgers) the physical misery of Citizens Bank Park’s first game is a distant, forgotten memory. A bit...

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Petco Park, San Diego

Petco Park, San Diego

When neighbor Curtis Richins commissioned a painting of Petco Park I was thrilled. That meant going to San Diego- amazing weather, great beaches, dynamic downtown, fantastic parks, and a pilgrimage to Ted Williams’ boyhood home. 4121 Utah , the house where Ted...

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Baseball, Painting and Me

Baseball, Painting and Me

POST #1- Baseball, Painting and Me Rick Miller in Deep Center, Memorial Stadium, Baltimore, 1981 During the spring of my first year in graduate school I went down to Baltimore with a friend to watch the Orioles play the Red Sox at old Memorial Stadium. The light on...

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The BallPark Project

Blog Entry 1 “Doubtless, there are better ways to spend summer days, summer nights, than in ballparks. Doubtless. Nevertheless, decades after a person has stopped collecting  bubble-gum cards, he can still find himself collecting ball parks. And not just the stadiums...

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