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I Was There July 25, 2017

Filed under: Baseball,Family,Family history — Janet @ 4:04 pm

The Seattle Mariners beat the Boston Red Sox last night 4 to 0.  I was there right behind home plate, high in the stands.  But I didn’t have to watch the game at all – I could just stare at the big screen – all the action was there including scene after scene of antics by the fans.  Razz-Ama-Tazz and Hoopla galore and occasional fireworks kept us on our toes.  But where was the old fashioned simple beauty of the game itself?  And the hot dog and pop corn sellers of former days.  I’m not sure I fully appreciated the 2017 version of the baseball game experience.  Take me back to Fenway Park in the 1940’s – now there was how I like to think of a family outing to a baseball game.


But never mind my grumbles – the 2017 outing was good – surrounded by good humored friends and a lovely summer’s evening  And MY TEAM won!  Oops – I got mixed up.   My team should now no longer be the Red Sox and I should be pleased that the Mariners won.  Yes, the Mariners won.  MY TEAM for 2017.


The Baseball Season Has Started April 11, 2011

Filed under: Baseball,Postcards — Janet @ 6:24 pm

In sorting out my papers etc. I came across a few reproductions of old postcards.  These were in a little booklet published by Dover in 1993.  They are antique postcard views of 4 famous baseball parks.

   Crosley Field Cincinnati

   Yankee Stadium New York

  Comiskey Park Chicago

   Polo Grounds New York

Unfortunately the 5th and 6th antique postcards that were in this little publication are missing – Fenway Park in Boston and Ebbets Field in Brooklyn.  And of the 6 baseball fields chosen for the little booklet, only the original Fenway Park in Boston remains today.

Now that I am in Seattle I’ll have to switch my allegiance from the Boston Red Sox to the Seattle Mariners.  And soon I hope to attend a game down in Arizona.  Is it the Sticklebacks?  No, I think the team is the Diamond Backs.  I am thinking about what knitting project to take.