Saturday, August 27, 2016

That's Mr. Terminal to You

A poorly kept secret, the Oakland A's ownership toured Howard Terminal on Thursday.


The 50 acre site southwest of downtown has been considered before as a future home for the franchise and reportedly Mayor Libby Schaarf is the principal advocate now. The A's are unlikely to commit to any site for a new stadium until the Oakland Raiders decide what their long-term plans are.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Something, Sometime

"Easter in October" is not a thing. (Well, maybe for some.) Likewise, "Christmas in August" is not anything either.

Image credit: The Colbert Report

"Christmas in July," however, dates back at least as far as 1933. And (the weather notwithstanding) Melvin and I delighted in our first Christmas in July ballpark promotion in 2010, at Progressive Field.

My niece, her boyfriend and I went to the Brooklyn Cyclones' "Christmas in August" promotion last night. The team's inability to stick to a meme was not its only failure.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Ecumenical

The first of four games between the Mets and the Yankees will be played tonight, two in Flushing and Wednesday and Thursday in the Bronx. Today also marks this year's trade deadline, with the Yankees sellers for the first time since 1992 and the Mets bolstering its line-up. This adds an interesting twist to the annual crosstown interleague games.


In recognition of this week's home-and-home series, I offer this photograph taken by Kevin on the subway in May.