June 2017 Blog Archives

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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Out of left field: new ideas for old ballparks

The wrecking ball came crashing down in April 2014 on the first-base grandstand at Cooper Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. I had sat in that area seven years earlier, for an exhibition game between the Major League’s Washington Nationals and Baltimore

‘Bad crazyness’ runs through it

When I arrived in Columbia, Mo., in August 1986, a sophomore transfer to the University of Missouri, I was 19. A block down South Fifth Street from the Mark Twain Residence Hall was every under-age student’s favorite bar, T. Baker’s.