"The other players had to get ready for the game, and I was just planning out my snacks, getting ready to watch it." - Tampa Bay Rays injured outfielder Fernando Perez on carrying out the championship banner at Tropicana Field. He's writing every so often for the NYTimes baseball blog. I can't get enough of this guy. How cool is it that he spends part of his day planning out his snacks? But why isn't he telling us what snacks he's got planned for the day? That better be the focus of his next entry!
I've seen a game in one of these ballparks (Memphis) and checked out two others from the outside (Louisville & Greensboro, NC). Looks like I've got some traveling to do in the future. I'm trying to think of the places I've been not on this list - Coney Island's park might be at the top of the list. The Riverbandits ballpark in the Quad Cities is there, too. Do the view (and the garlic fries I enjoyed in Ogden) help put that stadium on the list?
There's a bocce set on the cover of the most recent issue of Atomic Ranch. I also noticed a bocce a few months ago in some pictures in Dwell. Is bocce the new must-have home accessory for those who like modern living? I think we're one more photo spread away from an honest-to-goodness trend.