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Culture (and baseball)

No game today, so the focus is on the other aspect of the trip – travel (sort of).  I went to the Henry Ford Museum here in Detroit,  prepared, in my ignorance, to sniff haughtily at the industrialist’s self-aggrandizing tribute, but came away impressed.   477 more words

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Cleveland

What is it with Ohio? Both their major league ball parks are named after (or more accurately, when one considers the the economics of the transaction) by insurance companies. 583 more words

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Pittsburgh

I left the picturesque green of central New York to drive south and west for the beginning of the return trip. We talk about Oregon being green, and the western third is, but rural upstate New York, in the summer at least, offers strong competition in that regard with its intense, almost jungle-like vegetation. 515 more words

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Hall of Fame

Once again, I ventured to Cooperstown to visit the Hall of Fame.  The actual hall where the plaques for each of the inductees is in a separate section of the building from the museum portion of the facility.   559 more words

Eats

Ichiro

Ichiro Suzuki is one of my favorite ball players ever. After nine pro seasons in Japan, he came to the Mariners and, in his first year there, was both AL Rookie of the Year and AL MVP. 432 more words

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Former M's

Time for another rant.  Let’s just focus on Sunday’s game against the Blue Jays.  Former Mariner J. A Happ allowed only one hit to earn his 13th win of the season.   90 more words

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Cooperstown

Today was a great day.  The first player ever to go into the Hall as a Mariner, George Kenneth Griffey, Jr., was inducted today. This induction ceremony was what got me thinking about a cross-country baseball tour.   653 more words

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