Shea Stadium photographs
I have updated the Shea Stadium page with some of the photos I took there last month. While the architectural design is not really remarkable, the stadium does stand out with its bold blue color and the artistic sketches of players that adorn the exterior walls. I was lucky to have plenty of sun that day, but it's too bad I couldn't get inside to take pictures. Next to come: the Citi Field, which is right next door, and New Yankee Stadium...
Thanks to all those folks who have sent in ballpark photographs lately, especially John Minor for his photos of Tropicana Field and Angel Stadium of Anaheim, among others. That leaves just three current MLB ballparks for which I still lack photos: Busch Stadium III, Chase Field, and Rogers Centre.
New uniforms for Nats
When your team stinks and all other remedies have failed, why not try new uniforms? That's what the Washington Nationals will do next year, but only the road game uniforms are changing, with a scripted red "Washington" on the front of the jerseys, rather like the old Senators uniforms. See MLB.com. If that doesn't work, maybe they can follow Tampa Bay's lead and change the name itself, perhaps back to the "Senators," as Steven Poppe keeps insisting.
At the new uniform "fashion show," manager Manny Acta and Lastings Milledge said they hoped President-to-be Barack Obama would throw out the first pitch at the first game to be played in D.C. next year, on April 13. See MLB.com. That would be a great way to generate fan enthusiasm among the African-American community in and around Washington.