December 18, 2008 [LINK / comment]

More Yankee Stadium photos

Many thanks to Brian Vangor for sending me the many fine photos he took during the tour we both enjoyed at Yankee Stadium on October 3. Work on that diagram (and on others) continues, even in the off-season. Here is a sample, slightly reduced in scale:

Yankee Stadium

Tour group enters Yankee Stadium on Oct. 3, 2008. Note how the front edge of the upper deck is directly over the walkway, as is usually the case at baseball stadiums. Also note how far recessed the middle deck is.

More miscellany

In "hot stove" news, the Red Sox are working hard to snatch Mark Teixera from the grasp of the Washington Nationals (booo!), though the Orioles, the Angels, and possibly the Yankees are in the picture as well. See And the Astros signed Aaron Boone, who played (so-so) for the Washington Nationals this year, and is most famous for the 11th-inning game--winning and series-winning home run when the Yankees beat the Red Sox in the 2003 ALCS. See

Here's a cool Web site: United Countries of Baseball.