I'm gonna sleep until Tuesday
For a modern ballpark, Yankee Stadium is terrible
August 5, 2019
Apologies. I had intended to post more frequently during my just-completed non-Mariners road trip, but circumstances—including 15-inning games, wifi failures, camera battery issues, and other stuff—hindered that plan. But I have returned now, and all the tech necessary is available and time is less restricted.
That said, I got in on an much-delayed overnight flight from JFK an am pretty wiped, so I'm going to put off the detailed posting a little longer.
To come: Philadelphia has an awesome ballpark in a terrible location, the Phillies are managed badly, and center fielders pitch while starting pitchers get outfield assists throwing runners out at home from left field. And: new Yankee Stadium sucks, the Yankees and Red Sox always seem to play super-long games, and ex-Mariners galore. Plus: DC and NYC transit excellence (compared to here, anyway), Amtrak vs. airlines, and Central Park makes me sad that Seattle voted down Seattle Commons in 1995 (for the record, I voted for it).
Also, the M's split in DFW, trade away more relievers for prospects, and get humiliated again by the Astros.