Friday, March 28, 2014


  1. Heading down to NMAJH tomorrow, to check out the current special exhibit, "Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American."

    "There are people whose contributions to baseball history went far beyond mere batting averages or stolen bases. They didn’t just play the game, they changed the game. For generations of American Jews and other minorities, they served as athletic, cultural, and ethical role models. On March 13, 2014, just in time for the start of baseball season, the Museum will open a groundbreaking new exhibition highlighting these game changers and—just as importantly—the fans, ideals, and culture they inspired. Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American is the first large-scale exhibition to use the story of Jews and baseball as an opportunity to highlight ways in which our national pastime is part of the history, and ongoing story, of how immigrants and minorities of many different backgrounds—including Italians, Asians, Latinos, African-Americans, and many others—become American, to feel a part of the society in which they might otherwise be on the margins. It will be on view at the Museum through October 26, 2014."


    Weather's finally bearable again (finally!), but this weekend is a washout. Rain's not gonna stop until Monday. Bah. At least it isn't snow, though. So, one good thing anymore.

    It better be nice next weekend! It's Philly Spring Cleanup Day across the city. I'll be working East Kensington until noon, and then attending the free volunteer barbecue afterwards, of course. ;)

    1. Monday is opening day.

      Gigantes versus D-Backs in Arizona.

      Bumgarner on the mound.

    2. We've got a messed up schedule. At Texas (Texas!) for Opening Day. Interleague play in Arlington.

      (Interleague play needs to be banned, at least until the AL stops cheating and using a "DH")

      Then three games at the Cubbies. Our Home Opener is next Monday, hosting Milwaukee. Which is, of course, a recent AL team with not much history behind it in the NL. Then Miami, who won't even sell out opening day in their own stadium.

      They're really messing with our Phils this year, Mike, and they're going to regret it... ;)