Season Ending Diamond Daytrips

The Phillies, their championship hopes dashed almost at the outset of the season, honored their up and coming prospects before tonight’s game. Meanwhile, our sentimental American league favorites, The Baltimore O’s saw their post season opportunity dangle by a thread after dropping another home game to the Red Sox.

The weekend start of an eleven game home stand began with high hopes and pleasant weather, however. Top picture is a room view of game day approximately ninety minutes before game time.

     
  ballpark view  
  fan entrance  
  outfield  
  Click the picture above for game clip!  

Friday’s game was a real thriller with the O’s overcoming a 4-0 deficit that concluded with the final out occurring on a relay throw from left field and tag at home plate (click bottom photo for video clip).

As for our pre-game side trip, consider Geppi’s Entertainment Museum among Baltimore’s many smaller scale museums worthy of a visit.

       
  music poster pop art  
  vintage TVs  
   

This very colorful museum has an impressive collection of film and music posters, vintage comic strip panels and comic super hero art and even a room devoted to vintage TVs (way before the days of cable subscription fees and smart remotes).  Exhibits include a variety of materials pertaining to American cowboy films and serials. An exhibit including some of the actual toys mentioned in the wonderful holiday film A Christmas Story is particularly interesting.

It’s very close to the stadiums, and so is definitely worth a visit after some food and drink at the various eatery’s in and around Fell’s Point. 

The O’s still have a shot at post-season but it remains to be seen who can step up big as their superhero!

Captain America

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