Tuesday, April 28, 2009

...night games...

Greetings. It is sunny and warm in Chester County, PA this morning. The park gets very crowded in the evenings now as there are several playing fields for different sporting events. It's great to see so many people out, having a good time. This all started on this day in 1930 as the first night game in organized baseball history took place in Independence, Kansas...back then called the 'Negro Leagues' and changed history. I ordered more Graber Skylight Shades late yesterday. The early hot weather and strong sun have alerted people to this style of protective shade which protects furniture and flooring as well as preventing woods from bleaching out. My dental appointment went great again yesterday and soon my choppers will be in full working order. My crowns will be fit for a King! The neighborhood is in full bloom and most here take wonderful care of their gardens. One of my neighbors has planted many herbs this year so the deer and bunnies can dine al fresco! This is exactly what they need. Anyway, back to night games. The first night game in Major League Baseball history occurred on May 24th, 1935, when the Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 at Crosley Field. The original plan was that the Reds would play seven night games each season, one against each visiting club. Night baseball quickly found acceptance in other Major League cities and eventually became the norm; the term "day game" was subsequently coined to designate the increasingly rarer afternoon contests. Here's hoping that the weather is fine for all of you. Have a great day. Maybe tonight you can have a little night game of your own. Today's photo is of 'Chateau Wall Clocks'. Keep time and...batter up!
"I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out." Rodney Dangerfield