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The Babe in Baltimore

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Apr 05, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Being a total baseball nerd, I like walking around ballparks and looking at the statues outside. Willie Mays (AT&T Park), Stan Musial (Busch Stadium), Roberto Clemente (PNC Park) are among the best ones.

Camden Yards has a young Babe Ruth standing outside of center field. The Babe, as any good fan knows, was born here in the Charm City before becoming the Sultan of Swat.

I snapped a photo of the statue in the twilight and the plaque attached to its base:

Ideally, the Yankees will erect some statues at their new ballpark. That big plaza along 161st Street would be a perfect setting. Imagine being able to tell your friends, “meet me at Mickey Mantle.”

It would be tough to pick out three or four Yankees to commemorate with statues. I’d say Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and Mantle.

Who would you want to see?

Anyway, this marks the last post of spring training. Come back tomorrow for lots of Opening Day coverage.




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