The Brooklyn Dodgers proposed domed stadium, designed by Buckminster Fuller, was to replace Ebbets Field for the Brooklyn Dodgers to allow them to stay in New York City. The Dodgers instead moved to Chavez Ravine in Los Angeles, California. First announced in the early 1950s, the envisioned structure would have seated 52,000 people and been the first domed stadium in the world, opening roughly a decade before Houston’s Astrodome. The stadium would have been located at the southeast corner of Flatbush Avenue and Atlantic Avenue, on the site of the Barclays Center. It would have cost $6 million to build and been privately financed. It was never built.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUCKY!
1963, the year Curly W was born/porn
above is a replica of the very first Curly W hat. The Washington Senators (version 2) wore this cap from 1963-67
there’s Curly W, and then there’s everything else, which is nothing
walls come tumbling down–Its tower is the last identifying mark as once-plush Wrigley Field [in Los Angeles] succumbs to the wreckers. Playing in what used to be centerfield, where Jigger Statz once roamed, are Stanley Evans (left) and Kenneth Thompson. The home of the old Angels was built in 1923. phot by Cal Montney, Cal, March 21, 1969
Moneyball does cinematic poetry to statistical baseball analysis and management like The Social Network did with internets social networking empire building. The recipe - take a best selling book with a subject matter that might not lend itself to being a compelling thing to watch, throw in some punchy Aaron Sorkin (+ Steven Zaillian) words, a great cast & score, and let the good times roll. And roll, they do!!!
Moneyball will make you believe that David still has a chance against Goliath. It will make want to buy an Oakland A’s hat. It will make you rethink Brad Pitt. We were pretty much done with star, but for the first time in awhile, he’s acting as someone else (Billy Beane), and not juss being Brad Pitt the movie star in a movie. It will make you yearn for endless Jonah Hill dramatic work (see Cyrus. seriously, see that movie. he was fantastic in it) or for him to have stayed fat forever (he just looks wrong, but good for him). It will make you want to have a daughter that plays guitar. It will make you wish that Philip Seymour Hoffman was hatcually a baseball manager. It will make you swear that Chris Pratt isn’t really a prat. It will make you aware that Bennett Miller (Capote) might really be quite good as this directing thing
But there’s gotta be some bad, right? OF COURSE! WE CAN EVEN FIND BAD IN POPEYES FRIED CHICKEN (their lack of biscuit sangwiches). Here’s the ‘bad’ – no AC/DC’s ‘Moneytalks’, the A’s don’t win the World Series (no spoiler there kids), and it’s kinda long. Well, so is baseball, so maybe they got it right (they did)
BALK THIS WAY, TALK THIS WAY!!!
Hammer Time: always found this tibit so fascinating…
MC Hammer got his nickname from his childhood job with the Oakland Athletics. Eccentric longtime A’s owner Charlie O Finley loved Stanley Kirk Burrell, the talented kid who danced in the team’s parking lot and eventually became a batboy and an errand boy for the club, and the benevolent owner called him ‘Little Hammer’ because he thought Burrell looked like ‘Hammerin’ Hank Aaron. When the Little Hammer picked up the mic, he became M.C. Hammer [via MFloss]
Verdictgo: Breast In Show
Moneyball is atop the standings today at a theater near jews
and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…