Monday I read the cover story in Mobile’s local “alternative newspaper,” Lagniappe. This week’s (June 16-22) cover story focuses on Mobile’s minor-league baseball team, The BayBears. Average attendance is low (1724 per game, last in the Southern League). Also, a lot of competing teams have new stadiums with more bells and whistles than does the BayBears’ Hank Aaron Stadium. As a result of these issues, rumors abound that the BayBears may depart Mobile for a new home.
The article by Dale Liesch amounts to a big “maybe.” All of the officials with the government and with the BayBears state that the team is not going anywhere. I have been to BayBears games and to a Blue Wahoo’s game in Pensacola. While I don’t think that Hank Aaron Stadium is a bad facility, the new Blue Wahoos stadium is quite a bit nicer, with its waterfront location and better facilities – such as family restrooms. (Family restrooms really help when you have small kids).
The article is here –
I kept trying to find a new book to start Monday. I settled on a true crime book from the library that I’ve had sitting around the house for a while – Killers in the Family by Robert L. Snow. It is true crime about the murder of a 13-year-old girl in Indianapolis 1986. The case went cold, but was eventually solved over 30 years later.
Before flaking out and heading to bed, I managed the first two chapters, or 29 pages. The book seems “pretty good.” But we’ll have to see. A while back, I read Snow’s Slaughter on North Lasalle, an excellent true-crime book about another cold case in Indianapolis.