Jon Crispin's Notebook

AT&T Park, Giants v Nationals

Posted in Architecture, Baseball, Beer, Buildings, Community, Jon Crispin, Landscape, Sport, Travel, Water by joncrispin on 23/05/2013

Yesterday I went to see the Nationals play the Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco.  It was an interesting game.  Very few hits and not much scoring.  The Nationals won in 10, 2 to 1.  As you can see it was a beautiful day, perfect for baseball.  I was at the mercy of the guy selling the tickets, and just asked for a very cheap seat.  Ended up in section 302, which by my estimation is the nicest place to sit in the whole park.  The only problem was that for the first time in all my years of going to baseball games, it was difficult to concentrate on the action with this amazing view of the bay always pulling me away from the game.  Even if you HATE baseball, it is totally worth $24.00 to sit up here for an afternoon drinking a few beers and being part of a crowd of very friendly people. /  After the game I blasted over to the offices of Collector’s Weekly and met with Hunter Oatman-Stanford who wrote this article about the suitcases that really opened a lot of doors for me.  We were joined by two other editors and had a great chat about this and that.  I was totally blown away when they told me that the story had generated roughly 600,000 views on their site.  I really owe a lot to Hunter for his great interview and interest in the project. /  Made it out to the airport in time to catch the redeye back to Boston.  Got home at about 9.30 this morning and was happy to see the Pearl, who after a bit of a scare this weekend seems to be back on her feet.

Voting and Willard Suitcases

Posted in Government, Willard Suitcases by joncrispin on 06/11/2012

I like voting in my little town.  Paper ballots, and it usually goes pretty smoothly.  I asked if I could photograph in the booth but they said it was against the rules.

Just a note of welcome to all of you who read about my Willard suitcase project on the Collectors Weekly site.  Those who haven’t seen the story can check it out here.  Hunter did an amazing job and he asked great questions.  I am very pleased.  It even made it to Digg for a while yesterday.  If you are new here and just want to see suitcase posts, check out October and work your way backwards.  But I hope you will be interested in my other posts as well.  Thanks,  Jon

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