Greenpoint, October, 2015

Thursday, July 28, 2011

If You Build It, I Will Drive There

I half-achieved one of my goals for my road trip. I got to historic Wahconah Park in Pittsfield, MA, where professional baseball has been played since 1919 (the Pittsfield Hillies, later Electrics). However, the game between the Colonials (Can-Am League) and Rockland Boulders (Flintstones League?) had been moved to North Adams because of wind damage from a storm earlier in the week (unbeknownst to many of the fans who came out, hung around, chatted). No matter, I got to wander the park where George ("Boomer") Scott and many other greats, near greats, and just-grateful-to-be-here once played. Among other things, it was built so that home plate faces directly west, necessitating periodic "sun delays."

I took this shot from the pitcher's mound, looking in to where Carlton Fisk (Carlton Fisk!) once caught (not to mention batted).

Home run!


  1. Score update: Rockland swept Pittsfield at Joe Wolfe Field in North Adams: 5-3 in the opener, 9-2 in the nightcap. Baseball all over Wester Mass.

  2. But did you check out the grinder scene?