April 6, 2020
(U. S. Cellular Field, Aug. 16, 2015)
So, it wasn’t Spring, but the photo above was the closest I could find in my personal archives to an empty stadium. Jack and I got to the ballpark very early that Sunday afternoon in Chicago, even earlier than we usually do, and I remember intentionally taking advantage of the emptiness of the stadium. It did not stay that way for long.
A ballpark is beautiful regardless of whether it is at work or at rest. That is true even for a park that was described as a “concrete behemoth” even though it was designed by the same guy who oversaw the simultaneous construction of Camden Yards, the now-classic park that ushered in the era of retro-parks and opened the year after the “New Comiskey” opened on the Southside of Chicago.