Monthly Archives: April 2016

Another ghost sign

Birmingham, Alabama, April 2016.

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Ghost sign

Birmingham, Alabama, April 2016.

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The woes of Brett Cecil

There have been many explanations for why the Jays are off to a relatively poor 10-13 start. Many of these blame manager John Gibbons for his poor bullpen management. But I noticed one thing today: a lot of the Jays’ … Continue reading

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We know something you don’t know

Runner attempting stolen base, Regions Field, Birmingham, Alabama, April 2016. (The vertical lines are because I was shooting through the backstop netting.)

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Pre-game stretching

Regions Field, Birmingham, Alabama, April 2016.

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Warmup

Regions Field, Birmingham, Alabama, April 2016.

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Prince

Good musicians seem to be dropping like flies this year – Prince is now the most recent to have passed on. I was never a huge fan of his music, but his songs were a huge part of popular culture … Continue reading

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Signing autographs

Regions Field, Birmingham, Alabama, April 2016.

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Men’s restaurant

Page 946 of the 1900 Toronto city directory, which I mentioned yesterday, contains this ad at the top of the page: I’m not sure why Mr. McConkey restricted his restaurant to men only. I can guess, but the answer probably … Continue reading

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Departmental stores

The back part of the old Toronto city directories featured the equivalent of the Yellow Pages of modern (or at least pre-Internet) times: lists of businesses, sorted in alphabetical order by business type. Page 946 of the 1900 city directory … Continue reading

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