Daily Archives: January 16, 2013

Figuring Out A Fenway Double-Rainbow Riddle

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Wednesday, January.16, 2013

11 Year Old Jason Alpert-Wisnia solves the riddle of the Fenway Double Rainbow

One of several different shots of the Fenway "Double Rainbow"

One of several different shots of the Fenway “Double Rainbow”


By Guest Blogger Jason Alpert-Wisnia (son of) Saul Wisnia,  Red Sox Correspondent (Read his blog ‘Fenway Reflections’ here):

In 2000, my dad Saul got an email from a friend with an amazing photo of a double rainbow the friend had taken during a Red Sox game at Fenway Park. My dad was at the game too, and many fans who were there took photos similar to the one he received. Soon the internet was filled with them.


(If you don’t understand or know what a “Double Rainbow” is, here is a link to the original YouTube video that started the trend. It’s by Hungrybear9562.) Make sure you play the audio.

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Pittsburgh Pirates Schedule in 2013: The Team Has The Right Ticketing Scheme

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Wednesday, January.16, 2013

PNC is rated highly amongst Ball Park Chasers.  As a destination point for a lot of them, it is nice that the Pirates post their start times earlier than most clubs - and put their tickets up for sale quicker than most teams as well.

PNC is rated highly amongst Ball Park Chasers. As a destination point for a lot of them, it is nice that the Pirates post their start times earlier than most clubs – and put their tickets up for sale quicker than most teams as well.

By Richie Devotie (MLB Schedule Correspondent): and Chuck Booth (Lead Baseball Writer/Website Owner) 

From Chuck Booth: The Pirates get it.  They are always quick to put up their times schedule for the upcoming season.  Even better than this, is that they follow that up by having their tickets for sale almost as quick.  As people who love to chase Ball Parks and plan road-trips, it would be nice if all other franchises followed suit.  As of right now, only four teams have tickets for sale for the upcoming season (for single games):  the Red Sox, Rockies, Athletics and Pirates have begun selling their tickets for the 2013 season.  For the Red Sox, this is a big surprise because the team sells out every home game anyway and have had a great run of being successful over the last 40 years. 

With so many choices ton spend your entertainment dollar these days – why wouldn’t the  MLB put their single game tickets on sale much earlier?  They could definitely take advantage of the Christmas season.  So most of the clubs wait till about end of January to post their single tickets, meanwhile credit card bills are piling up on them.  Fans are also preparing for a shortened February Month and cutting living expenses.  Most people also need to request vacation time off as early as possible in order to plan road-trips from Easter through Labor Day.  So why not change the waymost MLB clubs operate when it comes to dates of ticket sales and game times? Having said all of this, Richie Devotie has taken a look at the Pirates upcoming schedule for the 2013 Year.

2012 Pirates Highlights:

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MLB Player Profile: Phillies CF Ben Revere

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Wednesday January 16th, 2013

Ben Revere would be best suited to hit in the 2 slot behind Jimmy Rollins this year, as he makes great contact (1 SO/Per 10.7 PA) , yet he doesn't walk much.

Ben Revere would be best suited to hit in the 2 slot behind Jimmy Rollins this year, as he makes great contact (1 SO/Per 10.7 PA) , yet he doesn’t walk much.  Revere has a 3 Slash-Line of – .278/.319/.642 for his career heading into the 2013 year.

Bernie Olshansky (Baseball Writer):

The 28th pick of the first round in the 2007 Amateur Draft, Ben Revere was regarded as one of the Minnesota Twins’ top prospects. He made his Major League debut in 2010 at age 22 and played in 13 games for the Twins that season. The next year, Revere spent most of his time in the Majors playing in 117 games and hitting .267. With Revere, the Twins had some speed at the top of the lineup. On December 6th, 2012, Revere was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for Pitchers Vance Worley and Trevor May. After trading Shane Victorino to the Dodgers and Hunter Pence to the Giants, the Phillies had some gaps to fill in their outfield, and Revere was just the right guy.

Ben Revere 2012 Highlights: Mature Lyrics – Parental Guidance is advised

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