BPT trip veteran and “Baseball Roundtable” host Dave Karpinski has a great piece on Griffey and Piazza regarding their Hall Of Fame selections. Check it out here and add his blog to your baseball “must-read” list. … Continue reading →
Cuba trip recap on the radio! Julian speaks on MPR On Monday, December 21, MPR spoke to Julian about the Cuba trip. You’ll really want to hear this (link to Minnesota Public Radio website). Ever since he lost the fight to keep the Minnesota Twins from moving indoors over 30 years ago, Julian Loscalzo has been organizing tours to places where baseball is played outside. They have mostly gone to major and minor league ballparks in the Midwest, but earlier this … Continue reading →
2015 Howdy Folks – we had a great year – a Minor League Meander (Omaha, Sioux City & Des Moines), Rock & Roll Adventure (Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit) & then our Cuba Extravaganza!!!! Thanks as always for your patronage, wry comments & continued love of THE GAME. Our guide in Cuba Eliseo indicated that Cubans believe ‘Baseball is life, all else is sport’. We have to struggle a bit to hold on to that one as we watch salaries get even … Continue reading →
Patrick Reusse in the Star Tribune on September 6, 2015:
Julian Loscalzo and his gallant band of outdoor baseball guerrillas had tossed one more roadblock into the campaign for a new sports stadium in downtown Minneapolis. They had won a vote on the floor of the Legislature that would have to be overturned before the power structure could get approval for what would become the Metrodome.
“We knew that when Mike Lynn and the lobbyists went to work the next morning we would get stomped on,’’ Loscalzo said. “They already had cleared the land for the Metrodome, so we always were gnats on the windshield.’’
Feisty gnats, though … hard to kill.
Read the rest of the article here.
Our Man in Havana – David Brauer Sunday – back from beautiful Vinales to Havana, where a Guadi-like artist has transformed a neighborhood. Final walk around our hotel neighborhood, looking at faded beauties and live ones, plus a church with embalmed Jesus. Plus a final dinner. Friday – Today, Vinales, one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited. Looks like Napa, but tobacco instead of grapes; bought farmer-rolled cigars (subtlety marinated in guava and honey) then visited an incredible … Continue reading →