Geography And Baseball: The Buffalo Blue Jays?

The 2020 Major League Baseball season has begun with a markedly shortened schedule, trying to adjust to the Covid-19 pandemic. There are more adjustments that must be made as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. As social distancing is a requirement, there will be no fans at MLB games. This is a major look at…

Geography And Baseball: Cleveland’s Declining Attendance

  In 1989, the movie Major League came out. It was about an at-the-time horrible Cleveland Indians. Between 1960 and 1993, the Cleveland Indians managed only 6 seasons about the .500 mark (1965, 1976, 1979, 1981, 1986), and 1965 was the best they would do (87-75) for the balance of that time period. During the…

Explaining The Blue Jay Fan Presence in Seattle.

Photo from Seattle Times. In September 2016, a frustrated Felix Hernandez shouted this refrain to booing Blue Jays fans at Safeco Field while pointing downward at the field: “THIS IS MY HOUSE”!! 1977. The Seattle Mariners and the Toronto Blue Jays begin play. Whenever the Toronto Blue Jays come to town, so do Blue Jays…

Go West, North, And South, Baseball.

  Baseball, America’s Pasttime, it is a sport that has long been beloved in the USA. Spring time in America, the flowers blooming, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Passover, and baseball. TheGeoScholar blog has mentioned baseball and geography. This is another edition. Up through 1952, Major League Baseball was played in these cities: New York City, Boston,…

Geography, Baseball, and the Seattle Mariners.

47°35’28” N, 122°19’59” W. Let those coordinates sink in. These are the coordinates for Safeco Field, the home stadium for Major League Baseball’s Seattle Mariners. The northernmost Major League Baseball venue, and the second westernmost Major League Baseball venue. Given this geographic position, this makes the Seattle Mariners the most remote Major League Baseball team. Geography plays…