Friday, October 01, 2004


Bicycle rider, just see what you've done

Think us seeing 11 games in 11 cities in 10 days was an accomplishment? A man named Charlie Hamilton went to all 30 major league ballparks over this season, traveling around North America by bicycle, raising money for charity, occasionally staying in motels like this one, which probably isn't listed in the AAA book.

His web site is a little bit behind on updates, but that's understandable, since he was traveling around North America by bicycle for much of the baseball season. I know he did finally make it to the Red Sox-Yankees game on September 26th because it was mentioned in the L.A. Times.

His journal entries are amusing, and Levi and the hangers-on who regularly ride bicycles will probably enjoy them even more than I do. But he also makes pronouncements I think we all can get behind, such as, "I got to see more of [Johnny] Damon, and he's acting a little weird. When he signs something or other for someone, do you think he signs it 'Johnny H. Damon'?" and "In my book, anyone who spoils the cat is fine people."

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