Opening Day: Understanding Baseball’s Holiday

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It’s early on the morning of April 3rd, 2017. It is a cool and sunny New England morning, the ideal landscape for the day that marks the beginning of the Major League Baseball season, an occasion better known by its official title: Opening Day. Yet if you’re not a fan of the game, it may not be easy to understand the zeal of your baseball loving neighbor. It is a holiday with wide-ranging implications and emotion. A day that celebrates the beginning of a journey.
By Paul K. DiCostanzo Managing Editor

Ten Cent Beer Night From The Upper Deck

10 Cent Beer Night Modified

Today, TGNR has a gift to our readers: An interview with a true Cleveland Indians fan who ACTUALLY attended the now infamous Ten Cent Beer Night, Christopher Meier. Ten Cent Beer Night is an occasion that has fallen into baseball lore following a beer promotion gone-bad, and created results that now live in the annals of baseball infamy. Mr. Meier shares his experience from 42 years ago with Paul K. DiCostanzo. What follows is his direct recollection of the game from the stands, both hilarious and shameful to baseball. A testament that could only come from a long dedicated and enduring Cleveland sports fan. Though atypical good news, it is a hilarious look back into an occasion that baseball and its fans have never forgotten, and now remember fondly after the benefit of so many years. If you are a Cleveland sports fan, you cant help but feel the words on the page. We hope you enjoy….

By Paul K. DiCostanzo Managing Editor

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Opening Day: Understanding Baseball’s Holiday

Yankee Stadium Opening Day 2013

Yankee Stadium Opening Day 2013 (Image Credit: TGNR)

By Paul K. DiCostanzo Managing Editor

It’s early on the morning of April 4th, 2016. It is a cool and rainy New England morning, the far-from-ideal landscape for the day that marks the beginning of the Major League Baseball season, an occasion better known by its official title: Opening Day. Though some fans may have had their home opener postponed; it is no less a holiday. If you’re not a fan of the game, it may not be easy to understand the zeal of your baseball loving neighbor. Opening Day is a holiday with wide-ranging implications and emotion. A day that celebrates the beginning of a journey.

Ten Cent Beer Night: First Hand From The Upper Deck

10 Cent Beer Night Modified

For Christmas Day, TGNR‘s gift to our readers is an interview with a true Cleveland Indians fan who ACTUALLY attended the now infamous Ten Cent Beer Night, Christopher Meier. Ten Cent Beer Night is an occasion that has fallen into baseball lore following a beer promotion gone-bad, and created results that now live in the annals of baseball infamy. Mr. Meier shares his experience from 41 years ago with Paul K. DiCostanzo. What follows is his direct recollection of the game from the stands, both hilarious and shameful to baseball. A testament that could only come from a long dedicated and enduring Cleveland sports fan. Though atypical good news, it is a hilarious look back into an occasion that baseball and its fans have never forgotten, and now remember fondly after the benefit of so many years. If you are a Cleveland sports fan, you cant help but feel the words on the page. We hope you enjoy….

*Disclaimer: While this article is humorous and good natured, it is not an encouragement of any illicit behavior or inappropriate conduct. Nor does it necessarily reflect the beliefs and views of The Good News Review, or its representatives. It is a factual account of a well documented event, conducted with the understanding of the event within the historical context of the period in which it occurred. We thank Mr. Meier for his time, and thoughtful heartfelt reflections.

By Paul K. DiCostanzo Managing Editor

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Top 5 MLB Ballparks That Don’t Get Enough Love (But Should)

 

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Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI. (Image Credit: Paul K. DiCostanzo/TGNR)

This is a list of the top five Major League Baseball parks that do not receive enough love, and definitely should. Everyone has heard endless gushing about Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, Camden Yards, and Busch Stadium. It is time to give credit to these five awesome venues that deserve attention that is long overdue. 

By Paul K. DiCostanzo Managing Editor

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