23 January 2012

Taken By Surprise


Surprise AZ that is. I went to Surprise Stadium on the corner of Bullard and Buck O'Neil Way—yes that Buck O'Neil of baseball fame, especially of the Negro Leagues—to get some tickets for Spring training visiting relatives. They run things well at this venue and they don't rip you off for parking either. Got some nice seats in the first row of the upper deck which is in the shade: Brewers v. Rangers.

The fields for the Royals and Rangers sit in the middle of about 500 nearly empty acres in which the local government buildings and the local library, see above, are also found.

During the good old days a few years ago they built two motels and a cluster of apartments near the ballpark. There is a duck and goose pond behind the library.

By the way, getting a library card is more difficult than voting. I suppose it is a good thing that not just any Tom, Dick or Harry can get a card. In order to get in the door I had to pass the scrutiny of a tough-looking retired cop. I am guessing they are taking lessons from the TSA.



Watermelon measures around the Northwest Regional Library of Maricopa County.



Urban architecture at the Library. Just across from the Ranger/Royal Fields at Surprise Stadium.

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