Sep 26th, 2015
A phenomenal panel on a Friday evening in the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse...
“At The Ballpark” with Lee Lowenfish, Roberta Newman, Charlie Vascellaro & Russell Wolinsky.
They talked Baseball. We listened and learned.
“At the Ballpark: A Fan’s Companion” is the perfect how-to guide -- especially for young fans -- illustrating the experience of watching, understanding and enjoying baseball. In the words of the Chicago Tribune: “Take kids out to the ballgame -- and bring this book.”
The phenomenal panel...
Lee Lowenfish, baseball author and CBN (Certified Baseball Nut), still remembers the thrill of seeing the green grass at the Polo Grounds at his first game in 1948.
Roberta Newman, a cultural historian who teaches at NYU, writes about the connections between baseball and advertising.
Charlie Vascellaro is a vagabond freelance baseball/travel writer who spends inordinate amounts of time in Cooperstown and spring training in Arizona, from where he issues frequent dispatches for newspapers and magazines around the country and speaks to various groups of people interested in baseball.
Russell Wolinsky is a punk rocker/baseball historian who was raised on the mean streets of the 1960s-1970s Bronx.