Friday, May 30, 2008
Camden Yards 16 years later: Time for Nassau to get off its rear
On Tuesday night, I attended the scoping meeting on the Lighthouse Project at the Town of Hempstead Hall. The next day, I was in Baltimore at the invitation of my brother to watch Andy, Joba and Mariano shut down the Orioles.
Looking out my window at the Hyatt over the Inner Harbor, a 5-minute walk from Oriole Park, I couldn't help but think of the contrast between what Baltimore accomplished and Nassau County has not. Sixteen years later, Baltimore remains the shining example of what a smart-use sports facility can do for a region. Sixteen years and countless new stadia later, Camden Yards is still the best ballpark to visit.
While this 12-scenes-in-7-minutes Flip video is unedited, shaky and amateurish, hopefully it also makes a point. Keep those questions and comments coming.