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I Almost Prayed in Albuquerque: Isotope Stadium’s Cruel Glow

In Summer 2007, I drove from San Diego to Cooperstown for Tony Gwynn’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. This is the final installment of a nine-part series covering the first day of my journey. After weaving a path across the heart and several limbs of Albuquerque, I found the hotel around 9 p.m. [...]

I Almost Prayed in Albuquerque: Author Unknown

In Summer 2007, I drove from San Diego to Cooperstown for Tony Gwynn’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. This is Part 8 of a nine-part series covering the first day of my journey. After refueling, calling home, and chewing on a slab of beef jerky, I continued east toward Grants, N.M. The road [...]

I Almost Prayed in Albuquerque: Spirituals in Sunshine and Shadow

In Summer 2007, I drove from San Diego to Cooperstown for Tony Gwynn’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. This is Part 7 of a nine-part series covering the first day of my journey. I stuck around for a couple innings and then got back on the road. The route north took me through [...]

I Almost Prayed in Albuquerque: It’s Not a Problem for Me

In Summer 2007, I drove from San Diego to Cooperstown for Tony Gwynn’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. This is Part 6 of a nine-part series covering the first day of my journey. Welcome to the Arizona League: home of stealth baseball. The league represents the absolute lowest level of affiliated baseball. Most [...]

I Almost Prayed in Albuquerque: A Crow Left of the Murder

In Summer 2007, I drove from San Diego to Cooperstown for Tony Gwynn’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. This is Part 5 of a nine-part series covering the first day of my journey. I listened to Incubus’ A Crow Left of the Murder during this stretch. You might think that it’s appropriate to [...]

I Almost Prayed in Albuquerque: Twin Cinema

In Summer 2007, I drove from San Diego to Cooperstown for Tony Gwynn’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. This is Part 4 of a nine-part series covering the first day of my journey. Meanwhile, the radio signal had started to fade (or the brassy horn arrangements had started to grate — can’t remember [...]

I Almost Prayed in Albuquerque: Halfway to Phoenix

In Summer 2007, I drove from San Diego to Cooperstown for Tony Gwynn’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. This is Part 3 of a nine-part series covering the first day of my journey. For me, Yuma represents three things. First, the Cracker Barrel nearest to San Diego can be found here (the inescapable [...]

I Almost Prayed in Albuquerque: This Side

In Summer 2007, I drove from San Diego to Cooperstown for Tony Gwynn’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. This is Part 2 of a nine-part series covering the first day of my journey. My decision to drive from San Diego to Cooperstown for Tony Gwynn’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame was [...]

I Almost Prayed in Albuquerque: Bittersweet Symphony

In Summer 2007, I drove from San Diego to Cooperstown for Tony Gwynn’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. This is Part 1 of a nine-part series covering the first day of my journey. Why, when people in New York hadn’t even returned from their parties yet, would I be getting up at this [...]