March 29, 2013 |
Baseball fans everywhere know the unwritten rules of the game. Such as: When a player loses his grip on the bat while taking a swing and it flies into the stands, the fan who winds up with it returns the bat to the player, who then gives the fan an older bat as a souvenir. However, as you can see from the video above, when Mariners catcher Kelly Shoppach took a swing and his bat went flying into the stands, a fan collected it and quickly strolled for the exit. It happened during the seventh inning of an exhibition game on Thursday.
April 24, 1986 |
One of the least acknowledged relationships in the literature of the stage, and in literature in general, is that of mother and daughter, which is surprising: Daughters are close to their mothers in a way that sons are not close to their fathers. Women share a sexual complicity, or a consciousness about flesh and the spirit, family and society, that most men tend to arrive at second-hand.
March 8, 2013 |
Interior designer Frances Merrill steps inside Phukaw, a new import shop chock-full of traditional Thai home goods, apparel and vintage textiles. It's one of those inexplicable Hollywood Boulevard juxtapositions - authentic design from Thailand's northern hill tribes, adjacent to Jumbo's Clown Room, the pole-dancing club where Courtney Love worked. Merrill grabs a roll of indigo-colored embroidered fabric, a handmade necklace and hair fob to be repurposed as room decoration, and a gingham towel.
February 13, 2013 |
Want to spend Valentine's Day with Rihanna , Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga ? They're all at Madame Tussauds Hollywood (sort of) along with Elvis Presley and the late Whitney Houston . Couples who buy a $40 package to tour the wax museum on Thursday also will receive a souvenir of their entwined hands in wax - for free. The deal: The "couple's handhold," as Madame Tussauds explains it, is just what it sounds like: You and your Valentine (or anyone) clutch hands and dip them in wax a few times.
March 7, 1999
66Regarding "In Old Virginia, a President Revealed" (Feb. 14): I visited Mount Vernon several years ago. President Washington still has much meaning to people. While I was heading toward his tomb, I saw a man stand at attention and salute. When I got closer, I saw that he was a U.S. army general. He had a camera and souvenir bag, so he was one of the tourists, not a ceremonial guard. MICHAEL KIRWAN Venice, Calif.
April 17, 1993
Regarding Bill Plaschke's comments in his article, "Strawberry Was the One Who Erred," the only one who should have his mouth taped is Mr. Plaschke. He is way off the mark to think that the fan who stole the ball from Darryl was in his right as a ticket-holder to claim his souvenir. Ask any of the 50,000 other people who pay to see the home team win. If Dr. Perez keeps it up, he most likely will not be stealing any home runs from the Dodgers during the World Series. JONATHAN MILLER Reseda