The United States Census Bureau offers some statistics on Major League baseball, and Tampa Bay, FL, home of the Tampa Bay Rays, and Philadelphia, PA, the home of the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies and the Rays are of course the two teams playing each other in the 2008 series.
Thanks to Christina Barnes (Sciences) for passing this along!
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is now offering free movies, shorts, and new & classic TV on their site. So if you’ve been dying to watch “The Love Boat,” “24″ or Some Like it Hot, here’s your chance!
The executive summary of the Master Plan for the development of Shelby Farms is available on the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy website.
This is the official website of the International Olympic Committee for the 2008 Summer Olympics that will begin in Beijing on August 8, 2008. Much helpful information is found here and results of competitions will be found on the site after the Games begin. An FAQ is also included where the most commonly asked questions about the Olympics are found and filed by theme.
This is a non-profit organization relying on donations of “gently used” baseball uniforms and equipment so underprivilege children may enjoy America’s national past time across the world. The website addresses the organization’s four goals:
• To support the growth of baseball in the U.S. and internationally.
• To give kids equipment so they can get out, have fun and stay healthy.
• To teach kids important lessons through baseball, like teamwork and sportsmanship.
• To make friends across the world through America’s past time.
Being a fan of the game of baseball, I personally liked and approved what the organization is doing. Enjoy the site!
Media guides for each Major League Baseball team are found here.
Major League Baseball offers its American League Red Book and National League Green Book online here. Both offer statistics, facts, and information on baseball and all of its major league teams.
The Fred and Diane Smith Family Teton Trek is a four-acre exhibit opening at the Memphis Zoo in 2009 that will take people on a journey through the culture, history and wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
The Memphis Zoo also has a project planned, Chickasaw Bluffs, that involves 17 acres of forest in Overton Park and includes a low-impact forest trail.
The Citizens To Preserve Oveton Park opposes these projects because it wants to preserve the forest in Overton Park and does not want to see the implementation of any new projects that will shrink the existing forest; and it wants to stop the construction of Chickasaw Bluffs before it begins.
“The American College of Sports Medicine Office of Museum, History, and Archives is pleased to provide the Health and Physical Activity Reference Database of articles and books published over the past 200 years or more related generally, to the connection between health and physical exercise and the early history of the physiology of exercise.”–From the website. You can search the database by subject or keyword or you can do a chronological search by author.
[Originally posted July 26, 2006. Might be helpful as we gear up for summer!]
I wish I’d come across this sooner in the summer, but hopefully it will still be useful in years to come!
“Allen’s Guide provides information about many different kids & teen summer camps and travel programs.” The site offers links to the websites of a variety of camps and programs, from weight loss camps to academic and arts programs and programs abroad.
Time Magazine offers a free, searchable database of Time Magazine covers and the content of all of its issues going back to 1923.
Sports Illustrated magazine offers a free, searchable database of the content for the last 54 years of Sports Illustrated magazine.
Spring Training for Major League Baseball has arrived and below are the links to where information, shedules, locations, and more can be found on all National and American League Teams:
Arizona–Cactus League http://www.cactusleague.com/
Florida–Grapefruit League http://www.floridagrapefruitleague.com/
Major League Baseball–Spring Training 2008 http://www.mlb.com/spring_training/index.jsp?c_id=mlb
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This is the .pdf version of Sen. George Mitchell’s report on his independent investigation into the use of steroids and performance-enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball, released this afternoon. The report is over 400 pages, so you might want to check out MLB.com for related news and summaries.