by Mark Jent
In 1989 MLB Commissioner Bart Giamatti recited a speech from an essay he wrote that has become one of the most well known pieces of literature in baseball history. The Green Fields of the Mind is his reflection on the end of the 1977 season for his beloved Red Sox. We have taken each of our baseball adventures from the 2019 season and compiled this video montage with portions of Giamatti’s speech.
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A big thanks to Tyler Harvey, senior at Lipscomb University in Nashville, for this final project of his fall semester internship.
Mark Jent is the chief trip planner and designated storyteller for Simply A Fan. He lives in Nashville with his wife Beth, and their three kids, Brooklyn, Harrison and Zach. He enjoys cheering on his Dodgers, reading baseball history, hiking at Radnor Lake and chasing waterfalls throughout Tennessee with his family. He launched Simply A Fan in July 2018 with the two-fold purpose of taking people on adventures to ballparks across the country and providing fans a platform to share their baseball stories. He is currently on a quest to meet as many of the living Brooklyn Dodgers as possible.
8.17.2019 – Suntrust Park, Atlanta
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