Whenever I'm up as late as I am right now, I inevitably find myself surfing around for video of old baseball clips--or anything even tangentially related to baseball--in part to find hidden gems to share with others but mostly because I am child who flocks to familiar images for comfort.
Call it a quarter-life crisis if you must, but my fascination with places I vaguely remember from childhood has been especially potent recently. Couple that fascination with my intrinsic obsession for places that no longer exist (particularly those that once hosted baseball games), and voila--you have an unnecessary blog post dedicated to some dude's camcorder footage of old Comiskey Park in its final days. Say what you will about the video quality and the cameraman's awkward (though endearing) exchanges with the his wife, this guy did a good job of getting different perspectives of the place.
Highlights include: Rookie Frank Thomas and Rookie Alex Fernandez, Ozzie Guillen in his playing prime, Carlton Fisk in his twilight, the 1990 Red Sox, Andy the Clown, and lots and lots of huge glasses. Enjoy.
Not to exclude our east coast fans (Danny), here's another one of his videos--a 1989 Kincks-Bullets game at the Garden, featuring head coach Rick Pitino: