I headed out sans Mr. Green Garmin and allowed my run to be governed by whim.
I ran through residential neighborhoods and then weaved over to Recreation Park where I ran around Blair Field.
Blair Field was named after the stadium's biggest advocate, Frank T. Blair, a sports editor for the Long Beach Press-Telegram from 1921 to 1953.
Bob Lemon attended the high school across the street from Blair Field, Wilson High School. He was a Major League Baseball player and coach and he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1976.
The surface of the Blair Field parking lot is covered with graffiti. I surmised the art was the work of Wilson High School students since I saw 'Class of 2010' scrawled across a few parking spots.
The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen. Bob Lemon