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Coming soon to a library possibly near you
2007-04-04 07:33
by Bob Timmermann

I'll put in a plug for a talk I'm giving at the Los Angeles Central Library tomorrow (Thursday) from 12:15 pm - 1 pm in the Library Board Room on baseball books as well as my coworker, Glen Creason, giving a talk on the history of Los Angeles' old baseball parks.

My part of the talk will just be about 15-20 minutes and I'm going to give another talk on the same subject (but longer) in October on the Thursday before the World Series starts.

The Central Library is at the corner of 5th St. and Flower St. in Downtown Los Angeles. The library gives partial validation for parking with a library card if you enter the lot at 524 S. Flower St., which will put you underneath the building. It would be $1 for the first hour and then $3 per hour for each of the next two hours.

You can also take the Metro Red Line and get off at either Pershing Square and walk west on 5th to the library or at the 7th St/Figueroa stop and leave through the Hope Street exit and walk north on Hope, which dead ends at the library.

The Board Room is not exactly the easiest place to find, but there should be signs directing you to the "magic" elevator that will take you to the library's fourth floor. The building has eight floors, but only seven of them are normally open to the public. Some floors have negative number signs in front of them. Don't go to those. Well, you can but I won't be there.

2007-04-04 08:27:07
1.   Ali Nagib
Wait a second.... pub...lic...trans...por...ta..tion? I have no idea of these supposed "Red" lines, whatever those are, and I'm certainly not going anywhere near something sounding that Commie. Unless, of course, I'm swiftly passing it in my H3.
2007-04-04 08:29:09
2.   Bob Timmermann
If you prefer, you can take the Blue Line from Long Beach and get off at 7th/Figueroa.

That's above ground.

2007-04-04 08:58:49
3.   DXMachina
Which line do I take to get there from Rhode Island?
2007-04-04 09:03:42
4.   Greg Brock
3 Take the Purple line through Warwick. Stop off at Boston Billiards and ask for "Jim."

He'll get you out here. If you have a chance, stop by 99 and pick me up some hot wings.

2007-04-04 09:23:30
5.   Gen3Blue
Amazing! We on the east coast just automatically accept the apparent myth that LA has no public transportation. Then again, we've all seen cartoons of ancient skeletons sitting on benches at bus stops!
2007-04-04 09:36:04
6.   capdodger
Hmm... doesn't understand my rouute request to get there. I guess I'll have to figure it out myself.
2007-04-04 10:02:07
7.   Bob Timmermann
If you used the LA MTA route planner, you will likely end up in Rhode Island.
2007-04-04 10:39:34
8.   StolenMonkey86
Expedia tells me that if I get to Reagan National Airport for a 6:00am flight, I can get to LAX at 9:57am. Then I wait for the trip from the metro and that will take 54 minutes.

Were it not for a mere matter of $576.25, I might do it.

2007-04-04 10:43:38
9.   StolenMonkey86
Greyhound tells me the bus trip takes two days.

The earliest I can get there via Amtrack is Saturday at 8:15am.

2007-04-04 11:43:00
10.   Bob Timmermann
I would suggest hitchhiking then.

But it took me six days to hitchhike from Saginaw.

2007-04-04 11:54:56
11.   capdodger
8 Yeah, but you can't Metro to an 0600 h flight. Unless you went the night before and slept in the airport.
2007-04-04 12:59:00
12.   Voxter
I must drive a mere 13 hours and 17 minutes, according to Google Maps! But apparently my brother, currently studying abroad in Scotland, would have to swim 3462 miles accross the Atlantic Ocean.
2007-04-04 13:03:58
13.   Bob Timmermann
So why are you sitting by a computer?

This could be an earth-shattering 15-20 minute talk by me!

It could alter your life forever.

2007-04-04 14:37:35
14.   Greg Brock
10 Really? It only took me four ;)
2007-04-04 14:45:53
15.   Bob Timmermann
People in Saginaw don't like me.
2007-04-04 16:21:13
16.   xaphor
Guess the product:

Exclusive, hardly works, and soon filled with ads?

2007-04-04 18:32:17
17.   DXMachina
It looks like MLB and INDEMAND have kissed and made up.

2007-04-04 19:39:17
18.   StolenMonkey86
11 - if necessary I could drive to the airport.
2007-04-05 08:59:33
19.   Humma Kavula
16 Juan Pierre?

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