Jarry stadium in the 60s and 70s

publié le 5 avr. 2013 à 11:14 par Sasha Dyck   [ mis à jour : 28 mai 2013 à 07:16 ]
Jarry baseball stadium in 1976:


2 septembre 1976 : Stade de baseball Jarry/Parc Jarry vers sud-ouest

Jarry baseball stadium in 1969:


31 juillet 1969 : Stade Jarry - Parc Jarry nord

1969 view of Jarry stadium from the north:


31 juillet 1969 : Stade Jarry vue vers le sud

1969 view of Jarry stadium looking west:


31 juillet 1969 : Stade Jarry ouest / Parc Jarry

Jarry stadium home plate in 1969


31 juillet 1969 : Stade Jarry / parc Jarry

Jarry stadium in 1969:


31 juillet 1969 : Stade Jarry / parc Jarry



BACK IN THOSE DAYS, by Jeffrey Mackie

(Poem on the passing of Gary Carter, February, 16, 2012)

Back in those days, years seemed to last forever
Back in those days, we didn't measure time
Back in those days, there were no years, only seasons
Of hockey, baseball, soccer.
As far as we saw
There was no last year for a player
Only last season, for stats
Back in those days
We chose our teams, by their symbol
Or the first game we attended,
Or perhaps the team our dads liked.
A favourite team can be a family inheritance.
Back in those days:
Your grandparents were lucky to be in Florida, for spring training
A curious thing called the 'Grapefruit League'
Back in those days, there was no googling stats
We collected cards for all we needed to know
Then tried to take those cards by playing topsies
Throwing them against a wall, it had its rules.
Back in those days, I had hat head
Because I only took off my Expos cap
For the school picture
Back in those days, you felt anxious
If you didn't get your favourite player's number
When the sweaters were handed out
Back in those days, we didn't know
Some people didn't like the 'Big O'
Back in those days, you played for hours
With a tennis ball and a souvenir bat
Back in those days, garage doors
Were the universal boards and backstop
Back in those days, you learned how
To imitate the cheer of a crowd, with your voice.
Back in those days, we wanted it to last forever
And we still do.



Before and after, 40 years of Jarry Park:


Avant/après : 40 ans du stade Jarry

Jarry park in 1964, stadium in the distance: