ON AUG. 21 the entire continental U.S. will witness a rare solar eclipse, and those in the 70-mile-wide "path of totality" will enjoy the even rarer sight of the moon fully blocking out the sun for about 2½ minutes. If you're looking for a place to watch the nation's first total eclipse in 99 years, a handful of minor league ballparks—from Salem, Ore., to Charleston, S.C.—have got you covered.
Hillsboro Hops vs. Salem-Keizer Volcanoes
TIME: 9:35 a.m.
PROMOTION: Eclipse delay after the first inning
Gary Southshore Railcats vs. Lincoln Saltdogs
PROMOTION: Black Out Bundle (hot dog, chips and soda) included
West Michigan White Caps vs. Bowling Green Hot Rods
TIME: 10:35 a.m.
PROMOTION: Teams will wear sun- and moon-themed jerseys
Iowa Cubs vs. Nashville Sounds
TIME: 4:05 p.m.
PROMOTION: Pregame eclipse viewing party
Rome Braves vs. Columbia Fireflies
TIME: 1:05 p.m.
PROMOTION: Free eclipse viewing glasses; pregame science, technology and math festival for kids
Augusta GreenJackets vs. Charleston Riverdogs
TIME: 4:05 p.m.
PROMOTION: NASA members on site for pregame festivities
THEY SAID IT
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SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE
Dave Bliss, the former Baylor hoops coach who in 2003 smeared the name of a murdered player to allegedly cover up NCAA rules violations, has been hired to coach a Christian high school team in Las Vegas.