Publish date:

Total Eclipse of the Park

Author:

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

TIME: Noon

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

"I'M PRETTY HIGH IN MY MIND, SO I DON'T CARE."

Diana Taurasi

Phoenix Mercury guard and the WNBA's all-time leading scorer, when asked what her rating should be when the league's players are included in NBA Live for the first time.

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.