The baseball season is flying by as the major leagues are approaching the halfway point. Who would have guessed that the New York Yankees would still be over 10 games behind the Boston Red Sox in the AL East?

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Meanwhile, their crosstown rival, New York Mets (lead by ex-Binghamton Rumble Ponies manager, Luis Rojas) would be in first place in the NL East? Speaking of the Ponies, it's a 6 game homestand at Mirabito Stadium and will be saluting our essential workers all week long. Go Ponies!

As the dog days of summer begin, it got me thinking about baseball. I had some extra time on my hands during my vacation and I began to wonder. I wondered why the home team at baseball (and basketball) games wore white?

The Reason Baseball Teams Wear White Uniforms At Home

The reason had to do with the away team, not the home team. In the early years of baseball, the visitors would wear dark jerseys for their road games because they originally didn't have access to washing machines.

They needed to wear the darker jerseys to conceal the dirt.

Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Do you remember singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the 7th inning stretch? Did you ever wonder what that song was really about? If for some strange reason you did, you've come to the right place.

The two guys who wrote the song had never attended a game before writing it. The full version of that song is actually about a woman who wants to go on a date to a baseball game, instead of a movie. Check out the original lyrics from 1908 to see for yourself.

There ya go, so the next time you are looking for something to talk about between pitches at the ballpark, you can impress them with these fun facts.

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