7 of the top 10 Facebook check-ins were at ballparks in 2012

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I don’t do the Foursquare thing, but I do use the Facebook Check-in thing sometimes. Almost always at restaurants and bars so that my family can be assured that, yes, I do occasionally leave my home.

Want to know something surprising? Seven of the top ten locations for Facebook check-ins occurred at ballparks last year:

  1. Times Square, New York
  2. Disneyland, California
  3. AT&T Park, California
  4. Yankee Stadium, New York
  5. Rangers Ballpark, Texas
  6. Fenway Park, Massachusetts
  7. Dodger Stadium, California
  8. Universal Studios, Florida
  9. Wrigley Field, Illinois
  10. Angel Stadium, California

Which is insane because if there is anywhere I can’t get a good freaking signal it’s at ballparks. But there you are.

(thanks to Melissa D. for the heads up)

Someone stole the bat from the Ken Griffey, Jr. statue at Safeco Field

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The Mariners unveiled a statue of Hall of Fame outfielder Ken Griffey, Jr. earlier this year at Safeco Field, featuring the slugger in his famous follow-through seen after each of his 630 career home runs. Chris Daniels of KING 5 News in Seattle reported on Tuesday evening that someone had stolen the bat from the statue.

Thankfully, the Seattle Police Department announced that the bat has been recovered and a suspect has been arrested. They expect to provide more details later. Daniels reports the Mariners have confirmed the news.

My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.