Baker Field is not such a handicap after all
Many readers have pointed out this nice piece in the New York Times about the baseball team.
For what seems like a gazillion years, the critics have told us that Columbia sports teams that practice and play at Baker Field can't win because of the annoying commute to practice, etc.
Baseball's championship this season and the championship for women's soccer in 2006 put the lie to that statement, hopefully once and for all.
But it will probably take a football championship to happen before everyone stops talking about the "Baker Field Effect."
Speaking of Baker Field, here's a great picture I haven't seen of the football stadium sometime in the 1950's. Note the great houses on the other side of the river that are no longer there.