Baseball Stadiums 2016 Calendar
published by TF Publishing, 2015
Now that October has arrived, it is time to admit that Christmas is just around the corner. Yes, we have to get through Halloween and Thanksgiving first, but it is never too soon to start thinking about what gifts you will be buying for others. One small gift that is timeless is the calendar. Whether you go with the daily boxed variety, or the monthly hang-on-the-wall calendar, everyone needs to know what day it is at some point.
Perfect Timing publishes a wide variety of calendars, including this very nice Baseball Stadiums 2016 Calendar. Twelve ballparks are featured, including such vital statistics as home team, opening date, dimensions, capacity, and playing surface. The twelve parks are Busch (St. Louis), AT&T (San Francisco), Fenway (Boston), Citi (New York Mets), PNC (Pittsburgh), Great American (Cincinnati), Yankee (New York Yankees), Wrigley (Chicago Cubs), Chase (Arizona), Comerica (Detroit), Rogers (Toronto), and Dodger (Los Angeles). The calendar measures 11.8×23.4 when hung on the wall, showing the stadium of the month; the calendar portion has plenty of room to jot down appointment and meeting reminders in the blocks.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 2015 Daily Calendar
The Cooperstown Collection
Sellers Publishing, 2014
If you haven’t looked at a calendar lately, you may not be aware that there are only 35 days left until Christmas. Don’t worry, though, Sellers Publishing has the perfect gift for the baseball fan on your list: the National Baseball Hall of Fame 2015 Daily Calendar. Each day of the year provides information and trivia for die-hard baseball fans, beginning with a collage of 19th century memorabilia on January 1 (Hank Greenberg‘s birthday) through December 31, with the somber remembrance of Roberto Clemente‘s fatal mission to Nicaragua.
Trivia questions are scattered through the pages; member plaques, baseball cards, uniforms and other memorabilia are displayed throughout the year. This calendar, officially licensed by Major League Baseball and the Hall of Fame, is sure to delight fans young and old who hunger for historical knowledge and who miss the game terribly during the off-season.
We, as mere mortals without access to a TARDIS, need something by which to keep track of what day of the month it is. We can’t just gallivant off to visit William Shakespeare or Vincent Van Gogh or the Face of Boe. We are stuck in the present time, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t have the Doctor with us. The Doctor Who Special 12-Month 2015 Calendar by Day Dream is perfect for any fan of the Time Lord, regardless of which Doctor is claimed as “my Doctor.” Thirteen incarnations of the Time Lord are featured here, beginning with William Hartnell in January and ending with Peter Capaldi in December; August features a double dose with Paul McGann and John Hurt. Daleks, Cybermen, Ood, and Weeping Angels also grace these pages, as well as one companion: Clara Oswald (portrayed by Jenna Coleman).
The spiral-bound calendar is made with linen paper for a sturdier product than normal paper calendars, and measures 13 inches by 15 inches. The actual calendar portion of each page is a very small 2 x 3.5 inches in the upper right hand corner, allowing the Doctor, his villain (or companion), and the TARDIS to be the star of the page. Perhaps not very practical for a planning calendar, as there is no white space to mark appointments or special occasions, but perfect for displaying one’s fanaticism for the BBC franchise. This would make an excellent gift for any Whovian (and it’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas).
Is it ever too early to start thinking about Christmas? If you are like me, you probably usually wait until the last minute and rarely come away with that “Hey I saw this and thought about you” gift. Make this Christmas different and give the baseball fan in your life something that will make them remember you every day with this 2014 Baseball Trivia Calendar.
The calendar contains 313 pages with Saturday and Sunday combined on one page. Each page contains either a trivia question, fact, or famous quote, as well as baseball birthdays (I share my birthday with Pedro Martinez and Bobby Thomson). Plus, the owner of the calendar gets a special code to download a free digital Page-A-Day calendar to be delivered via e-mail.
You really can’t go wrong with a calendar as a gift, especially a themed calendar related to a favorite hobby. Of course there are plenty of other options from Page-A-Day, so even if that special someone is not a baseball fan you can still get them a daily reminder of how much you love them.