We all remember that 1909 baseball season, right? Ty Cobb batting for a .377 season average, with a league leading 7 home runs, the Pirates winning their first World Series, those were the days. Well, Agnes McKee of Oceanside may not remember that baseball season, but she was actually around for it.
As it has for the past 61 years (since 1953!), the Old Mission Bay Athletic Club (OMBAC) is staging its annual Over-the-Line Tournament on Fiesta Island. Starting last Saturday, and continuing for a second weekend this coming Saturday, July 19, the altered, alternative beach softball competition and party is a yearly unique feature of America’s Finest City.
As we all celebrated our nation’s anniversary on the fourth of July, Belmont Park in Mission Bay observed the 89th year of its well-known Giant Dipper wooden roller coaster. Belmont Park is located at 3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109. The current park covers 7 acres. Other rides include the Beach Blaster, Krazy Kars, Thunder Boats, and the famous Vertical Plunge.
Other places in San Diego county have their 4th of July fireworks, their parades, their festivals, but only Ocean Beach has its own very unique way of celebrating Independence Day: the Marshmallow War. This annual rite of confectionery commemoration has been conducted since well into the last century, but this year, those who guide the beach community want the denizens to “Mallow Out” and cease and desist from throwing the puffy projectiles.