Entries by Mike Easterling

Naming of Toyota Field was a Two-Year Drive in the Making

MADISON — On a sunny, let’s-play-three day that begged for baseball, even though the calendar had turned mostly toward football and beyond, the Rocket City Trash Pandas got a name for their new home yard hard on the Huntsville-Madison city limit lines. Toyota Field will usher in the inaugural season of the Double-A Southern League […]

Out of this World: USTA Clay Court Championships a Net Gain for Rocket City

Celebrations surrounding the 50th anniversary of the July 20, 1969 moon landing are in full stride in Huntsville. Plans to honor man’s walk on the lunar surface this year have included a Guinness world record-setting attempt for simultaneous rocket launches, a celebration car show, an Apollo Homecoming Dinner and something city residents did when Huntsville-built […]