Dustin Beers (30/9)
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Dustin Beers (30/9) commented on Chuck Booth (35) ALL 30/23 DAYS!'s group 30 Ballparks/30 Teams
"Just got home from Atlanta to finish off my 30th park!!  Now I'm onto to seeing the Padres in every park, which should keep me busy until the Rangers and A's get their new parks.  I chose to collect a mini bat from…"
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30 Ballparks/30 Teams

For those people that have seen a baseball game in each major league city. Even if they are not all current--just use the brackets.The logo chosen for this group represents the long hours driving on the road to achieve this feat.See More
Jun 17
Dustin Beers (30/9) commented on Jesse Schwartz's group San Diego Padres Fans
"I thought I was the only Padre fan on this site.  :)  Glad to see there are few others who are awaiting the "hot lava talent" to make bring the Padres a championship.  I am hitting Atlanta next week to see the Padres,…"
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2018 Road Trip

"Hey Daniel, this may sound like a "where to eat: more than tips, but when you are in a couple of these cities, you have to partake in the local favorites. Chicago - Wrigleyville is a lot of fun.  Make sure you hit a Lou Malnatti's…"
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"Just saw this Daniel, what a trip!!!  I envy the heck out of you!  I've been to all of those parks, but not all 12 in 14 days!  All of the parks you're seeing are quite nice (PNC is my favorite), but Guaranteed Rate will…"
May 15
Dustin Beers (30/9) replied to Aaron(18/21)'s discussion Team or Ballpark
"Hey Aaron, I count ballparks visited.  I have been to Turner Field, but still need to get to SunTrust to completely fulfill by quest to change my number to 30.  I have now been to 29 current parks and 9 defunct.  I'm hoping to…"
Apr 3
Dustin Beers (30/9) replied to kimberly's discussion Philly/Pittsburgh
"Myself and some buddies did both of those parks last year as part of an 8 day road trip.  We stayed at a Crowne Plaza in Greentree while in Pittsburgh.  It was a very nice hotel and they do a free shuttle to and from PNC Park, which you…"
Mar 3
Dustin Beers (30/9) replied to Gary Trieweiler's discussion Trip of a Lifetime
"I envy you and the Mrs., Gary!  PNC and Wrigley are 2 of my favorites as well.  Congrats on doing this "trip of a lifetime"."
Oct 25, 2017

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Is it a life goal to see all 30 Major League Ballparks?
Yes
How many current MLB ballparks have you visited?
Seen them all
What is your hometown ballpark?
Target Field is the closest to where I live.
What is your favorite ballpark?
PNC park

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Atlanta hotels

Posted on January 19, 2015 at 2:10pm 6 Comments

I am going to see the Padres and Braves in Atlanta this summer. I have checked out the suggestions in the chaser guide and am thinking about staying at the Country Inn and Suites right next door to Turner Field because we will not be renting a car. I have seen very contrasting reviews of this hotel on line and i was just wondering if anyone on this site has stayed at this hotel? I hear it is not in a great part of town, but seeing as we won't have a car to worry about, that doesn't really…

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At 9:57am on May 10, 2017, Mike B said…

Hey Dustin, sorry I'm responding to you months later!  First time I've been on the site in a while.  Hope it's not too late.  Yeah, I did the trip to Boston and NY actually exactly a year ago.  If I remember correctly, it took about 5 hours from my hotel just outside of Boston to my hotel in Manhattan.  This was in the late morning and afternoon, I'd say the drive was about 11 to 4, on a Wednesday.  Generally speaking, traffic is terrible around any of the major cities out east, and even between the major cities.  For example, it will tell you it's 2-3 hours from Philly to DC but in my experience it's 4.  

As far as hotels, yeah, it's absurd.  I can't remember the name of the town but I stayed in a Red Roof Inn just outside of Boston for about 100 a night.  Then I drove to a subway station, paid to park for the day, and took the train into Boston.  For NY, I wanted to get the full experience so I stayed in Manhattan, I found a "special" rate of about 200 a night for a decent hotel.  Your other options are basically limited to staying in a nearby town in New Jersey or out by La Guardia airport if you're trying to save money, neither of these is a great area (in terms of having things to do). but if you're only going to be there to sleep, no big deal.  I actually didn't end up going to Baltimore on that trip, I went in August 2016 instead for the Chasers trip.  

Hope this info is still useful to you!

At 10:00am on April 29, 2015, Kristina Marie said…

Sorry to respond late.  The neighborhood isn't a place where most people would want to stay.  It might be fine if you are only coming for the game and then staying the night.  If you plan on doing other things in the city then stay in a hotel farther uptown.

At 9:32pm on January 19, 2015, Douglas Price Blissit said…
neighborhood is kinda sketchy, one reason why the Braves are moving out in 2017. Would recommend for u stay somewhere else. There are some affordable places in better parts of the city and would recommend doing that. If you are driving to the game, would recommend buying a parking pass before hand (saves u $5) and don't get there going on I-85 thru downtown. Take I-285 to I-20. If u want to completely avoid any kind of traffic, u can ride the Marta train ($2.50 each way but free daily parking) to five points station and they have a free shuttle to and from Turner Field.
At 12:21pm on November 1, 2014, Craig (16) said…

Glad you were able to sign-up, Dustin. Welcome to Ballpark Chasers! Please let me know if you have questions, comments or suggestions in the future. Happy Chasing!

 
 
 

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