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Baseball Trip 2016: Birmingham, Atlanta, Chattanooga and Kodak - any tips on what NOT to miss?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John (20 current MLB/11 old MLB) Jul 26, 2016. 6 Replies

Our 2016 baseball trip will have us in Birmingham, AL on 8/3, Atlanta on 8/4; Chattanooga on 8/5 and Kodak, TN on 8/6 so we will get to see Turner Field in its last season as the home of the Braves…Continue

So Who Here Has Seen Games in the Greatest Number of Major League Ballparks?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aaron Hacherl Aug 26, 2014. 13 Replies

As you can see from the…Continue

What is the Best Thing You Have Ever Eaten at a Ballpark?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Apr 7, 2014. 9 Replies

Nationals Park, Washington, DCHalf Smoke All-The-WayAccording to the Ben’s Chili Bowl…Continue

Anyone Else Attend the Cubs Convention?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John (20 current MLB/11 old MLB) Apr 2, 2013. 1 Reply

Anyone else here go to the Cubs Convention?I have been to every Cubs Convention since 1995 and as long as I have been going it has been at the Chicago Hilton and Towers. I guess Theo Epstein has…Continue

 

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Sep 20, 2016
John (20 current MLB/11 old MLB) replied to John (20 current MLB/11 old MLB)'s discussion Baseball Trip 2016: Birmingham, Atlanta, Chattanooga and Kodak - any tips on what NOT to miss?
"What a blast from the past!  I remember going through Ruby Falls as a kid on the way back from a Florida road trip.  I bet my boys would love that.  Thanks Thomas!"
Jul 26, 2016
John (20 current MLB/11 old MLB) replied to John (20 current MLB/11 old MLB)'s discussion Baseball Trip 2016: Birmingham, Atlanta, Chattanooga and Kodak - any tips on what NOT to miss?
"Thanks Jett!  Looks like you are referring to Good People brewery?  I will definitely have to stop in there.  And thanks for the tip regarding prepaid parking in the blue lot - I knew we wanted to stop and see the part of the wall…"
Jul 26, 2016
John (20 current MLB/11 old MLB) replied to John (20 current MLB/11 old MLB)'s discussion Baseball Trip 2016: Birmingham, Atlanta, Chattanooga and Kodak - any tips on what NOT to miss?
"Thanks Jeff!  Looks like we have a couple of suggestions for the aquarium.  My younger son loves penguins and it looks like they have two varieties.  Sold!"
Jul 26, 2016
Thomas Judge (18) replied to John (20 current MLB/11 old MLB)'s discussion Baseball Trip 2016: Birmingham, Atlanta, Chattanooga and Kodak - any tips on what NOT to miss?
"This sounds like a great trip you have planned! Ruby Falls in Chattanooga is definitely something thing to see if you're looking to spend the day in Chatanooga. The tour takes you through an underground cave with a waterfall. Enjoy your trip!"
Jul 2, 2016
Jett Smith replied to John (20 current MLB/11 old MLB)'s discussion Baseball Trip 2016: Birmingham, Atlanta, Chattanooga and Kodak - any tips on what NOT to miss?
"There is a brewery right across the street from the new Barons stadium. The parking near the Barons is not too bad either. There are plenty of lots around the stadium. Rickwood Field is a gem. You should be able to go and walk around. Rickwood has…"
Jun 30, 2016
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Jeff Perro replied to John (20 current MLB/11 old MLB)'s discussion Baseball Trip 2016: Birmingham, Atlanta, Chattanooga and Kodak - any tips on what NOT to miss?
"The Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga used to be one of my favorite places to go. In Birmingham, you can also go to the Hoover Met, the ballpark the Barons played in for 20 years, made famous by Michael Jordan."
Jun 27, 2016
John (20 current MLB/11 old MLB) replied to Bard Lessem26's discussion Twins ballpark
"I wish that I had more specific suggestions, but there a number of statues erected around Target Field that you should check out like Carew, Killebrew and Puckett. This map will show you the locations of the statues if you zoom to Target Field and…"
Jun 14, 2016
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Baseball Trip 2016: Birmingham, Atlanta, Chattanooga and Kodak - any tips on what NOT to miss?

Our 2016 baseball trip will have us in Birmingham, AL on 8/3, Atlanta on 8/4; Chattanooga on 8/5 and Kodak, TN on 8/6 so we will get to see Turner Field in its last season as the home of the Braves and a whole bunch of AA baseball.The group will be me and my boys (15 and 13) along with my brother-in-law and my nephew (11). We plan to visit Rickwood Field in Birmingham and my boys are hyped about The World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta because one of their friends went and told them you can drink an…See More
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Baseball Trip 2016: Birmingham, Atlanta, Chattanooga and Kodak - any tips on what NOT to miss?

Our 2016 baseball trip will have us in Birmingham, AL on 8/3, Atlanta on 8/4; Chattanooga on 8/5 and Kodak, TN on 8/6 so we will get to see Turner Field in its last season as the home of the Braves and a whole bunch of AA baseball.The group will be me and my boys (15 and 13) along with my brother-in-law and my nephew (11). We plan to visit Rickwood Field in Birmingham and my boys are hyped about The World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta because one of their friends went and told them you can drink an…See More
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John (20 current MLB/11 old MLB) replied to Craig (15)'s discussion Opening Day 2016 Ballpark Photos
"The Cubs home opener at Wrigley Field on Monday, April 11, 2016 was an instant classic. As you may know, the Wrigley Field is in the throes of a massive renovation project that is expected to last for several more years. Part of the project…"
Apr 13, 2016
John (20 current MLB/11 old MLB) replied to Craig (15)'s discussion Second Annual Meetup Recap + Breaking News
"How do we check out the photo highlights? I don't seem to find a link."
Sep 16, 2015
John (20 current MLB/11 old MLB) replied to Eric Kabakoff (35)'s discussion PNC Park
"My only time there we sat in 112 - along the first base line. I would highly recommend seats in this section, especially if you want to be close to the action but not behind the netting. http://www.ballparkchasers.com/photo/pnc-park-665?context=user…"
Jul 15, 2015
John (20 current MLB/11 old MLB) replied to David Lasdon's discussion How many ballparks have you been to?
"# of current 30 MLB parks you'd been to before 2015: 18 # of additional parks you'll go to this year: 1 # of MLB defunct MLB parks you've seen a game in: 11 # of current and defunct parks you've seen your favorite team (Cubs) in:…"
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Wrigley Field
What is your favorite ballpark?
Wrigley Field

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Here's a quirky thing I started doing at the ballgames I go to...

Posted on November 8, 2016 at 11:01am 0 Comments

My son and I always compete to see how many triple peanuts we can get out of a bag at the games we go to.  There was a game I went to without him so I took a photo of my triple to send him in the name of good-natured taunting.  

Here is a collection of my triples since that time - hope you enjoy! 

Triples Gallery

All Time Ballpark Rankings through 2014

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:28am 1 Comment

As I sat down to do this, I thought (1) this would be easier and (2) I would have much more objective reasons for slotting each ballpark.

What I found out, and surmise may be true with most people, is that the ranking is really just a personal opinion on the totality of the circumstances surrounding the game(s) witnessed in the park, the historical significance of the park, the people who were at the game with me and, increasingly, how good the food and beer choices are.

Here's…

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How I Became a Corporate Sell Out at Miller Park

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 11:56am 2 Comments



I guess this is what it feels like to sell out. I vowed I would never let this happen, but it did. I was in the Milwaukee area for work and had the opportunity to attend the Brewers/Mets game from the Dew Deck at Miller Park. And I wore slacks to the ballgame. …

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Our 2014 SoCal Baseball Trip

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 7:00am 1 Comment

We just returned from a family trip to Southern California that included visits to Disneyland, Hollywood, Sequoia National Park, the San Diego Zoo and, of course, ballparks!

Angels Stadium

On Tuesday, July 8th, we attended the Angels and Blue Jays game at Angel Stadium. Upon entering at the main gate, the two massive Angels hats are even bigger in person than they look. We loved the fact that there was the MLB…

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