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1st park of the season

Hit my 1st park of the season last week going back to PNC which is one of my favorites for sure. Im not a Pirates fan but its really a great place to see a game, great fans there. It also seems to be one of the few remaining parks that still offers soft serve ice cream. 

Added by Ryan Walker on April 21, 2015 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Notes from the purple pessimist – one win does not a season make

The Rockies beat Milwaukee 10-0 today, and I could care less!

Tomorrow night, it'll probably be tied 1-1 in the ninth with Ryan Braun laying down a suicide squeeze bunt – Rockies will lose 2-1, LOL.

The Rockies don't have any depth in their pitching rotation to begin with, and certainly can't withstand a big injury adding to the ones that already exist in the pitching staff. The Rockies will win 70 games, and only 70, in 2015.

Added by John Sears (1) on April 6, 2015 at 7:43pm — No Comments

Inquiry on Gameday Travel to Colorado, Bay Area

Hey Guys and Gals,

I'm back and I am ready to go exploring many of the ballparks in this country this summer! I will have some extra cash because I graduate and I get a trip or two that I am planning for leisure. My goal is to see some more parks!

With that being said, I am thinking of visiting family in Colorado Springs for a week. This would naturally mean that I would have been accompany me in a Rockies game and would like to know what time to leave might be best or what…

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Added by Garrett Kolodziej on March 29, 2015 at 10:07pm — 3 Comments

May trip

Sometime in May my son and I will be driving to Detroit for a Tigers game and stopping in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, DC, and Baltimore and Philly to catch games there as well. Any recommendations on ticket sources, hotels, fun eating spots etc., are greatly appreciated.
Thanks

Added by joseph martingano on March 19, 2015 at 7:01am — 1 Comment

Will Ferrell

I have to give kudos to Will Ferrell. He did something I don't think any of us have ever attempted, chasing five ballparks in a single day! And they even let him play, an opportunity afforded me on none of my trips.

Added by David Lasdon on March 13, 2015 at 6:19am — 1 Comment

2015 MLB Travel Options for a 30 Ballpark, 30 Day Tour

I am posting this on behalf of my baseball friend, Reggie Deal, whom I met via this website. Reggie is blind and has trouble posting to this site so I am doing that for him.

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Now, time to reveal my 2015 30 ballpark, 30 day travel options. If you want to do this, tickets for all teams are now or will shortly be on sale and with the best options being early this season, time to start booking.

In past years when I have looked at the schedule…

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Added by meg minard (28/44/197) on March 1, 2015 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Sunshine Pair

I am taking a trip in July to do the Sunshine Pair (Rays & Marlins) We arrive in Tampa and have our time there mostly figured out. We are visiting Tropicana Field, Steinbrenner Field, Yuengling Brewery, Raymond James Stadium, and the SS American Victory. The two days in Miami we only have the Marlins game scheduled. I was hoping someone who lives in the general Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area, or has done this trip, has any suggestions for things to do while we are there. It doesn't have to be…

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Added by Lem Peters on February 26, 2015 at 8:17am — 5 Comments

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Added by Parker Klimesh on February 19, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Texas trip in April

Tentatively, it looks like I will be heading down to Dallas to participate in a conference for work in late April. After the conference ends, I should be able to take in the Rangers at Globe Life Park (Wed - 4/29 vs Mariners) and drive to Houston for an Astros game (Thurs 4/30 vs Mariners). Haven't decided if I will take in a 2nd Astros game on 5/1, or just return to Dallas for another game on 5/1 (A's). Have been browsing through the Chaser Guides, which are extremely helpful, and whatever…

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Added by Eric Sather (9) on February 9, 2015 at 8:19am — 6 Comments

Ideas around town

Thank you for including me on this wonderful site you guys have here! I can't wait to get involved with the community.

I was curious, Me and my buddy who go on all of the baseball trips are heading to Denver and Seattle at the end of May. Does anyone have some ideas on what to do around town for tourists? In Denver we were planning on hitting the US Mint, Transportation museum, and Baseball museum. In Seattle, the road dog brewery tour, space needle and underground tour. If anyone has…

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Added by Richard Vajas on January 28, 2015 at 12:28am — 5 Comments

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Added by Nelson Wesley Young on January 21, 2015 at 2:47pm — 1 Comment

Atlanta hotels

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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Added by Dustin Beers (25) on January 19, 2015 at 2:10pm — 6 Comments

Cleveland/Chicago/Milwaukee July 9-14, 2014

Finally getting around to posting a quick summary of my 2014 trip. Two nights in Cleveland. Stayed at the Hilton Garden right across the street from the stadium. Was able to catch the rail from the airport to Tower City Center station downtown. Was able to see 2 night games vs The Yanks during the stay. With the free time on day 2 I visited the Rock n Roll HOF that morning and rented a car and drove down to Canton and visited the Pro Football HOF that afternoon. Spent about 2 1/2 hours at…

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Added by Buddy on January 9, 2015 at 7:41am — 3 Comments

Cuba!

Hey Chasers---I'm psyched to see the Marlins vs. Rays at Estadio Latinoamericano in Havana! The place holds 55,000 and no doubt would sell out in a heartbeat for a major league game. It might happen sooner than we think. A good Cuban cigar would be a treat, too.

Added by michael schwartz (66) on December 19, 2014 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Staten Island and Brooklyn help (cont.)

An addendum to my previous post. Should have mentioned I'll be driving, so parking must be taken into consideration. Don't mind leaving the car somewhere for four days, but should be factored in. Thanks again, Jim.

Added by Jim Nelson 54/328 total on December 14, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Staten Island and Brooklyn help

Hey fellow chasers, have a question for you, hoping you can help me out. Next July I'm heading East to catch the Staten Island and Brooklyn short season teams. Am very familiar with

NYC and the subway system, and of course the costs. What I'm hoping someone can help me out with is where to stay, reasonably inexpensive, and somewhat close to a subway station.

Wondering about staying in Jersey, but haven't yet explored that option, and getting over to NYC. Grateful for any tips you…

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Added by Jim Nelson 54/328 total on December 14, 2014 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Looking for someone who has visited all 30 parks in a season

Hello,

I'm a freelance writer working with a new Gannett online publication (the people who produce USA Today and several local papers). The site, NowU, is geared for the 45+ demographic.

I'd like to interview someone who has watched a game in all MLB parks in one season. Prefer someone who is in the 45+ (or close to it) age group.

Feel free to contact me at freelancehack@gmail.com.

Thanks,

Steve

Added by Steve Bittenbender on December 8, 2014 at 8:22am — 1 Comment

30 ballbarks in 30 days

A lot of people ask if its possible and how they would go about and do it. I just got done achieving my 30 ballparks in 30 days in August 2014 as a solo trip. It took me 29days 1hr and 47mins. It was the best time ive ever had. I learned so much more about the game, stadiums, fans and the cities and states I travel thru. It was an unbelievable journey and I found a great deal of appreciation and love for the game! Highly recommend, I never wanted to see all 30 in 30 days, its never even…

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Added by Simon Nettleton on November 30, 2014 at 11:08pm — 2 Comments

Yankee Stadium-1957

This is the scorecard cover from August 8,1957, Washington Senators at New York Yankees. The Nats won the game 6-1, before a throng of 9108. Mickey Mantle batted third and Yogi Berra batted cleanup, but the only homer hit that day was by the light-hitting Eddie Yost (the "walking man") of the Nats. I'll periodically be posting scorecard covers from other games I attended in different ballparks if there is any interest amongst the group.…

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Added by michael schwartz (66) on October 30, 2014 at 3:34pm — 1 Comment

All Time Ballpark Rankings through 2014

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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Added by John (19 current MLB/11 old MLB) on October 15, 2014 at 11:28am — 1 Comment

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