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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 — No 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 — No 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 — 1 Comment

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 — No Comments

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 (18 current MLB/11 old MLB) on October 15, 2014 at 11:28am — 1 Comment

Planning First Trip

Planning 2015 trip to Nat's Park, PNC, and Comerica (5 games/5 days...4 featuring my Chicago Cubs). Any advice on avoiding rookie mistakes?

Added by Mark Kipp on September 23, 2014 at 10:15am — 4 Comments

Parking for Busch Staduim

I had read that parking was tough for the Cardinals games. I went online and found a Irish pub, Llywelyn's, that offered a free trolley ride to the game. This worked out fantastic. Parking was free at the pub. We bought a couple of beers and all we had to do was show receipt to the trolley driver and off we went. Dropped us off right at the stadium and picked us up after. Trolley makes several runs before and after the game so we had no problem getting back to the pub, for you guessed it, a…

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Added by Chris Kempf 13 on September 18, 2014 at 5:59pm — 1 Comment

Spent Labor Day weekend visiting St. Louis for a Cards/Cubs game, then to Kansas City to see a Royals/Rangers game. On the way down from the Twin Cities stopped in DesMoines for an Iowa Cubs game. Go…

Spent Labor Day weekend visiting St. Louis for a Cards/Cubs game, then to Kansas City to see a Royals/Rangers game. On the way down from the Twin Cities stopped in DesMoines for an Iowa Cubs game. Got rained out in the 5th inning but still enjoyed the ballpark. Really liked Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. If you stay at Drury Inn and Suites you can walk to the game. Plus they have free food and drinks in the evening before the game and the hot breakfast is amazing.

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Added by Chris Kempf 13 on September 18, 2014 at 5:45pm — No Comments

Splitting Baltimore Orioles Season tickets

Anyone in the Baltimore area interested in splitting two tickets for a 13 game season ticket plan?

Added by Leah Tooks on September 17, 2014 at 7:56am — No Comments

My Park List

Team Name Stadium Name Visited (Year of First Visit)
Arizona Diamondbacks Chase Field (was Bank One Ballpark) Yes (1998)
Atlanta Braves Turner Field ATL will be last
Baltimore Orioles Oriole Park at Camden…
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Added by Shannon Daubaras (18/4) on September 13, 2014 at 12:02pm — 8 Comments

Stadium 25 Done

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Added by David Lasdon on September 4, 2014 at 7:41pm — No Comments

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Added by Johnny Boy on August 31, 2014 at 3:12am — No Comments

Wrigley Field

We just got back from our first ever trip to Wrigley to watch our O's get swept! Just wanted to add update for the foodies. Don't look for the Heater! The suggested hot dog of choice inside Wrigley...they don't serve it anymore. I think I had the "Chicago". I highly suggest it!

Added by Jim Coccia on August 27, 2014 at 3:49am — No Comments

LA Times rates the stadiums

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-best-baseball-stadiums-20140826-story.html#page=1

There's something seriously wrong if they rate Dodger and Wrigley among the top five in the National League.

Added by David Lasdon on August 26, 2014 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Mid Atlantic Road Trip 2014

My wife and I just completed our 4th summer baseball road trip together and our 1st with our daughter Megan (born in February.) We had a great time seeing my Mets play at Nationals Park and Citizen's Bank and seeing Steph's Yanks at Camden Yards. It was our first trip to Nationals Park and Camden Yards and we have high opinions of both. All three parks were especially accommodating with a 6 month old, especially in (although I hate to say it) Philadelphia. Not sure where next year will take…

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Added by jvolks (19) on August 25, 2014 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Im BAAAAAACK!!!!

Hello Chasers! Its been a long time since I have posted. How is everyone? Ive been okay, its been an interesting summer for me. Had 3 graduations in the family, mother in law was visiting from Puerto Rico, got into an auto accident, got a new niece, just finished an AC trip for a bachelor party a wedding in about a month. Yea, lots going on.



This weekend just dropped off my oldest to college at Manhattanville College, a nice college about 30 minutes from NYC. He got a partial… Continue

Added by Richard (15) on August 25, 2014 at 8:34am — No Comments

Polished off the West Coast

Well, I just returned from California, where I got to see two nice stadiums, O.co Stadium in Oakland and Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles.

I was pleasantly surprised in Los Angeles with the beautiful view of the mountains. I saw my Mets split a 2-game series against Oakland and saw Clayton Kershaw pitch a gem in LA.

22 down, 8 to go!

Added by Tom Huben on August 24, 2014 at 7:18am — No Comments

Recent Trip

My 2014 baseball journey was a 6 day, 8 stadium journey to witness 9 games. Starting on June 27th and ending July 3rd, a total of 14 teams were seen during the trip.

Friday, June 27th- Angels at Royals. Late to the game, ended up missing Trout's 490 foot home run in the top of the 1st. Still kicking myself over that

Saturday, June 28th- Rays at Orioles. Highlight of the game was sneaking into the section behind the plate during the 4th inning after purchasing 13 dollar upper…

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Added by Steven on August 21, 2014 at 10:47pm — 1 Comment

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