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The Starter- Article from the Washington Post

The Washington Post has a great article today that highlights the life of a starting pitcher. Details some of the stuff that happens on the days between starts. It's a great read:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/sports/wp/2014/07/18/the-starter-doug-fister/

Added by Katie (25) on July 20, 2014 at 6:32am — No Comments

13 Games in 11 Stadiums

Leaving July 26 for Midwest/East Coast swing. Starting with 2 games at Wrigley then Great American > Comerica > Progressive Field > Fenway > Citi Field > Yankee Stadium > Citizens Bank Park > Nationals Park > Camden Yards (2 games) > PNC Park. I am taking my 16 year old son and his buddy. It should be a great trip.

Added by Kenneth Webb on July 17, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Our 2014 SoCal Baseball Trip

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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Added by John (18 current MLB/11 old MLB) on July 16, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

What About the Little Guy?

As we prepare to enter the All-Star Break, the table is set once again for the pinnacle exhibition of the mid-season sabbatical for 95% of MLB’s paid performers: The Home Run Derby.

Just as high-speed collisions are to NASCAR spectators, baseball fans love the long ball. While the format of this statistically meaningless display of baseball’s feats of strength continues to evolve, it continues to entertain the masses through psychological bliss that parallels that of weekend duck…

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Added by Colman Brodsky on July 12, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

My Take on Wrigley Field

A few years back I created a sports "bucket list" (and for me there are a lot of things I want to do before I "sign off" on this Earth), and while I did not list by "priority" without question if I did, going to Wrigley Field is at the top or near the top of my bucket list.  

I think anybody who saw the Cubs on WGN as a kid would remember the scenes of that park, whether it was seeing the ivy-covered wall, the manual scoreboard, panning the front of the park with the famed…

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Added by Tim on July 6, 2014 at 7:33am — No Comments

Man vs. Ballpark Food

In my quest to hit every ballpark, I am also trying to eat the ballpark signature food at each stadium. I've done my homework on most stadiums, gotten some good suggestions from people (Kurt Smith's E-Guides), and ventured out and sampled some. I try to get something different if I go back to a park I have already been to. I am again ask the you the readers to help me out with suggestions on what to get, things you like, or things you have heard to get. 

I have just returned from…

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Added by Shawn Welsh (17) on July 5, 2014 at 6:21pm — 19 Comments

North Carolina

Great NC trip last week. Lucking out on weather and scheduling, caught 10 games in 7 days - every minor league team in the state (plus Danville, VA, right over the border).  Charlotte's new stadium is top-10, Hickory, Winston-Salem, Greensboro and Durham parks are all top rate, and the others are all terrific and enjoyable places to watch a ballgame.

Added by Sam Spear (17ML/85MiL/7ST/3ex) on July 1, 2014 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Handheld Ballparks: The Electronic Baseball Game Experience

If you are anything like me and of a certain age, you probably owned or played several of the various handheld electronic baseball games that were sold in the late 1970s and throughout the 1990s.  There was always something terribly appealing about holding a ballpark in your hands -…

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Added by John (18 current MLB/11 old MLB) on June 26, 2014 at 10:40am — No Comments

My Take on US Cellular Field

My summer trip this year took me to the Windy City.  Strangely, I was going to see the Cubs only as I found some nice ticket prices on vividseats.com.  It wasn't until my family asked "if you're going to see the Cubs, why don't you see the White Sox too?"  Well, that made a whole lot of sense!  So I realized we were in Chicago as the White Sox were in town and chose to take in a Sunday afternoon game so I was able to mark two ballparks off my list.  Of course, I was excited as can be.  So…

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Added by Tim on June 23, 2014 at 9:26am — 1 Comment

My Ballpark Map

Added by Chris McQuid on June 18, 2014 at 10:39am — No Comments

The Lost Art of Pitching Inside

"The trick against Drysdale is to hit him before he hits you."  - Orlando Cepeda

Whatever happened to the brush back pitch? The days of “dusting a player off” are long gone and it makes me mad.  Gone are the days of Bob Gibson, Don Drysdale, and Sandy Koufax.  Very few pitchers today throw inside. And it’s obvious.  It’s a lost art and batters are taking advantage. 

The “brush back”  is a pitch thrown high and inside, usually a fastball, to force the  batter away from the…

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Added by Hunter Hampton on June 17, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Yankees/Tampa Bay Tickets

Hello,

I will not be able to attend this game as planned, so I have 2 Yankee/Tampa Bay tickets for sale for face value plus handling and shipping, which is $175 for both. These tickets are in the Jim Beam Suite-- Row 1, seats 7 and 8 and the date is Wednesday, July 2nd and is a 1 p.m. game.

If interested, please message me. …

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Added by Stephanie on June 15, 2014 at 6:51pm — 2 Comments

30 Stadium Schedule Update

Game 1: August 25, 2013, Red Sox at Dodgers, Dodger Stadium

Game 2: August 30, 2013, Angels at Brewers, Miller Park

Game 3: August 31, 2013, Phillies at Cubs, Wrigley Field

Game 4: September 1, 2013, Indians at Tigers, Comerica Park

Game 5: September 2, 2013, Orioles at Indians, Progressive Field

Game 6: September 3, 2013, Cardinals at Reds, Great American Ballpark

Game 7: September 7,…

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Added by David Lasdon on June 15, 2014 at 3:24pm — No Comments

San Francisco Oakland

I once again am going on a roadtrip, which takes me to San Fran and Oakland. Looking at hotels, they are just ridiculously expensive. What do you guys recommend for a decent hotel preferably 2 star and up in one of these two cities for maybe 120 or less.

Added by Brian Nathan Yancelson on June 13, 2014 at 7:43pm — 1 Comment

What's Your Story?

"What a cool goal- to see all 30 MLB ballparks"

My journey officially stated in July 2010, but I didn't know it at the time. What started out as a road trip from Milwaukee to Pittsburgh to visit family and squeeze in a Brewers game at PNC quickly turned into a new life goal. Jokingly, my then fiance suggested we attempt to see all 30 ballparks. I eagerly agreed. We are both huge baseball fans and love to travel, so I thought why not?!

My intentions were to see 2 ballparks a…

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Added by Ruth Nielsen on June 12, 2014 at 12:54pm — 2 Comments

My Baseball done and to do list

My Baseball done and to do list

Seen a Game

1. Arizona Diamondbacks Bank One Ballpark/Chase Field Phoenix (AZ)

2. Atlanta Braves Turner Field Atlanta (GA)

3. Florida Marlins Pro Player Stadium Miami (FL)

4. Houston Astros Minute Maid Park Houston (TX)

5. New York Mets Shea Stadium New York City (NY)

6. New York Mets Citi Field New York City (NY)

7. Los Angeles Dodgers Dodger Stadium Los Angeles (CA)

8. Milwaukee Brewers Miller Park Milwaukee (WI)

9.…

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Added by Freek Bouw on June 11, 2014 at 4:20pm — No Comments

The Road to 100 - currently at 87

Starting off the 2014 season I have seen a professional level game at 87 different parks:

  • 16 currently active MLB parks
  • 6 former MLB parks
  • 19 Spring Training facilities (when used for a ST game)
  • 9 AAA
  • 6 AA
  • 19 A
  • 12 Independent 

I specify professional level games as two parks I've been to have been for the WBC (PetCo and AT&T).

I've seen games in 24 different states plus DC.  (I have yet…

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Added by Dan Twohig on June 10, 2014 at 9:37am — 1 Comment

I Will Be Attending A MLB Game Live In All 183 Days Of Play In 2015

"I Will Be Attending A MLB Game Live In All 183 Days Of Play In 2015 (30 MLB Parks) http://mlbreports.com/2014/06/02/183in2015/"

Click the highlighted link there to read what the trip will entail.  This will be the most decorated trip I have ever been in for sure.

Hope to see and meet some of you there.

Chuck Booth

Added by Chuck Booth (35) ALL 30/23 DAYS! on June 2, 2014 at 11:16am — 3 Comments

Official World Record Attempt - 30 games in 25 days

Ok Chasers,

 

With the help of Josh Robbins, I believe that I have narrowed down the best possible attempt at seeing all 30 Ballparks in 25 days by land. This has become an obsession for me over the past 10 years, and every summer I planned it, something happened to derail it. This is more than likely the last possible year I will be able to attempt this feat and this is the reason why.

In 2010 I was diagnosed with Relapsing/Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. It really slowed…

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Added by Bill Jakoby on June 2, 2014 at 8:40am — 1 Comment

Today I will begin attending games all five California MLB ballparks in 29 hours!!!

Hi Chasers!

I just joined this group and I'm excited to be in it. I wanted to let you know what I'm doing starting today Sunday, May 25. I figured out how I can visit all five Calif ballparks while a game was going on. I don't think this has ever been done before so this will be fun to see if I can pull it off. Here's the schedule.

Sunday May 25

Petco Park-Padres vs Cubs at 1:05pm, watch one inning and then drive 93 miles to

Angel Stadium-Angels vs Royals…

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Added by Richard Stanford on May 24, 2014 at 11:01pm — 11 Comments

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