This year has not been a good year for me when it comes to seeing baseball. I have only been able to make it to five games this year and all to stadiums that I have already been to (Nationals, Padres, Athletics and Mariners), but......
I was able to get a ticket to the playoffs! I will be going to the Dodgers game on Friday against the Mets. This will be my first post-season game EVER, I don't know about you all, but I'm pretty excited about it!!!
Added by Sox Guy on October 5, 2015 at 8:45pm — No Comments
For those interested in my entire ballpark history I have added this blog post as a way to track my progress. Included in my official ballpark history are Major League Baseball ballparks attended past and present (45), Minor League Baseball ballparks attended past and present (62), Independent League ballparks (3), Collegiate Summer League ballparks attended (5), Spring Training ballparks attended (5), Winter League ballparks attended (6), and NCAA Baseball ballparks attended past and…Continue
Added by Jim Wood (134)(45 MLB) on August 30, 2015 at 10:02pm — No Comments
Finally got to Marlins Park this month, and liked it a lot. We took a trip down to Miami for an overnight just to get to the park - although stayed in South Beach so did an Art Deco walking tour as well, absolutely worthwhile. I saw what I figured must be Marlins Park from the air as we were coming in for landing, and confirmed in the taxi on the way there that yes, that is what I saw. We thought it was big and flashy, and while it would look awful just about anywhere else, was absolutely…Continue
I drove to Chicago with my then-boyfriend Bill and his brother Joe to see a baseball game and to see Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at the Chicago Theater. We rode the elevated train to the baseball game from Evanston. We asked the employee at the train station what station to get off at and he laughed at us in our Cubs hats and told us that we would know just where to get off. And sure enough, as we rode into the city the train filled with Cubs fans and at the Wrigley stop the train emptied.…Continue
Added by Lea Wroblewski on August 24, 2015 at 1:20pm — No Comments
My kids and I went to Denver for a family reunion and the whole family went to a Rockies game. They played the Royals. A couple of the kids and I went early to watch batting practice (it’s the best time to get a ball or signature). We saw Alex Gordon, but he passed us by despite the fact that I had two cute kids with me in Huskers t-shirts.
The stadium is beautiful and located downtown which makes restaurants really convenient. We sat in the outfield in the sun. Outfield seats are not…Continue
Added by Lea Wroblewski on August 24, 2015 at 1:19pm — No Comments
Given the proximity it’s no surprise that I have been to Kauffman Stadium innumerable times. Bill and I made a weekend of it every summer. My son came along with us a couple of times.
The stadium shares a parking lot with Arrowhead Stadium. It’s right off the Interstate and lacks the charm of a…Continue
Added by Lea Wroblewski on August 24, 2015 at 1:17pm — No Comments
My cousin Mike has always been my favorite cousin. He and I don’t see each other often enough. I was in Minneapolis for a weekend art show and a rock concert. Mike suggested a baseball game.
We drove to the stadium and walked over to the game. It’s right across the street from First Avenue and has lots of…Continue
Added by Lea Wroblewski on August 24, 2015 at 1:15pm — No Comments
“I must be in the front row!”
I drove to Milwaukee after a week at the writing workshop in Iowa City. Milwaukee was charming. The ballpark is phenomenal (though I wish it was down by the lake and not out on the Interstate). I was nearly in the front row. I was 6 rows up from home plate and my ticket was very reasonably priced. Bob Uecker is literally the last row in the park! Ha!
I could not get over how nice everyone was at this ballpark. The parking lot is full of tailgate…Continue
Added by Lea Wroblewski on August 24, 2015 at 1:12pm — No Comments
I love taking public transportation to the ballpark. I enjoy the sense of community I feel while watching baseball and when you ride the the train with strangers going to the same event it helps the anticipation build. At every stop more fans get on the train until everyone bursts out of the train station onto the street toward the stadium and we’re all going to the same party. The Metro stop at Nationals Park opens onto a street with a beer garden and vendors. I wish it had been a sunny…Continue
So I've now been to 13 current MLB parks. I thought I'd try to rank them in this post. I'm not going to include Citi Field because I went in 2010, before I became a true "chaser." So there will be 12. I had a good time at each park and would go back to any of them, I just like some more than others. Bear with me, this is long - I bolded the parks if you just want to quickly see my rankings w/o all the commentary.
12. US Cellular Field (went once, in 2013). Easy to get…Continue
Saturday, August 15, 2015
There is something really quaint about this ball field. It’s fairly new, but it has a charmingly dated feel to it. I think it’s the adorable Mr. Met? The cute home run apple that pops up in the outfield when the Mets hit a home run? Or the Jackie Robinson rotunda? Or the…Continue
After the 2 games at Wrigley, I figured my next ballpark would be Chase Field in Phoenix, just after the All Star Break. I wanted to find out something about the park first, and that's when I came across Ballpark Chasers. This site has turned out to be an incredible resource!
In 2012, I was at a Tigers game with my dad when he asked me if I was going to try to get to all 30 MLB parks. That's when the idea started to really appeal to me. We had been to a few when I was a kid and I had…Continue
Added by Mike B on August 20, 2015 at 12:56pm — No Comments
I recently got back from an awesome road trip in which I drove about 7,000 miles total. I visited a lot of friends and family, saw and did some incredible things, and of course, went to a bunch of different ballparks.
Coming into this year, I had seen 8 current MLB parks and no current minor league ones, plus 4 defunct MLB parks and 1 defunct MiLB park. On my trip I saw a total of 11 games in 10 different parks - 8 MLB, 2 MiLB. Of these, 5 of the MLB parks were new to me and both MiLB…Continue
Added by Mike B on August 19, 2015 at 5:38pm — No Comments
Visited Wrigley (2nd time for me, first for the wife and kids) on Saturday. We sat low in the upper deck, as far right as you can go. Here's my thoughts:
-Sound is not great - could hear all of the players names, but if they played music or other things, I couldn't hear what they were saying.
-New video boards. I have seen the stadium before and after, and I have no problem with them. Since my seats did not have the best sight lines, it was nice to have the boards for a replay of a…
Added by Nate Stroup (4) on August 10, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments
The ballpark chasers weekend is 3 weeks from now, so of course we are making moves to ensure a weekend of fun.
We are looking for an experienced grill person to help us out cook some of the delicious hot dogs and hamburgers we will be doling out. We will kick in a free Manfish brewing T-shirt for your help.
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So all of us know that the schedule
Friday - nothing planned, but the select few…Continue
I've never been to the Baseball Hall of Fame and was thinking of going. Have any of you been? What did you think? Is induction weekend great or an overpriced madhouse? Is that the time to go or should I go another time? What minor league ballparks nearby did you go to?
Recent injuries at MLB ballparks have renewed discussions of expanded safety netting at the major and minor league level. Some have suggested netting from dugout to dugout while others have taken it one step further and would like to see netting from foul pole to foul pole. A class action law suit by an Oakland A's season ticket holder contends that Major League Baseball has been negligent in terms of guaranteeing fan safety and has demanded further safety netting.
|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…|