May 2009 Blog Posts (38)

Target Field

Construction seems to be moving along nicely on Target Field, the new home of the Minnesota Twins in 2010. These photos are from 5.28.09. The "Twins" signage on the scoreboard was put up last week. Note that there is a slight change in the font on the Twins logo.

Added by Matt Nelson (35) on May 31, 2009 at 11:31pm — 4 Comments

Onward and Upwards....ballparks 12 & 13 this week coming!!! woo hoo!

So me and my pal Rick are leaving tomorrow night to head to Progressive Field in Cleveland on Monday night, we are gonna take the ballpark tour in the morning, the Indians are playing the Yankees, so I will actually have a rooting interest in the home team for once!! LOL



The we will head down to Pittsburgh the next morning to PNC Park, take in the ballpark tour and then that night games Mets/Pirates game....should be good as Johan Santana is pitching from MY Mets!!!



I will… Continue

Added by Paul Sanders (15) on May 30, 2009 at 5:58am — 2 Comments

Ballparks here and there.

I've been to more parks than most people I know, but I still have quite a lot to see a game at!



I have been to a game(s) at the following:



Astrodome- Houston Astros

Minute Maid Park- Houston Astros

Turner Field- Atlanta Braves

Ballpark at Arlington- Texas Rangers

McAfee Coliseum- Oakland Athletics

Safeco Field- Seattle Mariners

U.S. Cellular Field- Chicago White Sox

Comerica Park- Detroit Tigers





On vacations I have seen… Continue

Added by Christina (8) on May 29, 2009 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

BALLPARK THOUGHT- KEEPING SCORE, THE DH, AND IF YOU WERE A BALLPLAYER WHAT WOULD YOUR WALKUP SONG BE ?

OK, this may be for some of us staunch baseball fans here, but as far back as when I was a kid, I remember keeping score and as the years would go by I would become somewhat of an expert, heck I would even compare my style of keeping score with other fans around me. But as the years would go by, I would also notice that keeping score was a dying art . How many of you out there still keep score at a ballpark today ? Oh yeah, personally, I find keeping score in a National League park more fun… Continue

Added by Andrei Ojeda on May 29, 2009 at 12:10am — 1 Comment

49 AND COUNTING

Hello and welcome to my ballpark list.

The ballparks are in order with the year I first attended.

Then, number of times attended.

Letters in parenthesis represent footnotes.

All parks mentioned are their names when I first attended. Many have changed.



CROSLEY FIELD CINCINNATI 1966 5 (A)

RIVERFRONT STADIUM CINCINNATI 1971 13

TIGER STADIUM DETROIT 1975 7 (B)

MUNICIPAL STADIUM CLEVELAND 1975 3

ROYAL STADIUM KANSAS CITY 1981 3

JACK MURPHY… Continue

Added by doug duane[50) on May 28, 2009 at 8:28pm — 3 Comments

BALLPARK THOUGHT- CLASSIC VINNIE

Hey all, 'Drei here again with another ballpark thought. Today, we talk about longtime Dodger announcer Vin Scully. I'm sure many of you out there have heard Vinnie at some point. You know, the guy that tells many a story and still has the time to fit a baseball broadcast in there. You know, the guy that many Dodger fans have heard hawking those Fahmah John Dahjah Dogs..... I have no doubt in my mind many of you have a favorite Vin Scully story to tell. ( Please, do tell....) Well, today, I… Continue

Added by Andrei Ojeda on May 25, 2009 at 1:28am — 4 Comments

Nationals Park - What a great stadium!

When I made my plans to go to Nats Park, I had very little in terms of my expectations. The team is lousy at best most of the time, the stadium is in a run down area of town and to be honest, I was going to see two last place teams (Orioles) "battle it out"



Well let me say this...Nats Park was probably my favorite stadium in the past few years. The place was exceedingly clean, well taken care of and the sound and public address announcer was amazing.



The game was a 12… Continue

Added by Paul Sanders (15) on May 23, 2009 at 9:05pm — 11 Comments

BALLPARK THOUGHT- PITCH COUNTS

'Drei here again. Another topic you baseball fans probably hear about night in and night out, pitch counts. Do you think they are overrated ? I tend to think it can be. Steve Lyons' theory is that pitchers get injured easily because they don't throw enough. And of course you've probably heard of every manager yanking his pitcher at right about the 100 pitch count. But of course every pitcher is going to have at least one inning where they utilize over 15 pitches. And managers are quick to want… Continue

Added by Andrei Ojeda on May 22, 2009 at 11:50pm — 3 Comments

Safeco Field June 19-22

My friends and I will be traveling to Seattle the weekend of June 19-22 to see a few games at Safeco Field. This will leave me only Arizona and Minnesota as the missing ballparks to complete my set. If anyone has any suggestions on good food establishments I am open to suggestions. I know Seattle is known for Seafood but we are partial to Brazilian BBQ restaurants.

Added by Brian G (32) on May 22, 2009 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Father's Day Gift?

Check out the article on www.homeworkshop.com about the collectible stadium seats from MLB ballparks...if you're pop is a MLB fan, this is a great gift idea for Dad for Father's day!

http://www.homeworkshop.com/2009/05/20/dodger-stadium-seats-go-on-sale/

Added by S&S Seating on May 22, 2009 at 5:08am — No Comments

It's been awhile......

Hello Ballpark Chasers......

I've ventured on many quests to see games all over the country over the past few years.

Thinking about seeing games, different sports, different stadiums and tailgating with true fans is unmatched over watching a game from the recliner.



I commend the new 30/30 club members who have successfully done what few have set to finish. The 30/30 club has many logistical nightmares outside of distance, games, tickets, scheduling. If one is married has… Continue

Added by Miguel Rodriguez on May 21, 2009 at 7:22pm — 2 Comments

BALLPARK THOUGHT

'Drei here, just fininshed listening to the Dodgers 3 game sweep of the Mets. Anyways, I was out at the Ravine last night in the All You Can Eat Dodger Dog section in right field when this never ending question came up.....WHY DO HOT DOGS TASTE SOOOOOOO MUCH BETTER AT THE BALLPARK ? Especially Dodger Dogs ? What are you theories folks ?

Added by Andrei Ojeda on May 20, 2009 at 11:03pm — 4 Comments

My parks.

I thought there would be a place to select the parks you've been to; I know there is but I haven't found it. I have been to the following parks, oh, let's try to do it in order: Dodger Stadium, Anaheim Stadium, Candlestick Park, Jack Murphy Stadium, Oakland Alameda Coliseum, Bank One Ballpark, Coors Field, Pac Bell Park, Wrigley Field, Petco Park, and Fenway Park.



Wrigley was my favorite after Dodger Stadium, and then Fenway after that, although Fenway had the best fans. The Giants… Continue

Added by John G. Blanchard on May 19, 2009 at 11:50pm — 2 Comments

New Yankee Stadium - 1/3 of the way there....just about :)

NYS is my 10th stadium, and today's 9-1 (10 runs scored combined for my 10th stadium....the Gods were sending me signs....LOL)



The stadium was beautiful, less intimate and cozy then Citi Field or Oriole Park or Citizens....but still a great place to watch a game. I sat in the bleachers and found it to be quite enjoyable and a great place to watch the contest



Monument Park should have been at least half more of the size then it is....felt cramped and that the plaques and… Continue

Added by Paul Sanders (15) on May 19, 2009 at 8:43pm — 6 Comments

SOME THOUGHTS AND A SLIDESHOW OF OPENING WEEK IN SOCAL

Hey ball fans !!! Can you believe we're almost 2 months into the season. And fellow Dodgers fans, after watching our Boys in Blue just complete their road trip winning 4 of 6 in Philly and Florida and watching Kershaw nearly throw a no-hitter, are you convinced yet that we will DEFINATELY be allright while Manny is out ?



Anyways, below I have posted some pics I took during opening week here in Southern California from PETCO to Angel to Dodger Stadium . It was quite an opening week… Continue

Added by Andrei Ojeda on May 18, 2009 at 2:32am — 1 Comment

30 Ballparks in 30 Days!

We just got word from the guys over at 30 Ballparks in 30 Days that they have made it to San Diego safely. Today marks the 30th day in their journey to see all 30 Major League ballparks in 30 days! I had the pleasure of meeting up with Travis, Joey and Pedro on Friday night at Safeco Field. It was great to hear their stories about the road, the people along the way, the local food and of course the baseball cathedrals! For more about their journey, check out their… Continue

Added by Craig (16) on May 17, 2009 at 2:51pm — 4 Comments

Two new stadiums up next week......

So on Tuesday, I am going to my first game at the new Yankee Stadium or as I like to call it, HGH - Human Growth Hormone Field, to play the Orioles. I will also be going on Friday to Nationals Park to see the Orioles play the Nationals in Interleague Play!!

so by this time next week I will have an (11) next to my name!! woo hoo!!!

Added by Paul Sanders (15) on May 16, 2009 at 9:19pm — No Comments

MORE OF MY DODGER STADIUM PICS UP

Good Friday baseball fans. I just put up some more pics from Dodger Stadium, from Game 5 of last years NLCS, which the Phillies would win, sending them to an eventual World Championship. Speaking of the Phillies, it was good to see the Blue Crew take 2 of 3 at Citizens Bank Park, especially with all the Manny talk and the fact we struggled there last year. The Blue Crew will be alright. Hope you all have a great weekend. And for you L.A. fans out… Continue

Added by Andrei Ojeda on May 15, 2009 at 8:19am — 1 Comment

Change in schedule!! WOOHOOO!!!

WE'RE GOING TO FENWAY!!!



How I missed this, I dunno, but I can say that after looking at www.baseballtripplanner.com, I noticed that on June 18th we could do an afternoon game at Yankee Stadium (1pm vs the Nationals) then get outta there ASAP and make it to Fenway for the night game (7:10pm vs the Marlins). It's gonna be tight, but we'll do it :) WOOHOOO! Gonna grab a couple SRO's and have a great time!



New schedule… Continue

Added by Ken Lee (30/43) on May 14, 2009 at 5:20pm — 4 Comments

Dodger Stadium seats available



S&S Seating, Inc. is making a limited number of collectible Dodger Stadium seats available for purchase by fans and memorabilia collectors. These seats are 'floor-mount' seats which are free standing and will look great in any room in your house! :)



Seats are being sold in pairs for $399 + $95 s/h.



We have a limited number of seats available on a first… Continue

Added by S&S Seating on May 14, 2009 at 5:16pm — No Comments

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