June 2011 Blog Posts (16)

My Visit to Phoenix and the Arizona Diamondbacks

The day began at 4:44am. Why at this time? Well, I love the number 44 and I had to get up anyways to catch a flight from San Diego to Phoenix. While waiting at the airport, I was observing a little boy with his mother and grandpa. I hear the little boy say, “When are we going on the airplane? How do they know our name?” His grandpa answers, “Because they have our money!”

Not surprisingly, I sat behind this little boy during the flight and started feeling for him as he was crying and…

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Added by Dave Block on June 30, 2011 at 12:12pm — 1 Comment

Werner Park - Papillion, Nebraska

Back for a third season is my series for my employer (I'm a tv photographer), KCRG-TV9, "Ballparks of the Midwest." The last two seasons I went and visited all of the Midwest League parks (our station is in Cedar Rapids, Iowa).

Now in 2011 we're expanding the definition of "Midwest" and hitting some other parks.…

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Added by Matt Nelson (35) on June 29, 2011 at 2:32pm — No Comments

first post

Hello fellow chasers, its about time someone thought of a site like t

his. I am not into facebook, though this is similiar. I am from New York City, a die hard Yankee fan and I have always wanted to do a ballpark roadtrip, but couldn't do if financially. It all started back in 2008 when me and my girlfriend were planning a vacation to Chicago and the Cubs were in town. I thought it would be cool to see a game, however, had difficulty getting those days off. That's when I realized Chicago… Continue

Added by Richard (15) on June 28, 2011 at 7:57am — 1 Comment

City of Brotherly Love Here we Come

Stop number two on our official All 30 Parks tour, no parks that we have visited before count.

 

The tickets are printed, the itinerary is planned, the Red Sox shirts are washed and the caps are as dirty and faded as ever. Just how we like ‘em.

 

We head out to Philadelphia tomorrow to…

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Added by Jill Courville on June 26, 2011 at 2:24pm — 3 Comments

Oakland Coliseum...Overstock.com Coliseum...now O.co Coliseum

Here we go again! The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum is reportedly going to be renamed the Overstock.com Coliseum. Scratch that, after only a few days, it has now changed to O.co Coliseum. This would make it the Coliseum's fifth name since opening in 1966. After losing the latest corporate sponsor in 2008 with McAfee Inc., the Coliseum has been looking for a new deal ever since. The latest deal will earn the California government roughly $1.2… Continue

Added by Craig (16) on June 25, 2011 at 8:10pm — 2 Comments

Game Programs

Hello fellow Ballpark Chasers,

 

I believe this is my first blog post and well I'm looking for a little bit of help. As fellow ballpark chasers I know that everyone here can relate to me in wanting to take home a souvenir from each ballgame that they attend such as a souvenir cup, t-shirt, baseball, etc. I normally take home all three of the aforementioned items but what I always take home with me is a game program.

 

First off I'm looking for a program from the…

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Added by Greg on June 25, 2011 at 12:50pm — 4 Comments

It's not over until it's over...or is it?

June 23, 2011: Attended the last game of the Mariners vs. Nationals series, a game that the Nats came into with a cool .500 record.  Here was their chance to break into a winning record, something they have not done since 2005.

 

The game went into the 9th tied at 0. Laynce Nix pinched hit for Pitcher…

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Added by 30 Ballparks and a Baby (31) on June 24, 2011 at 1:06pm — 2 Comments

2011 Father's Day weekend at the O's vs. Nats (June 18 & 19)

June 18 & 19, 2011: What's better than a baseball game on Father's Day? Spending the Father’s Day weekend with your daughter at the ballpark. 

Sofia and I spent Saturday and Sunday (mom joined us for the Father's Day game) at Nats Park to watch the Beltway Series. We had hoped to see the Nationals sweep the…

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Added by 30 Ballparks and a Baby (31) on June 24, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Gratitude at Angels Stadium of Anaheim

The sight of fans wearing their favorite player’s jersey. The sound of the flags flapping in the breeze. The taste of hot dogs, peanuts, and crackerjacks. It’s all in the experience of going to a major league baseball ballpark. It’s just not the same as watching a game on TV.

I bring this up because this week, I was cordially invited to attend a baseball game in Anaheim at…

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Added by Dave Block on June 18, 2011 at 10:05am — 2 Comments

If Your Going to San Francisco

Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, The Mission, Chinatown, Union Square, Golden Gate Bridge, Fog, Lombard Street, Haight/Ashbury, The Presidio, Cable Cars, and AT & T Park.

San Francisco! There are many amazing things to do. It is a beautiful city, located in the beautiful Bay Area of California. It is the city where Tony Bennett “left his heart,” where the Birdman of…

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Added by Dave Block on June 18, 2011 at 10:03am — 4 Comments

Take Me Out to a Yankees Game

The New York Yankees! The Bronx Bombers! 27 time champions! Playing in the New Yankee Stadium. My experience began as I boarded the D train from West 116th St in Harlem to East 161st Street in the Bronx. The moment I exited the station and could see the stadium was amazing!

 

 

The first thing I did was marvel at this site, as I started taking…

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Added by Dave Block on June 18, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Biking for Ballpark Chasing

Here's a fellow who is biking (bicycle) to all stadiums.  Wow. 

 

Added by meg minard (30/44/205) on June 16, 2011 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

How Time Flies - Hall of Fame Classic Reminiscing.

The third Annual Hall of Fame Classic has a bit of a cloud hanging over it. A few thoughts about the Hall of Fame Classic can be found at The Baseball Stadium Connoisseur.

 

By the way - congratulations Chuck! Ordered a copy today!

Added by Roger Ratzenberger (44) on June 15, 2011 at 7:39pm — No Comments

Group Name for Baseball Journey

Friends and i are going on our 5th 1 week - 5 ballpark journey this year.

going to design some t-shirts but we need a group name of some sorts... any thoughts?

Ballpark Chasers is just too perfect and it is just hard to come up with anything that differently captures what we are doing here....

we have some time so just wanted to throw it out there for any other thoughts....

 

aug 17-24 , colorado, minnesota, kansas city, st. louis,…

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Added by Doug on June 13, 2011 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

#17 Hickory Crawdads!



 

Sometimes work has benefits outside of a steady paycheck, excellent co-workers, and a stellar mission. Sometimes work takes you places on just the right day so you can catch a ballgame at a ballpark that you have never been to before. And on May 3rd that happend for me! I was in Hickory North Carolina, on a warm…

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Added by Nick DiColandrea on June 12, 2011 at 2:25pm — 2 Comments

#16 Memphis Redbirds!

 

There is nothing like making plans for something completely different than baseball, check out and see the local ball club is playing, and to have a loving fiance…

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Added by Nick DiColandrea on June 3, 2011 at 8:09pm — 1 Comment

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