September 2009 Blog Posts (12)

Goodbye Metrodome

As a native Minnesotan, I'm looking forward to the MN Twins' move to the outdoor ballpark. Target Field will be a major upgrade... minus the snow in April and October. (Yes- the Twins play in October sometimes...)



Here is a really good article that captures all of my favorite memories:

http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/story/12148420



The last game in the dome is Sunday, October 4th. Should be a fun… Continue

Added by Katie (28) on September 30, 2009 at 5:21pm — 1 Comment

CHAPTER 3 CONT'D(SHOWING OF THE DOUBLE HEADER POSSIBLIITES) THIS IS JUST TORONTO-

Double headers were the key to beating the streak. I knew this well. I spent about a hundred hours online searching every scenario for every city. I am lucky enough in my pizza delivery job I am able to go on call after eight at night. I have about ten hours of down time a week waiting for late orders. I applied this time to come up with this list.

This is a list based on a master flight schedule from every city of America that had a possibility to arrive at a Major League baseball City in… Continue

Added by Chuck Booth (35) ALL 30/23 DAYS! on September 29, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

PENNANT CHASE MEMORIES

For many of us, we are approaching the most exciting part of the season. And like me, I'm sure many of you have plenty of stories to tell of past exciting pennant chases. And with the Dodgers closing in on their 4th playoff appearance in the last 6 seasons, it's easy to understand why many of us here in L.A. are filled with Blue Fever. Of course, we all know that the excitemet in many cases starts before the season even ends, with teams still vying for that ever so elusive playoff spot. One of… Continue

Added by Andrei Ojeda on September 28, 2009 at 5:36pm — No Comments

2010 Road Trip planned!!

Since MLB announced their 2010 schedules the week of September 15th, it was time for all of us "Ball Park Geeks" to sit down and start planning our 2010 Baseball Road Trips. 2010 will be very different than I had originally pictured it. I only need to pick up Target Field in Minneapolis to (re)complete having seen all 30 current MLB ballparks. I had planned a quick run over to Minnesota for a game, or two, then back home. I got to talking to Chuck Booth about it a while ago and we decided to… Continue

Added by Ken Lee (30/43) on September 28, 2009 at 4:52pm — 8 Comments

DREI'S AAA TRIP.....PGE PARK, PORTLAND OR

My final stop on my ballpark tour of the Pacific Northwest from 9/2 to 9/4 I would find myself in PGE Park, home to the Portland Beavers, the Padres AAA affilliate.



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PGE Park , in the way it's incorporated, is, if there could be such a thing, Dodger Stadium and Wrigley combined. How you may ask ? Well, as for the… Continue

Added by Andrei Ojeda on September 26, 2009 at 4:32pm — 1 Comment

DREI'S AAA TRIP..... CHENEY FIELD, TACOMA

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Cheney Field has been a springboard for many MLB players in it's 50 years of service. Players such as Gaylord Perry, Juan Marichal, Mark McGwire, Alex Rodriguez, to name a few, once honed their skills here before the bigs. Cheney Field is currently housed by the Seattle Mariners AAA affiliate Tacoma Rainiers. If you walk… Continue

Added by Andrei Ojeda on September 26, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

CHAPTER 3 OF (30-24) PREPARING THE STREAK CHASES OF 2008

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It took me about a week to iron the changes necessary to go for the streak chase. The total cost to alter the plane trips and buy additional tickets was about a Thousand Dollars when all was said and done. I was ready for the tickets portion. Before I even bought the tickets I strategically mapped out how the plane fares would work, and the mapping of each park, from one to another, after each game.

For years it had been my dream… Continue

Added by Chuck Booth (35) ALL 30/23 DAYS! on September 25, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

DREI'S AAA TRIP......RALEY FIELD 4/25-4/26/09

One of the things I planned to do this season was to visit some minor league parks. I had the opportunity to visit 3 AAA parks this season, and every year, I make it out to a few Rancho Cucamunga Quakes game with my dad, who is an avid fan of Minor League ball and a partial season ticket holder of the Quakes. The 3 AAA Parks I would venture to this season would be Raley Field in Sacramento ( Parent Club....A's ) , Cheney Field in Tacoma ( Parent Club....Mariners's ), and PGE Park in Portland (… Continue

Added by Andrei Ojeda on September 24, 2009 at 5:29pm — 1 Comment

Chapter 1/2 (new pages added Sept.24) of "30-24"

Note: It doesn't come out as good after copying from WORD, some of the fonts are altered from original design.











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I sat in the Houston International Airport awaiting the flight that would take me to the last baseball double header in Arlington Texas. I had felt a huge sense of accomplishment in arriving on time for this Five-Fifteen Pm… Continue

Added by Chuck Booth (35) ALL 30/23 DAYS! on September 24, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

BASEBALL IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

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Hey all, I hope you've all had a great summer. My summer ballpark journey would take me through the Pacific Northwest, taking in a Mariners game at Safeco, and then a couple of Minor League Parks as well. My Visits to the Minor's I'll do in my next blog, since I had the chance to visit 3 AAA Parks this season,… Continue

Added by Andrei Ojeda on September 22, 2009 at 9:54pm — 3 Comments

Im starting my baseball novel

Hi everybody,



I have collected some of your baseball rankings for the upcoming book I am going to write called, (ALL 30 MLB TEAM'S HOME GAMES IN 24 DAYS:A BALLPARK CHASER'S STORY), I am going to start writing a book about my two record attempts in 2008 and the 2009 streak in which I set the new world record. I have 2 published books in circulation already as an author. Now since this is such a cool website, I am going to be writing the rough draft on my page in the form of blogs,… Continue

Added by Chuck Booth (35) ALL 30/23 DAYS! on September 18, 2009 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

2010 MLB Schedule Announced

I am psyched since my big 2009 roadtrip got cancelled, I am looking for a late april roadtrip and I think I found it with a quick look at the schedule.



I could potentially knock off 9 stadiums in 14 days. Including new Target Field! And get to see the Mets (the 2010 NL East Champions...LOL) twice!!! woo hoo



Lots of driving but with me and a few folks we could do it!!!



here is what I found....(home team listed first)

Houston vs Pittsburgh 4/24

Texas vs… Continue

Added by Paul Sanders (15) on September 15, 2009 at 2:47pm — No Comments

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