September 2010 Blog Posts (13)

Quest Complete!!!

This past Saturday at Sun Life Stadium I completed for the 2nd year in a row the Quest of getting to a regularly schedule game at all 30 MLB ballparks in one season.



This season for me was all about raising awareness and funds for the SADS Foundation in memory of my wife Shawn Marie. I had set a goal of $10,000 for the summer and with the corporate sponsors we are currently at $18,300 and will top $20,000 in the coming days. The highlight of the summer happened not at a MLB ballpark,… Continue

Added by Bob DeVries (30 all in 09 & 10) on September 22, 2010 at 7:36am — 5 Comments

Can we get a record?

To everyone - but Chuck Booth in particular as the apparent "record keeper" guy for all this.



When we complete our "all current ballpark" quest next April in Tampa and Miami do we qualify for anything?



How about:

Youngest to get to all Ballparks (Evin Bell - 16yrs, 2mos, 19 days)

Youngest brothers to get to all Ballparks (Evin and Ian Bell - combined age 33 yrs, 4 mos, 29 days)?

First father/son combo to get to all Ballparks in the 21st century?

First… Continue

Added by Scott Bell (30/42) on September 21, 2010 at 7:18pm — 2 Comments

The Finish Line !!!

2011 Schedule out - plan set - rooms booked.

4/16 Minn at Tampa; 4/20 Pitt at Miami.

That makes all 30 current parks !!!!

Until 2012 then we will have to head back to Miami to add the new Marlins Ballpark.

PLEASE - stop with the new Ballparks already (this is getting expensive!!!)

Added by Scott Bell (30/42) on September 21, 2010 at 6:09pm — No Comments

I purchased the publication package for the upcoming novel today.

I am pleased to inform the ballpark chasers that my upcoming novel 'THE FASTEST 30 BALLGAMES"

will be available in the next 3-4 months--which certainly before next season. This book will be available at www.authorhouse.com-and will also be available from Barnes/Noble and Amazon. Now I just have to complete it.



The book will contain.



-My 3 different record attempts at "FASTEST TO SEE ALL 30 MLB HOME TEAMS IN LEAST AMOUNT OF… Continue

Added by Chuck Booth (35) ALL 30/23 DAYS! on September 16, 2010 at 8:44am — 3 Comments

New Guy Top 10

PNC
AT&T
Citifield
Target
Busch
Coors
Petco
Camden
Comerica
Jacobs
I do not include Fenwaty.Wrigley or Dodgers as they are pre Camden opening and are classics above all else

Added by Ed Ferbel on September 15, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

2011 mlb schedule has been released!!

ATTENTION ALL BASEBALL FANS,

The 2011 mlb schedule was released tonight. Being a Cubs fans thats the 1st team schedule I checked.

The Cubs open at home friday April 1st(no joke) vs. Pittsburgh. The Yankees make their 2nd trip (1st trip was June 2003) to Wrigley Field June 17-19. Interleague road trips include Kansas City June 24-26 and Boston May 20-22. Looks like I will visit Fenway Park next year for the 1st time. Check out your team schedule and start planning your road trips for… Continue

Added by Kyle Andersen (22) on September 14, 2010 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments

Honoring James "The Orator" O'Rourke at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard

If you are in the Bridgeport, CT area, it's worth a stop to the Ballpark at Harbor Yard and check out the new statue to James "The Orator" O'Rourke. A great tribute to the long overlooked Hall of Famer. You can read more about the Unveiling and Dedication of the statue at my blog, The Baseball Stadium Connoisseur.

Added by Roger Ratzenberger (44) on September 14, 2010 at 6:38pm — 2 Comments

first few chapters of book "THE FASTEST 30 BALLGAMES"

I talk about each ballpark as it naturally comes in to the story during the streak chases. The 1st streak atttempt I did in 2008 had so much more drama I am choosing the stories more from that attempt but the record breaking 2009 will still have much weight in the novel. I wanted to discuss the traditions/ballpark experiences around one of them it was just easier to use that attempt. Besides Ken Lee did a great job updating my 2009 record chase and I am going to use his write-ups and add here… Continue

Added by Chuck Booth (35) ALL 30/23 DAYS! on September 14, 2010 at 10:03am — No Comments

Target Field - Hints and Tips

I've had the chance to visit Target Field six times this summer and I'd like to pass along what I've learned in hopes of helping other visitors.



Getting there by Car

Major routes into Downtown Minneapolis:

- From Interstate 94 Westbound, take the 5th Street exit.

- From Hiawatha/55, use the 3rd Street exit.

- From Interstate 94 Eastbound, follow the signs [more info to follow]



Getting there by Light Rail

Light rail train service runs… Continue

Added by Steph (16+5) on September 13, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Ballpark Chaser Newb

I never knew this site existed.

Like the rest of the members of this site, my ultimate goal is to visit all 30 ballparks within my lifetime.



One thing I wonder...



Would going to demolished AND replaced stadiums count as one or two?

I am from New York, and I my current count on this site does not count Shea stadium and (old) Yankee stadiums.



Stadiums I have been to (without pictures):

Shea Stadium: Padres vs Mets - 1987

<> Of… Continue

Added by Eric J on September 10, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Podcast Up Today -- Give it a listen!

My friend Jesse has an ongoing podcast that I was a guest on this week. We talked all things MLB (w/a big focus on the Mariners), NCAA Football, and an NFL prediction show. I think it turned out pretty good. Give it a listen if you have time! Skip the first minute, it's a media snippet. http://goo.gl/fb/kfppf



It was fun to do, I hadn't been on before. He'd wanted me on for awhile but I just hadn't had the time until today. Let me know what you… Continue

Added by Doug Miller (30) on September 8, 2010 at 9:50pm — No Comments

My List!!

MAJOR LEAGUE STADIUMS:(10 Teams/11 Parks)

Wrigley Field--Chicago Cubs--Chicago, IL

US Cellular Field--Chicago White Sox--Chicago, IL

Coors Field--Colorado Rockies--Denver, CO

Comerica Park--Detroit Tigers--Detroit, MI

Miller Park--Milwaukee Brewers--Milwaukee, WI

HHH Metrodome--Minnesota Twins--Minneapolis, MN

Petco Park--San Diego Padres--San Diego, CA

Safeco Field--Seattle Mariners--Seattle, WA

(2)Busch Stadium (Old & New)--St. Louis… Continue

Added by The KJ on September 8, 2010 at 9:12pm — 2 Comments

New "Events" Feature!

I love this new feature! (Under "Social", click "EVENTS") Have you guys checked it out?



Here are my plans for LABOR DAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH...(modest plans compared to Meg's Japan trip!)



A friend and I plan to get to WASHINGTON on Monday (Labor Day). ANY NEAR-BY RESIDENTS THINKING OF GOING? (Let me know please!) Then, on the way home, we hope to hit PHILLY for the night game. There are a couple of 'Chasers going to be there too. (Gary has that day/night… Continue

Added by Sharon (25 Parks) on September 1, 2010 at 9:43pm — 5 Comments

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