I have a long way to go. Only 64 of 162 by my count. But, always time to knock out more of these!
1. (X)-Take a Baseball Road Trip
2. ( )-Visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (Cooperstown. NY)
3. (X)-Go to Opening Day
4. (X)-Attend a World Series Game
5. (X)-See the Chicago Cubs Play at Wrigley Field
6. (X )-Watch the Ken Burns Documentary "Baseball"
7. ( )-See the Boston Red Sox play at Fenway Park
8. ( )-Experience a Hall of Fame Induction…
Going on my summer trips now to MLB cities, I am already making it imperative to stop at a town with a Minor League baseball team. Heading to my hometown near Detroit from Atlanta, Lexington, Kentucky is pretty much the halfway point. And thankfully the city of Lexington has a team, the Legends (Single-A, South Atlantic League). So for my "Father's Day gift," my wife and kids agreed to go to a game against Savannah. So I was excited.
Getting to the park however, was anything but…Continue
Added by Tim on August 24, 2013 at 10:38am — No Comments
Who’s hot: Fantasy Baseball
Wilin Rosario – The Rockies Catcher exploded onto the seen last season, his first full season in the Bigs. He crushed 28 homers and hit .270/.312/.530 in 396 at-bats. Those numbers from any rookie would make GMs drool. But those stats from a catcher will make adult bibs a must. This year Rosario is clipping at 20 homers .286/.313/.494 in 385 at-bats through Thursday. He produced 71 RBIs in 2012 and he is already at 70 this season. The homers are slightly down…
Added by Joshua M. Johnson on August 24, 2013 at 9:44am — No Comments
If the Tigers make the World Series this season it might be in spite of Justin Verlander instead of because him. He is not having a terrible season per se. He has surely not been his typical dominant self though. Recently radio personality and retired player Jack Clark suggested Justin Verlander has not lost velocity, he was just simply not using PEDs anymore. His words not mine. He also included the great Albert Pujols in such discussions.
This decline of Verlander is strangely…Continue
Added by Joshua M. Johnson on August 23, 2013 at 9:28am — No Comments
William glad you enjoyed PNC Park. Although I've only been to a few MLB parks, PNC is my favorite. We usually park on the city side and then walk Clemente Bridge avoiding alot of the traffic after the game. I agree with you on Primanti's, not a fan. Hope to pay a visit to Yankee stadium some day. For now looking forward to my first post-season MLB game. Go Bucs!
Added by Greg Lee on August 23, 2013 at 6:18am — No Comments
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Added by Joshua M. Johnson on August 21, 2013 at 2:35pm — No Comments
The MLB Schedule Will Be Posted for 2014 around Sept.11/2013/. When it does, we will come out strong with a monthly schedule page for all 6 months next year, a weekly schedule for each week, a master schedule of Doubleheaders (doable as a ball park fan), and also a scheduled home doubleheader master schedule (these often come based on weather cancellations that arise early in the season and then the team puts up 2 games in one day later on.
Each time will also receive a breakdown by…Continue
Added by Chuck Booth (35) ALL 30/23 DAYS! on August 19, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
Red Sox in L.A. next week...Anybody know where the Sox stay while in L.A.? BEAT LA!!!!!
Added by Jerry Valdez on August 17, 2013 at 12:16am — No Comments
The 14-year old blogger (MATT NADEL) and I discuss old timey baseball, the Yankees and he his gives us his favorite 9
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This weekend's game marked the sixteenth top on my tour. Amusingly, with The Montreal Expos moving two seasons after I still have fifteen ballparks yet to see.
With half the league gone, I thought I'd take a moment and rank how they've shaped up for me. (I'm sorta surprised there's no widget for this somewhere on the site). I'm taking into account aesthetic, accessibility, view of the field/view from the concourse, food, crowd, neighbourhood, and the somewhat intangible "Do I feel…Continue
Last week in Comerica Park in Detroit - tremendous park in sharp contrast to a depressing city - and Progressive (formerly Jacobs) Field in Cleveland, which is aging but still a beautiful park. Also saw games in 5 terrific minor league parks - in ascending order of excellence, Fifth Third Field in Dayton, Victory Field in Indianapolis, Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio, and possibly the best minor league stadium I've seen, Louisville Slugger Field. Because of its…Continue
Added by Sam Spear (17ML/72MiL/7ST/3ex) on August 4, 2013 at 4:36pm — No Comments
We have a Facebook Page as well! Please follow our travels at www.facebook.com/ABLTOUR for updates on the Australian Baseball League (ABL) and our cross country journey...
The 2013 MLB season is wrapping up for the playoff run and the 2013 MiLB season is complete, so now it is time to shift my focus towards other ballpark chasing opportunities. For the first time in my life I will be making an…Continue
Is there a future for minor league park chasing?
Added by Jonathan H on July 22, 2013 at 5:11pm — No Comments
After going to Clearwater and how I thought it was the best ballpark I've been to at this point, I really felt hard-pressed Montgomery would be it or meet my standards. At the same time after being in Chattanooga, Huntsville, and Birmingham (Regions Park, not the new one), I think Montgomery would be at least better than those. And for the most part, I was right. It wasn't better than Clearwater, but light years ahead of the previous 3.
Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery is a must if you…Continue
Added by Tim on July 22, 2013 at 11:07am — No Comments
After experiencing a Florida State League game the day before at Steinbrenner Field, I was somewhat apprehensive of going to Bright House Field, home of the Clearwater Threshers and the Phillies Spring Training home. The ballpark looked nice enough, but just because of what I experienced in Tampa, I wasn't holding out great hope. I am glad I was wrong.
I think it might have been because I ended up going on Fireworks night that there was a nice sized crowd, but it was a far cry of what…Continue
Added by Tim on July 17, 2013 at 3:28pm — No Comments
In my quest to hit every ballpark, I am also trying to eat the ballpark signature food at each stadium. I've done my homework on most stadiums, gotten some good suggestions from people (Kurt Smith's E-Guides), and ventured out and sampled some. I try to get something different if I go back to a park I have already been to. Here is what I have had so far:
Note: I have added the things I ate on my most recent trip:
1. Milwaukee: Bratwurst, chorizo, and poutine