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Miller Park - Brewers - June 13, 2015

“I must be in the front row!”

I drove to Milwaukee after a week at the writing workshop in Iowa City. Milwaukee was charming. The ballpark is phenomenal (though I wish it was down by the lake and not out on the Interstate). I was nearly in the front row. I was 6 rows up from home plate and my ticket was very reasonably priced. Bob Uecker is literally the last row in the park! Ha!

I could not get over how nice everyone was at this ballpark. The parking lot is full of tailgate…

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Added by Lea Wroblewski on August 24, 2015 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Washington Nationals - Nationals Park - July 8, 2015

I love taking public transportation to the ballpark. I enjoy the sense of community I feel while watching baseball and when you ride the the train with strangers going to the same event it helps the anticipation build. At every stop more fans get on the train until everyone bursts out of the train station onto the street toward the stadium and we’re all going to the same party. The Metro stop at Nationals Park opens onto a street with a beer garden and vendors. I wish it had been a sunny…

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Added by Lea Wroblewski on August 24, 2015 at 1:10pm — 1 Comment

Summer 2015 - Ranking the Ballparks

So I've now been to 13 current MLB parks. I thought I'd try to rank them in this post. I'm not going to include Citi Field because I went in 2010, before I became a true "chaser." So there will be 12. I had a good time at each park and would go back to any of them, I just like some more than others. Bear with me, this is long - I bolded the parks if you just want to quickly see my rankings w/o all the commentary.

12. US Cellular Field (went once, in 2013). Easy to get…

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Added by Mike B on August 22, 2015 at 4:18pm — 12 Comments

Let's Go Mets! (Citi Field)

Saturday, August 15, 2015

There is something really quaint about this ball field. It’s fairly new, but it has a charmingly dated feel to it. I think it’s the adorable Mr. Met? The cute home run apple that pops up in the outfield when the Mets hit a home run? Or the Jackie Robinson rotunda? Or the…

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Added by Lea Wroblewski on August 21, 2015 at 6:09am — 1 Comment

Summer 2015 Ballpark Chasing, Pt. 2 - Chase Field

After the 2 games at Wrigley, I figured my next ballpark would be Chase Field in Phoenix, just after the All Star Break. I wanted to find out something about the park first, and that's when I came across Ballpark Chasers. This site has turned out to be an incredible resource!

In 2012, I was at a Tigers game with my dad when he asked me if I was going to try to get to all 30 MLB parks. That's when the idea started to really appeal to me. We had been to a few when I was a kid and I had…

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Added by Mike B on August 20, 2015 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Summer 2015 Ballpark Chasing

I recently got back from an awesome road trip in which I drove about 7,000 miles total. I visited a lot of friends and family, saw and did some incredible things, and of course, went to a bunch of different ballparks.

Coming into this year, I had seen 8 current MLB parks and no current minor league ones, plus 4 defunct MLB parks and 1 defunct MiLB park. On my trip I saw a total of 11 games in 10 different parks - 8 MLB, 2 MiLB. Of these, 5 of the MLB parks were new to me and both MiLB…

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Added by Mike B on August 19, 2015 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Any advice for a destination plan?

So I have seen now six ball parks where my beloved Redsox played in. I am wanting to see though if anyone has advice on what they do to see their games? Do you have certain cities in order? Do you go to certain ballparks due to vicinity or cost? My next stop will be Toronto next year. Then perhaps try to finish off all east coast in NY, Atlanta, Ohio's two, and Tampa bay. Sure would be open to any advice.

Added by Robyn Ryan on August 13, 2015 at 2:19pm — 6 Comments

Ballpark 4!

Visited Wrigley (2nd time for me, first for the wife and kids) on Saturday. We sat low in the upper deck, as far right as you can go. Here's my thoughts:

-Sound is not great - could hear all of the players names, but if they played music or other things, I couldn't hear what they were saying.

-New video boards. I have seen the stadium before and after, and I have no problem with them. Since my seats did not have the best sight lines, it was nice to have the boards for a replay of a…

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Added by Nate Stroup (4) on August 10, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Texas and Houston Done!

Added by Ken Dunaj (13/30) & 4 Retired on August 4, 2015 at 8:26am — 1 Comment

Ballpark Chasers Weekend - Need a Grill Man!

HI Chasers,

The ballpark chasers weekend is 3 weeks from now, so of course we are making moves to ensure a weekend of fun.

We are looking for an experienced grill person to help us out cook some of the delicious hot dogs and hamburgers we will be doling out. We will kick in a free Manfish brewing T-shirt for your help.

Reply to mlbreports@gmail.com or ken@manfishbrewing.com

So all of us know that the schedule

Friday - nothing planned, but the select few…

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Added by Chuck Booth (35) ALL 30/23 DAYS! on July 31, 2015 at 9:55am — 1 Comment

Baseball Hall of Fame

I've never been to the Baseball Hall of Fame and was thinking of going. Have any of you been? What did you think? Is induction weekend great or an overpriced madhouse? Is that the time to go or should I go another time? What minor league ballparks nearby did you go to?

Added by David Lasdon on July 26, 2015 at 10:16pm — 4 Comments

Safety At The Ballpark: Is Expanded Safety Netting Necessary?

Recent injuries at MLB ballparks have renewed discussions of expanded safety netting at the major and minor league level.  Some have suggested netting from dugout to dugout while others have taken it one step further and would like to see netting from foul pole to foul pole.  A class action law suit by an Oakland A's season ticket holder contends that Major League Baseball has been negligent in terms of guaranteeing fan safety and has demanded further safety netting.

Those who…

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Added by Michael J. Torson on July 25, 2015 at 7:20pm — 1 Comment

My (Updated) Park List

Team Name Stadium Name Visited (Year of First Visit)
Arizona Diamondbacks Chase Field (was Bank One Ballpark) Yes (1998)
Atlanta Braves Turner Field ATL will be last
Baltimore Orioles Oriole Park at Camden…
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Added by Shannon Daubaras (20/4) on July 20, 2015 at 9:05am — 8 Comments

Yankee game Wed

Flying into Newark Wednesday and hitting Yankee game Wednesday night as well as Met game Thursday night.

Can anyone advise me on the best course of transportation? Taking train in? Is driving to parks a nightmare? Any help would be appreciated.

Kemo

Added by Kemo O'Sullivan on July 20, 2015 at 5:23am — 1 Comment

Starting our tour!

Glad to join you all!

My boyfriend and I are starting our stadium tour next weekend. On this trip we will be going to Kansas City, St.Louis, Chicago, Minnesota, and Milwaukee.

I just purchased the MLB Ballpark Passport yesterday and can't wait to get it started!

We both are VERY avid baseball fans and can't wait to get this adventure started!

Added by Carissa on July 15, 2015 at 7:25pm — 3 Comments

My Upcoming Schedule...

Here are the games I have scheduled for the rest of the year, I am sure there will be more, but as of now these are the ones I know of for sure. If you plan to be at any of these, and want to say "HEY!", let me know :)

July 8th - Tigers vs Mariners @ Safeco Field

July 11th - Angels vs Mariners @ Safeco Field

July 23rd - Marlins vs Padres @ Petco Park

July 24th - Marlins vs Padres @ Petco Park

July 25th - Marlins vs Padres @ Petco Park

July 26th - Marlins vs…

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Added by Ken Lee (30/43) on June 27, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Saturday vist to DC - Pirates vs Nationals!

Just back from visiting my 7th ballpark. This past Saturday was treated to near perfect game! Max Scherzer's no hitter was bitter-sweet. Great seeing a no-hitter, but no against my Pirates. Impressed by the ballbark and what appears to be development in the area surrounding the ballpark. Was fairly easy to get to and from the park despite a sellout game. And the home fans and concession attendants were all very friendly to us out of towners! Overall I great day at the park!

--Greg

Added by Greg Lee on June 22, 2015 at 7:33am — No Comments

Washington trip

I'm brand new to the site and it is awesome to have people as baseball sick as myself to chat with. This will be year 4 of th tour for me. Me and a couple buddies (this year just two of us) have been doing 3 ballparks in 3 days. Little change up this year. We are doing Yankee stadium on Thursday June 18, then nationals park fri the 19ty and Saturday the 20th. I can't wait. We live in upstate ny and are making the drive this year. Anyone who has any suggestions on where to eat or drink in… Continue

Added by Joe Glendenning on June 14, 2015 at 6:06pm — No Comments

My Baseball Bucket List

Updated 7/10/2016

SPECIAL EVENTS

1 Attend an MLB Opening Day Game

2 Attend an MLB All-Star Game

3 Attend an MLB World Series Game

X Attend a Baseball Hall of Fame Induction weekend in Cooperstown, NY

5 Attend the NCAA College World Series in Omaha, NE…

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Added by Jim Wood (135)(45 MLB) on June 7, 2015 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Hitting 30 next Wednesday!

Next Wednesday, June 10, I'll be in PNC Park, my 30th baseball stadium. In August 2013 I set out a goal to go to all 30 by August 2015 and I'll do just that. Most people wouldn't see this as an accomplishment but I'm guessing you guys will carry me out of the stadium on your shoulders. Figuratively, of course.

Added by David Lasdon on June 3, 2015 at 8:01pm — No Comments

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