I have to give kudos to Will Ferrell. He did something I don't think any of us have ever attempted, chasing five ballparks in a single day! And they even let him play, an opportunity afforded me on none of my trips.
I am posting this on behalf of my baseball friend, Reggie Deal, whom I met via this website. Reggie is blind and has trouble posting to this site so I am doing that for him.
Now, time to reveal my 2015 30 ballpark, 30 day travel options. If you want to do this, tickets for all teams are now or will shortly be on sale and with the best options being early this season, time to start booking.
In past years when I have looked at the schedule…Continue
I am taking a trip in July to do the Sunshine Pair (Rays & Marlins) We arrive in Tampa and have our time there mostly figured out. We are visiting Tropicana Field, Steinbrenner Field, Yuengling Brewery, Raymond James Stadium, and the SS American Victory. The two days in Miami we only have the Marlins game scheduled. I was hoping someone who lives in the general Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area, or has done this trip, has any suggestions for things to do while we are there. It doesn't have to be…Continue
Tentatively, it looks like I will be heading down to Dallas to participate in a conference for work in late April. After the conference ends, I should be able to take in the Rangers at Globe Life Park (Wed - 4/29 vs Mariners) and drive to Houston for an Astros game (Thurs 4/30 vs Mariners). Haven't decided if I will take in a 2nd Astros game on 5/1, or just return to Dallas for another game on 5/1 (A's). Have been browsing through the Chaser Guides, which are extremely helpful, and whatever…Continue
Thank you for including me on this wonderful site you guys have here! I can't wait to get involved with the community.
I was curious, Me and my buddy who go on all of the baseball trips are heading to Denver and Seattle at the end of May. Does anyone have some ideas on what to do around town for tourists? In Denver we were planning on hitting the US Mint, Transportation museum, and Baseball museum. In Seattle, the road dog brewery tour, space needle and underground tour. If anyone has…Continue
I am going to see the Padres and Braves in Atlanta this summer. I have checked out the suggestions in the chaser guide and am thinking about staying at the Country Inn and Suites right next door to Turner Field because we will not be renting a car. I have seen very contrasting reviews of this hotel on line and i was just wondering if anyone on this site has stayed at this hotel? I hear it is not in a great part of town, but seeing as we won't have a car to worry about, that doesn't really…Continue
Finally getting around to posting a quick summary of my 2014 trip. Two nights in Cleveland. Stayed at the Hilton Garden right across the street from the stadium. Was able to catch the rail from the airport to Tower City Center station downtown. Was able to see 2 night games vs The Yanks during the stay. With the free time on day 2 I visited the Rock n Roll HOF that morning and rented a car and drove down to Canton and visited the Pro Football HOF that afternoon. Spent about 2 1/2 hours at…Continue
Hey Chasers---I'm psyched to see the Marlins vs. Rays at Estadio Latinoamericano in Havana! The place holds 55,000 and no doubt would sell out in a heartbeat for a major league game. It might happen sooner than we think. A good Cuban cigar would be a treat, too.
An addendum to my previous post. Should have mentioned I'll be driving, so parking must be taken into consideration. Don't mind leaving the car somewhere for four days, but should be factored in. Thanks again, Jim.
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Hey fellow chasers, have a question for you, hoping you can help me out. Next July I'm heading East to catch the Staten Island and Brooklyn short season teams. Am very familiar with
NYC and the subway system, and of course the costs. What I'm hoping someone can help me out with is where to stay, reasonably inexpensive, and somewhat close to a subway station.
Wondering about staying in Jersey, but haven't yet explored that option, and getting over to NYC. Grateful for any tips you…
A lot of people ask if its possible and how they would go about and do it. I just got done achieving my 30 ballparks in 30 days in August 2014 as a solo trip. It took me 29days 1hr and 47mins. It was the best time ive ever had. I learned so much more about the game, stadiums, fans and the cities and states I travel thru. It was an unbelievable journey and I found a great deal of appreciation and love for the game! Highly recommend, I never wanted to see all 30 in 30 days, its never even…Continue
This is the scorecard cover from August 8,1957, Washington Senators at New York Yankees. The Nats won the game 6-1, before a throng of 9108. Mickey Mantle batted third and Yogi Berra batted cleanup, but the only homer hit that day was by the light-hitting Eddie Yost (the "walking man") of the Nats. I'll periodically be posting scorecard covers from other games I attended in different ballparks if there is any interest amongst the group.…Continue
As I sat down to do this, I thought (1) this would be easier and (2) I would have much more objective reasons for slotting each ballpark.
What I found out, and surmise may be true with most people, is that the ranking is really just a personal opinion on the totality of the circumstances surrounding the game(s) witnessed in the park, the historical significance of the park, the people who were at the game with me and, increasingly, how good the food and beer choices are.
I had read that parking was tough for the Cardinals games. I went online and found a Irish pub, Llywelyn's, that offered a free trolley ride to the game. This worked out fantastic. Parking was free at the pub. We bought a couple of beers and all we had to do was show receipt to the trolley driver and off we went. Dropped us off right at the stadium and picked us up after. Trolley makes several runs before and after the game so we had no problem getting back to the pub, for you guessed it, a…Continue
Spent Labor Day weekend visiting St. Louis for a Cards/Cubs game, then to Kansas City to see a Royals/Rangers game. On the way down from the Twin Cities stopped in DesMoines for an Iowa Cubs game. Got rained out in the 5th inning but still enjoyed the ballpark. Really liked Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. If you stay at Drury Inn and Suites you can walk to the game. Plus they have free food and drinks in the evening before the game and the hot breakfast is amazing.Continue
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