My brother Nick passed away suddenly last March.  He wanted to visit all 30 ballparks (among other things), so I'm taking up the mantle for him.

Nick should have turned 30 April 19.  To kick off my own attempt (I'm starting "clean" and not counting any previous games), I organized a birthday party for Nick for family & friends back home at PNC Park yesterday, April 22.  We sold 116 tickets!  And we decided to use the event to raise awareness of the importance of blood donation, so my parents & I were featured on the Jumbotron.

Next up: Oriole Park at Camden Yards here in my new home, Baltimore.

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Comment by Dominic Pace on May 5, 2012 at 11:38pm
Beautiful story. Im sure hes with you. I bring my grandfather's smoking pipe to each stadium.
Comment by Jackie Cipa on April 27, 2012 at 4:07pm

Aw, thank you all!  I think it'll take me a few years to get every park, but I hope I can do him proud.

Comment by Patrick Mendenhall on April 27, 2012 at 6:32am

Looking forward to following you on here this summer!!

Comment by Craig (14) on April 24, 2012 at 10:45pm

What an incredible story, Jackie. I hope you keep us updated with your journey and that our website can be a good tool along the way. Please reach out to us if you need help with anything. 

Comment by Thequesters Too on April 24, 2012 at 3:23pm
Jackie my deepest sympathy in your loss. As you venture to these parks remember there's always a little part of him chasing beside you. Godspeed.
Comment by Tim Choiniere on April 24, 2012 at 8:38am

What a great way to honor your brother. Good luck and enjoy it.

Comment by Paula Vaughnn on April 24, 2012 at 1:56am
Good luck to you Jackie, what an honorable journey !

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