A few years back I created a sports "bucket list" (and for me there are a lot of things I want to do before I "sign off" on this Earth), and while I did not list by "priority" without question if I did, going to Wrigley Field is at the top or near the top of my bucket list.
I think anybody who saw the Cubs on WGN as a kid would remember the scenes of that park, whether it was seeing the ivy-covered wall, the manual scoreboard, panning the front of the park with the famed…Continue
My summer trip this year took me to the Windy City. Strangely, I was going to see the Cubs only as I found some nice ticket prices on vividseats.com. It wasn't until my family asked "if you're going to see the Cubs, why don't you see the White Sox too?" Well, that made a whole lot of sense! So I realized we were in Chicago as the White Sox were in town and chose to take in a Sunday afternoon game so I was able to mark two ballparks off my list. Of course, I was excited as can be. So…Continue
I think anybody who has chased ballparks and has been to Pittsburgh can put PNC Park as the best park to go to if not one of the best (possible top 3) for ballparks in the Majors. For me, while I loved my experience at PNC Park and would happily go there again, I'd probably put a few others just slightly ahead of PNC (not much). While I think the structure of PNC Park itself was magnificent and probably the best I've seen, there were only a couple of things I would change about the…Continue
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
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