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Planning my BIG summer!

SO...

This summer, my best friend is finally coming out to Topeka, KS to visit. I moved out here about a year ago for a girl. 9 months later, guess who is single? Living close to a Baseball stadium has always been a must for me. It used to be Safeco Field (Now T-Mobile Park), and now I have Kauffman Stadium as my go-to ballpark. …

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Added by Matthew Gardner on May 18, 2022 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Seattle here we come

Heading to Seattle to see my beloved Red Sox play the Mariners.  First time to Seattle and my 14th American League stadium seeing my boys play in.  Staying at Embassy Suites and have the CityPass.  Any seating suggestions at the ballpark and/or food suggestions in the city and around the park would be appreciated.

Chase on!!!!

Added by Claire Hussey on March 26, 2022 at 8:29am — No Comments

Baseball is happening!

Hi all,

Do people still use this forum, or just post to the chasers FB page?  Anyway, I know many have a "sour taste" from this year's Collective Bargaining lock-out. I had planned to attend the Final Four in New Orleans this year, so was really hoping to attend a few baseball stadiums on the same trip. Now that can happen. My friend and I will be attending, and already have tickets for these games:

3/31-4/4 New Orleans for Final Four

4/5 Drive New Orleans to…

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Added by Eric Sather (17) on March 14, 2022 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

OUR 2022 BALLPARK PLAN

Decided to forgo our San Diego Padres season tickets purchase and plan to use that money (which is a lot), and use that money to travel to multiple Ballparks this coming year.

This is our plan (Ok, Goal) for next year…

CHASE FIELD (Arizona Diamondbacks)

When: April 10th, 2022

Where: Chase Field

Who: Padres vs Diamondbacks

DODGER STADIUM (Los Angeles Dodgers)

When: May 14 or June 4 or June 18, 2022

Where: Los…

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Added by David Polanco on October 17, 2021 at 10:02am — 4 Comments

12 stadiums so far

12 stadiums visited so far

MAJORS

Olympic Stadium, first time, may 29th 1982, Reds vs Expos, Seaver vs Rogers, 3 run homer by Carter

Rogers Centre - 2008

PNC Park - 2014

Citizen Bank Park - 2015

Camden Yards - 2015

National Park - 2015

Fenway Park - 2016

Yankee Stadium (new) - 2017

Citi Field - 2017

Tropicana Field - 2015

Progressive Field - 2019

Comerica Park -…

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Added by Christian Deschenes on August 16, 2021 at 9:15am — No Comments

Ballpark Ranking

This is our ranking of ballparks we have visited. We will edit this list after each trip. Also, this only includes the game and not other activities around the park. Also, we will only rank parks we see as a group where an Indian are the visiting team (Maybe a little hometown bias putting Progressive Field #1 for all 3 of us).

Casey:

  1. Indians
  2. Twins
  3. Cardinals
  4. Brewers
  5. Tigers
  6. White Sox
  7. Blue Jays

*Not…

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Added by Casey Sudetic on June 25, 2021 at 12:48pm — 1 Comment

2020 World Series

Michael at the 2020 World Series in Arlington, TX, wearing his Great Uncle "Dutch" Rennerts MLB NL Shirt.  

Added by John Jungwirth on November 26, 2020 at 11:49am — No Comments

Charlie Pride, Pitcher

Charlie Pride, yes, the country music singer, used to be a highly regarded pitching prospect in the St. Louis Cardinals  farm system during the 1950s. He regularly sang during the seventh inning stretch while in the minor leagues in Billings, Montana. He took up singing full time after a major elbow injury.

Added by John Sears (1) on April 1, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Cancel or wait?

We have plans to hit 3 parks on the east coast (from Arizona) in June....what's everyone thinking? Should I cancel the trip while I can probably get my money back? Do you think MLB will even play this year? I know everything will be speculation up to this point but I'm anxious. I personally think, and I think I've heard this on ESPN, is that they will try to make up as many games as they have missed with double headers. I don't know how that would affects tickets I have in June....

Added by Ryan Cole Brewer on March 24, 2020 at 2:12pm — 1 Comment

Rob Manfred should only be Roger Goodell on Halloween

Manfred needs to quit trying to do NFL things in MLB. He needs to quit tugging at the fabric of the game.Baseball is naturally un-timed. Leave it alone.

Added by John Sears (1) on March 12, 2020 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Three batter minimum is problematic

The new three batter minimum presents several problems. What if a pitcher just doesn't have it? I can see a three pitch minimum. Three batters is different. Maybe it causes extra intentional walks? Do you bring in a player to pitch and move the previous pitcher in the outfield for one batter? Who knows?

Added by John Sears (1) on March 12, 2020 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Bring back the real intentional walk

No 7th inning orange wedges here. It's time to bring back the real intentional walk.There is simply too much that can happen in a pro baseball situation  to have a rule that allows someone to be waived on to first base. A wild pitch can allow a runner to move up. An accidental pitch across the plate can be hit out of the ballpark. Let's play big boy baseball.

Added by John Sears (1) on March 11, 2020 at 5:44pm — No Comments

3-park East Coast trip

Finally adding some new ballparks!  I am tentatively planning to take a quick trip with a friend, with not much time for other stuff, but we plan to catch these games this summer: 

7/1 1:05 Yankees at Orioles

7/2 12:05 PM Padres at Phillies

7/3 6:05 PM Astros at Nationals

These will be new stadiums for me.  I've been to the old Memorial stadium (Baltimore) several times when I lived in the DC area, 1986-1990,  but that was before Camden Yards, and…

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Added by Eric Sather (17) on February 28, 2020 at 8:34am — No Comments

Kansas City Tailgate?

Hello,


I'm planning on visiting Kansas City this summer for the Indians games in early June. Do they allow tailgating in the parking lots outside of Kauffman? It doesn't look like there are many bars/restaurants to walk to before the game, but I might be completely wrong. 

Thanks!

Added by Casey Sudetic on February 25, 2020 at 1:00pm — No Comments

2nd time around short rundown on this past years highlights

Finished a half lap this past year 16 parks in 7 and a half weeks. Took my time and saw some truly amazing games this year. was at the game in Houston that saw the little girl hit by a line drive foul to start the tour. then to a rain out in St. Louis. 2 three run home runs but the same batter with the exact same players on the same bases! Deja Vu! In Colorado saw a 37 run game with more home runs than I can count. (Record for most home runs in a regular season MLB game) June 16th what a…

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Added by Ted Lucero on February 6, 2020 at 10:08am — No Comments

Can't wait!

Looking forward to meeting everyone in July  Looking for Tom ______ that I met in Cleburne Tx. last spring.  Went down and saw the Saints throw a no-hitter.  Tom, if you read this, give me a holler!!

Added by Jim Nelson 55/382 total on January 20, 2020 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Ballpark chasers--A Love Story



Story of a ten-year push...

2009: Son is 10, and we decide to go for it! Two home games: Home opener in SF, and Oakland, always a good start

2010: On the road--fly to San Diego, motorcar up to Anaheim and then Dodger Stadium LA Dodgers (vs SF, many friendly SF faces sitting nearby). High point: snagging a foul tip in LA, pitched by Mad Bum himself. Even higher point--I caught it after next-seat neighbor bobbled it and gave me an easy grab. Perhaps if he hadn't been so…

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Added by Rich Lane on November 29, 2019 at 8:14pm — No Comments

Clever +1

https://popchart.co/products/major-league-ballparks-scratch-off-chart

Rangers get a new park next spring.  

Globe Life Field will replace Globe Life Park.

Added by Russell on August 2, 2019 at 6:35pm — No Comments

ASG

Anyone coming to CLE for the ASG? my cousins (also on BPC) and I will be there hanging all weekend and stuff. Meet up at a bar and talk baseball!

Added by Chris Heinrich on June 30, 2019 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Stadium #4 PNC Park

Added by John Jungwirth on June 23, 2019 at 6:06am — No Comments

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