Just returned from my trip to see the A's vs. M's at the Tokyo Dome. Flew out of Newark late morning on Tuesday, arrived Tokyo after 14-hour flight the next afternoon without seeing a night. Checked into a hotel near the Narita Airport and immediately headed for Tokyo, some 40 miles away, by train(s). Getting off the train and walking to the Dome with the excited baseball crowd felt completely familiar, except that everyone was Japanese and the sign on the ballpark read, "TOKYO…Continue
So I'm sitting here kind of half-watching The Rookie. Disney's making it's pitch for a heartwarming tear-jerker when it hits me: I wonder how much better Field Of Dreams would have been with Dennis Quaid in it. Don't get me wrong, I love Field Of Dreams. It's a great movie for a lot of reasons, but think about it for a minute. Would it have been even better with Dennis Quaid? Watch The Rookie, fast forward it if you want, but stop at the scene when Morris gets called up. Take that…Continue
When I go to Cleveland I will be shown around by Matt Van Wormer who writes for www.didthetribewinlastnight.com. We will be eating lunch before the game a restaurant that was featured on Man Vs Food, arriving at the park a few hours before game time to check things out, and sitting in the “Social Media Suite”. It’s shaping up to be an amazing once in a lifetime experience. I will tell you all about it once I am in…
While sitting at my house, I was looking at all the stuff that I had accumulated over the years. It is amazing how we buy things just to buy them. The stuff sits in our houses collecting dust. While our dreams of a life we always wanted wait until one day when the kids get out of school, our nation elects a new president, or the years we retire. But many people forget…Continue
EDIT: Talked to the Boss this morning... I **AM** going to New Mexico and he agreed to the timing of August 20-24 for me to be working there! So, it's OFFICIAL, I *AM* gonna make a run at all 30 this season! Now I just need Chuck's schedule to go smoothly, or for him to have make up games where I need to pick up games as well and all will be golden!
Time to SEEALL30(.com)! :)
In addition to going out on the road with Chuck Booth next month, I have a possibility…Continue
Craig's status update inspired me to look into PBS' documentary about Fenway Park. Although I am a die hard Yankees fan until I die, it still looks like a great documentary. Thought I would share the preview...…
I am going to be to games in Washington, Baltimore, Philly, and Pittsburgh. As part of my quest to hit every stadium, one of the things I am doing is trying to eat the ballpark favorite/signature foods at each one. Anybody who has any suggestions for what I must eat while I'm there would be great. I will take any suggestions for the other parks as well for when I get ready to go to the other stadiums.
I decided to go out to Chicago on the weekend of March 10th-11th. I wanted to go for the entire weekend but I had a previous engagement for that Friday the 9th. I had never been on a commuter train before so I decided to take the Amtrak from Ann Arbor to Chicago. Round trip the ticket cost me about $70. At first I was I thought it was pretty cool to be on a train. The only trains I had been on before were subway cars in NYC, Washington DC, and…Continue
That sounds like a good book title, dont it? "My Trip With Chuck"? :) lol Anyway, after our 2010 trip fell thru, this trip will be awesome! Got 5 weeks from Thursday. Can't wait to pick him up at the airport in Seattle on the 19th!
April 19th – Safeco Field – Mariners vs Indians*
April 20th – Kauffman Stadium – Royals vs Blue Jays*
April 21st – Wrigley Field – Cubs vs Reds*+
April 21st – Miller Park – Brewers vs…
Last year my wife and I got married on July 22nd and then took off from New York to see the ballparks of the midwest. We enjoyed it so much that this summer we are repeating our trip but travelling further south through Texas and up through Denver and Kansas City. The parks we have planned for this summer are:
Houston- Minute Maid Park
Arlington- Texas Rangers Ballpark at Arlington
Denver- Coors Field
Kansas City- Kauffman Statium
Days after I wrote the update to my 30 ballpark, 30 day plan, things began to finally come together. I had to make a final set of schedule alterations, but the blind baseball traveler is now 55 days from the ultimate baseball dream.
I’ve managed to also make arrangements with a few teams so far to see the field, particularly in the outfield where the ballparks have their personality or lack thereof.
Seats for all but four teams have been purchased, with the Cubs, Nationals, and…Continue
So I've got two baseball trips in the works for 2012.
Dodgers, Padres, Arizona. Having lived in San Diego for 6 years, Arizona will be the only new stadium for me. Nevertheless we will be traveling via RV, which is the coolest mode of transportation there is. This will be a short but sweet 4 day trip, seeing the stadiums on consecutive days.
I'm really excited about this one. In August I will be visiting Milwaukee, White Sox,…Continue