Well after weeks of not having my camera cord, I have finally uploaded my blog post of my visit to Turner Field in Atlanta.
My 2011 ballpark season kicks off in grand fashion! As a matter of fact it kicks off in a way that I have not been a part of in my young career – with Opening Weekend April 9th 2011! Can you tell that I was excited?
More after the jump!
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I began my quest to see a game in all MLB ballparks at an easrly age, going with the Cub Scouts to Municipal Stadium in Cleveland at Age 8. Next ballpark was Yankee Stadium in 1961 with my grandfather-bore witness to one of the greatest teams in baseball history. I lived near MLB franchises in DC (grew up with the Senators), Baltimore and Philly. Family came along and my son, friends and myself would see games in 2 to 3 stadiums in different cities that made geograhic sense while doing it as…Continue
At the request of Craig (our founder and fearless leader) I'm providing a little more detail on the feedback we got from MLB upon completing the "Quest for All 30".
I first contacted MLB (Public Relations Office - NYC) in January, gave them the backgrund and asked if they would be willing to send letters of recognition to my son's (Ian now 17 and Evin now 16) for having reached this "milestone" at such an early age. They were pretty encouraging but did ask that I follow up with an…Continue
Have any Chasers seen this article? I wish I never had because now I will think about it every time I go to the ballpark. How did your local ballpark fare? Yankee Stadium had 32 critical violations including filth flies! Gross!
FOUL BALLS: Ranking The Worst Food Safety Violations At Major League Baseball Stadiums
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I guess collecting ballparks goes hand-in-hand with list making so I couldn't help but rank-order the 27 ballparks we have visited the last four years. In the process of making the list, I discovered the attribute most important to me was the stadium setting. I placed a higher value on the surrounding neighborhood, view from the ballpark, and being able to step back and enjoy the outside look of the ballpark itself. I left off the 3 ballparks we haven't visited yet (Tampa, Florida, and…Continue
This has to be the worst name ever for a sandwich, right? Honestly, if I didn't know what it was, I wouldn't give it a second look. But after reading about it, I cannot wait to try one! Created by Food Network chefs, the Red, White & Blue steak sandwich comes toped with "Maytag" blue cheese and sweet and spicy Peppadew-pepper mayonnaise, served on a French demi baguette. Although I can't say I have heard of those toppings, they do sound really good! Before you get too excited,…Continue
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The 2011 MLB Opening Day finally arrived, but the Washington, DC weather did not get the memo. The day started off with sprinkles and turned into a balmy 41 degrees. Sofia was looking forward to a little baseball, but because of a cold and an un-cooperating mother nature, her Opening Day will be delayed. But the 30 Ballparks and a Baby family was not shutout. Dad weathered…Continue
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Latest tip on the Ballpark E-Guides Blog:
Ballpark E-Guides makes every effort to give you any information you could use for going to a ballgame. Some ballparks present different challenges than others. At Yankee Stadium the challenge is to leave the game with a few bucks left in your wallet. At Citizens Bank Park you should know the differences between all of the cheesesteak options. And at Fenway the biggest problem to be solved is simply how to get into the…Continue
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