May 2009 Blog Posts (38)

HEY ALL BASEBALL FANS

Hey baseball fans. Welcome to my page. This here is my first blog. I've been a Dodgers fan since 1980, attended my first ballgame at Dodger Stadium on my 8th birthday in 1982 and have gone to many a Dodger game since. I have been to 18 of the current 30 ballparks, and 5 that are either extinct or no longer used for baseball, including Yankee Stadium. My last trip took me to Minute Maid Park in Houston and the Metrodome in Minneapolis last summer. This… Continue

Added by Andrei Ojeda on May 13, 2009 at 5:14am — 2 Comments

Citizens Bank Park - Visited today!

Just got home from a very long day.....just wanted to change my ballpark status from 8 to 9.....will write more later and post pics very soon!

Added by Paul Sanders (15) on May 12, 2009 at 11:15pm — 1 Comment

On tap for this year

Wish there were more...

Already booked
Petco Park

Likely
Great American Ballpark
Nationals Park

A stretch
ASG in St Louis?

Added by Mike Romito (13) on May 11, 2009 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Ballparks so far

I find my list shrinking every year... so many new parks!

Current:
Wrigley Field
Miller Park
US Cellular Field
Comerica Park
Dodger Stadium
Coors Field
PNC Park
Citizens Bank Park
Fenway Park
Rogers Centre

Ex-parks:
(old) Busch Stadium
Milwaukee County Stadium
Shea Stadium
(old) Comiskey Park

Still standing, but no more baseball:
RFK Stadium
Qualcomm Stadium

Added by Mike Romito (13) on May 11, 2009 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Coveleski Stadium

Visited Coveleski Regional Stadium in South Bend, Indiana last week (MiLB Park #22 for me). Opened in '88 it lacks a few things, but was one of the first with the now standard open concourses. Not spectacular, but not a bad park either. The Silver Hawks are the Diamondbacks affiliate in the Midwest League.…

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Added by Matt Nelson (35) on May 10, 2009 at 11:38pm — 1 Comment

Parkview Field

Visited brand new Parkview Field in Fort Wayne, Indiana last week (MiLB park #23 for me). It is absolutely spectacular. I think they thought of every last detail and it shows. The place is great!! From a pretty poor park to one of the best around! The newly renamed TinCaps are the Padres affiliate in the Midwest League…

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Added by Matt Nelson (35) on May 10, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Kauffman Stadium & Oakland Coliseum

Is there anyone chasing Kauffman Stadium or Oakland Coliseum this season? If so, please message me...

Thanks!

Added by Craig (16) on May 9, 2009 at 12:10am — 6 Comments

JUST THE STREAK/LINKS TO OTHER OF MY WEBSITES

I TOOK OVER A '1000' PICTURES OF the ballparks and have some video footage at www.facebook.com if you are on there. Also I have a myspace account too at www.myspace/com/30baseballgamesin26days. I would post a lot of these pics here too but I don't have that computer set-up right now.



Here is the official streak dates



WED JULY.22 PITTSBURGH PIRATES AT PNC PARK 12:35 PM GAME 1 DAY 1.



WED JULY.22 DETROIT TIGERS AT COMERICA PARK 7:05 PM GAME 2 DAY 1.



THU… Continue

Added by Chuck Booth (35) ALL 30/23 DAYS! on May 6, 2009 at 10:17am — 2 Comments

FACTOIDS ABOUT 30-23 streak

While I agree that is Josh's streak is 'extremely impressive doing all of his by car or ground transportation, the schedule to try and break such his attempt of only those guidlines with a 30-25 is virtually impossible. Add that I am a Canadian, and can't bring a U.S rental car to Toronto, Canada, and it is made even harder to accomplish the task. Only Detroit via a greyhound bus would be a possiblity. Besides that the doubleheaders are liimited to just driving or ground transport. I have 3… Continue

Added by Chuck Booth (35) ALL 30/23 DAYS! on May 6, 2009 at 10:12am — 2 Comments

CBP here I come.....

very excited that by this time next week I will have a (9) next to my name. Me, my partner and a friend are going to see the Phillies vs Dodgers on May 12 at Citizens Bank Ballpark!



I got Hall of Fame Level seats on stubhub for a crazy low price so i jumped at the opportunity.



we are gonna take the tour in the morning as well.....any suggestions on what else to do in philly while we wait for the game...i like historic things so it shouldnt be too hard to find things to… Continue

Added by Paul Sanders (15) on May 6, 2009 at 9:12am — 4 Comments

Greinke and Atlanta trip

Zack Greinke is my new favorite non-Astro. Glad I drafted him in 3 fantasy teams. 6-0 with 3 CG and 2 SHO, 0.40 ERA with 54 K's in 45 IP. Dominant. So much for the SI cover jinx.



Just returned from a trip to Atlanta to catch the Astros weekend series at Turner Field. My second visit to Turner Field; the first time was in '99 for a playoff game between the Mets and Braves. Endured 2 rain delays on Friday night and Sat afternoon. On Sunday, I caught up with Joey, Travis and Pedro, the… Continue

Added by Dutch Van Duzee on May 5, 2009 at 6:26am — No Comments

Smokies Park

Added a new minor league ballpark to my collection last week. Stopped by Smokies Park in Kodak, Tennessee (Cubs - AA - Southern League) while on a family vacation in that area. A very nice ballpark, but nothing too unique other than the HOFer managing the home team this year.…

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Added by Matt Nelson (35) on May 4, 2009 at 10:34pm — No Comments

The New Yankee Stadium

I've uploaded some pictures and put some thoughts on my blog related to the new Yankee Stadium in The New Cathedral of Baseball. Yes Ken your right, very little new history has been made there (with the exception of giving up 14 runs in an inning), however, this cathedral pays homage to the storied franchise that has won almost a quarter of the World Championships played. This is a tough thing to say for a Mets fan.

Added by Roger Ratzenberger (44) on May 3, 2009 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Dodger Stadium, 2003 -- You can drive right to the upper deck!

I arrived into L.A. on a Thursday night in early April, and didn’t have to be at the conference until Friday afternoon, so I had a little time to explore. Naturally, I made Dodger Stadium a priority.



Finding the ballpark was a little tricky because I couldn’t see it from the street. I was driving around the Chavez Ravine neighborhood and found the sign directing me into a wide area with what looked like toll booths.



The Dodgers started the season on the road, so I didn’t… Continue

Added by Dave Murray (33) on May 2, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

30/23 OFFICIAL SKED/SYNOPSIS TO COME

WED JULY.22 PITTSBURGH PIRATES AT PNC PARK 12:35 PM GAME 1 DAY 1

WED JULY.22 DETROIT TIGERS AT COMERICA PARK 7:05 PM GAME 2 DAY 1

THU JULY.23 TORONTO BLUE JAYS AT ROGERS CENTRE 12:37 GAME 3 DAY 2

THU JULY.23 NEW YORK YANKEES AT YANKEE STADIUM GAME 4 DAY 2

FRI JULY. 24 CHICAGO CUBS AT WRIGLEY FIELD 1:20 GAME 5 DAY 3

FRI JULY.24 MILWAUKEE BREWERS AT MILLER PARK 7:05 GAME 6 DAY 3

SAT JULY.25 COLORADO ROCKIES AT COORS FIELD 6:05 GAME 7 DAY 4

SUN JULY.26 HOUSTON… Continue

Added by Chuck Booth (35) ALL 30/23 DAYS! on May 2, 2009 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

So what trip do I do......

So I joined this site and now I am making it a mission to do a big trip this summer......my partner seems to be on board with this as well.....for now at least :)



So here are the trips, I am off from work 16 days in august, two weeks plus my days off wrapped on it.



Wrigley, Brewers, US Cellular, Progressive, Comerica & Great American



Petco, Chase, Angel, AT & T, McAfee



Rangers, Minute Maid, Kauffman, Busch, Wrigley



all will be… Continue

Added by Paul Sanders (15) on May 2, 2009 at 9:02am — 6 Comments

#41 - Done again... until next year

OK, so I'm done again. Picked up #41, the new Yankee Stadium (the true Cathedral of the religion of baseball) last night. I'll be writing more about it later. But once again, my quest is complete until the new stadium opens in Minnesota next year.

Added by Roger Ratzenberger (44) on May 1, 2009 at 6:04pm — 4 Comments

Im going for a 30-23 record chase if anyone is interested

I have done the research for the greatest chance at breaking Josh's record of 30 different home baseball games in 26 days. As some of you already know, I came just short of reaching his total last year. (I did 30 baseball games in 29) days technically. Before I set out on the trip I did not know about any recrod for such a chase, so I just booked my trip around the allstar break so I could go to the FIELD OF DREAMS MOVIE SITE. I did make 30 games in 26 days but the 3 day allstar break ended up… Continue

Added by Chuck Booth (35) ALL 30/23 DAYS! on May 1, 2009 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

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