Featured Blog Posts – June 2014 Archive (6)

My Take on US Cellular Field

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…

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Added by Tim on June 23, 2014 at 9:26am — 1 Comment

The Lost Art of Pitching Inside

"The trick against Drysdale is to hit him before he hits you."  - Orlando Cepeda

Whatever happened to the brush back pitch? The days of “dusting a player off” are long gone and it makes me mad.  Gone are the days of Bob Gibson, Don Drysdale, and Sandy Koufax.  Very few pitchers today throw inside. And it’s obvious.  It’s a lost art and batters are taking advantage. 

The “brush back”  is a pitch thrown high and inside, usually a fastball, to force the  batter away from the…

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Added by Hunter Hampton on June 17, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

San Francisco Oakland

I once again am going on a roadtrip, which takes me to San Fran and Oakland. Looking at hotels, they are just ridiculously expensive. What do you guys recommend for a decent hotel preferably 2 star and up in one of these two cities for maybe 120 or less.

Added by Brian Nathan Yancelson on June 13, 2014 at 7:43pm — 1 Comment

What's Your Story?

"What a cool goal- to see all 30 MLB ballparks"

My journey officially stated in July 2010, but I didn't know it at the time. What started out as a road trip from Milwaukee to Pittsburgh to visit family and squeeze in a Brewers game at PNC quickly turned into a new life goal. Jokingly, my then fiance suggested we attempt to see all 30 ballparks. I eagerly agreed. We are both huge baseball fans and love to travel, so I thought why not?!

My intentions were to see 2 ballparks a…

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Added by Ruth Nielsen on June 12, 2014 at 12:54pm — 3 Comments

The Road to 100 - currently at 87

Starting off the 2014 season I have seen a professional level game at 87 different parks:

  • 16 currently active MLB parks
  • 6 former MLB parks
  • 19 Spring Training facilities (when used for a ST game)
  • 9 AAA
  • 6 AA
  • 19 A
  • 12 Independent 

I specify professional level games as two parks I've been to have been for the WBC (PetCo and AT&T).

I've seen games in 24 different states plus DC.  (I have yet…

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Added by Dan Twohig on June 10, 2014 at 9:37am — 1 Comment

I Will Be Attending A MLB Game Live In All 183 Days Of Play In 2015

"I Will Be Attending A MLB Game Live In All 183 Days Of Play In 2015 (30 MLB Parks) http://mlbreports.com/2014/06/02/183in2015/"

Click the highlighted link there to read what the trip will entail.  This will be the most decorated trip I have ever been in for sure.

Hope to see and meet some of you there.

Chuck Booth

Added by Chuck Booth (35) ALL 30/23 DAYS! on June 2, 2014 at 11:16am — 4 Comments

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