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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 (14) 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 54/375 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

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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

McCovey's Restr

Only 9 more parks to go... :-)
Just an FYI. I'm doing the research to visit the No Califonia parks in Oakland and SF. McCovey's Rest closed a while back. Might want to update that part of the comments under Oakland info page.
Love BPC. Keep up the good work.

Added by Corey Rhodes on May 23, 2019 at 3:08pm — 1 Comment

Two Days in Mexico

As many of you know, I am on a journey to visit all MLB ballparks and a few other baseball stops.
 
I'm blogging about the experience and just published my latest post called "Two Day's in Mexico" that recounts my weekend attending the @MLB_Mexico series between the Angels and Astros.…
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Added by Ray Kraus on May 22, 2019 at 11:13am — No Comments

Tropicana Field April, 2019

Added by Gary Paul Smith on April 29, 2019 at 8:40am — No Comments

'My 7th Inning Stretch' - Stadium Visit Blog

I am happy to say that I have completed a big bucket list item and attended a game at all 30 MLB venues in a little under 2 seasons time. I have put together a blog to review and describe my visits. I would love if you could take a look and give me any feedback. 

Thanks!

https://www.my7thinningstretch.com/

Added by Joe Adona on April 25, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Coors Field

Hi!  I’m heading to Coors Field and I am interested to know what pizza place has the best pizza in Idaho Springs?  I saw the suggestion on the chaser guide.  Can anyone help?

Added by Joanne on April 19, 2019 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Stadium #2 Citizens Bank Ballpark

Added by John Jungwirth on April 18, 2019 at 1:39pm — No Comments

What We Learned About Baseball Stadiums

At GeoJango Maps, we love everything baseball related. That's why it's no coincidence that we offer a large variety of baseball stadium maps to help our customers celebrate their ballpark memories.

Earlier this month we launched a giveaway where one lucky person was destined to win a free baseball stadium map. In…

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Added by Michael Anderson on March 5, 2019 at 10:32am — No Comments

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