July 2010 Blog Posts (22)

Ballpark Trip Display

A couple of months ago someone posted a question about methods of displaying tickets and other memorabilia from Ballpark visits. There were a lot of great responses (Maps with push pins, Souvenir cups on shelves, Programs and tickets in binders, etc.)



Unfortunately, I can't seem to locate that post or I would respond there.



I held off responding when I first saw that post until we completed this year's trip but am inn the process of posting photos of what we have been… Continue

Added by Scott Bell (30/42) on July 29, 2010 at 4:55pm — 5 Comments

Pohlman Field - Beloit, Wisconsin

Pohlman Field in Beloit, Wisconsin, probably ranks near the bottom of the Midwest League ballparks. The team itself will gladly tell you that they want and need a new stadium. But there's no place in the league that offers fans access to the players as it is in Beloit. You can check out my complete review of Pohlman Field, as well as my visit to the Midwest… Continue

Added by Matt Nelson (35) on July 28, 2010 at 7:24am — No Comments

Minor League Ballparks I've been to

I have lived in Jacksonville, Florida since December of 1980.



I had never been to a minor league ball park except for a 1978 Detroit Tigers Spring Training game in Lakeland, Florida, home of Joker Marchant Stadium.



The Lakeland Flying Tigers are the current home team, and the Lower Single "A" affiliate of the Tigers.



I went to my first minor league game in 1981, in downtown Jacksonville, to old Wolfson Park, where the Jacksonville Suns played their… Continue

Added by John Sharp on July 27, 2010 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Ballparks I've been to

What a great web site.



OK, here's my list.



Current Ballparks I've been to(year)



Comerica Park, Detroit Tigers(2004)

Wrigley Field, Chicago Cubs(1972)

Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox(1989)

Camden Yards, Baltimore Orioles(1992)

Turner Field, Atlanta Braves(1998)

Tropicana Field, Tampa Bay Rays(1999)

Sun Life Stadium, Florida Marlins(1994)



Past Ballparks I've been to(year)



Tiger Stadium, Detroit Tigers(1999/next to…
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Added by John Sharp on July 27, 2010 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Stadium #1: The K in Kansas City, July 16th

I posted last week in the message boards about our 3 week, 8 stadium tour. The first game was July 16th in Kansas City. The Royals faced the A's. This was my fifth trip to Kaufman Stadium. Growing up a Royals fan, and being the first Major League park I have ever visited, it for sure has a special place in my heart.



With Grienke on the bump, I was excited to see a good game, but the A's smashed the Royals. This allowed me and my g/f and her family a chance to see the stadium a lot… Continue

Added by Chorizo16 on July 25, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Post Family Baseball Tours

http://postfamilybaseballtours.blogspot.com/

Added by Andy Post (27) on July 22, 2010 at 7:04am — No Comments

Camden Yards tickets for sale

I am selling a pair of tickets to lovely Camden Yards on Saturday 7/24 for the orioles vs Twins game... I purchased these tickets in Mid- June for an 4:10 afternoon game but just a couple days ago they changed the game time to 7:05 PM...which makes me unable to attend the game... I am willing to sell the pair for face value (15.00) and $ 30.00 overall. These seats are located in section 15 row 12 seats 1 and 2...I also have a pair of Camden Yards tour tickets for a 10:30 entry... good for 1… Continue

Added by James Booher on July 21, 2010 at 10:32pm — No Comments

Lost Ballparks of Cleveland

Without a doubt, one of the best Lost Ballpark sites is that of League Park IV in Cleveland. Worth a stop if you find yourself in the neighborhood for a game at Progressive Field. More on League Park… Continue

Added by Matt Nelson (35) on July 21, 2010 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Rickwood Field - Birmingham, Alabama

"America's Oldest Baseball Park." It is a *MUST* for any Ballpark Chaser. Of the 30+ minor league ballparks I've been to, it is either #1, or #2. A fantastic place to watch baseball, unlike anything else, and home to pro baseball on just one day each year. Check out my coverage… Continue

Added by Matt Nelson (35) on July 21, 2010 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Bowling Green Ballpark - Bowling Green, Kentucky

Yet another Midwest League ballpark for "Ballparks of the Midwest." Bowling Green Ballpark opened for the Hot Rods arrival in Bowling Green in 2009. You can check it out… Continue

Added by Matt Nelson (35) on July 21, 2010 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Five Stadiums in Seven Days

Later today, I am taking off on a five stadium in seven day tour. I am leaving Philly heading for Detroit. I will catch the afternoon Tiger versus Blue Jay game tomorrow at Comerica Park. I'll be sharing this experience with my two daughters. It is not their first game with Dad (a couple of Philly's games and many, many Orioles games - my oldest daughter's first game was the Orioles when she was five months old).



I'll be dropping the daughters off at Grandma's and heading around Lake… Continue

Added by Rob K on July 21, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Wrigley Field

My dad and I are heading to Wrigley in September and I was wondering what the best seats are to stay behind the sun? I'd like to get good seats....sticking around the 100 Level. Any information would be appreciated.

Added by Nema Brewer-Candy on July 20, 2010 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Marlins' New Ballpark

Hello Chasers'

I stumbled upon this photo album from the new Marlins' ballpark. Check them out. Does anyone know if they have named it yet? I bet it will be another corporate name. It looks like they are making good progress.

Luke

Added by Luke (8) on July 17, 2010 at 9:09am — 4 Comments

Progressive Field - Cleveland, Ohio

I knew I would need to visit Eastlake, Ohio, home of the Lake County Captains as part of "Ballparks of the Midwest," my minor league ballpark project for work. So of course I scheduled it so that I could shoot a story at Progressive Field and check out an Indians game. My second visit to Progressive Field.… Continue

Added by Matt Nelson (35) on July 16, 2010 at 11:28pm — No Comments

Modern Woodmen Park - Davenport, Iowa

Part 3 for 2010, and Number 11 overall, for my work project visiting all of the ballparks in the Class A Midwest League. Easily the best view in the Midwest League, Modern Woodmen Park along the Mississippi River in Davenport, Iowa. You can find a text review,… Continue

Added by Matt Nelson (35) on July 14, 2010 at 3:02pm — No Comments

CITIZENS BANK BALL PARK/PNC PARK AND ROGERS CENTER CHASER GUIDES

CITIZENS BANK BALLPARK

PHILADELPHIA

BALLPARK CHASER RANK-16TH



GETTING THERE

Well obviously it this is double edged sword---it is fantastic that the ballpark is so close to the airport in PHILLY, but it is not so convenient for lodging.

Citizens Bank Park is in the same 'SPORTS COMPLEX AREA' that features 'LINCOLN FINANCIAL FIELD' AND THE 'WACHOVIA CENTER.' This can prove very bad for traffic if another one of these sporting events coincides with a baseball game.… Continue

Added by Chuck Booth (35) ALL 30/23 DAYS! on July 13, 2010 at 1:06pm — No Comments

MILLER PARK-WRIGLEY FIELD-US CELLULAR FIELD CHASER GUIDES

CHICAGO CUBS—OVERALL BALLPARK CHASER RANK-3RD



GETTING THERE



O'HARE AIRPORT is definitely the better airport to fly in for the game—otherwise if you are driving from EAST or WEST sooner or later you will connect through the 90 and 94 highways, let us concentrate on flying in. O'HARE is one of the bigger airports in AMERICA with lots of restaurants and amenities within. They built the airport knowing full well that many of the travelers would be experiencing delays from the… Continue

Added by Chuck Booth (35) ALL 30/23 DAYS! on July 13, 2010 at 9:35am — No Comments

Blind Baseball Fan revisits former parks in August, Seeks feedback

Good afternoon, this is Reggie, a new member of this very nice website.



One of the great things about baseball is the ballpark, every place has a different look, different feel, different sound. All parks look different, seat colors, outfield fence alignment, view of the areas beyond the park....Different sound, some have organists that each have a unique style (they all should), PA Announcers, chants from the crowd....Different feel, how the wind blows through some places, others… Continue

Added by Reggie Deal on July 10, 2010 at 10:51am — 3 Comments

LA ANGELS-ANGEL STADIUM/LADODGERS-DODGER STADIUM/SD-PETCO PARK CHASER GUIDES

LOS ANGELES DODGERS---DODGER STADIUM

BALLPARK CHASER RANK-10TH



GETTING THERE



LAX AIRPORT-Your only real alternative for night games is to drive a car in Los Angeles and brave the traffic—that is if you wish to watch the full game. Read after how to take transit to the games, (you can do this for matinee games).

You have to catch a shuttle bus from any of the waiting area’s outside where it says “COURTESY SHUTTLE FOR CAR RENTAL.’

All of the rental car places… Continue

Added by Chuck Booth (35) ALL 30/23 DAYS! on July 8, 2010 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

TARGET FIELD TICKETS!!

Does anyone know where you can get Twins tickets at near face value. I've went on stubhub along w/
ebay and it seems like every ticket is either double or triple face. I'm headed to Minnesota/Target Field August 13th vs oakland for my birthday(Aug12)... If anyone knows anyone or has any info please let me know... Thanks alot chasers!!
Kyle

Added by Kyle Andersen (22) on July 8, 2010 at 9:12am — 3 Comments

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