August 2010 Blog Posts (16)

A SECOND LOOK AT RANKINGS FOR EACH PARK

I must admit that there is a a need to really consider asking for a re-do on the ballpark rankings with a more definitive criteria list. Thanks to Gary Herman for asking thought provoking questions that had me brainstorming all day on how to run with this. I think the ballpark chasers did a decent job in their initial rankings (as proof that about 75% of our list of THE rankings were within 5 spots of where the FORBES list was). However, since we have some new chasers added this year--and a new… Continue

Added by Chuck Booth (35) ALL 30/23 DAYS! on August 30, 2010 at 9:43pm — 1 Comment

MARLINS NEW BALLPARK-Marlins’ profits came at taxpayer expense

direct link of article...

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=jp-marlinsfinancials082410

i copied and pasted for all to read



The swindlers who run the Florida Marlins got exposed Monday. They are as bad as anyone on Wall Street, scheming, misleading and ultimately sticking taxpayers with a multibillion-dollar tab. Corporate fraud is alive and well in Major League Baseball.



A look at… Continue

Added by Kyle Andersen (22) on August 26, 2010 at 11:41am — 1 Comment

FURTHEST EAST-'BOS'/-FURTHEST WEST-'SEA' CHASER GUIDES

BOSTON RED SOX

FENWAY PARK BOSTON MASSACHUSSETS

BALLPARK CHASER RANK-3RD



GETTING THERE



BOSTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT is a short distance of 6 miles from Fenway Park-but once again you must give yourself plenty of time to make it to the park in gridlock traffic. The car rental facilities are a good shuttle bus distance of a few miles from the airport. The I-90 Highway includes a toll and a tunnel----this is a faster way but you must focus on taking your right exit,… Continue

Added by Chuck Booth (35) ALL 30/23 DAYS! on August 24, 2010 at 2:02pm — No Comments

WASHINGTON/BALTIMORE BALLPARK CHASER GUIDES

ORIOLE PARK AT CAMDEN YARDS

BALLPARK CHASER RANK 10TH



GETTING THERE

You have options from several different ways. If you are flying into to ‘BWI’, make sure you give yourself ample time to drive anywhere.

BWI is a strong hub for both SOUTHWEST AIRLINES AND AIRTRAN AIRLINES. The prices are very convenient with both carriers and many early morning non-stop flights are available for under a hundred dollars-particularly anywhere in the EASTERN SEABOARD CITIES or the STATE… Continue

Added by Chuck Booth (35) ALL 30/23 DAYS! on August 24, 2010 at 11:27am — No Comments

UPDATED BALLPARK RANKINGS FOR BASEBALL NOVEL

NEW OFFICIAL BALLPARK CHASER RANKINGS



I am writing the novel as we speak and it donned on me to change the rankings because of the NEW/OLD YANKEE STADIUM differential when you put the rankings of the NEW PARK as opposed to the old STADIUM. THE YANKEE STADIUM that closed in 2008 would have ranked 2nd overall-instead NEW YANKEE STADIUM will get the ranking of 13th overall as rated on by 15 chasers rankings who have been to all of the parks.



OFFICIAL BALLPARK CHASER RANKINGS… Continue

Added by Chuck Booth (35) ALL 30/23 DAYS! on August 24, 2010 at 11:13am — 5 Comments

BALLPARK EATS, IN, OUT, OR AROUND THE GOOD OLD YARD

Hey everyone !!! It's been awhile since I've been here. As for my Dodgers, it hasn't been quite the year I was expecting. Anyways, as we all know, especially you fellow ballpark chaser, food, especially road eats, is as much a part of our national pastime as the great game of baseball. And lately, I've been snapping some shots of some good eating, be it in, out, around the old yard, and be it before, during, or after the game. So I thought I'd share with you some pics that I added in a new… Continue

Added by Andrei Ojeda on August 23, 2010 at 9:33pm — No Comments

Rockies Business Model

I say the Rockies will be lucky to win big under their current model. They don't buy any big stars, so their bench and pitching will always be thin. Star power--even just a little--equals rings.

Added by John Sears (1) on August 20, 2010 at 10:48pm — No Comments

Tickets available--Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins--Aug. 25

I had a couple tix for a Texas Ranger game I thought I would offer here...

They are section 243 row 9...two tickets.

If you want them, just send me your email and ill send them to you...it will only cost you $10.

Pretty cheap for Lexus level.

Added by Dean Triplett on August 18, 2010 at 3:39pm — No Comments

2011 mlb schedule starting to leak.....cubs play at fenway...1st time since 1918 World Series

MLB full schedules usually released around September 15th..



http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/mlb/news/story?id=5365218



BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox will open the 2011 season in Texas against the Rangers on April 1, according to a draft of the major league schedule currently being reviewed by all 30 teams, the union and the commissioner's office. An MLB source shared details of the proposed Sox… Continue

Added by Kyle Andersen (22) on August 16, 2010 at 8:29pm — 2 Comments

Fifth Third Field - Dayton, Ohio

Ballpark stop #15 of 16 in the Midwest League for my work project, "Ballparks of the Midwest," is Fifth Third Field in Dayton, Ohio. The Dragons are a Reds affiliate who sell out *every* game.





You can view my video, photo and text coverage of Fifth Third Field by… Continue

Added by Matt Nelson (35) on August 11, 2010 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

Looking for Cleveland fans to attend a game

Hi all,

I'm going to be in Cleveland this weekend, and I'd like to check Progressive Field off my list of ballparks to visit. I'm planning to go to the Sunday afternoon game (8/15). Is anybody in the area going to the game? Any suggestions on where to get seats? I'm from San Diego, so I'm used to getting tickets fairly easily. Is that the case in Cleveland too?

Added by Leah Tooks on August 11, 2010 at 12:09am — 3 Comments

A wedding, but no game.

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of traveling down to Viera, Florida for a family wedding.

The church were the ceremony was performed was right next to Space Coast Stadium, were the Washington Nationals play in the spring, and home of the Minor League Brevard Manatees. The team was on the road, so no games were being played, but i will be back in the spring.

Added by John Sharp on August 9, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Ticket To The Game

Hi Everybody: I'm David, and I run a blog about major, minor and independent professional ballparks called http://www.tickettothegame.com. I've been to 72 different ballparks around the country with plans to make it to 75 before the end of the season.



Check out our site, and if you like what you see, you can also follow us on facebook at:… Continue

Added by David Berger (72) on August 9, 2010 at 11:50am — No Comments

Royalty Tours USA

Here's the link to my recently created blog:

http://royaltytours.blogspot.com/

It's very educational & entertaining.

I think it's a must see for all ballpark chasers especially those who haven't been to every park yet.

I'm in replay mode these days.

I got to Target Field to give me 56 major league parks total.

Thank you.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Added by Gary Herman on August 5, 2010 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Classic Park - Eastlake, Ohio

Classic Park in Eastlake, Ohio, is the home of the Lake County Captains of the Midwest League. It's also 18 miles from the Captains' parent club, the Cleveland Indians. My reports including video, photos and written analysis from both places, are available by clicking… Continue

Added by Matt Nelson (35) on August 4, 2010 at 9:04am — No Comments

Minor League Parks Attended

International League AAA:

Victory Field, Indianapolis, IN (May 2004)



Pacific Coast League AAA:

Sec Taylor Field, Des Moines, IA (Iowa Cubs)

Rosenblatt Field, Omaha, NE (Omaha Royals)

Zephyr Field, Metairie, LA (New Orleans Zephyrs)

Cashman Field, Las Vegas, NV (Las Vegas 51’s) (4/4/08)



Southern League AA:

Hank Aaron Stadium, Mobile, AL (5/26/07)(Huntsville Stars v. Mobile BayBears)

Trustmark Park, Jackson, MS (5/11/07)(West Tenn Diamond… Continue

Added by Paul Spyhalski on August 3, 2010 at 11:59am — 1 Comment

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