August 2015 Blog Posts (15)

My Ballpark History

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Ballparks attended (46)

Current MLB Ballparks (30)

I have been to all 30 Major League Baseball ballparks


Past MLB Ballparks (16)

Milwaukee County Stadium; Milwaukee, WI (former home of the Milwaukee Brewers)

Comiskey Park;…


Added by Jim Wood (138)(46 MLB) on August 30, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Marlins Park August 2015

Finally got to Marlins Park this month, and liked it a lot. We took a trip down to Miami for an overnight just to get to the park - although stayed in South Beach so did an Art Deco walking tour as well, absolutely worthwhile. I saw what I figured must be Marlins Park from the air as we were coming in for landing, and confirmed in the taxi on the way there that yes, that is what I saw. We thought it was big and flashy, and while it would look awful just about anywhere else, was absolutely…


Added by Mary (17) on August 29, 2015 at 10:52am — 2 Comments

Chicago Cubs - Wrigley Field - 2002

I drove to Chicago with my then-boyfriend Bill and his brother Joe to see a baseball game and to see Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at the Chicago Theater. We rode the elevated train to the baseball game from Evanston. We asked the employee at the train station what station to get off at and he laughed at us in our Cubs hats and told us that we would know just where to get off. And sure enough, as we rode into the city the train filled with Cubs fans and at the Wrigley stop the train emptied.…


Added by Lea Wroblewski on August 24, 2015 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Colorado Rockies - Coors Stadium - July 2, 2011

My kids and I went to Denver for a family reunion and the whole family went to a Rockies game. They played the Royals. A couple of the kids and I went early to watch batting practice (it’s the best time to get a ball or signature). We saw Alex Gordon, but he passed us by despite the fact that I had two cute kids with me in Huskers t-shirts.

The stadium is beautiful and located downtown which makes restaurants really convenient. We sat in the outfield in the sun. Outfield seats are not…


Added by Lea Wroblewski on August 24, 2015 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Royals - Kauffman Stadium - June 20, 2015

Given the proximity it’s no surprise that I have been to Kauffman Stadium innumerable times. Bill and I made a weekend of it every summer. My son came along with us a couple of times.

The stadium shares a parking lot with Arrowhead Stadium. It’s right off the Interstate and lacks the charm of a neighborhood stadium, but there is something to be said for easy…


Added by Lea Wroblewski on August 24, 2015 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Target Field - Twins - April 19, 2015

My cousin Mike has always been my favorite cousin. He and I don’t see each other often enough. I was in Minneapolis for a weekend art show and a rock concert. Mike suggested a baseball game.

We drove to the stadium and walked over to the game. It’s right across the street from First Avenue and has lots of fun bars around the stadium. We got seats behind home…


Added by Lea Wroblewski on August 24, 2015 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Miller Park - Brewers - June 13, 2015

“I must be in the front row!”

I drove to Milwaukee after a week at the writing workshop in Iowa City. Milwaukee was charming. The ballpark is phenomenal (though I wish it was down by the lake and not out on the Interstate). I was nearly in the front row. I was 6 rows up from home plate and my ticket was very reasonably priced. Bob Uecker is literally the last row in the park! Ha!

I could not get over how nice everyone was at this ballpark. The parking lot is full of tailgate…


Added by Lea Wroblewski on August 24, 2015 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Washington Nationals - Nationals Park - July 8, 2015

I love taking public transportation to the ballpark. I enjoy the sense of community I feel while watching baseball and when you ride the the train with strangers going to the same event it helps the anticipation build. At every stop more fans get on the train until everyone bursts out of the train station onto the street toward the stadium and we’re all going to the same party. The Metro stop at Nationals Park opens onto a street with a beer garden and vendors. I wish it had been a sunny…


Added by Lea Wroblewski on August 24, 2015 at 1:10pm — 1 Comment

Summer 2015 - Ranking the Ballparks

So I've now been to 13 current MLB parks. I thought I'd try to rank them in this post. I'm not going to include Citi Field because I went in 2010, before I became a true "chaser." So there will be 12. I had a good time at each park and would go back to any of them, I just like some more than others. Bear with me, this is long - I bolded the parks if you just want to quickly see my rankings w/o all the commentary.

12. US Cellular Field (went once, in 2013). Easy to get…


Added by Mike B on August 22, 2015 at 4:18pm — 12 Comments

Let's Go Mets! (Citi Field)

Saturday, August 15, 2015

There is something really quaint about this ball field. It’s fairly new, but it has a charmingly dated feel to it. I think it’s the adorable Mr. Met? The cute home run apple that pops up in the outfield when the Mets hit a home run? Or the Jackie Robinson rotunda? Or the friendly New Yorkers? (And it’s true. Every New Yorker I met…


Added by Lea Wroblewski on August 21, 2015 at 6:09am — 1 Comment

Summer 2015 Ballpark Chasing, Pt. 2 - Chase Field

After the 2 games at Wrigley, I figured my next ballpark would be Chase Field in Phoenix, just after the All Star Break. I wanted to find out something about the park first, and that's when I came across Ballpark Chasers. This site has turned out to be an incredible resource!

In 2012, I was at a Tigers game with my dad when he asked me if I was going to try to get to all 30 MLB parks. That's when the idea started to really appeal to me. We had been to a few when I was a kid and I had…


Added by Mike B on August 20, 2015 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Summer 2015 Ballpark Chasing

I recently got back from an awesome road trip in which I drove about 7,000 miles total. I visited a lot of friends and family, saw and did some incredible things, and of course, went to a bunch of different ballparks.

Coming into this year, I had seen 8 current MLB parks and no current minor league ones, plus 4 defunct MLB parks and 1 defunct MiLB park. On my trip I saw a total of 11 games in 10 different parks - 8 MLB, 2 MiLB. Of these, 5 of the MLB parks were new to me and both MiLB…


Added by Mike B on August 19, 2015 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Any advice for a destination plan?

So I have seen now six ball parks where my beloved Redsox played in. I am wanting to see though if anyone has advice on what they do to see their games? Do you have certain cities in order? Do you go to certain ballparks due to vicinity or cost? My next stop will be Toronto next year. Then perhaps try to finish off all east coast in NY, Atlanta, Ohio's two, and Tampa bay. Sure would be open to any advice.

Added by Robyn Ryan on August 13, 2015 at 2:19pm — 6 Comments

Ballpark 4!

Visited Wrigley (2nd time for me, first for the wife and kids) on Saturday. We sat low in the upper deck, as far right as you can go. Here's my thoughts:

-Sound is not great - could hear all of the players names, but if they played music or other things, I couldn't hear what they were saying.

-New video boards. I have seen the stadium before and after, and I have no problem with them. Since my seats did not have the best sight lines, it was nice to have the boards for a replay of a…


Added by Nate Stroup (4) on August 10, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Texas and Houston Done!

Added by Ken Dunaj (13/30) 4 Retired on August 4, 2015 at 8:26am — 1 Comment

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