While I am not going on any record chase this year, I feel happy to start off the year by going to a game at DODGER STADIUM last weekend (May.24). I was surprised when I arrived at game time that traffic actually wasn't bad and that the day was cold . I was also sad to hear that JOSE LIMA had passed--he was one of my favorite people in baseball to listen to. I heard him interviewed on JIM ROME's show many times before and it was always awesome---it was always 'LIMA TIME---BELIEVE IT!!!" It was my 5th visit to DODGER STADIUM and I still contend when the crowd gets rocking it is the "highest amount of noise" in any park in the league. The game was okay--but it is always nice to watch a bunch of beach balls being pounced around--and the laid back atmosphere that is the backdrop of the park.
If you are not in a rush after the game you can wait out the parking lot clearing and have an easier time driving out of there as well. I listened to an hour post game chatter with lots of JOSE LIMA memories. It was a great afternoon and DODGER STADIUM still ranks as one of the best ballparks to visit.
Just and update here... I am still awaiting the "GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS CLAIM" I submitted in January for the record of 'ALL 30 BASEBALL GAMES IN 24 DAYS", I should know the result by the end of summer. I am also writing a novel that chronicles both streak attempts of 2008-2009 and will serve as a 'BALLPARK CHASER GUIDE/TRAVELING in the top 30 MLB cities. I hope to be done by September and for it to be in published form by Christmas.