Introduction/Question about possible summer ballpark trip?

Hello everyone, 

First off, thank you to the admins for allowing me into this great group of avid baseball fans who enjoy the game for what it is! 

I figured I would formally introduce myself to you all. If you couldn't tell, my name is Garrett, and I am a 22 year old college student who resides in Metro Detroit area, and yes I am proud of being from here. I call Comerica Park my home park and feel me to ask me for any suggestions on eating and hotel accomodations when you come down to a Tigers game. And if I even have the day off, I may end up hopefully meeting some of you at that game! 

The other point for this blog post (sorry for it's length) is to ask all of you chasers out there if you have done a trip to Chicago/Milwaukee in a weekend? Is it even possible to do such a thing in that time? My buddies and I were thinking of going to the Windy City and seeing all three parks but the city can be QUITE pricey (plus I am the only one who has seen Wrigley, they haven't). We live close to Toronto and Cleveland but those are easy trips we can complete at anytime. 

Just asking for some suggestions. Can't wait to find out what else there is on here. Thanks everyone! 

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Comment by Jack (6) on May 15, 2014 at 1:58pm

Welcome Garrett its a good group we have here. Haven't done your trip but sounds like fun. 

Comment by Greg on May 8, 2014 at 12:34pm
I can tell you personally that there is one possible weekend you may be able to pull it off but it will carry into Monday as well so you'd have to have an extended weekend off. Saturday June 28th the Cubs have a DH at 12:05 and 6:05. The Brewers have a game later that night I believe at 6:05 but if you'd rather just wait you could go Sunday afternoon to Milwaukee at 1:05. The White Sox then play at home on Monday night at 7:05.
Comment by Matt Angeli on May 7, 2014 at 8:20pm

I actually just looked at the weekend MLB schedule for the remainder of the 2014 season and there is not one weekend where the White Sox and Cubs play in town on a friday to sunday series. You would need to pick a Thursday Night White Sox game followed by a Friday afternoon Cubs game to make it work and take the extra day off then head to Milwaukee for the weekend. Hope this helps!

Comment by Matt Angeli on May 7, 2014 at 8:13pm

I've done all 3 parks on one trip before. But I was in Chicago for 5 days. White Sox Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, Wrigley tour on Monday (Cubs off day), Cubs games Tuesday and Wednesday nights, then drove the hour and a half to Milwaukee Thursday morning with enough time to sneak in a Miller brewery tour then head over to Miller Park for the Thursday afternoon game. Like Eric said, you'd need to see the schedule for the Cubs and White Sox to see if they are playing the same weekend if you can only do it from friday to sunday. But it is possible! A Cubs friday afternoon game would be killer!

Just do not drive to Wrigley. Parking is really hard to find and is pretty pricey. If you're staying downtown just take the Red line to Addison. It drops you off a block away from the ballpark. Same with US Cellular...i believe you can take the Blue line directly there. 

Good luck in your trip planning! 

Comment by Eric Kabakoff (35) on May 7, 2014 at 7:34pm

It's only about an hour or so to drive from Chicago to Milwaukee and can be easily done. The trick would be trying to get the end of one Chicago team's homestand and the beginning of another in order to see both teams. One Chicago team and a trip to see the Brewers would give you plenty of time to enjoy games in both at a leisurely pace.


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