"Turn out the lights, the party's over", the famous tune Dandy Don Meredith would croon on the old Monday Night Football broadcasts as the game wound down. For me, unfortunately the same is true, as the baseball travel season is over and I start back to work on Thursday. So for my last call of the summer, I travelled to upstate NY, on the way visiting Great American Ballpark for the second time, and making stops at Canal Park (Akron), Classic Park (Eastlake OH), Jerry Uht Park (Erie), Frontier Field (Rochester) and Syracuse Alliance Bank Park (70th minor league park). I also saw one Indy race, one NASCAR race, visited 5 zoos and two museums in the 10 day trip. Overall a good time.
2012 has been a great year for me in my travels, finishing all 30 current parks (seeing Citi Field, Yankee Stadium and Marlins Park), and adding a total of 12 new ballparks to my list. That being said, I am already thinking about my upcoming trips for 2013. I plan on finishing the Pacific Coast League (Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Reno and Omaha), Texas League (Corpus Christi, San Antonio and Midland) and possibly the Midwest League (South Bend, West Michigan, Lansing and Great Lakes). Happy chasing!
So, what is your 'last call' of the summer?