Yes, was a fun summer. I'm pairing ballpark travel with National Park travel to cover as much of the country as I can: National Park sites by day and then ballgames at night. Already know one weekend next year will involve seeing the Bisons and (if f they are still there, and my guess is they will be) the Batavia Muckdogs, along with the only NPS site in western NY I haven't seen. Fun, exciting way to let itineraries kind of design themselves.
Sorry to just respond. Still getting the hang of the page. Yes, I did visit seven new ballparks this year, all MiLB. Three in AAA, three AA and one in the NY-Penn League. Hashing out ballpark goals, some of which may be seeing every MiLB ballpark in NY (two left), seeing the remaining NYPenn League teams (six left), seeing every affiliate of my favorite team (the Yankees, and three so far), seeing an affiliate of all 30 teams (22 so far), seeing every AAA and AA ballpark (12 each so far), seeing a ballgame in all 50 states (over 30), etc. Tom
It was fun going to all the ball parks this year and completing my last one will be a great accomplishment which is the San Diego Padress . I been going. On my off days which are Tuesday and Wednesday's , and that's a lot of traveling . My favorite is San Francisco Giants , Yankees , St. Louis , Miami Marlins , then Pittsburgh are my top 5 parks .
Thanks for the welcome Craig. yes I visited Wrigley, Target Field, and Miller Park this summer. It is hard to get the teams that are fairly close together to play at the same time. So now we will need to go back to Chicago to see the White Sox but maybe fit in Detroit and Toronto on that trip. My sons try to go too and can't take off too much time from work at once. I like your website. Take care.
my brother and I did complete the dream to finish all 30 sites 7 year project one week per year. this year was 2 and half weeks to do the whole west coast seattle, Oakland, sanfran, dodger, angels,padres and diamondbacks, we had a few off days went thru las vegas and went to the grand canyon. great trip many memories and got to do them all with my brother!
I have not had much time to get to games this summer. I went to the Stampede in Cincinnati but have already been there once before. My baseball stadium buddies and I will be visiting Turner Field for the last two games ever when they play out Tigers!!! Looking forward to it should be a great time.
This year I've visited Fenway, Marlins Park, Busch, both Chicago parks, Camden Yards, and Cincinnati. I enjoyed Camden Yards the most but sitting in the monster seats at Fenway for the first time was fun. Your site plus the book Ultimate Baseball Road Trip made it easy to travel and get the most out of the experience.
I am a ballpark chaser for my son, who is 11. This summer he went to his 12th (Giants) and 13th (Nationals) ballparks. He is a Tiger's and Cub's fan. He threw out the first pitch at the Astro's game last summer.
This summer I've visited for the first time Tacoma Rainiers, Arizona Diamonbacks, San Diego Padres, LA Angels, LA Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Toledo Mudhens,St.Louis Cardinals, Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers, Frisco Roughriders, and Minnesota Twins. I missed out on Chicago White Sox because my plane was delayed by 6hrs. At the end of the month I am going to see the Oakland A's and the San Francisco Giants.
Hey Craig - the boy & I just finished the East Coast Tour that included Fenway Park, Citi Field, Yankee Stadium, Citizens Bank Park, Nationals Park & Camden Yards (the best so far). Does it count if the Nat's weren't in town but we did see Bruce Springsteen perform instead?! We had to back the next day for the Team Store passport validation and pennant purchase.
Hello Craig! We had planned to visit 2 this month but it's unfortunately been postponed. We're from Tampa so obviously we've seen many Rays games. So far we've been to Old and New Yankee Stadium, Wrigley Field, The Washington Nationals, & the White Sox. Our youngest son gave up baseball for marching band and we have to get our "fix" somehow.
I ended my trip a week early. I therefore went back to Cinci for Labor Day weekend and am now at 28 ballparks. Just the 2 NY parks to go.
As for the site, I think there should be a section with tips for where to get tickets, parking and anything else that would make it special when visiting a specific park. It would be a thread for each ballpark.
My brother and I started the ballpark chase this year. Coors Field is our home field so we started there. We went to Kauffman Stadium and Busch Stadium in July and Chase Field in August. Coors Field aside, our favorite so far is Busch Stadium.