Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Baseball Fan's Bucket List #1

When the library I work for hosted an exhibit on Negro League Baseball I got to help out and for a thank you I was given this book.  I am going to go through it and either share if I have done the item on the list or am planning on doing it.

#1 Take a baseball road trip.

When I turned 50 six years ago my sweet, sweet wife threw me a big surprise party.  I thanked her and she whispered in my ear, " I am never doing this again, when you turn sixty we can go on a baseball road trip."
So for the last six years I have been planning on all the places I want to go in 2017.  I want to visit all the Padres minor league teams, and see some games at PETCO field.  I want to also see some iconic baseball places, Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa, The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, Fenway Park, and Wrigley Field. I want to visit with some bloggers, Dave, Zach, Jim and Greg in particular. Plus it will give me an opportunity to visit some of the places I used to live.  I would also to go Omaha to see where the Oregon State Beavers won two consecutive College World Series.

If you were planning a baseball road trip where would you have to go.


JediJeff said...

Years ago I went on a business trip to NY and ended up in Hoboken. The site of the first baseball game is there.,_Hoboken,_New_Jersey

Not much to see, but cool in my book. So visit it when you get to NY.

The Dutch Card Guy said...

Would love to go on a trip like that !

Marcus said...

I've been on two baseball road trips; once as a kid, when my dad took me and my brother to all of the MLB parks in California that we hadn't been to yet (Candlestick Park, Oakland Coliseum, and Dodger Stadium). The other was to Spring Training in Arizona last year with my three brothers. Both were awesome.

Since I've moved to Texas, the only games I've been to have been to see the Round Rock Express (AAA team for the Rangers, formerly Astros). I think it'd be cool to take an "Texas Trip", seeing games in Arlington (Rangers), Frisco (Rough Riders-AA), San Antonio (Missions-AA), Corpus Christi (Hooks-AA), and Houston (Astros).

Johngy said...

I have been lucky enough to go on at least one bb roadtrip with my friends since 2001. We have attended games at 22 stadiums. I have also gone to several others over the years. I think my total is 30 different ones. On my wishlist are Seattle, Colorado and Wash DC.

zman40 said...

Seems like a great book. My best friend and I used to go on a yearly roadtrip until the real world caught up to us. The first one we went on was Camden Yards, Veterans Stadium, Yankee Stadium, Fenway, Baseball Hall of Fame, Skydome, Wrigley Field, and John O'Donnell Stadium (Davenport, IA). It was a little easier then when I was in college and he was stationed on the east coast. If you ever make it this way, it would be fun to meet up!

Looking forward to seeing more from the baseball bucket list!

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