She’s Learning Her Colors

by Nicole November 9, 2009 Baseball Games

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Yesterday my dad took Chiquita to the grocery store. Apparently, he asked her which “car cart” she wanted to drive/ride in. Her choices were red and blue. Now, let me point out that this is the girl that almost always [...]

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Baseball Road Trip: Game 13 in Cincinnati

by David September 25, 2009 Ballpark Reviews

The famous saying goes,”All good things must come to an end.”  Unfortunately, this was true for our trip of a lifetime.  Our final stop on this tour of America’s great ballparks brought us to Cincinnati and the Great American Ballpark.  This home of the Reds is situated right up against the Ohio River in downtown [...]

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The Culture of Baseball

by Nicole August 20, 2009 baseball culture

One of the things I love about the sport of baseball is the culture that goes along with it. The love of the game goes beyond the nine innings and the twenty-five man roster. It stretches towards books, movies, songs, and more. It is a culture that inspires road trips and pilgrimages and international camaraderie. [...]

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Baseball Road Trip: Game 12 in Cleveland

by David August 10, 2009 Ballpark Reviews

Our second-to-last stop on this grand baseball trip was at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.  We had purchased our tickets ahead of time from the Indians’ website because it was Major League Monday complete with a Rick Vaughn bobblehead giveaway.  As it turns out, our good planning was unnecessary as there were plenty of good [...]

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Baseball Road Trip: Game 11 in Pittsburgh

by David July 7, 2009 Ballpark Reviews

Our stop in Pittsburgh was short and sweet.  We arrived just before first pitch and headed out of town after the game ended.  Such is life for us hard-core road trippers, but we were able to (mostly) enjoy PNC Park and the game between the Detroit Tigers and the host Pirates. This stop got off [...]

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Baseball Road Trip: Game 10 in Philadelphia

by David June 30, 2009 Ballpark Reviews

We followed up our visit to New York with a trip to the home of the defending World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies.  Yes, I do still harbor some hard feelings from last October when they ended the Dodgers’ playoff run, but we had to visit Citizens Bank Park since we were so close.  I now [...]

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Baseball Road Trip: Game 9 at the New Yankee Stadium

by David June 26, 2009 Ballpark Reviews

Our next stop brought us to baseball’s hallowed ground in the Bronx.  Well, we were next to what used to be hallowed ground.  Of course I am referring to the New Yankee Stadium. We timed our passage through New York perfectly as we caught the first installment of this season’s Subway Series – the first [...]

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Baseball Road Trip: Game 8 in NYC (Mets)

by David June 19, 2009 Ballpark Reviews

The 2009 season marked the opening of two brand new ballparks for the New York teams. Overshadowed by the publicity surrounding the “House that George Built” up in the Bronx, Citi Field can definitely hold its own as a first-class facility. This $850 million home of the Mets sits adjacent to the site Shea Stadium [...]

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Baseball Road Trip: Game 7 in Baltimore

by David June 16, 2009 Ballpark Reviews

Our visit to Baltimore’s beautiful ballpark marked the seventh stop on our trip and the second of eight consecutive games to finish our trip.  Oriole Park at Camden Yards was the trend setter for all the new downtown stadiums that have popped up in the majors in the last couple decades.  After visiting, we can [...]

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Baseball Road Trip: Game 6 in Washington D.C.

by David June 15, 2009 Ballpark Reviews

We switched gears from Canadian baseball played on fake grass to the just-opened Nationals Park in Washington D.C. for our sixth stop on this roadie.  Having just opened its doors and field for play at the beginning of the 2008 season, this is one of the most beautiful parks we have seen on this trip.  [...]

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