Seattle/Vancouver, Saturday September 29th, 2007

1. Seattle Unlike the clear skies Friday night, Saturday morning dawned with milky sunshine fading behind thickening clouds. The lowering clouds threatened rain later in the day, so we knew we had to get out as soon as possible to see as much of Seattle as we could before the rains came. Though we hadContinue reading “Seattle/Vancouver, Saturday September 29th, 2007”

Seattle, Friday September 28th, 2007

We managed to squeeze in one more baseball trip at the tail end of the 2007 season, visiting the Pacific Northwest for the first time. The trip was planned around the final series of the season for the Seattle Mariners, but we were just as interested in seeing Seattle, a place I long wished toContinue reading “Seattle, Friday September 28th, 2007”

Detroit, Michigan September 13th, 2009

A warm and dry late summer day greeted us for the last game of the series at Comerica Park. Having seen much of what we wished to see in downtown Detroit the day before, we ate a late breakfast before heading directly to the park. However, it seemed as though the landmarks in Detroit wereContinue reading “Detroit, Michigan September 13th, 2009”

Detroit, Michigan September 12th 2009

1. Downtown Detroit Following breakfast near the hotel, we decided to explore downtown Detroit. The few glimpses I had yesterday before the game piqued my curiosity, as the glimpses challenged my preconception of the city. Visions of Detroit from the news and the movie 8 Mile danced in my head. In our previous visit toContinue reading “Detroit, Michigan September 12th 2009”

New Jersey/Canton Ohio, Detroit Michigan September 10-11th 2009

1. New Jersey to Canton, Ohio September 10th 2009 Our lone 2009 MLB trip took us from New Jersey to Detroit, Michigan by way of Canton, Ohio from September 10th through the 13th. The first day of the trip was dedicated to the drive from central New Jersey to Ohio on Thursday, September 10th. WeContinue reading “New Jersey/Canton Ohio, Detroit Michigan September 10-11th 2009”

Colorado, Sunday June 13th 2010

Once again, the morning dawned dark and cool across Eastern Colorado. Considering Denver enjoys 24 sunny days a month (especially during the warm season), getting three gray and wet days in a row is an unusual string of bad luck. Rather than experiencing highs temperatures in the toasty upper 70s and lower 80s (which isContinue reading “Colorado, Sunday June 13th 2010”

Colorado, Saturday June 12th 2010

The day began with cloudy skies and cool temperatures for the middle of June in Denver for the second day of our trip. Denver features 300 days of sunshine each year, making it one of the sunniest cities in the US. So it was unusual to have clouds and rain two consecutive days. It wasContinue reading “Colorado, Saturday June 12th 2010”

Colorado, Friday June 11th 2010

Our only MLB trip of 2010 took us to Denver, Colorado for the weekend of June 11-13th 2010, for our first visit to Coors Field, home of the Rockies. The flight from Newark, NJ to Denver CO took about three hours and 45 minutes, and after picking up our rental car, we arrived at ourContinue reading “Colorado, Friday June 11th 2010”

Atlanta, Georgia Saturday August 13th 2011

Following a long but uneventful drive from south Jersey to Atlanta on Friday (with us dodging thunderstorms from the DC area through South Carolina), we settled into our hotel in suburban Atlanta. We arrived too late to catch the Braves’ Friday night game vs the Chicago Cubs, but we expected that would occur, following aContinue reading “Atlanta, Georgia Saturday August 13th 2011”

Atlanta, Georgia Sunday August 14th 2011

Having seen as much as Atlanta was we expected on Saturday, we hung out at the hotel after breakfast until it was time to go to the game. A 135 pm start meant that the gates opened after 1135 am, and we arrived at about that time. An early arrival allowed us to get aContinue reading “Atlanta, Georgia Sunday August 14th 2011”