Chicago, Saturday May 3rd 2003

1. New Jersey to Chicago Our first baseball trip of 2003 took us to Chicago to see the Cubs and the White Sox. Originally we scheduled a trip to see the Cubs in September of 2001, but circumstances made that impossible. Since we decided to make this a weekend trip, we flew from New JerseyContinue reading “Chicago, Saturday May 3rd 2003”

Arlington, Texas Sunday September 14th 2003

Checking out of our motel Sunday morning, we still had a two hour plus drive to Arlington. We were not in a particular hurry, since the game between the hometown Texas Rangers and the visiting Oakland A’s had been “flexed” from early afternoon to early evening to accommodate ESPN’s Sunday Night game. Instead of aContinue reading “Arlington, Texas Sunday September 14th 2003”

Houston, Texas Saturday September 13th 2003

1. New Jersey to Houston Our last baseball trip of 2003 took us to the Lone Star State at the tail end of summer. Since our first stop in Texas was Houston, we flew from Newark, NJ to the George Bush Intercontinental Airport on Saturday morning. Because it was a Saturday, we breezed through securityContinue reading “Houston, Texas Saturday September 13th 2003”

Kansas City, MO, Sunday August 8th 2004

1. Kansas City, Missouri After breakfast near the hotel in Kansas City, Kansas, we decided to explore downtown Kansas City, Missouri. High cloudiness started to filter the strong early August sunshine, and even though it was still early, we were seeing all the hallmarks of a hot and humid day in the heartland of America.Continue reading “Kansas City, MO, Sunday August 8th 2004”

St Louis MO, Saturday August 7th 2004

1 Newark NJ to St Louis MO Our first baseball trip of 2004 took us to Missouri, the Show Me state, to see games in St Louis and Kansas City. Since this was planned as a weekend trip, there was insufficient time to drive from NJ to MO, we chose to fly. In order toContinue reading “St Louis MO, Saturday August 7th 2004”

Cincinnati, Ohio Sunday September 19th 2004

Wall to wall sunshine awaited us as we ventured from the hotel (following breakfast) and headed toward the Great American Ballpark. With some time before the first pitch of the (scheduled for 115 pm), we found parking near the stadium, and walked the pavilion along the mighty Ohio River. It was clearly evident that theContinue reading “Cincinnati, Ohio Sunday September 19th 2004”

Cincinnati Ohio, Saturday September 18th, 2004

1. New Jersey to Cincinnati Our second baseball trip of 2004 took us to Cincinnati, Ohio to see the Great American Ballpark, the new home of the Reds. From central New Jersey, the drive to Cincinnati was deemed to too long for a two day visit, so we decided to fly. The flight was justContinue reading “Cincinnati Ohio, Saturday September 18th, 2004”

Milwaukee Wisconsin, Sunday May 8th 2005

Sunshine greeted us as we went in search of breakfast in Milwaukee. Wanting to dine quickly, we settled on a Denny’s not far from the hotel. Being a Denny’s, there was nothing particularly memorable about the place, but we did witness the apparent aftermath of an ended relationship. Two women sitting at a booth nearContinue reading “Milwaukee Wisconsin, Sunday May 8th 2005”

Milwaukee Wisconsin, Saturday May 7th 2005

1. Newark NJ to Milwaukee WI Our only scheduled MLB baseball trip of 2005 took us to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to visit Miller Park, the home of the Brewers. With Milwaukee lying just outside of driving range for a weekend trip, we decided to fly. Rather than use a typical domestic carrier, we chose to travelContinue reading “Milwaukee Wisconsin, Saturday May 7th 2005”

Washington DC, Sunday September 25 2005

We added one more baseball trip to the end of the 2005 season. For years, the Montreal Expos, a team owned by MLB, threatened to leave the Canadian city. The franchise never recovered from the baseball strike in 1994, when they were arguably the best team in the game. Since that time, attendance dwindled, andContinue reading “Washington DC, Sunday September 25 2005”