Seeing Baseball Games in Japan: Part 4: Being a Tourist in a Foreign Land

During our visits to Japan, we experienced a culture to which we had no direct connection. Even though the culture was different, there were many touchstones from home. Below are some of the customs about which we learned traveling in Japan. 1. The Language Barrier Traveling to a land where you neither read or speakContinue reading “Seeing Baseball Games in Japan: Part 4: Being a Tourist in a Foreign Land”

Seeing Baseball Games in Japan – Part 1: Before you leave for Japan

You want to see baseball games in Japan? Having been there twice (with another trip scheduled for May 2020), I would say GO! While baseball is baseball, regardless of where it’s played, the Japanese passion for the game alone is worth the visit. A Japanese baseball is more like a college football game in theContinue reading “Seeing Baseball Games in Japan – Part 1: Before you leave for Japan”

North Carolina, June 15th and 16th, 2019

The first mini road trip on the 2019 baseball season in the United States took place on the weekend of June 15th/16th 2019. My brother came down to Maryland the night before, and our trip began after 900 am Saturday morning. Google mapped out a 250 mile trip in a little more than four hours,Continue reading “North Carolina, June 15th and 16th, 2019”

Cleveland Ohio to Altoona Pennsylvania August 6th

After spending the night in Independence, OH, our next stop was Altoona, PA, home of the Curve. Since we had some time before getting on the road to Altoona, we made another trip back into Cleveland. Waiting until after the morning commute, we visited Edgewater Park, along the shore of Lake Erie. During our lastContinue reading “Cleveland Ohio to Altoona Pennsylvania August 6th”

Cleveland, Ohio, August 5th 2019

Following our stay in Akron, we made the short trip to Independence, where we stayed the night. Our plan was to visit Progressive Field for a 705 pm game between the Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians. It is our first visit to Cleveland since 2000, when the stadium was called Jacobs Field. A short driveContinue reading “Cleveland, Ohio, August 5th 2019”

Ohio, August 3-4, 2019

August 3rd 2019: Akron, OH The last road trip of the year was hastily prepared for the 1st week of August. Our target was Ohio and western Pennsylvania, adding two new Eastern League stadiums to our collection, as well as a return to a Cleveland for the first time in almost 20 years. Departing centralContinue reading “Ohio, August 3-4, 2019”