Arizona, Friday, May 4th 2007

Our first baseball trip of the year took us to the Desert Southwest, a part of the country I had not yet seen, to see the New York Mets take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. Hoping to avoid the searing heat of Arizona, we chose to visit in early May,Continue reading “Arizona, Friday, May 4th 2007”

Seattle, Sunday September 30th, 2007

Getting a late start after returning from Vancouver in the early morning hours, we were greeted by thick clouds and a chilly rain. Weather more typical of the Pacific Northwest in the fall made the sunshine and warmer temperatures of Friday seem like a distant memory. Since conditions were not conducive for exploring Seattle further,Continue reading “Seattle, Sunday September 30th, 2007”

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”