Veterans Stadium/Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia PA

Veterans Stadium (1987-2003) First visit: exact date unknown; some time in the of spring 1987 Last visit: Wednesday July 3rd 2002 From the Jersey shore (where we grew up), Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, PA was the closest MLB park. However, we did not visit the ballpark until sometime in the spring of 1987. Our firstContinue reading “Veterans Stadium/Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia PA”

Yankee Stadium, Bronx NY

First visit: Saturday September 9th 1995 Most recent visit: Saturday September 16 2017 Our first visit to Yankee Stadium took place on September 9th 1995, as the Yankees hosted the Boston Red Sox for a matinee contest. This visit was to the “second” Yankee Stadium, as the original configuration was renovated significantly in 1974 andContinue reading “Yankee Stadium, Bronx NY”

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”

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”

Dodger Stadium, Wednesday June 7th 2006

Our first baseball trip of 2006 took us to Southern California to see games in Los Angeles, San Diego and Anaheim. The baseball foray was included in a longer trip covering portions of Southern California and nearby Mexico. When traveling to Northern California a few years before, I chose to go in September, when theContinue reading “Dodger Stadium, Wednesday June 7th 2006”

Toronto, Ontario Saturday, June 24th 2006

Following a long and at times frustrating day traveling to Toronto, we decided to relax in the morning by exploring the city. Relieved that my car was still in the parking lot of arguably the worst hotel in which I’ve stayed, we went in search of breakfast. Across the street was a Tim Horton’s restaurant.Continue reading “Toronto, Ontario Saturday, June 24th 2006”

Toronto, Ontario Friday June 23rd 2006

1. New Jersey to Toronto, Ontario Less than three weeks after returning from our trip to Southern California, we headed out for our second baseball trip of 2016. The target, located north of the border, was Toronto, Ontario, to see the New York Mets take on the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Since theContinue reading “Toronto, Ontario Friday June 23rd 2006”

Arizona Saturday, May 5th 2007

1. Downtown Phoenix Following breakfast near the hotel, we set out to explore downtown Phoenix ahead of the evening baseball game at Chase Field. Wall to wall sunshine greeted us as we began our outing, with temperatures in the 70s and low humidity. On this nearly perfect morning, we focused on our attention on CopperContinue reading “Arizona Saturday, May 5th 2007”