Minneapolis, Minnesota – Wednesday, September 21st 2011

Our second MLB trip of the 2011 season took us to Minneapolis to see the Twins at Target Field. Planning the trip for late September, we knew there was a chance that the night game we would attend could be cold, with temperatures in the 30s. Circumstances dictated the timing of our visit, and weContinue reading “Minneapolis, Minnesota – Wednesday, September 21st 2011”

Florida Baseball Trip 2014 – St Petersburg

1. Miami to St Petersburg, Florida Thursday May 8th 2014 The next and final stop of our 2014 MLB tour was St Petersburg, Florida, home of the Tampa Bay Rays. The three hour and 45 minute drive led us across the northern portion of the Everglades National Park, as well as the Big Cypress NationalContinue reading “Florida Baseball Trip 2014 – St Petersburg”

Florida Baseball Trip 2014 – Miami

Our only Major League Baseball trip of 2014 was focused on the teams in Florida (Miami and St Petersburg). We chose early May for the trip, since it is just before the heat and humidity typically descend on the Peninsula. Because we were starting the trip in New Jersey (which is just out of rangeContinue reading “Florida Baseball Trip 2014 – Miami”

Portland, Maine July 20th 2015

The middle stop our three day baseball tour of New England was Portland, Maine. Having lived in southern Maine for 12 and 1/2 years, it was almost like coming home. We arrived in the Portland area the night before, and the morning brought sunshine and temperatures in the 70s, much cooler than the 90s weContinue reading “Portland, Maine July 20th 2015”

Portland, Maine to New Britain, Connecticut July 21st 2015

The last day of the three-stop New England minor league tour started in Portland, Maine, following a game at Hadlock Field the previous night. Following breakfast in nearby Freeport, we headed for New Britain, Connecticut for an evening ball game at New Britain Stadium, home of the Rock Cats. The weather had been spectacular acrossContinue reading “Portland, Maine to New Britain, Connecticut July 21st 2015”

Binghamton, New York July 19-20 2016

Our initial target for this baseball junket was Hartford, Connecticut to see Dunkin’ Donuts Park, the newly minted home of Hartford Yard Goats. Having recently moved from New Britain and rebranded the Yard Goats, this was their inaugural season in the new ballpark. However, construction delays and political rankling delayed the opening of Dunkin’ DonutsContinue reading “Binghamton, New York July 19-20 2016”

Richmond, VA, May 20th and 21st, 2017

The first baseball trip of the 2017 was a short one, at least with respect to distance. Our target was The Diamond, home of the Flying Squirrels in Richmond, Virginia. From home in Maryland, Richmond is just two hours away on Interstate 95 South, making it an ideal choice for the first baseball trip ofContinue reading “Richmond, VA, May 20th and 21st, 2017”

Charlotte, NC, June 16th 2017

The start of our second baseball mini-road trip of 2017 started on Friday, June 16th. Our first stop was scheduled for Charlotte, North Carolina, to see BB&T Ballpark. Having seen a photo of the park, I felt as though it was worth a visit, before traveling to our final destination, SunTrust Park in Atlanta. OurContinue reading “Charlotte, NC, June 16th 2017”

Atlanta, June 17th and 18th, 2017

1. SunTrust Park, Saturday June 17th 2017 Following an enjoyable visit to BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, North Carolina, we headed out on the next leg our our journey, toward Atlanta to see the Braves host the Miami Marlins at Truist Park (known as SunTrust Park when we visited). The game was scheduled for a 410Continue reading “Atlanta, June 17th and 18th, 2017”

Hartford CT, July 15th and 16th, 2017

1. New Jersey to Hartford, Connecticut Our destination for the quick baseball getaway was Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford Connecticut. Dunkin’ Donuts Park is the home of the Hartford Yard Goats, the Double A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. (Wondering what a yard goat is? You can find out here). Originally set to debut inContinue reading “Hartford CT, July 15th and 16th, 2017”