Indianapolis, August 11, 2017

Yet another mini baseball tour, with stops planned in Indianapolis and St Louis, began on the morning of August 11, 2017 from Maryland. Google Maps showed us that the 575 mile trip would take close to nine hours to complete. Since we had tickets for the Indianapolis Indians at 705 pm, we needed to leaveContinue reading “Indianapolis, August 11, 2017”

Indianapolis/St Louis, August 12 2017

Our next game on this mini baseball tour was St Louis, where the Cardinals hosted the Braves at 600 pm on Saturday, August 12th. Google Maps indicated that the trip from Indianapolis to St Louis would take about three and one-half hours (not counting time to be built into the trip to explore the newContinue reading “Indianapolis/St Louis, August 12 2017”

Collinsville, IL/St. Louis August 13th, 2017

On the way to the hotel Saturday afternoon, I noticed a sign for the Cahokia Mounds in Collinsville, Illinois. Years before, I’d read about the mounds in the book 1491, which described a thriving community in the region 1000 years ago. Since we had time before the 100 pm game in St Louis, this seemedContinue reading “Collinsville, IL/St. Louis August 13th, 2017”

2017 Oakland/Alameda California

While planning a trip to Yosemite National Park, we decided to slip in a visit to Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, home of the Oakland A’s. Having visited every other active MLB ballpark, we dragged our feet visiting this stadium. In the past, we joked that the only way we’d see that stadium is if we wereContinue reading “2017 Oakland/Alameda California”

2018 Baseball Road Trip – Day 3 (New Orleans Louisiana/Biloxi Mississippi)

Sunday morning in New Orleans dawned wet and humid, with steady rain falling through mid morning. The rain tapered to showers by about 1000 am, as we awaited the 100 pm game between the Oklahoma City Dodgers and the host New Orleans Baby Cakes. To our great surprise, the Baby Cakes tweeted that the gameContinue reading “2018 Baseball Road Trip – Day 3 (New Orleans Louisiana/Biloxi Mississippi)”

2018 Baseball Road Trip – Day 4 (New Orleans Louisiana to Houston Texas)

Following a very unpleasant experience at the hotel last evening, we spent far too much of the morning dealing with the aftermath. The wasted effort was carved out of time originally dedicated to exploring New Orleans. Undaunted, we checked out of the hotel and headed for the French Quarter. 1. New Orleans Arriving at theContinue reading “2018 Baseball Road Trip – Day 4 (New Orleans Louisiana to Houston Texas)”

2018 Baseball Road Trip – Day 5 (Minute Maid Park)

Following a day of activities in the Houston area, we relaxed for a bit before heading out to Minute Maid Park for an evening contest between the Anaheim Angels and Houston Astros. We had been to Minute Maid Park once before, in September 2003. Having arrived just before game time back then, we didn’t leaveContinue reading “2018 Baseball Road Trip – Day 5 (Minute Maid Park)”

2018 Baseball Road Trip – Day 5 (Johnson Space Center/Galveston)

Having arrived in the Houston area the previous evening, we were well rested and ready for a day of exploring the region before taking in an evening game at Minute Maid Park. First stop was the Johnson Space Center, a visit both my brother and I had eagerly anticipated. 1. Johnson Space Center We arrivedContinue reading “2018 Baseball Road Trip – Day 5 (Johnson Space Center/Galveston)”

2018 Baseball Road Trip – Day 7 (Marshall Texas to Memphis Tenneesse)

Day 7 of the 2018 Baseball Trip started at the Comfort Suites in Marshall, Texas. Our target for this day was Memphis Tennessee, to take in a Memphis Redbirds game at AutoZone Park. A rainout the night before meant we would be treated to a doubleheader, with the first game starting at 500 pm. 1.Continue reading “2018 Baseball Road Trip – Day 7 (Marshall Texas to Memphis Tenneesse)”

2018 Baseball Road Trip – Day 8 (Memphis to Chatanooga Tenneesse)

Day 8 of the 2018 Baseball Road Trip began at the Knight’s Inn in West Memphis, AR, following a doubleheader at AutoZone Park the night before. Our ultimate destination that day was Chattanooga, TN, to catch a Lookouts’ game in the evening. Google Maps informed us that the trip would take a litle more thanContinue reading “2018 Baseball Road Trip – Day 8 (Memphis to Chatanooga Tenneesse)”