Category Archives: Road Trips

Road Trip 2019: St. Louis

It finally happened – Tommy and I traveled into the belly of the beast – or what is commonly referred to as St. Louis. Only thing we wish was that the Cubs would have shown up. The Cubs lost both the games we attended and made us glad we were headed back to Chicago the next day for a game. Continue reading

Road Trip 2018: Cincinnati

Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds – June 23 and 24, 2018

The drive to Cincinnati should have been a precursor to the baseball. The drive down was met with serious downpours of rain and construction backups. The baseball did not get any better as the Cubs were losers of the two games we attended and were swept by the Reds in the four game series. Continue reading

The Perfect Storm

Six Ball Parks, Seven Games, Four States, Two Cubs Wins, Fifteen Days

It was the perfect storm and it did not rain. I was in Anaheim, California for a conference ahead of the Easter holiday when I planned a week off to visit family, I thought it might be fun to check out some of the West coast ballparks I have been seeing on television since the days of Jack, Lou and Vince. My hope was to see a game or two when all of a sudden the baseball scheduling gods presented me with the perfect storm of a Road Trip without a drop of rain. I was able to see games in Los Angels, Phoenix, San Diego on the West Coast. After this I decided to see my Cubs play in Milwaukee and then at home to complete the fortnight (plus one day) of the Perfect Storm Road Trip. Continue reading

Perfect Storm Road Trip 2018: Miller Park – April 8, 2018

Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

pat, Tommy and Brewer fan at Miller ParkJust because I flew home on Saturday did not mean the trip was done. After trying to catch up on my sleep I headed up to catch the Cubs play the Brewers with JP, Kelly and Tommy. It was a little cooler in the Midwest so I was happy to see the dome closed and the heat on at Miller Field. I could not go on a baseball road trip without seeing my Cubs play. They did not disappoint as they beat the Brewers on the last day of my vacation. We always have a great time in Milwaukee where they have some great fans. Continue reading

Perfect Storm Road Trip 2018: Angel Stadium – April 6, 2018

Oakland A’s at Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, California

Pat in front of fountainThis was my second Friday evening in a row watching baseball in Southern California. This Friday (April 6) I was able to watch the Angels as they came back to beat the A’s. There was electricity in the stadium as fans came out to see who many people feel is the best player in baseball – Mike Trout and rookie pitching/hitting sensation – Shohei Ohtani. This evening the Angels did not disappoint their fans. Shohei Ohtani became the first player since Babe Ruth to hit three home runs between pitching starts. That is pretty good company. Continue reading

Perfect Storm Road Trip 2018: Petco Park – April 4 and 5, 2018

Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres at Petco Park in San Diego, California

Pat at Petco FieldI did not think I would find a park that could compete with PNC Park in Pittsburgh among the new ballparks. However, Petco Park might just be the best new ballpark I have been to so far. I do not include Wrigley as a new ballpark since it hit the century mark a few years back.

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Perfect Storm Road Trip 2018: Chase Field – April 2, 2018

Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondback in Phoenix, Arizona

Pat at Chase StadiumAfter visiting family over Easter weekend in Nevada I headed to Phoenix on Monday, April 2, 2018 to see the Diamondbacks host the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodger fan were well represented at Chase Field on this Monday night. It was an early start for a game that went a lot longer than I anticipated thanks to some late inning heroics by the home team. Continue reading

Perfect Storm Road Trip 2018: Dodger Stadium – March 30, 2018

San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, California

Pat at Dodger StadiumI would watch the Cubs play the Dodgers on television as a kid and kind of adopted the Dodgers as my second National League team while growing up. I always hoped (and still do) to see the Cubs play at Dodger Stadium. If I could not see the Cubs play the second best game had to be against the Dodgers greatest rival the Giants from just up the road in San Francisco on March, 30, 2018.

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