Category Archives: Ballparks

Dodgers Stadium and the Los Angeles Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball is back! The first games are being played today, and my Angels and the Rockies open on Friday night. The Rockies opponent this season is the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Thus I decided to share a post about the actual team located in Los Angeles. Living in Southern California for many years, we have been to many games at Dodgers Stadium.  I think one of the highlights was when I was at Dodgers Stadium when Ramón Martínez pitched a no-hitter on July 14, 1995.  It is still the only no-hitter I’ve seen in person. It was quite exciting. Now for some history about the Dodgers organization. Continue reading Dodgers Stadium and the Los Angeles Dodgers

Miller Park – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Welcome to Miller Park!

Miller ParkMilwaukee was buzzing with excitement on Opening Day April 6, 2001, as Miller Park was officially open for business.  More than a decade of planning and four and a half years of construction culminated into the Brewers’ new state-of-the-art home. The signature fan-shaped convertible roof, a color replay board measuring 48 feet wide and 37 feet tall on top of a matrix scoreboard measuring 76-feet by 32-feet, and four choices of front-row seats on four different levels.  Continue reading Miller Park – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Minute Maid Park and the Houston Astros

minute-maid-park-bldgOriginally named The Ballpark at Union Station, Enron Field, and Astros Field,  Minute Maid Park opened in 2000 and is Houston’s first retractable-roofed stadium. The largest entrance to the park is inside what was once Houston’s Union Station, and the left-field side of the stadium features a railway as homage to the site’s history. The train moves along a track on top of the length of the exterior wall beyond left field whenever an Astros player hits a home run and/or the Astros win a game. It was so cool to see. I’ve seen it many times on TV but so cool to see in person. Continue reading Minute Maid Park and the Houston Astros

Win a Souvenir from our Upcoming Trip to Chicago!

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The contest is now over and we have a WINNER!!! Thank you to all who entered.

I am pleased that our trip to Chicago, IL is only two weeks away.  We are heading there for a convention Thursday through Sunday, but decided to head out the weekend before and play in Chicago for a few days. Gene has been to Chicago for work, and I have both been there to watch the Angels play the White Sox, but we’ve never been to Chicago together. We are looking forward to doing some sightseeing. Continue reading Win a Souvenir from our Upcoming Trip to Chicago!

Safeco Field and The Seattle Mariners

Safeco -FrontWhile in Seattle to see the Microsoft Visitor Center, Boeing, Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, and a few other attractions, we also visited Safeco Field to watch my Anaheim Angels take on the Settle Mariners. We had a great time and the Seattle Mariners employees and fans were great hosts. As a side note, I was very happy to visit the stadium as it represented my 18th ballpark and it was the last one I hadn’t seen west of the Mississippi. Getting closer to my goal of visiting all 30 parks!  Anyway, below is a little information about Safeco Field and the Seattle Mariners. Continue reading Safeco Field and The Seattle Mariners

Fantastic Baseball Hall of Fame – Cooperstown, New York

CooperstownI love baseball and you may have seen some of my posts about MLB ballparks, including my favorite Angels Stadium. As a huge fan, it has always been a dream to get to see the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Last October, my dream came true! We had a great time there and I will never forget our trip. Apparently many other people also enjoy this museum as there are approximately 300,000 visitors each year. incredible. Continue reading Fantastic Baseball Hall of Fame – Cooperstown, New York

Kauffman Stadium and Kansas City Royals

 As an Anaheim Angels fan I had wanted to see my Angels at an away game, thus I decided to fly from Colorado to Kansas City to check out a 3 game series. I wasn’t able to do a tour, but did attend all three games. It was my first game outside of California and I had the most amazing time! Found out where the Angels  were staying and had a drink with a few of them in the hotel bar. It was a blast. With that said, I would like to share the Kansas City Royals stadium called Kauffman Stadium. Continue reading Kauffman Stadium and Kansas City Royals

My Wrigley Field and Chicago Cubs History Tour

CUBSVisiting Wrigley Field is something that had been on my to-do list for a long time. I am an Anaheim Angels fan, but have been curious about the Cubs and Wrigley Field since they picked up Ron Cey from the Dodgers in 1982. Thus, I was excited to finally be able to tour the 2nd oldest MLB ballpark. Continue reading My Wrigley Field and Chicago Cubs History Tour

6 Things to do on Labor Day in LA 2015

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Last week I posted the article 7 Things to do on Labor Day in Denver, CO. Since then I had a couple of my California friends ask “What about Labor Day in LA?” With that in mind, I decided to find out what events and activities the City of Angels will be doing over Labor day weekend. Here are the top 6 things to do around LA. Continue reading 6 Things to do on Labor Day in LA 2015

7 Things to do on Labor Day in Denver, CO 2015

DenverKids are going back to school so that must mean summer is over right? Well it use to be. Whatever happened to being off between Memorial Day and Labor day? Whatever the reason, most kids will be back in school before the long holiday weekend of Labor Day (usually the last big hurray before school started).  It made me start thinking about Labor Day and what activities people can do it they aren’t traveling due to school or work schedules. Here are 7 fun and exciting this to do if you are spending Labor Day in Denver. Continue reading 7 Things to do on Labor Day in Denver, CO 2015