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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 2, 2015

ampa Bay Rays 3 By:Todd Carr CC BY-ND 2.0

Tampa Bay Rays 3 By:Todd Carr CC BY-ND 2.0

Three star pitchers are making a return to baseball, all before 10AM on the west coast.

While the AL East is all bunched together at the top, the return of injured players are making me think this could be the Rays division to lose.

It is a come back Episode 981 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

Carlos Carrasco, Robinson Cano, Johnny Cueto, Neil Walker, Lorenzo Cain, Bartolo Colon and Maikel Franco all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Manfish Brewing Mugs Are Now On Sale (2 For $17): Donations Will Be Made To SLI With Every Purchase

Manfish Brewing Mugs are really cool to have in your house.  With that, you can also know, we are donating 75 cents for every glass purchased through MLB Reports..  At 2 mugs for just $17 (Free S&H in USA), plus a donation, this is a steal of a deal.

Manfish Brewing Mugs are really cool to have in your house. With that, you can also know, we are donating 75 cents for every glass purchased through MLB Reports.. At 2 mugs for just $17 (Free S&H in USA), plus a donation, this is a steal of a deal.

Chuck Booth (Owner/Lead Analyst): 

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Chuck Booth’s 2015 MLB Park Historical Road Trip

The GOAL: 183 Straight Days (every single day at least 1 gm) Of ALL 30 MLB Parks Trip In 2015 (217 Games) view full year schedule.

The CAUSE:  To Raise Money for Concussion Awareness (via Sports Legacy Institute. donate money here) Through Inspiring Others.

So we have these cool t shirts that you have seen us wear for the MLB games, that are being sold with the profits going to the charity (sportslegacy.org), and now we have Manfish Brewing Mugs for sale.

These pint glasses are really cool, donning the iconic character Manfish.  But I will warn you now, he looks like he is drowning if the glass it half full, so make sure you keep topping him up.

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Who Owned Baseball June 22, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

Brad Penner - USA Today Sports

Brad Penner – USA Today Sports

Maikel Franco got  4 hits including 2 homers and drove in 5 runs to help the Phillies top the Yankees 11-8.

Albert Pujols homered twice and walked, driving in 3 runs as the Angels snuck past Houston 4-3.

Travis Wood came out of the bullpen to throw 3 1/3 shutout innings, allowing 1 hit and striking out 4, earning the 4-2 decision for the Cubs over Kershaw and the Dodgers.

Hector Santiago threw 6 solid innings with 2 hits, 1 walk and 1 run. The bullpen blew his lead but the Angels would go on to beat the Astros 4-3.

They all owned baseball on June 22, 2015.

To view the Yearly Leaders for Who Owned Baseball Standings, plus see who gained 1/2 WOB’s – Click the READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY ICON OR SCROLL DOWN.


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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 20, 2015

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I am still in Pullman Washington and I am in love with the Northwest.

A-Rod hit a homer for hit #3,000. I explain proper etiquette for catching a home run ball. But I make an exception for the guy who caught A-Rod’s homer.

Then I praised the Yankees ability to celebrate their own, except for A-Rod.

It is a living in the past present and future Episode 968 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

Buster Posey, Joe Ross, Albert Pujols, Phil Hughes, Chris Sale, Jacob deGrom, Stephen Vogt and Anthony Rizzo all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?
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Who Owned Baseball June 17, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

 

Jason O. Watson/Getty Images

Jason O. Watson/Getty Images

Billy Butler went 4 for 5 with a homer and 3 RBI in Oakland’s 16-2 thrashing of the Padres on Pride Night.

Todd Frazier homered twice including a walk off grand slam in the 13th inning, leading the Reds past Detroit 8-4.

Felix Hernandez out dueled Bumgarner with 8 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 walks as the Mariners snuck past San Francisco, 2-0.

Tsuyoshi Wada pitched 7 shutout innings, holding the Indians to 4 hits and 2 walks and earned the decision in the 17-0 Cubs blowout.

They all owned baseball on June 17, 2015.

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Who Owned Baseball June 15, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

Peter Diana/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Peter Diana/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Francisco Liriano struck out 12 and walked just 1 White Sox batter over 8 innings of 2 hit shutout ball as the Pirates took a laugher, 11-0.

Paul Goldschmidt reached base 4 times including a single, a double and a homer, driving in 3 runs helping Arizona win a controversial 7-3 game over the Angels.

Anibal Sanchez threw a complete game 2 hit shutout, striking out 7 while walking no Reds batter for the 6-0 victory in Detroit.

George Springer went 3 for 4 with a pair of homers, leading the Astros past the Rockies 6-3.

They all owned baseball on June 15, 2015.

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183 in 2015: Ball Park Recap For June 14th + Schedule Rest Of The Year Is Now Different

Before I get into the ramifications of this weekend that I just went through (mostly good), lets recap the Sunday June 14th, 2015 game at Marlins Park:

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2015 MLB Trip Sponsors: Man Fish Brewery, Megabus.com, MLB Reports, National Car Rental and the MLB Ball Park Pass-Port.

Chuck Booth (Owner/Lead Analyst): 

Follow The MLB Reports On Twitter 

***  I Will be live tweeting from all ballpark venues I am watching games at.  Join the discussion.

Chuck Booth’s 2015 MLB Park Historical Road Trip

The GOAL: 183 Straight Days (every single day at least 1 gm) Of ALL 30 MLB Parks Trip In 2015 (217 Games) view full year schedule.

The CAUSE:  To Raise Money for Concussion Awareness (via Sports Legacy Institute. donate money here) Through Inspiring Others.

DAY DATE

Sunday, June.14, 2015

Games 87 Day #71

Today’s game (s) Start Time (s) in EST  and Venue (s):

Marlins Park ( Game 2/2 this year there) 1:10 vs Rockies

Daily Expenses This day

Prepaid:

Ticket Marlins  – $31 (Section 10)

Day of expenses:

Food – $10

Parking – $10 (Split by 2)

Gas – $25

Method of Transportation To This Game, Where I am headed next.

I traveled from North Tampa Airport area to Miami for a game Sunday to complete the contests I will see at Marlins Park for the year.

Right after this, I begin a home and home 2 game Interleague series where the Giants and Mariners play each from Monday to Thursday.  These will be parks 22 and 23 of the year.

I am watching the Sunday game with Scott Bultman JR  , he has watched 18 games with me so far this year after this game.

Scott will see games with me in in these following parks CHC/MIL/BOS/WSH/STL/KC/TEX/HOU/TB/CWS/NYY/PIT/COL/SEA/SF/OAK/CBP/BAL/ARI/NYM and LAD.

Stadium Count after June.14, 2015 (22 of 30 parks,  finished for year with Comerica Park,  Progressive Field, Marlins Park, Globe Life Park, Minute Maid Park, Petco Park and Kauffman  Stadium.)

CBP – 18

Nats Park – 12

Yankee Stadium – 12

Camden Yards – 7

Fenway Park – 6

Wrigley Field – 5

Citi Field – 3

Chase Field – 3

Minute Maid Park – 3

Globe Life Park – 3

Busch Stadium – 2

Kauffman Stadium – 2

Miller Park – 2

Progressive Field – 2

Globe Life Park – 2

Minute Maid Park- 2

Marlins Park – 2

Tropicana Field- 1

PNC Park – 1

Great American Ball Park – 1

Petco Park – 1

Comerica Park – 1

Makes 87 Games in 71 Days, featuring 17 Doubleheaders, 1 missed and 1 madeup doubleheader, and one outright miss (Apr.07, that was cancelled and now rescheduled for July.07, 2015, in which I will be attending anyways.

2015 Trip schedule.

Changing Of The Schedule.

If you click the link above saying 2015 trip schedule, it looks vastly different from it did a few days ago.

First off, I have an opportunity in Tampa Bay to do something special for the long-term benefit of my career if I come back at the end of the year.  I am not allowed to get into specifics right now.  It simply has altered my schedule to include the final 6 games on the docket to include a 3 game set in Atlanta at the end of September, and the last 3 games will be at Tropicana Field.

Other changes I have made include taking off a game on the July 4th night in Atlanta.  I have thought about this day long and hard, and decided I would rather spend the night hanging out in the nation’s capital for the fireworks show with my brother’s family, rather than try to complete a 6 game – 3 day effort.

To help out in another aspect to accommodate this, I am also adding a Cincinnati/St. Louis doubleheader on Wed July 1st, 2015, and have added another game on Thursday July.2 in St. Louis.

I was lucky enough to have been interviewed by the Marlins today during the pregame radio broadcast, and also met longtime Marlins + Montreal Expos broadcaster Dave Van Horn. After a chat about the top 5 parks, I listed Busch Stadium as my #5 favorite.  I was devastated to have completed the only 2 games there earlier this year.

In looking at my Thursday July.02 original doubleheader.  It listed the Mets/Phillies at 1;10/6:35.  Originally I was going to use Amtrak, eventually I switched the method to Philly for a Megabus.com trip.  But all have flaws in them, and are way too dependent on things to go right to count as a 2 games in one day maneuver.

The problem is also driving all night to Chicago for a Cubs/White Sox doubleheader after, keep finances in check, and then turnaround and drive 800 miles back to Washington for an 11 AM game on Saturday July 4th game.

If this were three years ago, no doubt I could do this trip.  Heck, I could still probably pull it off now.  However, the previous schedule has 3 different travel plans that I can cancel for just  a few dollars, and save during the long run with time.

Also I was looking to help my buddy Scott finish up Yankee Stadium (which he will now do on Sunday July.19/2015 with me,  He and I are also going to attend the AAA All Star Game in Omaha Nebraska, before heading to US Cellular and MIller Park for a couple of doubleheaders.

In all, the end result is only a loss of one game listed, to now make it a 216 game trek. 

 

The 30 MLB Park tour by travel or air is one of the most adrenaline filled chases one can endure. It is like the Amazing Race, meets Survivor, against Planes, Trains and Automobiles.  But even if you just love to travel to a few games each year, or maybe can't get away from your town, but want to know when and where everyone is playing.  The MLB Reports has you covered for all 2430 games in 2014, the ALL - Star Events, and Post Season to come after that.

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 13, 2015

 Jim Rogash/Getty Images

Jim Rogash/Getty Images

In the wake of the disaster at Fenway last night, I decided to talk AL East today.

Lisa Swan, co creator of Subway Squawkers, rejoins the podcast and we talk about the state of our teams, mine being Boston and hers being the Yankees.

It is another rivalry Episode 962 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Justin Smoak, David Price, Todd Frazier, Chase Anderson, Madison Bumgarner, Jose Abreu, Danny Salazar and Bryce Harper all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Who Owned Baseball June 8, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

AP Photo - Paul Beaty

AP Photo – Paul Beaty

Chris Sale pitched 8 dominant innings, allowing 5 hits, 1 run, 1 walk and striking out 14 Houston batters to give the White Sox a 3-1 victory.

Josh Donaldson singled and homered, driving in 3 runs and helping the red hot Blue Jays clobber the Marlins, 11-3.

Mike Bolsinger allowed just 3 hits and 2 walks over 7 innings, striking out 8 Diamondbacks in the process of earning the 9-3 decision for the Dodgers.

Zack Cozart singled, doubled and homered, driving in 2 and leading the Reds to a 6-4 win over Philadelphia.

They all owned baseball on June 8, 2015.

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183 Day MLB Trip (Day 66) in 2015: Game 81 – Yankee Stadium

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2015 MLB Trip Sponsors: Man Fish Brewery, Megabus.com, MLB Reports, National Car Rental and the MLB Ball Park Pass-Port.

Chuck Booth (Owner/Lead Analyst): 

Follow The MLB Reports On Twitter 

***  I Will be live tweeting from all ballpark venues I am watching games at.  Join the discussion.

Chuck Booth’s 2015 MLB Park Historical Road Trip

The GOAL: 183 Straight Days (every single day at least 1 gm) Of ALL 30 MLB Parks Trip In 2015 (217 Games) view full year schedule.

The CAUSE:  To Raise Money for Concussion Awareness (via Sports Legacy Institute. donate money here) Through Inspiring Others.

DAY DATE

Tuesday, June.9, 2015

Games 81 Day #66

Today’s game (s) Start Time (s) in EST  and Venue (s):

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 8, 2015

Tom Olmscheid  / AP

Tom Olmscheid / AP

The Minnesota and Kansas City series starting today is actually dramatic and might have playoff implications… just as we all predicted.

It is a “Nobody can predict anything” Episode 957 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Mike Pelfrey, Johnny Cueto, Jose Bautista, Jay Bruce, Jason Kipnis, Joe Panik, Kyle Kendrick and Kendall Graveman all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 7, 2015

David J. Phillip, The Associated Press

David J. Phillip, The Associated Press


It is Sunday and time for the Sunday Request.

@sullybaseball Sunday Request question. Should the Astros trade away their prospects for Hamels, or stick to a rebuilding plan that works?

— Jim Furlong (@EWOKinLA) June 5, 2015

Why not?
They can replenish their farm next week in the draft and when will the time be better than NOW to sneak in a title?

It is a Now or Never Episode 956 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

David Price, Clayton Kershaw, Hanley Ramirez, Matt Kemp, Jonathan Villar, Joey Votto and Bartolo Colon all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Final MLB Shutout Survivor Standings 2015: Blue Jays Are The Winners

Toronto Blue Jays

MLB Shutout Survivor 2015  Which Team Did You Have Last To Be Blanked This Year?

contest finished up June 2, 2015

Toronto Blue Jays have won this  competition after the Tigers were Eliminated before them by a few weeks.

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MLB superfan goes to a game in any city — every day of regular season

chuckbooth3023:

Nice video footage about trip for mlb parks

Originally posted on CW39 NewsFix:

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HOUSTON  – Chuck Booth had an NCAA offer to play baseball at Liberty University years ago but he couldn’t take the opportunity  because of brain injuries — nine concussions to be exact. But what he’s doing to raise money for concussion research may surprise you.

“I’m recovering from a concussion – my latest one and the doctor said you need six months off,” says Booth. ” I basically took my insurance settlement and said I’m gonna go to baseball games every single day of this year.”

Booth vowed to attend at least one major league baseball game each day of the regular season because of his love for the game and to raise money for concussion research and awareness.

This feat equals 219 total games in 183 consecutive days — in all 30 major league ballparks.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – May 30, 2015

.(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

.(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Last night was strange in the big leagues.

The Mariners keep giving the ball to a closer who is having a terrible season and he was awful last night. Derrek Norris had a rotten night at the plate. And yet both were celebrating at the end!

Meanwhile in Little League, a nice friendly game turned petty because of one coach and competitive because of my nature!

It is a good sportsman Episode 947 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Josh Hamilton, Buster Posey, Taijuan Walker, Chad Bettis, Adam Lind, Cole Hamels, Hanley Ramirez and Trevor Bauer all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

 

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Step Right Up: Get Your Manfish Brewery T – Shirt For Just $20 *Free Shipping USA – Support Concussion Research!

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Chuck Booth (Owner/Lead Analyst): 

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Chuck Booth’s 2015 MLB Park Historical Road Trip

The GOAL: 183 Straight Days (every single day at least 1 gm) Of ALL 30 MLB Parks Trip In 2015 (218 Games) view full year schedule.

The CAUSE:  To Raise Money for Concussion Awareness (via Sports Legacy Institute. donate money here) Through Inspiring Others.

So some of you have seen me wear this shirt during  my trip and I get compliments on it every day.

These shirts are 100 percent cotton and pre-shrunk  to make them washer  and dryer friendly.  They keep you cool in the warmth, and are tough against the cold.

These shirts  are only $20 (with free shipping  within the USA) and we do offer international  shipping for whatever the going rate is extra.

The proceeds  will go to the Sports Legacy  Institute  in Boston, to help with Concussion  Awareness, something that is very personal to me having going through my bouts with over the years – and the reason I am on this trip is to heal from my latest one.

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Inquiries  can be made to Ken@manfishbrewing.com or you can discover  more about  the shirts at http://www.manfishbrewing.com

We  only accept PayPal  or money orders at this time. Unless you give me straight cash at one of the games I am at.

They are going fast. . We have M/L/XL/XXL and XXXL  available, but do ask my good  man Ken Lee  what’s in stock.

To donate money to the SLI  directly  visit sportslegacy.org – and click the donation  icon feature.

Get yours today, be a man (or woman for that matter) and Drink Like A Fish)

Lastly, you can get a hold of me: mlbreports@gmail.com

2015 Trip schedule.

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The Big Roady Review (183in2015): Week 3, Games 13 – 20 part 1

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2015 MLB Trip Sponsors: Man Fish Brewery, Megabus.com, MLB Reports, National Car Rental, MLB Ball Park Pass-Port

 

So how does one prepare for a 21 7game/183 Day trip to all 30 MLB Parks.  Well, it is actually going to be another week in driving back through Canada.

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Here is what I had to do just to make this venture.

The whole reason why I decided to do this trip was to recover from a bad car accident all the way back from mid 2010.

I was hit and runned by some guy who I still haven’t met.

Luckily I had some witnesses who came to my aid.  I also received a payout for the incident. It was never enough, but it got me on the road now.

Going through the 1st two weeks of the year was tough. I have worked too many days in the last few years not to have an impact on my first leg of the trip.

We left off with me taking down my 2nd straight Phillies and Yankees home venues Doubleheaders.

On Apr 13 – i had an am early morning Megabus trip from New York to Philly,  before I would later return to downtown Philadelphia to board a bus to Baltimore.

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183 in 2015: Ball Park Preview, Game 39 – Nationals Park

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2015 M WashingtonLB Trip six rubs Sponsors: Man Fish Brewery, Megabus.com, MLB Reports, National Car Rental and the MLB Ball Park Pass-Port.

Chuck Booth (Owner/Lead Analyst): 

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***  I Will be live tweeting from all ballpark venues I am watching games at.  Join the discussion.

Chuck Booth’s 2015 MLB Park Historical Road Trip

The GOAL: 183 Straight Days (every single day at least 1 gm) Of ALL 30 MLB Parks Trip In 2015 (218 Games) view full year schedule.

The CAUSE:  To Raise Money for Concussion Awareness (via Sports Legacy Institute. donate money here) Through Inspiring Others.

DAY DATE

Tuesday May 5,  2015

Game #39 Day #31

Today’s game (s) Start Time (s) in EST  and Venue (s):

Nationals Park (#6/30 there this year), 7:05 vs Marlins

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Who Owned Baseball May 4, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

R. A Dickey kept Toronto in the game with 8 strong innings, allowing 3 hits, 3 walks and just 1 run. He got the decision as the Blue Jays came back against the Yankees , 3-1.

Madison Bumgarner threw a no hitter into the 7th and finished with 7 1/3 shutout innings, allowing just 2 hits, 1 walk and struck out 6 Padres for the 2-0 win in San Francisco.

Jordan Schafer reached base 4 times, doubled, scored 2 and drove in 2 as the Twins came from behind to beat Oakland, 8-7.

Hector Gomez became the first batter to ever triple and homer off of Clayton Kershaw in the same game, sparking lowly Milwaukee’s shocking come from behind, 4-3 win over the Dodgers.

They all owned baseball on May 4, 2015.

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183 in 2015: Ball Park Preview, Game 38 – Nationals Park

2015 MLB Trip Sponsors: Man Fish Brewery, Megabus.com, MLB Reports, National Car Rental, MLB Ball Park Pass-Port

2015 MLB Trip Sponsors: Man Fish Brewery, Megabus.com, MLB Reports, National Car Rental and the MLB Ball Park Pass-Port.

Chuck Booth (Owner/Lead Analyst): 

Follow The MLB Reports On Twitter 

***  I Will be live tweeting from all ballpark venues I am watching games at.  Join the discussion.

Chuck Booth’s 2015 MLB Park Historical Road Trip

The GOAL: 183 Straight Days (every single day at least 1 gm) Of ALL 30 MLB Parks Trip In 2015 (218 Games) view full year schedule.

The CAUSE:  To Raise Money for Concussion Awareness (via Sports Legacy Institute. donate money here) Through Inspiring Others.

DAY DATE

Monday May 4,  2015

Game #38 Day #30

Today’s game (s) Start Time (s) in EST  and Venue (s):

Nats Park (5/30th games there), 7:05 vs Marlins

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183 in 2015: Ball Park Preview, Game 37 – Progressive Field

2015 MLB Trip Sponsors: Man Fish Brewery, Megabus.com, MLB Reports, National Car Rental, MLB Ball Park Pass-Port

2015 MLB Trip Sponsors: Man Fish Brewery, Megabus.com, MLB Reports, National Car Rental and the MLB Ball Park Pass-Port.

Chuck Booth (Owner/Lead Analyst): 

Follow The MLB Reports On Twitter 

***  I Will be live tweeting from all ballpark venues I am watching games at.  Join the discussion.

Chuck Booth’s 2015 MLB Park Historical Road Trip

The GOAL: 183 Straight Days (every single day at least 1 gm) Of ALL 30 MLB Parks Trip In 2015 (216 Games) view full year schedule.

The CAUSE:  To Raise Money for Concussion Awareness (via Sports Legacy Institute. donate money here) Through Inspiring Others.

DAY DATE
Sunday May 3, 2015

Game #37 Day #29

Today’s game (s) Start Time (s) in EST  and Venue (s):
#28 Progressive Field (2/2), 1:05 vs Blue Jays

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183 in 2015: Ball Park Preview, Game 36 – Progressive Field

2015 MLB Trip Sponsors: Man Fish Brewery, Megabus.com, MLB Reports, National Car Rental, MLB Ball Park Pass-Port

2015 MLB Trip Sponsors: Man Fish Brewery, Megabus.com, MLB Reports, National Car Rental and the MLB Ball Park Pass-Port.

Chuck Booth (Owner/Lead Analyst): 

Follow The MLB Reports On Twitter 

***  I Will be live tweeting from all ballpark venues I am watching games at.  Join the discussion.

Chuck Booth’s 2015 MLB Park Historical Road Trip

The GOAL: 183 Straight Days (every single day at least 1 gm) Of ALL 30 MLB Parks Trip In 2015 (218 Games) view full year schedule.

The CAUSE:  To Raise Money for Concussion Awareness (via Sports Legacy Institute. donate money here) Through Inspiring Others.

DAY DATE

Saturday May.02, 2015

Game #37 Day #28

Today’s game (s) Start Time (s) in EST  and Venue (s):

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183 in 2015: Ball Park Preview, Game 35 – Fenway Park

2015 MLB Trip Sponsors: Man Fish Brewery, Megabus.com, MLB Reports, National Car Rental, MLB Ball Park Pass-Port

2015 MLB Trip Sponsors: Man Fish Brewery, Megabus.com, MLB Reports, National Car Rental and the MLB Ball Park Pass-Port.

Chuck Booth (Owner/Lead Analyst): 

Follow The MLB Reports On Twitter 

***  I Will be live tweeting from all ballpark venues I am watching games at.  Join the discussion.

Chuck Booth’s 2015 MLB Park Historical Road Trip

The GOAL: 183 Straight Days (every single day at least 1 gm) Of ALL 30 MLB Parks Trip In 2015 (218 Games) view full year schedule.

The CAUSE:  To Raise Money for Concussion Awareness (via Sports Legacy Institute. donate money here) Through Inspiring Others.

DAY DATE

Friday May 1st, 2015

Game #35 Day #27

Today’s game (s) Start Time (s) in EST  and Venue (s)

Fenway Park – 7:05 vs New York Yankees

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183 in 2015: Ball Park Preview, Game 32 – Yankee Stadium

2015 MLB Trip Sponsors: Man Fish Brewery, Megabus.com, MLB Reports, National Car Rental, MLB Ball Park Pass-Port

2015 MLB Trip Sponsors: Man Fish Brewery, Megabus.com, MLB Reports, National Car Rental and the MLB Ball Park Pass-Port.

Yankee Stadium will start the year without Derek Jeter playing SS for the 1st time since 1996.    That wont stop me from being present for 30 games this season..

Yankee Stadium will start the year without Derek Jeter playing SS for the 1st time since 1996. That wont stop me from being present for 30 games this season..

Chuck Booth (Owner/Lead Analyst): 

Follow The MLB Reports On Twitter 

***  I Will be live tweeting from all ballpark venues I am watching games at.  Join the discussion.

Chuck Booth’s 2015 MLB Park Historical Road Trip

The GOAL: 183 Straight Days (every single day at least 1 gm) Of ALL 30 MLB Parks Trip In 2015 (218 Games) view full year schedule.

The CAUSE:  To Raise Money for Concussion Awareness (via Sports Legacy Institute. donate money here) Through Inspiring Others.

DAY DATE

TUES April.28/2015

Game #32 Day #24

Today’s game (s) Start Time (s) in EST  and Venue (s):

Yankee Stadium,  7:05 vs Rays
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Who Owned Baseball April 23, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

JIM MCISAAC/GETTY IMAGES

JIM MCISAAC/GETTY IMAGES

Daniel Murphy got the Mets on the board early with a 3 run double and added an insurance run with an RBI single in the 7th to extend their winning streak to 10 with a 6-3 final over Atlanta.

David Phelps gave the Marlins a much needed with with 7 shutout innings, allowing just 3 hits and 2 walks and got the 9-1 decision in Philadelphia.

Jacoby Ellsbury hustled to force a double, reached base two other times, stole a base and scored both Yankee runs to win a tight 2-1 victory in Detroit.

Masahiro Tanaka gave the Yankees another good outing, pitching into the 7th, keeping the mighty Tiger bats to only 3 hits and 1 run over 6 1/3 innings. He did not get the decision but the Yankees prevailed, 2-1.

 

They all owned baseball on April 23, 2015.

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Who Owned Baseball April 19, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

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Stephen Strasburg pitched into the 8th, allowing just 5 hits and 1 run while striking out 7 Phillies in 7 1/3 innings. He warned the 4-1 decision for Washington.

Scott Van Slyke led the red hot Dodgers to a 7-0 drubbing of the Rockies with a pair of doubles and a homer, driving in 3 and scoring a pair.

Shane Greene gave the Tigers another solid start, going 7 innings, allowing just 1 run and improving his record to 3-0 in a 9-1 blowout of the White Sox.

Nelson Cruz got three hits, including a pair of homers and a walk off single, driving in 5 runs as the Mariners erased a 10-5 hole and walked off 11-10 winners over Texas.

They all owned baseball on April 19, 2015.

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Who Owned Baseball April 18, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

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Josh Donaldson reached base 4 times and launched a walk off 10th inning homer that sealed Toronto’s 6-5 win over Atlanta.

Felix Hernandez pitched 7 solid innings, allowing just 2 hits, 1 run while striking out 12 Rangers and earning the 3-1 decision in Seattle.

Odubel Herrera reached base 4 times, doubled, scored twice, drove in a run and stole 2 bases as the Phillies won in Washington, 5-3.

Chris Heston pitched into the 8th inning, finishing with 7 2/3 and allowing 5 hits and 1 run on a solo homer, earning a much needed 4-1 win for the defending champion Giants over Arizona.

They all owned baseball on April 18, 2015.

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Who Owned Baseball April 16, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

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Chris Archer threw 7 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 11 as the Rays stopped Toronto, 4-2.

John Lackey kept the Brewers scoreless for 7 innings, striking out 8 and walking just one, earning the 4-0 decision in St. Louis.

Kurt Suzuki went 2-4 with a homer and 2 runs batted in, helping the Twins win the game 8-5 and take the series from Kansas City.

Lucas Duda collected 3 hits, including a pair of doubles, and drove in the eventual winning run in the 7th as the Mets snuck past Miami, 7-5.

They all owned baseball on April 16, 2015.

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183 in 2015: Games 5 -11 Recaps: Long Trips, Doubleheader Movement + East Coast Setup

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Games 5 – 11

So I made it through a week in one piece.  The last 7 days have tested me as a traveler in ways I thought never possible. Again I remind people,  going to a game live is not easy. Going on a massive Parks odyssey is almost a nightmare at tines. But worth the end result. 

I left off just finishing a doubleheader in Chicago and Milwaukee,  now I had 5 Doubleheaders slated for the next 7 days. While I don’t have to account for every pitch, making 5 innings on the home side it’s still applicable for credit. 

I was driving from Milwaukee to Washington on the night of Wednesday April 8th going into the 9th. I chose the same route I used to attend cincy ‘ s openers a few days back. After not having my long term rental car (2015 Buick Verano), for the previous couple of days,  it was nice to have AL of my stuff. I made excellent time to Columbus,  now that I was a veteran of the area.  

As I wheeled past Wheeling, WV. On I – 70, I hit a monsoon. Simply put, I came to find out it was a borderline tornado. Considering I hate driving in these conditions,  I was relaxed and hopped up on coffee.  I persevered through all night. I never rested,  and was sitting pretty upon entering Washington. I missed a turn off and circled back in the wrong direction, ending up in Arlington,  VA. 

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Ben Fallon (Left) and Chuck Booth (Right)  at Nats Park (Patriots Day 2012).

Ben Fallon (Left) and Chuck Booth (Right) at Nats Park (Patriots Day 2012).

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I called Ben Fallon, who was meeting me for the game. I had plenty if time to make 1st pitch.  I found a parking spot near the 7-Eleven. . It was more than I wanted to pay..

The coffee I had in my hand quickly flung, when a firetruck blazed down my street. I wore an entire coffee on my lap and all over the seat  Good thing I had clothes with me to changed. I relayed to Ben, I would be late to the game. This trip was exhausting.  I made it in for the start of the 2ND inning. Originally,

 I was going to bus into Philly, and cone back for the rental the next day. But now I just wanted to drive afterwards. It was god catching up with Ben.. We ate both fans of the Nats/Yankees,  so we will see each other plenty this year. At first,  I almost didn’t recognize him.  Ben has lost a lot of weight. The game never went our way from the get go.

Matt Harvey dominated the Nats and Stephen Strasburg. Racing out of the park before it ends still feels foreign, but necessary. I used a combination of I 295,  and I – 95 in order to make it to Citizens Bank Park by 720 pm.  

Traffic was insane. . When I arrived at the yard it  $1 hot dog night.  I ate 4 of those, and took two home for later. Tiredness had not stopped me from attending this game.. The Red Sox made easy work of the hapless Phils.

 It was time to drive to my brothers house. For several years I have traveled through Sicklerville.  NJ. I was there 2006 – 2009, every year, and also in 2012 fir another week. I still got lost. The area had been developed.  

Only a mile from his house I was driving in circles. I then blew a tire, barely grazing a foot median that was  on the middle if s cul-de-sac.  Flat tire.  Yeah!.  Trent came out to help me drive it off te road.  We since have had it replaced. Chalk one up to the evil streets of NJ that seem to rig their sidewalks to puncture tires Costly day. but I can make up savings elsewhere to cover it.

 Least it never was on a deserted highway. The next morning I felt better when I saw my nieces and nephew.   Already I was plotting some save cash maneuvers to make up for the car.  Luckily,  I could make do with spare dingy tire.  I was using Park and rides the next three days anyway.  

No matter how great a traveler you are, venturing into the unknown is still scary. Going to Philly from north New Jersey is not hard.  In fact, I found a car wash and laundromat within a half mile from the Park and Ride I was using. 

The trip in is 45 MINUTES, to Philly Greyhound station. At a cost of $4.95 with a fare saver package. From there it is a half mile jaunt to the broad street line train to CBP.  

Again,  I bought a token saver, and will pay  $1.80 per trip. So for about $13 RT, I can avoid paying $16 on parking, $5.80 in tolls, and $5 more in gas.. count me on for the savings.  I have 35 Games at CBP

So it is worth it.

The Friday game was cold,  and the Nationals were in town.  It would be wicker for me to see them several times in the next few weeks.

The Phillies won the game.  I bought no hot dogs this day. My lunch at Applebee’s was sufficient enough for me to last the whole day

We also frequented a dollar store,  where I stocked up on water,  snacks and health stuff for a buck a crack.

I was feeling tired at this point, but hoped some time in the same place would end that.

Since I am in the USA for so long, I bought a new android phone. Learning it wasn’t too complicated,  but remembering passwords for everything always is.

Another thing that has been hard to find I’d strong Internet and keeping my battery power up, along with blogging and running a website.

I literally only straightened out these issues in NJ a few days ago.

Quite frankly,  I am  behind in my posting, and upkeep of the website.  Add in a guy who has a tough time focusing in on a little phone, and you can imagine it is tough to keep ahead on social media.

There is so much more that I want to do, but cant.  I also have found becoming angry at games when I am distracted by my device – rather than watching the game. I must find a balance.

The Saturday weekend date of Apr 11th saw me travel via Greyhound to NY city.  I was late for the game in the Bronx.

It took me about 5 minutes to retrain my brain on the ny subway system.

I walked around Yankee Stadium happy though.  I was watching my favorite team.

The weather was warm, and it felt like spring. It helps when they are playing the Boston Red Sox.

Unfortunately for me. This contest followed the 19 inning marathon the previous evening.  The B squad was playing for New York.

Boston took a 8 – 1 lead, and I was out of there.  I had s 500 pm bus from the Port Authority.

I arrived at CBP a new guy on the trip.  Maybe it was just letting someone else do the driving all day, but I felt refreshed.  I met my brother and nephew at the Park.  I had arrived in the 1st inning, following a quick bus ride in, and hitting the Broad Street Line.

There is nothing like passing on the knowledge to the next generation of fans like my 11 nephew Jake.

 

My brother Trent and his son Jake.

My brother Trent and his son Jake.

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We stayed for the remainder of the game, and then headed back to Sicklerville,  The next day I was going to use a Park and Ride maneuver, take NJ Transit into Philly, and after a qualified game became a reality in Philly, I was taken the Greyhound Bus into New York again.

In a sign of the times, meaning dollars saved are better than 1st pitches, I made a stop in at McDonalds in New York, before entering the yard a couple of batters in.  Saving money on food when hungry is paramount.

When I did make it in – the Yankees exploded for 7 runs in the first inning, keyed by a bases clearing double by Alex Rodriguez.  I love the 8:05 ESPN Sunday Night Game starts.

My seats for the licensee deal in the Bronx, have me in section 427.  There was plenty of room to take bad selfies.  The game was a 4 hour marathon that ended after midnight, but I was happy with the Yankees winning 14 – 4. I was about to prepare for my 1st Megabus trip from NY city,

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Tommy John Surgeries: ALL – Time List – 11 For 2015

Yu Darvish has exceeded expectations in his 1st 2 seasons with the club.  Based on his 6 YRs/$56 MIL contract, he is seriously underpaid in the last four years of his contract.  Based on that value created, the team was able to sign Fielder and Choo.  Darvish finished 2nd in AL Cy Young Voting with a 2.83 ERA and a AL Leading 277 in 2013.  But he has a torn UCL and will probably have to go under the knife for Tommy John Surgery, i call this a season ender for the Rangers playoffs chances even before we hit the end of the month,

Yu Darvish has exceeded expectations in his 1st 2 seasons with the club. Based on his 6 YRs/$56 MIL contract, he is seriously underpaid in the last four years of his contract. Based on that value created, the team was able to sign Fielder and Choo. Darvish finished 2nd in AL Cy Young Voting with a 2.83 ERA and a AL Leading 277 in 2013. But he has a torn UCL and went under the knife for Tommy John Surgery, i call this a season ender for the Rangers playoffs chances.

For all the talk of baseball players (pitchers mostly) that will be undergoing Tommy John Surgery, we will be keeping a running list!  E-mail us at mlbreports@gmail.com if you have any names to add to our totals.

How many players are having or had TJ in history? You are about to find out:

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More Tommy John Surgeries By The Numbers + Who Is the 1st $100 MIL Pitcher To Go Down With It? + A Scherzer Angle?

TOMMY JOHN SURGERY – 2015 (11)

2015

Lisalverto Bonilla, Rangers – April

Mario Hollands, Phillies – April

Aaron Crow, Royals – April

Christian Vazquez, Red Sox, – April (Position Player)

Zack Wheeler, Mets – March

Josh Edgin, Mets – March

Brandon Cumpton. Pirates – March

Tim Collins, Royals – March

Yu Darvish , Rangers  – March

Joel Hanrahan, Tigers (2nd time) – March

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