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183 Day MLB Trip (Days 79 – 84 Recap) in 2015: Games 95 – 101/Angel Stadium, AT & T Park + O.Co

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): 

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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.

DAY DATE

Monday, June.22, 2015 – Saturday, June 27th/2015

Games #95 – 101  Days #79 – 84

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

Angel Stadium (Games 3/3 total this year.), AT & T Park (Games 3 and 4/out of 5 this season), O.Co (2/2 games this year there this campaign).

Prepaid Expenses:

Tickets Angels 6/22, 6/23, 6/24 – $14, $23 + $14 = $51 for 3 game

Tickets Giants 6/24,6/25 – $17 + $18 = $35 for 2 games

Tickets A’s 6/26 + 6/27 – $11 + $11 = $22 for 2 games

Tickets Spent $108 on 7 games this week.

Blog  Note – (There are lots of photos at the end of this post)

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183 Day MLB Trip (Days 74 – 78 Recap) in 2015: Games 90 – 94/Safeco Field In Seattle

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 (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

Wednesday, June.17, 2015 – Sunday, June 21st/2015

Games #90 – 94  Days #74 – 78

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

Safeco Field (Games 1 through 5/14 games there this year.)

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183 Day MLB Trip (Day 72) in 2015: Game 88 – AT @ T 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 (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

Monday, June.15, 2015

Game  #88 Day #72

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

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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:

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): 

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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 (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.

183 Day MLB Trip (Day 70) in 2015: Game 86 – Tropicana 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 (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

Saturday, June.13, 2015

Games 86 Day #70

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

Tropicana Field ( Game 1/3 this year there? ) 4:10 vs Rays
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183 Day MLB Trip (Day 69) in 2015: Game 85 – New Marlins Ball 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 (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

Friday, June.12, 2015

Games 85 Day #69

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

New Marlins Ball Park ( Game 1/2 this year there ) 7:10 vs Rockies
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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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183 Day MLB Trip (Day 65) in 2015: Game 80 – PNC 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

Monday, June.8/2015

Games 80 Day #65

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

PNC Park ( Game 1/4 this year at PNC ) 7:05 vs Brewers Read the rest of this entry

183 Day MLB Trip (Day 64) in 2015: Game 79 – CBP

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 (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.7/2015

Games 79 Day #64

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

Citizens Bank Ball Park ( Game 18/38 this year at CBP ) 1:35 vs Giants.

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183 Day MLB Trip (Day 63) in 2015: Games 77/78 – Nationals Park/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.

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

Saturday, June 6/2015

Games 77 & 78 Day #63

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

Nats Park ( Game 12/30 this year) 12:05 vs Cubs , Yankee Stadium (Game #10 of 20 this year) 7:15 vs Angels 
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183 Day MLB Trip in 2015: Game 76 – CBP

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, June 5, 2015

Game #76 Day #62

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

Citizens Bank Ball Park  (17th out of 38 games there this year), 7:05 vs Giants

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183 Day MLB Trip in 2015: Games 74/75 -Minute Maid Park/Globe Life 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

Thursday, June 4th/2015

Games  74 & 75 Day #61

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

Minute Maid Park (3rd out of 3 games there this year), 1:05 vs O*s, Globe Life Park (3rd/3 games there in 2015), 7:05  Read the rest of this entry

183 Day MLB Trip in 2015: Games 72/73 – Chase Field/Petco 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

Wednesday, June.3/2015

Games 72 & 73 Day #60

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

Chase Field (Game 3/6 this year) 12:40 vs Braves, Petco Park (Game #1 of 1 this year) 6:05 vs Mets Read the rest of this entry

183 Day MLB Trip in 2015: Games 70 – 71: Chase Field

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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.

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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 (215 – 220 Games) view full year schedule.

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

Games 70/71 Day #58/#59

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

Monday, Tuesday June 1 & June 2nd: Chase Field  ( Game 1 & 2/6 this year) both nights, 6:40 vs Braves.

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183 Day MLB Trip in 2015: Game 69 – Globe Life Park In Arlington

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 (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 May.31, 2015

Games 69 Day #57

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

Globe Life Park In Arlington (Game 2/3 there this year). 2:05 vs Red Sox
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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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183 Day MLB Trip in 2015: Games 67 – 68 Minute Maid Park

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

20/15 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.29, 2015. Saturday, May.30, 2015

Games 67 & 68 Days 55 & 56

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

FRI Minute Maid Park ( Game 1/3 this year) 7:10 vs White Sox. Saturday May.30, Minute Maid Park ( Game 2 of 3 there this year), 3:10 vs White Sox.

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183 Day MLB Trip in 2015: Game 66 – Globe Life Park In Arlington

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

Thursday, May.28/2015

Games 66 Day #54

Today’s game (s) Start Time (s) in EST  and Venue (Globe Life Park ( Game 1/3 this year), 7:05 vs Red Sox

Daily Expenses This day

Prepaid:

Ticket- Rangers $13

Hotel Bid – Extended Stay America – $36 (divided by )

Day of expenses:

Food – $25

Car Rental for the day – $2. (divided by 2)

Gas – $30

Parking Globe Life – 0 (hotel  within walking distance  of venue.

GAS monkey merchandise/visit – $45

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

We will be using 7th/40 free car rental days to pick up a National Car Rental  vehicle  at Dallas Love Airport, and then drop it off at Houston  Hobby Airport tomorrow.

Stadium Count after May.28, 2015 (15 of 30 parks,  finished for year with Comerica Park,  Progressive Field, Busch Stadium and Kauffman  Stadium.)

CBP – 16

Nats Park – 11

Yankee Stadium – 9

Camden Yards – 6

Fenway Park – 6

Wrigley Field – 5

Citi Field – 2

Busch Stadium – 2

Kauffman Stadium – 2

Miller Park – 2

Progressive Field – 2

Great American Ball Park – 1

Globe Life Park – 1

Comerica Park – 1

Makes 66 games in 54 days, including 13 Doubleheaders, 1 missed and made up doubleheader.. There was one cancellation outright on Apr 7th, that will be made up a 2 game doubleheader on July.7, 2015

Scott Bultman JR will join me for the 12th game of my trip.

2015 Trip schedule.

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.

183 Day MLB Trip in 2015: Games 64/65 – Miller Park/Wrigley 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

Wednesday, May.27/2015

Games 64 & 65 Day #53

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

Miller Park ( Game 2/8 this year) 12:40 vs Giants, Wrigley Field (Game #5 of 14 this year) 7:05 vs Nationals Read the rest of this entry

183 Day MLB Trip in 2015: Game 63 – Wrigley 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 (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, May.26/2015

Game 63 Day #52

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

Wrigley Field (Game #4 of 14 this year) 7:05 vs Nationals

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183 Day MLB Trip in 2015: Game 62 – Wrigley 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 (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

Monday, May.25/2015

Game 62 Day #51

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

Wrigley Field (Game #3 of 14 there this year) 1:20 vs Nationals
155 games left 132 Days

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183 Day MLB Trip in 2015: Games 60/61 – Fenway Park/Yankee Stadium

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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.

DAY DATE

Sunday, May.24/2015

Games  60 & 61 Day #50

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

Fenway Park (6th out of 9 games there this year), 1:35 vs Angels, Yankee Stadium (9th/20 games there in 2015), 8:05 vs Rangers, (ESPN SUNDAY NIGHT BASEBALLGAME)

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Seattle Is Poised For 2015 Dominance: But Off To A Slow Start

 

Seattle was everyone's pick to win the American League it seemed. A slow start mirrored the beginning of the 2014 season as well.  There are some outliers though, as they spent 10 of their 1st 13 games on the road.  The club has looked a lot better of the last week. included in that were awesome starts by Felix Hernandez.  Nelson Cruz has also picked up where he left off in 2014, with an MLB leading 9 HRs and 18 RBI in the teams first 16 games.

Seattle was everyone’s pick to win the American League it seemed. A slow start mirrored the beginning of the 2014 season as well. There are some outliers though, as they spent 10 of their 1st 13 games on the road. The club has looked a lot better of the last week. included in that were awesome starts by Felix Hernandez. Nelson Cruz has also picked up where he left off in 2014, with an MLB leading 9 HRs and 18 RBI in the teams first 16 games.

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Forgive me for a second while I didn’t lose sleep on the Mariners losing Chris Taylor for some time early this year  I actually think that Brad Miller may have a chance to breakout this year.

But more importantly Seattle had themselves a great offseason.  Yes.. you read that right.  I am endorsing Jack Z. for a job well done, even though he saw fit to sign Endy Chavez and Franklin Gutierrez for yet one more year.  But since the club is full with depth, I am hoping the guys wont be counted on.

Last year the club had to start the year without Hisashi Iwakuma, James Paxton and Taijuan Walker for the majority of the 1st half, and while Paxton has still been bothered my a flexor strain early in the year, his arsenal speaks to the of an ace. Read the rest of this entry

The Most Recent Cycle Hit For Each Team

 

(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Why doesn’t hitting for the Cycle get the same love as throwing a no hitter?

Seriously, hitting for the cycle is just about as uncommon as a no hitter. Only 305 cycles have been hit, as opposed to 287 no hitters.

Getting the perfect combination of a single, double, triple and homer requires skill, consistency and an obscene amount of luck.

Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Barry Bonds and Willie Mays never did it once.

Michael Cuddyer, Chris Speier and Brad Wilkerson did it twice.

There has never been a cycle hit in the post season, as opposed to a pair of October no-no’s (Don Larsen and Roy Halladay.)

The Marlins have never had a player hit for the cycle. Neither have the Padres, who also have never had a no hitter.

So while I carefully update the list of the most current no hitter for each franchise, I have neglected to do the same for players who hit for the cycle… until now.

The pic is of the last cycle, hit by Michael Cuddyer, who has done so in both leagues (along with Bob Watson and John Olerud.)

Some of the teams have waited a while for an update. Eric Davis’ cycle in 1989 remains the last time it happened for Cincinnati. The Expos (2003) have had one more recently than the Red Sox (1996.)

Here is the list, to be updated when the next cycle is hit!

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

2014's Shutout Survivor Winners.  The club nearly made it all the way to Memorial Day before they were shutout last year.  The team had a great offense, and rode it to an MLB Best record last year.  I would still put the Jays, Red Sox and O's.

2014’s Shutout Survivor Winners were the Angels. The club nearly made it all the way to Memorial Day before they were shutout last year. The team had a great offense, and rode it to an MLB Best record last year. I would still put the Jays, Red Sox and O’s ahead of them in 2015 with those team’s respective lineups all being strong, and playing in a less pitcher friendly Division with the AL East.

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Last Year the D’Backs, A’s, Braves and  Cubs were the 1st teams to be blanked before March was even over.  To their credit, Arizona was in their 3rd game while the others were in their season openers.

The winner of the competition last year were the Los Angeles Angels who almost made it all the way to Memorial Day weekend without being bageled.

It was between them and the Rockies (NL Winner) for the overall win, and the Halo’s won out. 

Despite a depleted lineup early, the Rangers made it all the way to 3rd place in the category, and their pitching staff also took the most other clubs by hanging a zero on them.

In 2015, I still believe the favorites, if doing a betting line,  would have to be the Colorado Rockies again.  Not only do they play exceedingly well every first 6 weeks of the year, and they play at Coors Field, but they start the campaign at least with Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki. Read the rest of this entry

The Struggles Of Josh Hamilton: Despite Massive Talent, He Has Underwhelmed in LA, But Layoff The Guy For His Addiction Battle!

Josh Hamilton from a much younger time in his life.  He fought off his drug addiction in his early 20's, to become one of the best players in the game from 2008 - 2012.  Following a recent list of injuries and personal battles, he has suffered a relapse in his addiction.  Hamilton met with the MLB yesterday in New York, and has reportedly admitted to at least using cocaine.

Josh Hamilton from a much younger time in his life. He fought off his drug addiction in his early 20’s, to become one of the best players in the game from 2008 – 2012. Following a recent list of injuries and personal battles, he has suffered a relapse in his addiction. Hamilton met with the MLB yesterday in New York, and has reportedly admitted to at least using cocaine.

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In the first two months of 2012 Josh Hamilton was putting up historic numbers and was on his way to a Cooperstown resume.  I even wrote a column on how he was the best baseball player on the planet.

I had evidence to support my statement.  In his 1st 47 Games, the man had 21 HRs and 57 RBI, while batting nearly .400, with an OPS that neared 1.200.  Included in those impressive totals was a 4 HR game at Camden Yards.

During my 30 MLB Park streak the 1st 4 weeks of the season, I saw Hamilton play four games.  He clubbed 3 HRs and added 3 doubles in his AB during the games I witnessed, and he hit one jack at Target Field that may have not landed yet.  This man was pistol hot. I had no doubt he would continue to post Hall Of Fame credentials in that  season, and for many years to come.

Right after that he quit chewing tobacco, and has been plagued with problems since.  He has left the Texas Rangers, been hurt and underperformed since signing with the Angels.  Read the rest of this entry

A Early Look at Future Hall of Fame Candidates

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Craig Biggio finally got his “call to the hall” and should set an example for players who didn’t get that call on their first try. Other notable players are still on the ballot, and should receive legitimate consideration for induction in the future.

 

By Nicholas Delahanty (MLB Reports Writer)  

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The BBWAA elected four players into the Baseball Hall of Fame for the class of 2015: Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio. This is the first time that the BBWAA has elected four players in 60 years, as these four players truly exemplify what the MLB Hall of Fame is all about.

Now that the official results have been released, we can now take a look at not only some of the guys who will return on the ballot in the upcoming years, but also some future eligible players who present a very interesting case for their enshrinement into the Hall of Fame. 

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The Evil Empire Is About To Crumble In The Bronx!

With almost $100 MIL tied  up in contracts for Sabathia, A-Rod, Teixeira and  a potential Tommy John Surgery candidate in Masahiro Tanaka, this New York squad is in some deep trouble for next season.  Despite the recent playoff misses, and injury prone players brought in by Brian Cashman, the club saw fit to grant him a 3 year extension last month.  It may take a small miracle for them to make a playoff spot next campaign..

With almost $100 MIL tied up in contracts for Sabathia, A-Rod, Teixeira and a potential Tommy John Surgery candidate in Masahiro Tanaka, this New York squad is in some deep trouble for next season. Despite the recent playoff misses, and injury prone players brought in by Brian Cashman, the club saw fit to grant him a 3 year extension last month. It may take a small miracle for them to make a playoff spot next campaign.

The Evil Empire Is About To Crumble In The Bronx!

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The Yankees have long used the prolong success of the “core four” to drive them to go far in the playoffs. They then surrounded them by free agents and other homegrown players.

Today the Yankees are in some trouble and if they aren’t smart this offseason they will remain hampered by large contracts for a long time instead of a quick retool to be VERY competitive in two years.

Let me show you what I’m talking about

Here is their Starting lineup and their ages:

LF Brett Gardner 31
3B/2B Martin Prado 31   
CF Jacoby Ellsbury 31
C Brian McCann 30
RF Carlos Beltran 37
1B Mark Teixeira 34
DH Alex Rodriguez 39
2B Robert Refsnyder 23 (Or acquisition at 3B, Prado plays 2B)
SS Brendan Ryan 32

Not exactly Spring chickens over there. The only player under 30 is one that will almost absolutely be replaced by someone who is most likely over 30. This at this moment isn’t exactly a star studded lineup, but the way that their being paid might make it seem that way. Read the rest of this entry

As Of Right Now – The Yankees Are A Mess For 2015: End Of The Year ‘State Of The Union’

With almost $100 MIL tied  up in contracts for Sabathia, A-Rod, Teixeira and  a potential Tommy John Surgery candidate in Masahiro Tanaka, this New York squad is in some deep trouble for next season.  Despite the recent playoff misses, and injury prone players brought in by Brian Cashman, the club saw fit to grant him a 3 year extension last week

With almost $100 MIL tied up in contracts for Sabathia, A-Rod, Teixeira and a potential Tommy John Surgery candidate in Masahiro Tanaka, this New York squad is in some deep trouble for next season. Despite the recent playoff misses, and injury prone players brought in by Brian Cashman, the club saw fit to grant him a 3 year extension last week

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Let me get this straight…The ‘Bronx Bombers’ have missed the playoff for 2 years straight and no one has lost their jobs?  Man how times have changed in Yankees land.

If George Steinbrenner were alive still right now, the twitter and social media world would be trending his name for all of October.

Since when is it acceptable to miss the playoffs, underachieve and spend to the best payroll in the American League?

Firing Kevin Long is not going to solve the hit crisis the club has.

Before any of you throw daggers at our site, we have had this stance for a couple of years now.

The 1st mistake was to not get under the Luxury Tax Threshold this season.  That was soon followed by inking Brett Gardner to a 4 Year Deal, when you have such a similar player in the Outfield like Jacoby Ellsbury. Read the rest of this entry

2014 ALCS Preview: O’s Vs Royals

This year's 2014 ALCS matches up two teams that not many people predicted to get to this point, but as arguably the two hottest teams in baseball, the Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City Royals definitely will be a fun and exciting series to watch.

This year’s 2014 ALCS matches up two teams that not many people predicted to get to this point, but as arguably the two hottest teams in baseball, the Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City Royals definitely will be a fun and exciting series to watch.

By Nicholas Delahanty (MLB Reports Writer)  

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It’s been a while since the Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City Royals have found themselves in the American League Championship Series, but the wait for these two fan bases is finally over. 

These two teams will open up a best-of-seven series at Camden Yards on Friday night.

Although it isn’t the usual suspects we see in the series (such as the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox of the world), baseball fans should definitely keep an eye on this series, as two of the hottest teams in baseball will face off to determine who represents the American League in the World Series.

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