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My SILVERCAR Rental Experience in San Francisco: The New Wave Of The Future In Car Rentals!!

SILVERCAR rental car company is the 1st establishment to offer the exact same vehicle for any duration of a car rental.  They have services currently in Austin, TX, Chicago O'Hare, Dallas Love Airport, Dallas FT Worth Airport, Denver International Airport, Ft Lauderdale Int'l Airport, New York City - Brooklyn Easy Out

SILVERCAR rental car company is the 1st establishment to offer the exact same vehicle for any duration of a car rental. They have services currently in Austin, TX, Chicago O’Hare, Dallas Love Airport, Dallas FT Worth Airport, Denver International Airport, Ft Lauderdale Int’l Airport, New York City – Brooklyn Easy Out, Phoenix Sky Harbor Int’l Airport, Miami Int’l Airport.

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 about 2 months ago I found out about this car rental company called SILVERCAR, locate on the Interwebs at http://www.silvercar.com, I was definitely intrigued by the idea of the idea of having the same rental car always as an option.  The problem was the cost at first.  It was a premium rental vehicle that was in the $90 a day for all the costs included.  But I downloaded their app anyway, while doing some more investigation.

We all have been stuck with a rental car that wasn’t to our liking at all right?  It is a catches-catch-can at the rental locations, and if you are not a preferred member of a rewards program, you don’t stand a chance to receive your ideal car.

I was sitting on 40 free rental car days at National Car Rental this year. have 5 other free days from a Canadian Base Rewards Program (also using National Car Rental as my designated rental location), while also possessing a long term rental car that is at my brothers in Sicklerville.  This is when SILVERCAR offered me a nice coupon discount for half-off a 2 day rental.

Knowing that San Francisco Airport carries a $20 Airport recovery fee for another car rental ensures that even my wicked National free days will still see a monetary hit when I rent from that location.

It set up perfectly to give them a shot because i needed a car from June 25th – June 27th, while I was also picking up Scott Bultman (going to 60 games and 21 parks with me) at Oakland – then dropping him off in San Francisco on the 27th.  I began to think it was even better when I determined using public transportation in the BAY area was going to run me $40 anyway.

In staying with my buddy Tike’s family in San Leandro (about 4 miles from Oakland downtown), we also all wanted to hang out – scurrying around in only one vehicle on June 26th.  The Audi 4 selection at full size was looking like a perfect selection.

On Thursday June 25th I dropped a rental car off at National, proceeded back to the SFO terminal, and my Silver Car experience began.  I took an off-site parking Park ‘N’ Fly shuttle bus to the location.  During my trip over there, i touched a button on the app to let them know I was coming.  My phone assured me they were waiting.

I was greeted by a nice young lady that knew my name, and had a car waiting for me.  It was this car pictured below.

20150626_094148She quickly informed me of the features of the car, and i scanned the barcode on the windshield to start my rental.  It was that easy, no fumbling around with credit cards, after I quickly just proved i was who I said I was the agent.

I was blown away by the options on this car.  First off, having free WiFi is a baseball bloggers dream on a rental car.  It virtually means anytime that you are in your car – you are connected to the superhighway.  I started envisioning long weekend roadtrips with several ballpark chasers, and all of us being plugged into our social media network.  This alone is worth a lot of cash on a daily basis.

The beautiful brand new Silver Audi 4 only had 2500 miles on it, and had the aura of a new car smell.

It was time for me to leave, and the lady ran down that I she already saved the rental car companies address into the favorites for the GPS navigational system, and I was out of there.  By the way, for those people who are not familiar with directions to rental car locations, this alleviates any strenuous pressure in finding your drop off point when your contract is up.

During the drive, I was able to listen to satellite radio – and of course the MLB Network.  This is a must have in any rental I have, owning a baseball website, and also going to a game every year. Even with the best of car rental places I belong too, there is never any certainty the satellite radio will work for all – or parts of your trip, based on trial subscription.

Right after that, i noticed the transponder toll pass for the California highway.  Having one of these can run $5 – $7 a day, and it was included in this rental.  You still have to pay for tolls encountered along the trip, but also at a time-saving rate in the FASTPASS lanes.  Having this for a place like New York City would be ideal.

The car had plenty of entertainment gadgets from the navigational guides, to dc volts to plug adapters in, a USB port as well.  Yes, these are standard in premium cars, but there was 3 different portals to choose from.

This ride was a smooth one back to San Leandro from San Francisco this night.  I showed it off to my buddies, and we all agreed it was a nice looking car, and that the Wi FI feature was worth about $7 – 10 for us.  The reception strength for the internet was strong. On Saturday morning, I was in the car for 3 hours at o.Co Coliseum catching up on blogs.

We ended up using the car to pass over 4 different toll bridges, and the use of the navigational guides was key in avoiding several bad traffic jams over the day.

This vehicle fit 4 adults, and one kid very comfortably, and all of us had enough room.

One of the features I did not use was there value play of a $5 fill up option.  Instead of worrying about filling the car up, you could have them do it, and they would only charge the rate of gas at the nearest gas station, and then just add $5.  This is a convenient service, especially if you are just too late to do it yourself.  All other rental companies would make the $5 off you after pumping just $8 worth of gas to begin with.

Because I had a coupon, it knocked my price of the 2 day rental from $162 – $92, but the price point of $81 all in at that location is very competitive with the leading car rental companies.  Of course I am thrilled to have had the bill under a hundred, but the extra’s we had during the time i had the Silver Audi was well worth the price difference of the cheapest rate i could get even having free rental days.

When I returned the car, a young man named Lamar greeted me at the drop point, and he couldn’t have been more cool to help me with all I needed to know.  This team of Silver Car may be a young organization, but they have bright, intelligent people working for them.

In the end, I probably wouldn’t rent a car from SILVERCAR if it were just me going into the car, yet the more people who get added to a roadtrip, suddenly this idea seems a lot better as an overall deal.

I definitely recommend everyone to try this new rental company out at least once.

download the SILVERCAR app at https://www.silvercar.com/#/

When you go to reserve your first car rental in any of the locations, use the code HALF-OFF.

cities to rent in:

Austin Airport, TX

Chicago O’hare

Denver Intl Airport

Dallas Love Field & DFW

LAX

SFO

MIA

PHX airport

Newest Location

New York City – Brooklyn Easy Out,

Price with discount was $92 all total for the premium based car, with $20 of that coming with that out of SFO< other locations will be cheaper.

You receive Free WIFI in the car, satellite radio, navigation system, transponder (tolls for the city you are in).

You can also pay a $5 charge if you want them to fill up the returned car too, plus the regular price of gas..

I only had to pay the tolls that were added, not for the transponder rental

All of us in SF loved the rental car maneuver here the last 2 days

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 (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): 

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.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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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 25, 2015

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Podcaster, Fan Duel Insider and Oakland A’s fan Jessica Kleinschmidt is my guest today.

We talked about the state of the 2015 A’s, the different directions they can go in and how we feel when we find ourselves rooting for teams other than our own.

It is an East Bay Bias Episode 974 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

Marco Estrada, Jimmy Nelson, Brett Lawrie, Yasmany Tomas, Adam Eaton, Nathan Karns, Shelby Miller and Giancarlo Stanton all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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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):

AT & T  Park ( Game 1/5 this year there) 7:15 vs Mariners Read the rest of this entry

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): 

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.

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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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 11, 2015

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Today’s podcast was recorded during the Rangers/Athletics game at the O.co Coliseum in Oakland.

The topics? Fan safety, Josh Reddick and why the Cardinals and A’s should make a trade.

It is a Walk Off Episode 960 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Yasiel Puig, Josh Donaldson, Charlie Morton, Edinson Volquez, Paul Goldschmidt, George Springer and Yovani Gallardoall added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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

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

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.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

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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 (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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183 Day MLB Trip in 2015: Games 67 – 68 Minute Maid Park

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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): 

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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.

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

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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): 

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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.

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

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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): 

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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

Wednesday, May.27/2015

Games 64 & 65 Day #53

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

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183 Day MLB Trip in 2015: Game 63 – Wrigley 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.

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

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

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.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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183 Day MLB Trip in 2015: Games 58/59 – Yankee Stadium/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

Saturday, May.23/2015

Games 57 & 58 Day #48

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

Yankee Stadium (8th/20 games there in 2015), 1:05 vs Rangers, Fenway Park (5th out of 9 games there this year), 7:15 vs Angels

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183 Day MLB Trip in 2015: Game 57- Nats 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.22/2015

Game #56 Day #47

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

Nats Park (11th/30 games there in 2015), 7:05 vs Phillies

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 20, 2015

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Part 2 of my conversation with Eireann Dolan, writer, humorist and girlfriend of A’s pitcher Sean Doolittle. We talk about what happens after a game and their experience at the All Star Game.

Plus there is an explanation for the photo above.

It is the behind the scenes look at baseball Episode 906 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Nelson Cruz, Stephen Strasburg, Scott Van Sluke, Shane Greene, Scott Kazmir, Mike Leake, Steven Souza Jr. and Giancarlo Stanton all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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SULLY BASEBALL DAILY PODCAST – APRIL 17, 2015

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Writer and humorist Eireann Dolan joins the podcast today.

She talks about life with her All Star boyfriend, Sean Doolittle of the Oakland A’s, buying back tickets for LBGT Pride Night in Oakland and the constant fear of finding out about a trade via Twitter.

It is the behind the scenes look at baseball Episode 906 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

John Lackey, Lucas Duda, Chris Archer, Kurt Suzuki, Lorenzo Cain and Giancarlo Stanton all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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MLB Runs Survivor 2015: 11 Different Run Totals For Each Team

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Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer)

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This should turn out to be quite fun.  A lot of gambling establishments have this sort of deal, and it will be fun to see the results.

What Runs Survivor is, a MLB team scoring 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, 10 or (10+) in different games throughout the course of the season.

Once a club has one of these run totals once, you cross it off and keep going until they complete the 11 different variations.  As the runs come in on a daily basis, we will keep erasing the numbers beside the team until the last team wins.  The Yankees lost the for the year, finishing much after August had started.  An obvious blight on their offense last year.

Last year the Giants were the 1st team to complete the 11 variation trek, so maybe their is a method to our madness after all.  The 1st AL club to do the 11 run totals were the Tampa Bay Rays. Who do you have to complete all 11 1st in 2015?

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The Oakland A’s Payroll In 2015 + Going Forward: Beane Counting

The A's GM has done a masterful job putting together a World Series worthy rotation without breaking the bank to do it. Even for the 2015 season, the staff will not cost much more money than this campaign, with the highest monies going to Kazmir ($13 MIL) and Samardija (about the same in Arbitration), the Bullpen doesn't make much money, while only losing Gregerson, and most of the SP are on entry-level deals or 1st year Arbitration. The A's payroll is slated to be right around $80 MIL in 2015, and the club should still be competitive, and if not, they have plenty of assets to trade near the deadline and reload for another run of success. The Oakland GM knows how to turnover a roster, developing a young nucleus for 3 year intervals. The A's have made the playoffs three straight years - but struggled down the stretch in 2014 - before dropping the Wild Card in spectacular fashion, after holding a 7 - 3 in the 8th inning.     The A's GM has done a masterful job putting together a World Series worthy rotation without breaking the bank to do it. Even for the 2015 season, the staff will not cost much more money than this campaign, with the highest monies going to Kazmir ($13 MIL) the Bullpen doesn't make much money, while only losing Gregerson, and most of the SP are on entry-level deals or 1st year Arbitration. The A's payroll is slated to be right around $80 MIL in 2015, and the club should still be competitive, and if not, they have plenty of assets to trade near the deadline and reload for another run of success. The Oakland GM knows how to turnover a roster, developing a young nucleus for 3 year intervals. The A's have made the playoffs three straight years - but struggled down the stretch in 2014 - before dropping the Wild Card in spectacular fashion, after holding a 7 - 3 in the 8th inning.

For the 2015 season, the staff will not cost much more money than this campaign, with the highest monies going to Kazmir ($13 MIL) the Bullpen doesn’t make much money, while only losing Gregerson, and most of the SP are on entry-level deals or 1st year Arbitration. The A’s payroll is slated to be right around $80 MIL in 2015 (down about $10 MIL from 2014), and the club should still be competitive, and if not, they have plenty of assets to trade near the deadline and reload for another run of success.

Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer): 

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MoneyBall 1..MoneyBall 2… So we all have seen the movie or at least read the book – or heard about somebody referencing it all the time on the Baseball airwaves.  Beane does it a different way, and he keeps the rest of the landscape second guessing.

This website has been one of the frontrunners of dissecting his moves over the last few years, and have accurately predicted a lot of what would happen with the terms of the club.

As much as the MLB Reports has loved the movements the team has done, we have not picked them to advance in the postseason in any prognostications, but we have continuously marveled on how the GM keeps wheeling and dealing.

Chuck Booth likened him to a “Baseball Rounder”, using a nice analogy from the world of poker.

The A’s GM is the best at creating value to his team but exercising all of the freebies in the league, coupled with knowing how to maneuver when the time is right.

Trading Josh Donaldson may come back to haunt him, but he did receive a plethora of young talented throwers, and perhaps Brett Lawrie will emerge into his talent after all.

Being a “Baseball Rounder” is being the smartest guy in the room, and knowing your opponents moves before even they do.

For a Year to Year Breakdown For all of the A’s players salaries please visit here

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