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120 Games Down In Year Long MLB Parks Quest: 2nd Half Preview (183in2015)

 

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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 (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

So I was put to the test more in the last three weeks than throughout the whole trips.  I logged over 10000 Miles on the road from July.1 – July.14/2015.  It was worth it and I have had a few days of rest now to gather momentum for the second half run.

I have altered my schedule to accommodate a lot more rest in the 2nd half as I will be making lots of more media appearances on TV and radio.

I added some games in New York City, Baltimore and Washington,  and took some games away from Boston and Philadelphia.

As of this date, I have eaten 44 hotdogs, drank 48 beers, took down 100 energy drinks, and 4 gallons of coffee.  I have  logged 45,000 Miles by air, ground and public transport.  I have used 22 of 40 free rental days.  The Buick Verano I just returned put on 12,500 Miles of that alone.  I now have a 2015 Chevrolet Cruze for the 2nd half that I will venture on similar mileage with.. Read the rest of this entry

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

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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

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): 

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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

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): 

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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

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:

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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 (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

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):

Yankee Stadium ( Game 1/21 this year at Yankee Stadium ) 7:05 vs Nationals Read the rest of this entry

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

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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 (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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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.

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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, 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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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, 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): 

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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

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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2nd Week Schedule For The 2015 MLB Season Apr.13 – Apr.19, 2015 (Includes Jackie Robinson Day)

Dodgers' part owner Magic Johnson, Rachel Robinson and '42' star Harrison Ford during the Dodgers' Jackie Robinson Day pre-game celebration on April 15, 2013. Every year on Apr.15th. the whole league honors Robinson by having their players all wear #42

Dodgers’ part owner Magic Johnson, Rachel Robinson and ’42’ star Harrison Ford during the Dodgers’ Jackie Robinson Day pre-game celebration on April 15, 2013. Every year on Apr.15th. the whole league honors Robinson by having their players all wear #42 across the MLB.

Week 2 features the remaining last few home openers.  After this week concludes., the usual pattern for the next 25 weeks is pretty much the same throughout the rest of the year.

Highlighted in this set of days will be the home opener of AT @ T Park, who will host their 2014 Championship Banner on Monday Apr. 13th. 

Week 2 is also highlighted by Jackie Robinson day on April.15th, where all teams and players should be wearing the #42.  This is a very great day every season, and should be used as an education tool with the kids especially, for who Jackie was.

MLB Scheduling 2015

Day + Date     Away and Home, Times Start In EST

MLB Season Opening Series

 

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1st Week Schedule For The 2015 MLB Season Apr.05 – Apr.12, 2015

Photo: Brad Barr, USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Brad Barr, USA TODAY Sports

We are less than 4 weeks away from the opening game at Wrigley Field.  Weather aside, and every day with a major named player going down to injury, it looks to be the best season ever on the horizon.

Over the course of the next few weeks, we are ramping up out production of the 2015 schedule.  It is a one time chance to give you a full view of the years itinerary as it sits now.

During the year, we will be posting the week ahead for games, but it is more geared towards the ballpark chaser – as oppose to pitching matchups and such.

If you like looking at 7 day glances at a time visit espn.com for their calendar.

If 3 day glances is what you like, than mlb.com is your thing, than go there.

We will have a month to month schedule, and will have a full year schedule on 1 page post.  I would love for one of this entities to take our lead, and signal out special games on their year dockets.  Our calendar shows Interleague and home openers.

MLB Scheduling 2015

Day + Date     Away and Home, Times Start In EST

MLB Season Opening Series

 

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MLB Power Rankings March 2015

Once again, the National League is very top heavy. with the Nationals, Dodgers and Cards reeling in 3 of the first 4 rankings spots.

Once again, the National League is very top-heavy. with the Nationals, Dodgers and Cards reeling in 3 of the first 5 rankings spots.  The American League has more parity in the league this year. and could feature several new entrants into postseason play.  This includes the two longest playoff drought teams in the Toronto Blue Jays (the last team to make the playoffs since the Strike/Lockout in 1994 and 1995 – and the M’s haven’t since their 116 win campaign in 2001. The Marlins own the longest such dry spell in the NL<- with their last playoff berth coming in their 2003 World Series win.  You also have many young franchises like the Houston Astros and Minnesota Twins having several of their young studs coming into the fold, and teams like the Rangers trying to be relevant again following a league record for DL Stints in 2014.  This will mean there are no easy wins on the J’unior Circuit’ this campaign.

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1.  Washington Nationals – This team is so far above the rest of the MLB, they should be everyones unanimous pick to win the best record in the MLB.  Their Division is weaker the NL West, and the teams in the NL Central are a lot closer in parity.

2.  LA Dodgers – Too many changes will take the club time to gel.  Emphasis on Joc Pederson to do well may be too much to ask.  Not enough is being said about the club losing the offense of Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez. Any club with Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke as their top 2 starting pitchers will never be to far from the top ranking.

3.  Detroit Tigers – This is all based on the American League Central.  While I believe the team is not as strong as last year in the pitching department with Max Scherzer, they may be better in the lineup with Yoenis Cespedes. 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

Buying 2015 MLB Tickets For All 30 Clubs: Rating Packages, Partial Plans + Single Game Sale Dates

With Philadelphia not having the best team the last few years, I am giving them the nod for having the best ticket campaigning to drive sales in 2015.  They had their schedule up early, offered a Christmas special, 3, 4 or 6 game fan select packages (that didn't omit any games), and most of them included the season opener option - while supplies lasted.  In addition to this, they had a business person's special, Phillie Phanatic birthday package, and 4 different option for 20 game plans.  I am glad I am watching the most games here on my 179 day trip - than any other venue.

With Philadelphia not having the best team the last few years, I am giving them the nod for having the best ticket campaigning to drive sales in 2015. They had their schedule up early, offered a Christmas special, 3, 4 or 6 game fan select packages (that didn’t omit any games), and most of them included the season opener option – while supplies lasted. In addition to this, they had a business person’s special, the Phillie Phanatic birthday package, Mothers Day and Father’s day specials  and 4 different options for 20 game plans. I am glad I am watching the most games here on my 179 day trip – than any other venue.

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One of the things that has made me quite upset over forecasting my big road trip is the waiting for single game tickets.  I made a point back in December that baseball needs to look at this in great detail for all 30 MLB franchises.

Some of the clubs are doing a better job than the others, having said that, maybe Rob Manfred could help address some of these marketing drives. 

There is no reason why fans have to wait so long for to buy game tickets for the upcoming campaign!  Kudos to the teams like Seattle, Chicago White Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red Sox, Toronto, Philadelphia and the Giants for having several fan selection packages available in a timely fashion.

Fenway Park, Wrigley Field and Yankee Stadium have come down in ticket prices over the last 5 years.  Routinely, the most expensive ballparks, even they have deals on certain games and times of the year.   Boston even had a day where they waived their processing fee's in January.  Other teams should take heed on this brilliant idea.

Fenway Park, Wrigley Field and Yankee Stadium have come down in ticket prices over the last 5 years. Routinely, the most expensive ballparks, even they have deals on certain games and times of the year. Boston even had a day where they waved their processing fee’s for a 24 hour stretch.   Other teams should take heed on this brilliant idea.

The Red Sox had one of the best promotions I have seen this winter during a day in January this year.  For their lower tier games in dynamic pricing, they offered a fee waiver on service charges for a 24 hour session.  I ended up buying 9 tickets for $90.  Outstanding value to see a park most people have near the tops of their stadium rankings! Read the rest of this entry

A Chase For A World Record Means Some Sacrifices To Full Year Schedule

With family leaving in New Jersey about a $5 public transit move away, I will be visiting CBP for another 30 games to help keep costs down for the whole year trip.  In addition to this park being cool - it also has doubleheader chances with both New York teams and Baltimore?Washington.  It is a good place to set up shop on the Eastern Seaboard.  I will see 40 games at CBP this season.

With family leaving in New Jersey about a $5 public transit move away, I will be visiting CBP for another 30 games to help keep costs down for the whole year trip. In addition to this park being cool – it also has doubleheader chances with both New York teams and Baltimore?Washington. It is a good place to set up shop on the Eastern Seaboard. I will see 40 games at CBP this season.

What a rollercoaster of a month it has been.  I may crumbled out of the gate before I even begin my year long baseball park journey.  Of course I am kidding there.. But there have been several ups and downs.

The Good:

A great schedule for the most part.  I have worked out several kinks, bought plenty of tickets already, made plans with countless other ballpark chasers.  The ability to be able to do this trip is not lost on me. Bought several tickets when the dollar value was high.

I am seeing my favorite 2 teams almost a quarter of their games (Yankees and Nationals).

I will chase a world record down from June to July in some fashion.

Also purchasing partial season tickets for the Yankees, Red Sox, Mariners, Cubs, Phillies, Brewers and White Sox is awesome to have in the hopper. Read the rest of this entry

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