Daily Archives: January 25, 2015
By Chuck Booth (Lead Baseball Analyst/Website Owner): Follow @chuckbooth3024
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The Season Opener is on Sunday Apr.05, 2015, and will see Wrigley start their 101st season at the venue, despite not having the bleachers renovated in time.
Within 9 days of the opener, all parks will be accounted for in the year. Game Start times will come in sporadically in the offseason with variance on when the clubs all post them.
Generally there is a massive spike on game 1 of any year at a ball park, so a big tip is to wait for game #2. A lot of the squads love to offer great value priced tickets as a way to stop the catastrophic plummet from the opener.
Whatever the case, if you know ways to acquire your way in to one of these parks for the inaugural game of the season, it is always a memorable experience! Read the rest of this entry
Chuck Booth (Owner/Lead Analyst): Follow @chuckbooth3024
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We covered the ground attack yesterday for an all 30 MLB Parks World Record Pursuit. Now it is time to turn our attention to the schedule that would challenge the record chase of all 30 MLB Parks (done in 2012 by yours truly) in 23 days.
The odds are stacked favorably against anyone ever eclipsing this record. Even with a perfect schedule, I am not sure I could accomplish the task.
In 2012, I knocked off 7 out of 10 Doubleheaders – and put forth the new mark. None of the 3 misses were my fault from planning. I had 3 plane delays ruin attempts, all had mechanical failures, and the worst one was the 2nd officer’s seat belt not coming down completely. Lost an Atlanta/St. Louis double for that.
Realistically had the flights worked out, I may have set a 30-21 streak. But I was lucky. I had only one game of 30 even reach extra innings. Also faced no weather challenges, despite it being opening month if the game.
In 2013 and 2014 I put out scenarios that could have challenged the record, but all would have ended up in flames with bad game times and even a rainout. Read the rest of this entry